The following information is courtesy of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China website in Australia
For more information and application forms please visit the links above
CHINESE VISA APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
(Effective as from 1 October 1999)
Documents required from each
Application by mail or delivery
agencies: A pre-paid, self-addressed return envelope/satchel
must be enclosed. This office shall not be responsible for any
possible mishandling by the carriers.
When to apply: within 3 months before the intended date of entry to China.
Fees (Regular processing,
4th working-day release):
*Note: In accordance with relevant agreements on mutual exemption of visa fees, Chinese visas are issued gratis to citizens of the following countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Maldive, Pakistan, Poland, Slovakia and Yugoslavia. The Mail/Courier Handling Fee shall, however, not be exempted.
Additional Charges on Expedite Processing (for all types of visa & all applicants):
Same Working-day Release
All fees/charges must be paid with application and in the form of cash, money order or bank cheques. Withdrawal or decline of application shall not be refunded.
Travel to Hong Kong: Visas are not required for tourists travelling on Australian passports, who may enjoy a "visa free period for visit not exceeding 3 month". For information about employment or longer stay, or visa requirements for non-Australian nationals, please address inquiries to our Visa Office or the Hong Kong Immigration Department by Tel.(852)2824-6111, Fax (852)2877-7711, Web site http://www.info.gov.hk/immd/ for details.
The Embassy only accepts
applications from ACT, NT, SA and QLD.
Failure to meet the above procedural and/or documentation requirements may result in delay of the processing, decline or return of applications to the sender.
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