How to Apply For China Transit Visa

Posted 2020/3/12

G Visa (Transit Visa)

The crew and the passengers on airplane who transit through China by direct flying without leaving the airport and their staying time at the transit airports in China is less than 24 hours will be required no transit visa.

When transiting through China via Shanghai Pudong or Hongqiao Airport with staying in Shanghai less than 48 hours, the transit visa is not required if you are the national citizen of following countries: Japan, South Korea, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Austria and Greece. Remember that you valid passport, the visa to your target country, and the booked city-by-city airplane tickets, whose date and seats have already be confirmed, are high required.

The ordinary passport possessors who come from Singapore, Brunei and Japan are required non-visa for their business, travel, visit or transit, but they should leave China within 15 days since their arrival day to China.

Required Documents

1. Your valid and actual passport with blank visa pages and at least 6-month period of validity (counting from the day you submit the application);
2. Fill in the Visa Application Form (Q1), attached with 2-inch passport photo (black & white or colored are all accepted).
3. The valid visa of your target country and the city-by-city air tickets.

Note: Please fill in the visa application form faithfully, completely and clearly, or possibly your visa application will be refused and accordingly make your oversea trip protracted.

Transact Way

The applicant can handle the visa personally, or entrust other people, travel agency and visa handling agency to transact the visa he wants according to different consular jurisdiction of the embassies or consulate-general.

1. Make an appointment ahead of time is NOT needed.
2. Visa application by mail is not accepted, but the postal service back to you is provided.
3. The normal processing time for handle the visa generally is 4 working days. If you need urgent service, 30 US dollars will be added as the additional fee for 1 working day processing while 20 US dollars for 2 to 3 working days processing.

Visa Expense, Validity and Duration of Stay

1. VISA, MasterCard, Money Order, Cashier's check, Company's Check and Cash are all accepted (based on the written stipulation), but TCG suggests you'd better pay for the visa expense by cash due to the actual experience. 

2. The charging standard of visa expense are different as follows:

Entry Times For US Citizens For Citizens of other Countries
Single Entry 130 US dollars 30 US dollars
Double Entry 130 US dollars 45 US dollars
Multiple Entry for 6 Months 130 US dollars 60 US dollars
Multiple Entry for 12 Months 130 US dollars 90 US dollars
Multiple Entry for 24 Months 130 US dollars 90 US dollars

3. Except for the special mark on visa application form approved by officials, the period of validity of G visa is 3 months; the duration of stay generally is 7 days.

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