Passport : A passport, valid for at least 6 month after your visit to China and the necessary visa or permits if you are traveling with our program. Passport is a credential that a country's governing organs issue to their citizens for going abroad or residing abroad, which can testify their nationalities and their identification
Types of Chinese Visa
-> Transit Visa (G) : It is Issued to aliens who are going to a third country in transit of China.
-> Tourist Visa (L) : It is Issued to aliens who are going to China for tourism, family visiting or other private affairs.
-> Crew Visa (C) : It is Issued to crewmembers involving international-based transportation by trains, airway and ships and their accompanying family members.
-> Resident Visa (D) : It is Issued to aliens who are going to reside permanently in China.
-> Journalist Visa (J-1, J-2) : It is Issued to foreign journalists for the purpose of reporting from China
-> Student Visa (X) : It is Issued to aliens who are going to China for study, furthering studies or intern practice longer than six months.
-> Work Visa (Z) : It is Issued to aliens who are going to China for a post or employment, and to their accompanying family members.
-> Business Visa (F) : It is Issued to aliens who are invited to China for a business visit, an investigation, a lecture, scientific-technological & cultural exchanges, short-term furthering studies or intern practice less than six months.
Important Thing :
-> You need permits to go to Tibet. If you only go to Lhasa, a Tibet permit will be sufficient but, if you want to go further to the "unopened" areas, you also need an Alien's travel permit issued by the PSB of Tibet.
-> Most people only need to apply for a single –entry visa, which is usually valid for 3 months after the issuing date and will permit you to stay in China for a maximum of 30 days.
-> If you are to travel to Tibet, you are required to provide a doctor's certificate stating that you are fit to travel and your blood pressure and heart condition are normal in case that the very high altitude have the possible effects on you.
Losing Passport :
-> Locate the nearest embassy or consulate of your own country and apply for a replacement passport in person. You’ll be required to complete a new passport application.
-> Ask your tour guide for assistance, and report the loss to the nearest Public Security Bureau, who will issue a certificate of loss for you.
-> After the new passport is issued, go to the Public Security Bureau and apply for new visa.
-> Be sure to check if it is indeed lost before you report it. Once it’s reported lost, it is cancelled and no longer valid, and you’ll need a replacement. Please also note that offices handling such issues usually close on weekends and public holidays.