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China Visa requirements / COVID-19

Responsible Office

Responsible Office

Please send the documents to our office in :Bern

Please note

Please note

All persons entering China must be placed in quarantine for 2 weeks.

Important notice for entry into China according to COVID-19

For important and urgent business trips to China a single or double entry visa can be applied for. It requires an official PU invitation from the Ministry in China. Through our partner in China we can apply for this invitation for you at the ministry. You will find further information below.

The following steps are necessary to obtain the visa:

  1. You send us all documents to our office in Bern (see below for a list).
  2. We apply for the exceptional visa at the embassy in Bern.
  3. As soon as we receive the confirmation, we will submit the application to the embassy.

Please note that the embassy only accepts applications on Wednesday and Friday.



1 Application form
Completely filled out and signed in original (download)

Original passport
Valid for more than 6 months after the date of return

Copy of the passport details page
A copy of the passport pages with the personal data

Previous passport or additional form
If the passport has been issued on January 1, 2015 or later, additionally the
original, previous passport. If the previous passport is not available, a statement
signed in the original (download), must be enclosed with the documents.

Form for health declaration
Completely filled out and originally signed (download)

1 passport photo
Biometric and in colour (see photo criteria)

Invitation letter PU from the Chinese authority

Official invitation of the ministry in China

Letter of invitation
On company paper, with stamp and signature. The letter must include the following:

  • Data of the invited person
  • Travel data
  • Reason for the journey
  • Reason of urgency

Letter of introduction
From Swiss employer on company paper, with stamp and signature. The letter must include the following:

  • Declaration on the reason for the urgent visa application
  • Data of the travelling person
  • Travel data
  • Reason for the journey
  • Confirmation of payment of travel expenses

Former visa and/or residence permit for China
Copy of the last visa and/or residence permit for China

Residence permit
If necessary, a copy of the applicant´s residence permit valid for Switzerland or Liechtenstein.



You would like to receive the invitation through us? Here you will find all information and details on how to obtain the ministerial invitation through us.

Application location currently Beijing and Shanghai - customer or subsidiary must be located in one of these cities. Other cities will follow.

We require the following documents:

  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of the last China visas of the last 2 years (if available)
  • Name, address and contact person of the customer or subsidiary in China (Beijing or Shanghai)
  • Company letter from the employer explaining the necessity of the trip to China
  • Information about the desired travel date and length of stay

Please send these documents to the following e-mail address:


900.00 CHF of which 450.00 CHF must be paid on account. If the invitation is not approved, the deposit will not be refunded. The remaining amount of 450.00 CHF is due when the invitation is issued.

Processing time

Processing time

Approval at the embassy: 3 - 7 working days

Obtaining Visa: ~ 1 week

Obtaining invitation: 10 - 20 working days



Application form


Form for health declaration