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China Visa requirements / COVID-19

Responsible Office

Responsible Office

Please send all your documents to our office in: Zürich

Please send all your documents to our office in: Bern

Important note on fingerprinting for visa applications

Important note on fingerprinting for visa applications

As a result of the introduction of biometric visas, for which fingerprints are now required, each applicant must appear in person at the Visa Center from 12.01.2021. The submission of fingerprints is valid for 5 years, provided that the application is made with the same passport. Thus, AVS can fully recover the subsequent visa applications (within the 5 years).

At the time of application, AVS can meet the applicants at the Visa Center so that only the fingerprints must be submitted by the applicants - we can continue to carry out the rest of the process (see Guideline).

Guideline

PDF

Dokumente für die Visa Beantragung

Dokumente für die Visa Beantragung

Business

1 Application form
Dully filled and original signed.
For Bern: (online Form) / For Zurich: (online Form)

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.

2 passport photos
Biometric and in colour (see photo criteria)

Invitation letter
Invitation letter on company letterhead, stamped and signed. The letter must specify:

  • Data from the invited person
  • Relationship between the applicant and the inviting company
  • Traveldates
  • Reason for the trip

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.

Work

1 Application form
Dully filled and original signed.
For Bern: (online Form) / For Zurich: (online Form)

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.

2 passport photos
Biometric and in colour (see photo criteria)

Notification Letter

Work permit issued by the authority in China

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.

Family visit non chinese citizen

1 Application form
Dully filled and original signed.
For Bern: (online Form) / For Zurich: (online Form)

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.

2 passport photos
Biometric and in colour (see photo criteria)

Invitation letter

stamped and signed. The letter must specify:

  • Data of the invited person
  • Information about the visit (purpose of the visit, dates of arrival and departure, planned place of stay, relations between the applicant and the inviting person, source of funds for expenses, etc.)
  • Information about the inviting person (name, phone number, address, signature, etc.).

Copy of passport details page & residence permit
A copy of the passport pages and residence permit with the personal data of the inviting person

Copy of proof of kinship
Photocopy of a certificate (official marriage certificate, birth certificate, etc.) showing the relationship between the applicant and the inviting person.

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.

Family visit chinese citizen

1 Application form
Dully filled and original signed.
For Bern: (online Form) / For Zurich: (online Form)

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.

2 passport photos
Biometric and in colour (see photo criteria)

Invitation letter

stamped and signed. The letter must specify:

  • Data of the invited person
  • Information about the visit (purpose of the visit, dates of arrival and departure, planned place of stay, relations between the applicant and the inviting person, source of funds for expenses, etc.)
  • Information about the inviting person (name, phone number, address, signature, etc.).

A copy of the passport information page & the Chinese ID
A copy of the passport pages with the personal data and the Chinese ID of the inviting person

Copy of proof of kinship
Photocopy of a certificate (official marriage certificate, birth certificate, etc.) showing the relationship between the applicant and the inviting person.

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.

Student

1 Application form
Dully filled and original signed.
For Bern: (online Form) / For Zurich: (online Form)

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.

2 passport photos
Biometric and in colour (see photo criteria)

Admission Letter
Admission letter issued by a school or other institution in China.

Stay of more than 180 days
Visa Application for Study in China" (Form JW201 or Form JW202).

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.

Please note

Please note

All travelers must be in quarantine for 10 days (7 days in official facility + 3 days in quarantine hotel).

In addition to the visa, you will need a certificate of negative nucleic acid and IgM antibody test results before boarding. You will find all the necessary information in the next section.

Online request of the health declaration code for China before boarding

When entering China, various regulations must be taken into account. Under the following link you will find all the information about them. Please read everything carefully and follow them so that you do not have any complications during entry & boarding or even be denied travel.


http://zurich.china-consulate.org/det/lsfw/zytz/t1855034.htm

Obtaining the health code with AVS

In order for us to obtain the certificate for you, we need the following documents:

  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of your Chinese residence permits or visas
  • Flight confirmation
  • Test Result PCR COVID19 Nucleic Acid Test & Antibody Test
  • Mobile number for emergencies
  • Also let us know if you have already had the COVID19 vaccination. If yes, send us the copy of the vaccination certificate.

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

The embassy issues the permits daily, 7 days a week.
(All information according to the Chinese Embassy)

Application for COVID-19 certificate (approval) by the Embassy of China:

  • Application during opening hours: CHF 39.00 (excl. VAT)
  • Application during the week, outside opening hours: CHF 79.00 (excl. VAT)
  • Application on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday: CHF 139.00 (excl. VAT)


Opening hours: Monday - Friday from 09:00 - 17:00


The issue usually takes 5-24 hours, depending on the above selection of services. AVS cannot guarantee the processing time and the issuance of the certificate itself, as these are subject to the authority of the Embassy of China.

Processing time

Processing time

Standard: 5 working days

Express: 2 - 3 working days


Visa Center Zurich is open for visa application only on Tuesday and Friday until further notice.

Visa Center Bern is open for visa application only on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday until further notice.

Information

Information
  • Tourist visa can not be applied for until further notice.
  • Currently, only single-entry visas are issued.

Documents

Documents

Order form

PDF

Our locations

(Please do not use as delivery address for registered mail)

Office Zurich >

AVS allvisumservice GmbH
Gartenstrasse 15
CH - 8302 Kloten

Office Bern >

AVS allvisumservice GmbH
Eigerstrasse 66
CH - 3007 Bern

Office Geneva >

AVS allvisumservice GmbH
Rue des Falaises 10
CH - 1205 Geneva