Fingerprints for Z visas

It’s been part of our website for a while, but now it is official. From 29th May 2018, all Z visa (work visas) applicants will need to come to London to have their fingerprints taken.

Apply with us in the normal way, but allow for an extra day or so’s delay. If you need your Z visa urgently, give us a call (0207 436 9156) and we will advise accordingly.



From 3rd April, the Chinese Embassy will only be accepting application forms which have been filled in on the computer. The Chinese Visa application form you download from our website is fillable online. Try it!

Please note that you still need to print off the form to sign it and send it to us together with the usual documents so we can get your visa.

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Chinese New Year holidays 2018! Apply now!

The Chinese Embassy and Service Centre will be closed for the Chinese New Year from 16th – 19th February 2018. We at Chinese Visa Direct will be open and able to receive your applications and answer queries but we will not be able to submit passports to the embassy.

Please allow extra time for your visas and legalisations at the Chinese Embassy – get your visa with us now!

Chinese Visa Direct

Need help corresponding with your inviter? New service!

If you need help communicating with your Chinese Inviter in relation to your invitation letter, CVD will now correspond with them by email and phone in Chinese. The cost for this service is:

£10 if you obtain your chinese visa from CVD.

£30 if you do not obtain your chinese visa from CVD.

Call us or email us for more detail.

Price changes and rule changes January 2016

We have just been informed that the price of Chinese visas is changing for all passports which are going to be submitted on Monday 11th January 2016 onwards. We are in the midst of updating our website now. However, please do call for prices if you have a UK, USA, Canadian, Polish, Serbian or Romanian passport.

We also understand that the rules for visas will be changing on the week beginning 11th January 2016. We will of course keep you informed of how any rule change will affect your application (if you have already sent us your application) and will update the website with all relevant changes as soon as possible.

More information will follow as it comes to us.

Chinese Visa Direct

10th January 2016