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Chinese Visa Instruction
2017/03/15

 

 

Chinese Visa

1. Holiday Notice (for Year 2018)

In the year of 2018, the Visa Office of the Chinese Embassy will be closed to observe Chinese and Guyanese public holidays and not accept applications for visa, passport, legalization of documents on the following dates.

New Year

January1 (Monday)

Chinese New Year

January 15-21 (Thursday to Wednesday)

Republic Day

February 23 (Friday)

Qing Ming Festival

April 5-6 (Thursday to Friday)

Labour Day

April 30 - May 1 (Monday to Tuesday)

Independence Day

May 26 (Saturday)

Dragon Boat Festival

June 18 (Monday)

Mid-Autumn Festival

September 24 (Monday)

Chinese National Day

October 1-7 (Monday to Sunday)

Christmas

 December 25 (Tuesday)

 

2. Instruction on How to Apply for A Chinese Visa

Applicants should submit their application in person to the Visa Office of the Chinese Embassy in Guyana. Interview may be required by the visa officer if necessary.

Required documents:

A. All applicants are required to submit the following documents:

1, A valid passport. There must be spare blank visa pages in the passport. Pages for endorsements or amendments can not be used as a visa page. The passport should be valid for at least 6 months;

2, Original passport  and a photocopy of the passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate.

3, One completed Chinese visa application form signed by the applicant. Children's application form can be signed by their parents or guardians;

4, One completed Visa Application Form with a recently-taken color passport photo (bare-head, full face) against a white background attached. Life photos, copied photos and digital photos printed on the ordinary paper are not acceptable.

5, Proof of legal stay or residence status (applicable to those not applying for the visa in their country of citizenship)

If you are not applying for the visa in the country of your citizenship, you must provide the original and photocopy of your valid certificates or visa of stay, residence, employment or student status, or other valid certificates of legal staying provided by the relevant authorities of the country where you are currently staying.

6, Photocopy of previous Chinese passports or previous Chinese visas (applicable to foreign citizensthose who were Chinese citizens and have obtained foreign citizenship)

If you are applying for a Chinese visa for the first time, you should provide your previous Chinese passport held and a photocopy of its data page.

If you have obtained Chinese visas before and want to apply for a Chinese visa with a renewed foreign passport that does not contain any Chinese visa, you should present the photocopy of the previous passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate, as well as the previous Chinese visa page. (If your name on the current passport differs from that on the previous one, you must provide an official document of name change.) 

 

Supporting Documents

B. Additional documents:

 

1. L visa (for tourism or visiting relatives)

Documents showing the itinerary including air ticket booking record (round trip) and proof of a hotel reservation, etc. or an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation letter should contain:  

1), Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)  

2), Information on the planned visit (arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, etc.)  

3), Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual)

4), Bank statement or other documents

 

2. F visa (for business)

1),Visa Notification Form issued by the relevant department of Chinese government or the government-authorized company,or invitation letters from the host company, meetings, exhibitions organizers in China;

2), Certificate of Business Registration or an introduction letter from applicant's Guyanese company;

3), Guyanese citizens may apply for a multiple-entry "F" visa if they have been granted "F" visa before;

4), Temporary foreign visitors with a valid Guyanese visa or foreign residents with legitimate status in Guyana can apply for Chinese visa. The visa officer may ask the applicant to provide more documents and make a decision on whether to issue the visa case by case.

 

3. X visa (for studying in China more than 6 months)

1), JW-201 or JW-202 form issued by the Ministry of Education of China;

2), A letter of admission from a Chinese University / College..

 

4. Z visa (for long-term working)

One of the following documents: 

1), Foreigners Employment Permit of the People's Republic of China issued by Chinese government authorities for Human Resources and Social Security.

2) ,Permit for Foreign Experts Working in China issued by the State Bureau of Foreign Experts.

3), Registration Certificate of Resident Representative Offices of enterprises of foreign countries(regions) issued by Chinese authorities of industrial and commercial administration.

4), An approval document for commercial performances issued by the Chinese government authorities for cultural affairs.

5), Letter of Invitation to Foreigners for Offshore Petroleum Operations in China issued by China National Offshore Oil Corporation;

We kindly remind you that:

Holders of Z Visa shall, within 30 days from the date of their entry, apply to the exit/entry administrations of public security organs under local people's governments at or above the county level in the proposed places of residence for foreigners' residence permits.

An official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works

Applicants must contact the press section of the Chinese Embassy/Consulate General, or the relevant press authorities in China in advance and complete the required approval formalities.

 

5. J-1 or J-2 visa (for journalism)

J1 Visa

Visa Notification Letter issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

Applicants should contact the press section of the Chinese Embassy/Consulate General in advanceor and complete relevant formalities.

We kindly remind you that:

Holders of J1 Visa shall, within 30 days from the date of their entry, apply to the exit/entry administrations of public security organs under local people's governments at or above the county level in the proposed places of residence for foreigners' residence permits.

J2 Visa

Visa Notification Letter issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China or other authorized units in China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

Applicants should contact the press section of the Chinese Embassy/Consulate General in advance and complete the required formalities.

 

3. Visa fees,Express and Rush Service Fees and Proceeding Time

The regular visa processing time is one week. For express service, the collection time is on the next open day. The collection for rush service is on the same day but the applications must be submitted in the morning and the collection time is about 3 hrs in the afternoon.

The table of visa fees (Guyanese dollars)

Nationality

Single entry

Double entry

Multi-entry

Multi-entry

 

Three-month

Half-year

   Half-year

One-year/Two-year

For Guyanese citizens

4700

7200

9500

14000

14000

 

For American citizens

28000

28000

28000

28000

28000

 

For Canadian citizens

17000

17000

17000

17000

17000

 

For other nationalities

5400

8300

10800

17000

17000

 

 

The table of express service fee

 

Express service (the next open day): +5000 Guyanese dollars

Starting from 1 July 2013, please kindly proceed to the following bank to pay the visa fees:

 Bank Name: Scotiabank (The Bank of Nova Scotia)

Address:104 Carmichael Street, Georgetown, Guyana

Account Number:24619

Beneficiary:Embassy of the People's Republic of China

 

4. Address & Office Hours of the Visa Office of the Chinese Embassy in Guyana

Address: Lot 2, Mandela Avenue, Botanic Gardens, Georgetown, Guyana

Office Hours: 9:30am-11:30am & 2:30pm-4:30pm on Tuesday and Friday.

(The Visa Office is open to the public only on the two days in a week.)

Contact Tel: 592-2271951

Email Address: chinaguyana@yahoo.com

Web Site:http://gy.chineseembassy.org.

 

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