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China Visa, Travel Visa Application | Bridges HK

To tap the booming Mainland market and capture every business opportunity in there, business trip to China is becoming more frequent for today's businessmen. Now at BRIDGES, simply drop your passport at our Centre in the morning when you arrive in Hong Kong, and your China Visa will be ready for your pickup in the evening.

There are different types of entry visa:

Visa Type
Single Entry Visa
Double Entry Visa
Multiple Entry Visa
3 months
Two entries are valid for 6 months
6 months / 1 year
(HKID card holder with a China Visa record can apply)
1 - 3 years
(HK Permanent ID card holder with a
1 year Multiple Entry China Visa record can apply)
9 years
(Canadian / Israeli passport holder can apply)
10 years
(US passport holder can apply)
  • For those who do not hold a HKID card and have not been to China before, they can only apply for the Single / Double Entry Visa. In other words, Multiple Entry Visa is only available for those who hold a HKID card and have a previous China Visa record at the same time to apply.
  • 9 / 10 years Multiple Entry Visa is exceptionally available for Canadian / Israeli / US passport holder to apply.
  • For all the visa types above, the visa holder can stay in China for maximum 30 days upon each entry, except for 9 years and 10 years Multiple Entry Visa, each entry is not more than 60 days.

  • Completed Visa Application Form
  • 1 recent passport photo, size 1½" x 2", showing the full frontal view of your head *1
  • Original passport (6 months validity is required) with valid landing slip *2
  • A copy of Hong Kong Identity Card (if any)
  • Business card with company name, address (not in China) and tel no. for Business Visa
  • Invitation letter issued by a trade fair or trade partner in China for Business Visa
  • A copy of the business license of the China trade partner for Business Visa
  • Itinerary with details of hotel bookings, departure and return dates (if any)
  *1 Please click here for detailed photo requirements. If you need our help in preparing your qualified photo, please come over to BRIDGES Central location at 20th Floor, Central Tower, 28 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong (Central MTR Exit D1) to make use of our China Visa photo taking service for submitting your application.
  *2 As per the new guideline by the China Embassy, if your current passport was issued after 1 January 2015, the previous passport is a MUST to be provided as your supporting document for the China Visa application. The application will not be approved by the China Embassy if such document is not provided.


Visa Application
(2 - 4 days processing time)
(One-day pickup : Temporarily suspended)
Deadline for Submission
Before 9:30am on the 1st day
Before 9:00am on the 1st day
Ready for Pick Up
Around 6:00pm on the 2nd - 4th working day
Around 6:00pm on the same day
  • The processing time is based on working day.
  • Eligibility of visa application type (Ordinary or Express) mainly depends on nationality.
  • For the Ordinary Visa, the length of processing time mainly depends on nationality, previous China Visa record, etc.
  • Announced in January 2018 by the China Embassy, the one-day pickup Express Visa application for any nation’s passport holders is temporarily suspended until further notice. Please call +852 2159 2666 or email us at for more details / free consultation, and the finish time of an Ordinary Visa application can be as fast as 2 days. After contacting us and receiving our assessment on your case, please come over to our Central location at 20th Floor, Central Tower, 28 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong to process the application.


  • For those passport holders from Japan, Brunei or Singapore, they have exemption for applying the China Visa if they come for short-term business trip, visit, transit or tourism purpose, and stay for not more than 15 days.
  • <Express Visa is temporarily suspended by the China Embassy from January 2018> Citizens from the countries like Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherland, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, US, Uruguay, Venezuela are able to apply for the Express Visa with one-day pickup (subject to the individual’s background and final approval by the China Embassy).
  • If you hold a passport from some particular countries such as Africa, Middle East Countries, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Morocco, Philippine, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam, you will be able to pick up your China Visa in only 2 working days given that a previous record of China Visa issued by the Consulate outside mainland China can be provided, or you are a HKID card holder.
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