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Official Visa Information for Finns Going to China
China Tourist (L) Visa Requirements for Finns
China Business (F) Visa Requirements for Finns
China Transit (G) Visa Requirements for Finns
China 72-Hour Visa-Free (Transit Visa) Requirements for Finns

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Details & Requirements for China Tourist (L) Visa for Finns

Issued to those who intend to go to China as a tourist.

General Requirements

1. The Visa Application Form should be filled out clearly with recently-taken color passport photo GLUED to or STAPLED on it. The size of the photo should be 48mmx33mm, with head width 21mm-24mm and head length 28mm-33mm, in white, light grey or light blue background. Items which are not applicable should be filled in with N/A or None. All other documents provided by the applicant together with the Application Form should be genuine, complete and accurate. Otherwise, the applicant shall take full consequences.

2. The Visa Application Form shall be signed by the applicant. In case the applicant is a person without or with limited capacity for civil conduct, the application form should be signed by his / her guardian on his / her behalf, and the copy of his / her guardian's ID shall be submitted along with the application.

3. The remaining validity of the passport should be at least 6 months and with at least two blank visa pages. For multiple-visa application, the remaining validity of the passport must cover the validity of visa and the duration of stay. For example, if applying for a visa with 6 months validity, multiple entries, and 30 days of each stay, the remaining validity of the passport should be at least 7 months.

4. When former Chinese national (including those who were born in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) holding either a foreign passport or a newly-issued passport, applies Chinese visa for the first time after gaining foreign citizenship, the original Chinese passport and a copy of its information page, or the old foreign passport and its information page and a copy of the previous Chinese visas are required.

5.Child with Chinese descent born either in China or in Finland applies for a Chinese visa for the first time, the Birth Certificate with his / her parents' names on, the original certificate for quitting Chinese nationality and the copies of the above mentioned documents, and the statement written by his / her parents or guardian are required.

6. Child with Chinese descent born in a third country should make his / her first Chinese visa application in his / her resident country if the Birth Certificate and the certificate for quitting Chinese nationality as mentioned in Article 5 cannot be submitted.

7. The applicant must be in Finland while making the application for a Chinese Visa. Otherwise, the applicant should take full consequences.

8. Different types of visas will be issued according to applicants' different identities, purposes and activities. The applicant should not engage in activities incompatible with the type of visa he / she is holding in China. In case a change of purpose or activity is made, an application should be made for a corresponding type of visa. Otherwise, the applicant should take full consequences.

9. Fraud documents or information are forbidden. If cheating, the applicant will be rejected a Chinese visa and the travel / visa agency will be deprived of the qualification of applying for Chinese visa.

10. The citizens other than European Union or Schengen Member States should provide the original and copy of the resident permit or Kela Card. The applicants who have entered in Finland free of visa shall provide Finnish entry record, both the original and the copy.

11. Holders of following Chinese visas: D, J1, Q1, S1, X1, Z (hereinafter referred to as residence visa), shall apply for corresponding foreigner residence permit from the local Public Security Bureau at the level of county or above within 30 days upon entry into China.

12. Holders of following Chinese visa: C, F, G, J2, L, M, Q2, S2, X2 (hereinafter referred to as stay visa), shall stay in China with respective visa and stay within the duration period as indicated on visa.

Documents Required for Visa Application

For individual applicants, the following documents are required:

(2) A recently-taken, passport-sized COLOR photo shall be GLUED to or STAPLED on the application form;

(3) The applicant's passport which shall be valid for more than 6 months;

(4) A photocopy of the information page of the applicant's passport;

(5) Documents showing the itinerary including air ticket booking record (round trip) and proof of a hotel reservation, etc. or an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation letter should contain:

a) Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.);

b) Information on the planned visit (arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, etc.);

c) Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);

d) Photocopy of Chinese ID of the inviting individual or foreign passport and permanent residence permit

(6) A Finnair employee shall present the original Finnair ID and a photocopy of the ID when he/she applies for L visa without air ticket(s) or proof of a hotel reservation; Both His/her statement and a photocopy of his/her Finnair ID shall be presented when his/her friend(s) or relative(s) apples for L visa with his/her Finnair beneficiary.

For group tour, the following documents are required:

(1) A visa notification form issued by authorized travel agencies in China including China International Travel Service Head Office, China Travel Service Head Office, China Youth Travel Service Head Office and the tourism administration of related province, autonomous region and municipality directly under the Central Government;

(2) Three name lists of the members of the tourist group. If the last page of the list has left a blank, a straight line should be drawn across the blank from its upper corner on the left to the lower corner on the right;

(3) A photocopy of the information page from each passport, which should be arranged according to the names listed;

(4) A letter issued by the travel agency organizing the tour, the content of which should mainly include the group number, total number of group members, contact person and the itinerary of the tour

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Details & Requirements for China Business (F/M) Visa for Finns

F visa - Issued to those who intend to go to China for exchanges, visits, study tours and other activities.

General Requirements

1. The Visa Application Form should be filled out clearly with recently-taken color passport photo GLUED to or STAPLED on it. The size of the photo should be 48mmx33mm, with head width 21mm-24mm and head length 28mm-33mm, in white, light grey or light blue background. Items which are not applicable should be filled in with N/A or None. All other documents provided by the applicant together with the Application Form should be genuine, complete and accurate. Otherwise, the applicant shall take full consequences.

2. The Visa Application Form shall be signed by the applicant. In case the applicant is a person without or with limited capacity for civil conduct, the application form should be signed by his / her guardian on his / her behalf, and the copy of his / her guardian's ID shall be submitted along with the application.

3. The remaining validity of the passport should be at least 6 months and with at least two blank visa pages. For multiple-visa application, the remaining validity of the passport must cover the validity of visa and the duration of stay. For example, if applying for a visa with 6 months validity, multiple entries, and 30 days of each stay, the remaining validity of the passport should be at least 7 months.

4. When former Chinese national (including those who were born in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) holding either a foreign passport or a newly-issued passport, applies Chinese visa for the first time after gaining foreign citizenship, the original Chinese passport and a copy of its information page, or the old foreign passport and its information page and a copy of the previous Chinese visas are required.

5.Child with Chinese descent born either in China or in Finland applies for a Chinese visa for the first time, the Birth Certificate with his / her parents' names on, the original certificate for quitting Chinese nationality and the copies of the above mentioned documents, and the statement written by his / her parents or guardian are required.

6. Child with Chinese descent born in a third country should make his / her first Chinese visa application in his / her resident country if the Birth Certificate and the certificate for quitting Chinese nationality as mentioned in Article 5 cannot be submitted.

7. The applicant must be in Finland while making the application for a Chinese Visa. Otherwise, the applicant should take full consequences.

8. Different types of visas will be issued according to applicants' different identities, purposes and activities. The applicant should not engage in activities incompatible with the type of visa he / she is holding in China. In case a change of purpose or activity is made, an application should be made for a corresponding type of visa. Otherwise, the applicant should take full consequences.

9. Fraud documents or information are forbidden. If cheating, the applicant will be rejected a Chinese visa and the travel / visa agency will be deprived of the qualification of applying for Chinese visa.

10. The citizens other than European Union or Schengen Member States should provide the original and copy of the resident permit or Kela Card. The applicants who have entered in Finland free of visa shall provide Finnish entry record, both the original and the copy.

11. Holders of following Chinese visas: D, J1, Q1, S1, X1, Z (hereinafter referred to as residence visa), shall apply for corresponding foreigner residence permit from the local Public Security Bureau at the level of county or above within 30 days upon entry into China.

12. Holders of following Chinese visa: C, F, G, J2, L, M, Q2, S2, X2 (hereinafter referred to as stay visa), shall stay in China with respective visa and stay within the duration period as indicated on visa.

Documents Required for Visa Application

Visa Application for Purpose of Non-business Exchanges and Visits (F visa)

(1) A completed Application Form;

(2) A recently-taken, passport-sized COLOR photo shall be GLUED to or STAPLED on the application form;

(3) The applicant's passport which shall be valid for more than 6 months;

(4) A photocopy of the information page of the applicant's passport;

(5) An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:

a) Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.);

b) Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures);

c) Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual)

(6) For a multiple entry visa application, copies of previous Chinese visas (on one A4-sized paper) are required;

M visa - Issued to those who intend to go to China for commercial and trade activities.

General Requirements

1. The Visa Application Form should be filled out clearly with recently-taken color passport photo GLUED to or STAPLED on it. The size of the photo should be 48mmx33mm, with head width 21mm-24mm and head length 28mm-33mm, in white, light grey or light blue background. Items which are not applicable should be filled in with N/A or None. All other documents provided by the applicant together with the Application Form should be genuine, complete and accurate. Otherwise, the applicant shall take full consequences.

2. The Visa Application Form shall be signed by the applicant. In case the applicant is a person without or with limited capacity for civil conduct, the application form should be signed by his / her guardian on his / her behalf, and the copy of his / her guardian's ID shall be submitted along with the application.

3. The remaining validity of the passport should be at least 6 months and with at least two blank visa pages. For multiple-visa application, the remaining validity of the passport must cover the validity of visa and the duration of stay. For example, if applying for a visa with 6 months validity, multiple entries, and 30 days of each stay, the remaining validity of the passport should be at least 7 months.

4. When former Chinese national (including those who were born in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) holding either a foreign passport or a newly-issued passport, applies Chinese visa for the first time after gaining foreign citizenship, the original Chinese passport and a copy of its information page, or the old foreign passport and its information page and a copy of the previous Chinese visas are required.

5.Child with Chinese descent born either in China or in Finland applies for a Chinese visa for the first time, the Birth Certificate with his / her parents' names on, the original certificate for quitting Chinese nationality and the copies of the above mentioned documents, and the statement written by his / her parents or guardian are required.

6. Child with Chinese descent born in a third country should make his / her first Chinese visa application in his / her resident country if the Birth Certificate and the certificate for quitting Chinese nationality as mentioned in Article 5 cannot be submitted.

7. The applicant must be in Finland while making the application for a Chinese Visa. Otherwise, the applicant should take full consequences.

8. Different types of visas will be issued according to applicants' different identities, purposes and activities. The applicant should not engage in activities incompatible with the type of visa he / she is holding in China. In case a change of purpose or activity is made, an application should be made for a corresponding type of visa. Otherwise, the applicant should take full consequences.

9. Fraud documents or information are forbidden. If cheating, the applicant will be rejected a Chinese visa and the travel / visa agency will be deprived of the qualification of applying for Chinese visa.

10. The citizens other than European Union or Schengen Member States should provide the original and copy of the resident permit or Kela Card. The applicants who have entered in Finland free of visa shall provide Finnish entry record, both the original and the copy.

11. Holders of following Chinese visas: D, J1, Q1, S1, X1, Z (hereinafter referred to as residence visa), shall apply for corresponding foreigner residence permit from the local Public Security Bureau at the level of county or above within 30 days upon entry into China.

12. Holders of following Chinese visa: C, F, G, J2, L, M, Q2, S2, X2 (hereinafter referred to as stay visa), shall stay in China with respective visa and stay within the duration period as indicated on visa.

Documents Required for Visa Application

Visa Application for Business or Trade Purposes (M visa)

(1) A completed Application Form;

(2) A recently-taken, passport-sized COLOR photo shall be GLUED to or STAPLED on the application form;

(3) The applicant's passport which shall be valid for more than 6 months;

(4) A photocopy of the information page of the applicant's passport;

(5) Copy of one of the following documents shall be presented:

a) An Invitation letter issued by a trade partner in China or other invitation letter issued by relevant entity or individual. The invitation letter should contain:

- Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.);

- Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures);

- Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual)

b) Invitation letter issued by duly authorized Chinese institutes or relevant units or confirmation letter of Invitation (accompanied by the invitation letter issued by a trader partner in China) issued by duly authorized Chinese institutes or relevant units;

c) Business License or Certificate approving the establishment of enterprise which shows the applicant as the enterprise's investor or owner

(6) For application of a multiple entry visa: copy of all previous M or F visas (on one A-4 sized paper) should be attached.

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Details & Requirements for China Transit (G) Visa for Finns

Issued to those who intend to transit through China.

General Requirements

1. The Visa Application Form should be filled out clearly with recently-taken color passport photo GLUED to or STAPLED on it. The size of the photo should be 48mmx33mm, with head width 21mm-24mm and head length 28mm-33mm, in white, light grey or light blue background. Items which are not applicable should be filled in with N/A or None. All other documents provided by the applicant together with the Application Form should be genuine, complete and accurate. Otherwise, the applicant shall take full consequences.

2. The Visa Application Form shall be signed by the applicant. In case the applicant is a person without or with limited capacity for civil conduct, the application form should be signed by his / her guardian on his / her behalf, and the copy of his / her guardian's ID shall be submitted along with the application.

3. The remaining validity of the passport should be at least 6 months and with at least two blank visa pages. For multiple-visa application, the remaining validity of the passport must cover the validity of visa and the duration of stay. For example, if applying for a visa with 6 months validity, multiple entries, and 30 days of each stay, the remaining validity of the passport should be at least 7 months.

4. When former Chinese national (including those who were born in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) holding either a foreign passport or a newly-issued passport, applies Chinese visa for the first time after gaining foreign citizenship, the original Chinese passport and a copy of its information page, or the old foreign passport and its information page and a copy of the previous Chinese visas are required.

5.Child with Chinese descent born either in China or in Finland applies for a Chinese visa for the first time, the Birth Certificate with his / her parents' names on, the original certificate for quitting Chinese nationality and the copies of the above mentioned documents, and the statement written by his / her parents or guardian are required.

6. Child with Chinese descent born in a third country should make his / her first Chinese visa application in his / her resident country if the Birth Certificate and the certificate for quitting Chinese nationality as mentioned in Article 5 cannot be submitted.

7. The applicant must be in Finland while making the application for a Chinese Visa. Otherwise, the applicant should take full consequences.

8. Different types of visas will be issued according to applicants' different identities, purposes and activities. The applicant should not engage in activities incompatible with the type of visa he / she is holding in China. In case a change of purpose or activity is made, an application should be made for a corresponding type of visa. Otherwise, the applicant should take full consequences.

9. Fraud documents or information are forbidden. If cheating, the applicant will be rejected a Chinese visa and the travel / visa agency will be deprived of the qualification of applying for Chinese visa.

10. The citizens other than European Union or Schengen Member States should provide the original and copy of the resident permit or Kela Card. The applicants who have entered in Finland free of visa shall provide Finnish entry record, both the original and the copy.

11. Holders of following Chinese visas: D, J1, Q1, S1, X1, Z (hereinafter referred to as residence visa), shall apply for corresponding foreigner residence permit from the local Public Security Bureau at the level of county or above within 30 days upon entry into China.

12. Holders of following Chinese visa: C, F, G, J2, L, M, Q2, S2, X2 (hereinafter referred to as stay visa), shall stay in China with respective visa and stay within the duration period as indicated on visa.

Documents Required for Visa Application

Visa Application for Transit (G visa)

(1) A completed Application Form;

(2) A recently-taken, passport-sized COLOR photo shall be GLUED to or STAPLED on the application form;

(3) The applicant's passport which shall be valid for more than 6 months;

(4) A photocopy of the information page of the applicant's passport;

(5) An onward air (train or ship) ticket with confirmed date and seat to the destination country or region;

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Details & Requirements for China 72-hour Visa-free(Transit Visa) for Finns

No visa- free transit available for Finland people

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China Embassy Address, Hours, Phone Number, Website & Application Forms

Address of Embassy(s) & Consulate(s)

Official Website for Embassy(s) & Consulate(s)

Hours Open for Embassy(s) & Consulate(s)

Phone Number for Embassy(s) & Consulate(s)

Link to Official Visa Application


Embassy of the People's Republic of China to the Republic of Finland

Address: Vanha kelkkam?ki 11, Kulosaari 00570, Helsinki

Website: http://www.chinaembassy-fi.org/eng/

Office Hours: 08:30 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 16:30, Monday to Friday (Except Public Holidays)

Tel: 09-22890167

http://www.chinaembassy-fi.org/eng/lsfw/downloadforms/P020140409130341010776.pdf

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