Chinese Business Visas now come in several flavours:
Business Visas for commerce and trade - M Visas
Multi entry - 6/12/24 months.
Get this visa if you are going to do business in China, e.g. visiting a trading partner or a trade fair etc. The length of stay for each entry is usually 30 days. You can ask for more than 30 days, if needed and if supported by documentation. You will need at least two previous business visas before you can apply for a multi entry visa - based on our experience, UK passport holders have a better chance of getting a multi entry visa, certainly at the Chinese Embassy in London.
Business Visas for visiting a non trading entity - F Visas
Always bear in mind that the type of visa and length granted for each stay is always at the discretion of the Chinese Embassy, which will grant you the visa they deem is most appropriate as determined by all the circumstances (especially the documentation in hand).
This visa is for when you are invited to China for an exchange, or a study tour by a non trading entity, like a public body, for example. The length of stay for each entry is usually 30 days. You can ask for more than 30 days, if needed and if supported by documentation.
Look at our PRICING page to see how much each costs. We accept payment by CASH, CHEQUE, POSTAL ORDER and DEBIT CARD (fill out the authorisation form on the application form and we will do the rest or pay online).
CREDIT CARDS are accepted online only - click here to pay by these methods.
NB If you pay by cheque, we will wait for the cheque to clear before we send your passport back (usually 5 - 7 working days) - for speed, fill out the debit card authorisation on the application form.