Visa Exemption to China

Visa-free entry to China
11 Aug 2015

Based on bilateral agreements signed or reached between China and foreign countries, foreign citizens of some countries who hold ordinary passports and meet certain requirements may visit China without a visa.


Duration of stay Effective date


San Marino 90 days 1985/7/22 Mutual visa waiver agreement signed on 1985/5/6
Brunei 15 days 2003/7/1 Unilateral visa waiver policy
Singapore 15 days 2003/7/1 Unilateral visa waiver policy
Suspended from 1 July to 19 September 2008 for the security of 2008 Beijing Olympics
Japan 15 days 2003/9/1 Unilateral visa waiver policy
Seychelles 30 days 2013/6/26 Mutual visa waiver agreement signed on 2013/5/6
Mauritius 30 days 2013/10/31 Mutual visa waiver agreement signed on 2013/8/29
Bahamas 30 days 2014/2/12 Mutual visa waiver agreement signed on 2013/12/19
Fiji 30 days 2015/3/14 Mutual visa waiver agreement signed on 2014/11/12
Grenada 30 days 2015/6/10 Mutual visa waiver agreement signed on 2015/2/25

Citizens from 51 countries under the 72-hour Transit Visa Exemption Program with valid international traveling documents and a transit flight ticket with confirmed date of flight and seat for a third country (region) traveling within 72 hours can apply for the 72-hour transit visa exemption at the ports of entry of the airports in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shenyang, Dalian and Xi’an

24 Schengen countries in Europe

1.      Austria

13. Latvia
2.      Belgium 14. Lithuania
3.      Czech Republic

15. Luxembourg

4.      Denmark 16. Malta
5.      Estonia 17. Netherland
6.      Finland 18. Poland
7.      France 19. Portugal
8.      Germany 20. Slovak
9.      Greece 21. Slovenia
10. Hungary 22. Spain
11. Iceland 23. Sweden
12. Italy 24. Switzerland

13 other European countries

1.      Russia 8. Serbia
2.      Great Britain 9. Croatia
3.      Ireland 10. Bosnia and Herzegovina,
4.      Cyprus 11. Albania
5.      Bulgaria 12. Montenegro
6.      Romania 13. Macedonia
7.      Ukraine

6 American countries

1.      United States 4. Mexico
2.      Canada 5. Argentina
3.      Brazil 6. Chile

6 Asian countries

1.      Republic of Korea 4.      Brunei
2.      Japan 5.      United Arab Emirates
3.      Singapore 6.      Qatar


A foreign citizen holding an ordinary passport issued by any of the following countries is exempted from a visa if he or she joins a tourist group (of 5 or more persons) organized by an international travel agency registered in Hainan with the approval of China National Tourism Administration to visit Hainan Province and his or her stay is no more than 15 days

1.      Australia 14. New Zealand
2.      Austria 15. Norway
3.      Canada 16. Philippines
4.      Denmark 17. Republic of Korea
5.      Finland 18. Russia
6.      France 19. Singapore
7.      Germany 20. Spain
8.      Indonesia 21. Sweden
9.      Italy 22. Switzerland
10. Japan 23. Thailand
11. Kazakhstan 24. The U.K
12. Malaysia 25. Ukraine
13. Netherlands 26. The United States of America

For those who do not belong to this list and want to apply for Visa to China, please feel free to contact for:

+ Consulting all visa requirements, condition, the duration of visa

+ Collecting and assessing all documents to apply

+ Performing all application form, administrative procedures on behalf of client

+ Supporting notarization and translation

+ Representing client to submit documents to competent authority

+ Following and informing the result to client

+ Representing client to get visa at Embassy/Consulate.


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Tel: (+84) 4 35626100

Hotline: (+84) 988297732

Email: [email protected]



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– Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam


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