China Visit Visa from Dubai

Last Updated: Saturday , 13/05/2023

China, popularly referred to as the World's Factory, is not only a vast country with thousands of plants and overpopulated cities but also one of the most exciting tourist destinations.

China, the third largest country on earth after Russia and Canada, has a population of over one billion people.

The architectural monuments of one of the most ancient civilizations, national parks with different climates and nature, modern metropolises and small provincial towns that have preserved their original culture, sand beaches and snow-white mountain tops are some of the top attractions in China.

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1 Do I need a visa?

If you are travelling for tourism, get a single-entry visa which is usually valid for 30 days. Travellers originating from the United States may be eligible for a 10-year multiple-entry visa.

To get the tourist visa, your passport should be valid for at least six months and with at least two blank pages.

A). 11 Passports on China's Visa-Free Countries List

  • The United Arab Emirates
  • San Marino
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Armenia
  • Mauritius
  • The Bahamas
  • Belarus
  • Ecuador
  • Grenada
  • Serbia
  • Brunei

B). Foreigners with ordinary passports from countries with diplomatic relations with China and on a tour to Hong Kong or Macao for group tours to the Zhu Jiang (Pearl River) Delta Area for a less than six days stay organized by travel services legally registered in Hong Kong or Macao don’t need a visa to visit.

The Zhu Jiang Delta area comprises Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Zhaoqing, and Huizhou. If you are to tour Shantou, you will be required to stay within the administrative area of Shantou and leave China from there directly.

C). Citizens of Singapore, Brunei and Japan may enter China visa-free through the ports of entry open to foreigners provided they are visiting for tourism, family visit, business or transit and intend to stay in China for no more than 15 days.

The diplomatic and service passport holders of Singapore and Brunei cannot stay in China for more than 30 days without a Chinese visa, as discussed by the bilateral agreements.

Citizens of the three countries should, however, apply for a Chinese visa in advance if:

  1. They have ordinary passports and visit China tourism, family visit, and the business intends to stay in China for more than 15 days.
  2. They have ordinary passports and visit China for study, employment, permanent residence or on news reporting missions.
  3. They have Japanese diplomatic and service passports.

2 Type of China Visas

Tourist Visa (L)

A tourist visa is granted to people going to China for tourism. You need proof of travel, such as flight confirmation and hotel reservation.

You can choose either the single-entry, double-entry or multiple-entry visa. Tourist Visas are normally valid for 30-60 days apart from the multiple entry visa (issued to US citizens), which is valid for up to 10 years.

The single-entry visa is the ideal visa for a short trip to China and is valid for 30 days. The double entry visa allows you to visit China two times and is also valid for 30 days.

Business Visa (M)

The visa is issued for commercial and trade activities such as meeting with business partners, attending trade fairs or visiting clients and is valid for three months.

C). Non-Commerce Visa (F)

The F Visa was initially used as a business visa before the introduction of the M visa. The visa is now for uncommercial visits such as research, lecture, scientific, cultural exchange or study tours. The visa is available for single and double entry.

D). Work Visa (Z)

A Work Visa is issued to people who have obtained employment in China and is offered for single entry only. You are required to register and apply for a residence permit in Public Security Bureau (police station) within 30 days of your entry to China. You need a government-issued working permit or employment license to apply for this visa.

E). Study Visa (X1/X2)

A study visa is given to those who have been admitted but a Chinese college. The X1 visa is issued to students moving to China to study for more than six months, while X2 is issued to those who travel to China to study for less than six months. X1 can be issued for multiple entries with a validity of up to 5 years, while the X2 is issued for single-entry only.

F). Crew Visa

The Crew Visa is issued to foreign crew members using aircraft, trains, ships or motor vehicles engaged in cross-border transportation activities.

The visa can be given to accompanying family members of crew members. A multiple entry visa valid for five years is issued to only US passport holders.

3 Eligibility and When to Apply

Apply for a China visa at least one month from your intended date of entry but not earlier than three months.

The visa usually is valid for three months, so don’t apply too early, as it may expire before your departure.

4 Rates for the full services

The services included are:

  • Application form filling assistance.
  • Booking appointment
  • Verification of documents
  • Flight & Hotel Booking assistance

Service starts from AED 550.

Note: The visa fee is non-refundable even if the visa application is rejected.

5 Step by step process

Below is the China visa application process:

1. Send All required Documents to Tourmate visa assistance via email

2. Pay your application preparation service charge

3. Complete the visa application form

4. Book an appointment

5. Attend your appointment

6. Visa ready notification

7. Collect your passport

6 Documents Required For Applying for China Visa

A). Tourist Visa Requirements

  1. Original passport (valid for more than six months)
  2. Valid UAE residence (Minimum 3 Months Validity)
  3. One Passport Size Photo with white background
  4. NOC from Sponsor addressed to "Consulate of People’s Republic of China in Dubai, UAE."
  5. Copy of valid UAE Trade License of your company
  6. Copy of valid Emirates ID (front and back)

Application processing time for this visa is about five working days.

B) Business visa Requirements

  1. A letter of invitation from a Chinese business.
  2. Original passport with a minimum of six months validity (note: passports issued prior to 2015 are outdated - the actual passport is necessary).
  3. A valid UAE address with a minimum validity of six months.
  4. A single photo the size of a passport with a white background
  5. N.O.C. from the Sponsor to the Chinese Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  6. A copy of your company's current UAE trade license
  7. Copy of a current Emirates ID, front and back.

Additional info:

1) Duration of a China visa

Single entry - valid for 90 days with a 30-day stay
Double entry - valid for 90 days with a 30-day stay

Any nationality may qualify for a 6-month visa if they have travelled four to five times in the previous year.

For a 1-year visa, the traveller must have travelled four to five times in the previous year.

2) 3 Months Bank Statement is needed for Citizens from the following countries:

  • Angola
  • Algeria
  • Djibouti
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • Togo
  • Ghana
  • Gambia
  • Gambia
  • Libya
  • Kenya
  • Tunisia
  • Malta
  • Mali
  • Azerbaijan
  • Lebanon
  • Nigeria
  • Yemen
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Congo
  • Sri Lanka
  • Bangladesh
  • St. Kitts and Nevis

3). Invitation from a Chinese company that has been sanctioned by the government (with a barcode) and a Customary letter of invitation from the Chinese required for various nationalities, such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, and Iran.

Document submission Centre in Dubai

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Wafi Mall, 3rd Floor, Falcon, Phase 2
Umm Hurair 2 – Dubai – UAE
P.O. Box 114100
United Arab Emirates

Office Hours & Location

Business Hours: Monday-Friday,Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

Chinese Visa Application Center will base on the Chinese Consulate-General requirement and make the necessary adjustment on the public holiday. Kindly take note of the adjustment on time to time basis.

Submission of applications: 9:00 to 15:00.
collection: 9:00 to 16:00

Embassy of China in the UAE

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Plot No. 26, Sector No. W-22,
Al Khaleej, Al Arabi Street
– Abu Dhabi,
P.O.Box 2741,
Abu Dhabi

7 Preparing For Travel



A). Spring (April to May)

Temperatures - 10 - 23°C
Weather: warm and comfortable with fresh air
Significance; Labor Day or May 1st
Why You Should Visit: Spring is the best time to visit China to experience the most of its nature with the fantastic weather, blooming flowers and beautiful sceneries.

B) Summer (June to August)

Temperature: 25-33°C
Weather: hot and steamy with high temperatures
Significance: less crowded
Why you should visit: nature is superabundant during this season; hence it’s the perfect time to visit rural China and the most unexplored places.

C). Autumn (September to October)

Temperatures: 15 - 27°C
Weather: minimal rain, bright days with warm and mild temperatures
Significance: Chinese National Day - the biggest tourist-attracting festival in China
Why you should visit: a perfect time for outdoor activities

D). Winters (November to March)

Temperatures: 0-8°C
Weather: extremely chilly with lots of snowfall and intense crowd during this time.
Significance: cities are at their best
Why You Should Visit: This is the ideal time to visit all historical sites and modern buildings in Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Perfect time for snow lovers, and the prices are lower.

8 Tourmate expertise

A tiny mistake during your China visa application can cause disappointment and financial loss to the traveller. To avoid these costly mistakes, Tourmate's dedicated Global visa assistant gives you a hand to expertise the documentation for you for the whole procedure.

Tourmate ensures the accuracy of the documents by screening them before taking the application from you. This company seeks to grant their customers personalized information for the entire visa process to be dealt with ease.

9 Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! If your stay in the UAE is legal, you can submit you can apply for a visa in China Visa Application Service Center Dubai personally or through an authorized travel agency.
Grant or denial of a visa is decided by China Consulate General in Dubai. The two organizations have not given specialized authorization to any travel agency.
All travellers, including children, should have a visa to enter China.
No! E-visa application is not allowed from UAE, so you need to submit a paper application to the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in person.