Who doesn’t want to see this?
So if you don’t want your visa application to be denied, make sure to prepare all needed requirements ahead of time. Take it from someone who’ve been rejected the first time;-P
There are different types of Chinese visa:
L Visa is issued to an individual who goes to China for tourism, visiting relatives, or private matters.
Below are the Basic Requirements For Tourist / Family Visit (L)
1. Applicant’s passport with blank pages and at least 6 months validity left before expiration. The emergency contact information page in the applicant’s passport should be filled out and photocopied
2. The truly and completely filled Visa Application Form (Form V2011A).
3. A colored photo with white background in 48mm x 33mm size glued to the application form. Stapled/taped/clipped/detached photos are not be acceptable.
4. A copy of round-trip plane ticket
5. Proof of Hotel reservation
6. If you’re applying for the first time, provide the following:
- Original NBI clearance valid for travel abroad
- If employed, provide an employment certificate (COE), company ID, SSS ID, and contributions, TIN ID
- For students, present school ID
- For businessmen, present business registration of the company, TIN ID, and latest ITR
- Personal appearance is required for those who are 16 – 21 years old
7. For first-time applicant whose former nationality was Chinese, or who was born in China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan), are required to provide the original Chinese passport and a copy of its information page, and pages of extension (if any).
9. Previous China visa if any. If the China visa is in the old passport, copies of passport’s information page and China visa page(Visa sticker with immigration stamps) are needed.
10. Name Change Certificate if name in the new passport differs from that in the old one. The documents (e.g. birth certificate or marriage certificate) for name change issued by the authority are required.
11. For non-Philippines passport holders, they are required to provide valid proof of residency, work or study in Philippines. Supplementary Visa Application Form V2011B is required.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST – TIME APPLICANTS
If Applicant will pay for his own travel expenses:
1. Applicant’s latest Income Tax Return (ITR) with BIR – received stamp and issued for the last taxable year (Original and Photocopy)
2. Original Bank Certificate with Official Receipt / Debit Memo / Certification of Waived Fee. The type of account which is acceptable are savings and current from commercial or rural banks ONLY and account should be opened at least 6 months prior to applying for the visa. The account should have an Average Daily Balance AND Current Balance of at least P100, 000.00 for the last 6 months. This is per applicant (18 years old & above)
Bank Certificate should indicate the followinginformation and should meet the abovementioned requirements:
In Addition to the Bank Certificate, submit the following supporting documents:
- Statement of Accounts detailing transactions for 6 months prior to applying for visa (Original and Photocopy of all pages)
- Passbook detailing the transactions for 6 months prior to applying for visa (Original and Photocopy of all pages)
3. Invitation letter from China – An invitation letter should be issued by Authorized Travel Agency or from other institutions and individuals.
Authorized Travel Agency refers to:
a. Tourism Administration Bureau of Chinese Province, Autonomous Region or Municipality Directly under Central Government
b. CITS Group Corporation, CITS Head Office, CTS Head Office, CYTS, etc.
For those who have the Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by the Authorized Travel Agency in China, you don’t need to submit requirements 1 and 2.
4. If you cannot provide such documentation / invitation letter, submit roundtrip ticket and hotel reservation.
Good to Know:
Consular Office – Visa, Passport, Notarization & Authentication
Address: 2nd & 3rd Floor, the World Center, 330 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Telephone#: +63 2 8482395
Office Hour: 9am – 11am, Monday to Friday except for public holidays of China and the Philippines
Visa Fees for regular processing: Philippine Passport – P1,400 ; U.S.A. Passport – P2,500 ; Other Foreign Passports – P1,700
Hope this helps! Let me know how it goes