Category Archives: Embassy changes

Fingerprints for all visas from 12th November 2018

UPDATE 12th November 2018 – Fingerprints are required for all applications now (unless the traveller is under 14 years old or over 70 years old). Please let us know when you would like to come in to have your fingerprints taken – this can be done any working day at 0930 at the Chinese Visa Application Centre – we will be on hand at the centre to assist you. Further details provided when application has been received.

UPDATE 31st October 2018 – Fingerprints will be required from all visa applications submitted to the embassy from Monday 12th November 2018 onwards. GET YOUR VISA NOW!!!!

Chinese Visa Direct – 22nd October 2018

We have been informed of the Chinese Embassy’s intention to collect fingerprints from all visa applicants from around mid-November. At the moment, fingerprinting is required only in certain circumstances – that will change in mid-November, so if you are putting off applying, please do apply as soon as possible.



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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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