Each year thousands of Pakistanis visit China either for tourism, studies or for business purposes. If you also want to travel to China then you should know the fees, requirements and other details for the application process.
You can also hire services of travel agencies which can get your visa application processed in shorter period of time through their agents.
How To Apply?
You can apply for the visa of china through their online facility, follow this method & these steps to successfully process your application:
1) Visit the official website for online visa process
2) Select whether you want to apply from Islamabad or Karachi
3) Provide Personal information, type of visa, work & education details
4) Also provide detail of your previous trips & other information
5) Submit the China Online Visa Application (COVA)
Types of Visa:
China has categorized visa in different types depending whether you are travelling for short time, want to study their or want permanent resident.
|Visa Categories||Description of Visa|
|C||Issued to foreign crew members of means of international transportation and their accompanying family members|
|D||For those who intend to reside in China permanently.|
|F||For those who intend to go to China for studies, student exchanges, visits & study tours|
|G||For transit through China.|
|J1||resident foreign journalists of foreign news organizations stationed in China|
|J2||foreign journalists of foreign news organizations stationed in China|
|M||For commercial and trade activities|
|Q1||Family members of Chinese citizens or of foreigners with Chinese permanent residence|
|Q2||For those who want to visit their relatives who are Chinese citizens residing in China or foreigners with permanent residence in China|
|R||For those with high-level talents or whose skills are urgently needed in China.|
|S1||Spouses, parents, sons, daughters, parents-in-law of foreigners workers & students in China.|
|S2||Issued to family members who of foreigner workers or students in China|
|X1||If you wish to study in China for more than 180 days.|
|X2||If you wish to study in China not more than 180 days.|
|Z||Issued to those who intend to work in China.
Multiple documents will be required to be submitted which includes:
- Photocopy of passport with at least 6 months validity
- Print of the application your submitted online
- CNIC or residence proof in Pakistan
- Employment Status
- Character Certificate or Police Clearance Certificate
- Bank Statement
- Accommodation & tickets detail
These documents are required for all types of Visa some other documents will be required for certain type of documents. For complete requirements visit the official website of Chinese Embassy.
At the start of your online application you will be given an Application ID which will be used to book your appointment at Embassy of People’s Republic of China.
The procedure to make an appointment is very simple, you just have to follow these steps:
1) Open the official portal for appointment
2) Select your language
3)Select country & city
4) Start your appointment process by providing the application ID, name & Phone Number
5) On completion you will be given the details of the date & time of appointment
Visa Fees & Charges:
Pakistanis are exempted from any visa processing fee, no matter whether you have ordinary passport or diplomatic passport you will not be charged any amount. The cost for people with other passport is as follows:
- Single Entry Rs. 4500
- Double Entries Rs.6500
- 6-Month Multiple Entries Rs.9000
- 12-Month Multiple Entries Rs.13000
Visa Processing Time:
If you want to submit application in embassy then visit the embassy between 8:30 am to 12:00 pm from Monday – Friday.
The time required to process the application may vary according to the type of visa but according to the embassy website it should take at least 4 days for short stay visas. But usually it takes weeks to process the visa.
For more information & details contact at:
Address: No.1 Zhou Enlai Avenue, Diplomatic Enclave, Islamabad
Phone Number: 0092-51-8496178
Fax Number: 0092-51-8738767