China Visa From Dubai
China is a land of awe-inspiring landscapes, intriguing culture, great people, historic and modern landmarks, and of course, immense business opportunities. In fact, reasons are aplenty which draws one to this destination of unmatched charm and splendors. If you’re planning to visit China from Dubai or UAE, the main thing that you’ll need is a valid visa (but this depends on your nationality). However, most people consider it as a complicated or daunting task to apply for a China visa. So in this exclusive guide, we’ve incorporated everything that you should know about

China visa from Dubai,

from its requirements and step by step instructions to FAQs and fee information.

Step By Step Guide For Processing China Visa in Dubai

China visa from Dubai  

1. First of all, know your visa type

While there are many different types of visas, here we focus on China tourist visa and business visa only. So prior to you start with your visa application procedures, make a detailed analysis to determine the visa type as per the duration and purpose of your China visit. Accordingly, you may apply for one of the following visas:

  • Single-entry visa: A single entry is the most ideal option for your short trip to China. It comes with a validity term of 30 days.
  • Double-entry visa: Indicative of its name, a double-entry allows you to visit China not once but two times, i.e., you’ll be able to enter, exit and then re-enter the country with a single visa. It’s also valid for 30 days.
  • Multiple-entry visa: With this type of visa, you’ll be able to travel in and out of China multiple times during the duration of this visa. This makes it suitable for people who need to visit China on a frequent basis.

2. Fill out the online application form

Once you’ve zeroed in on the type of China visa, the next step is to download and complete the online application form. For those who don’t know, the Visa Application Form of the People’s Republic of China will ask you to fill in the details, such as your Personal Information and Travel Information, covering the purpose of visit, duration, the expected date of your entry to the country, etc. At Rayna Tours, there is a specialist visa team to help you with the successful completion of your China visa application form.

3. Compiling of all the Required Documents

Apart from the duly filled in and signed visa form; the following documents are required for the application of a China visa.


    • Original current passport
    • Old passport (if any)
    • Make sure that your current passport carries a validity of at least six months from the date you’re planning to enter China.
    • There must be at least two blank pages in your passport.

UAE Residence Visa & ID Card

  • As you’re applying for this visa from Dubai or UAE, it’s vital that you need to include a proof of your UAE residence status. But be sure that your UAE Residence Visa is valid for at least three months.
  • Along with this, you’ve to include the copies of your valid UAE Emirates ID (both front and back pages).

Original NOC Letter

  • NOC or No Objection Certificate should be issued by your sponsor or employer in the company’s business letterhead.
  • This should be addressed to the Consulate of China in Dubai.
  • It should include all relevant details about the applicant, including the name, employment details, passport information, etc.
  • In the case of business owners, they should submit a self-introduction letter, along with the details of partners (if any) plus the copy of a valid trade license.
  • As for minors below 18 years, consent should be obtained from both parents/guardians via an authenticated certificate or an authorization signed in the presence of the visa official. The passport copies of both parents should be attached.

Important Travel Documents

  • Hotel booking details
  • Travel itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Copies of the confirmed air tickets

Invitation Letter

  • This indicates the invitation letter received from a Chinese citizen.
  • While this document is not mandatory, it increases the chances of the approval of your China visa.

4. Submission of your application and documents

On the scheduled day, you’ll hand over your China visa application form Dubai, together with all essential documents plus visa fee to your visa specialist at Rayna Tours. The visa team will thoroughly verify all documents before they submit your application to the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the UAE.

5. Processing & Approval of your China Visa

Following the submission of your visa documents, it takes about five working days for the processing of your China visa. Once your visa is approved and stamped on your passport, our visa team will call you or notify you about it via email or SMS.

China Visa Requirements for Uae Citizens

As per the agreements between the governments of UAE and the People’s Republic of China, the nationals of UAE, carrying an ordinary passport, is eligible for a visa-free transit or entry to China with a stay of up to 30 days in the country. This has come into effect from January 16, 2018. However, if you’re planning to stay in China beyond 30 days, then it’s vital for an Emirati to apply or submit the China visa application with the consulate.

China Visa FAQs

1. What is a China visa?

Ans: A China visa is a travel document that permits a foreigner to enter China. It’s issued by a Chinese consulate or embassy.

2. Do I mandatorily need to apply for a visa for my visit to China?

Ans: Well, this largely depends on your nationality, as the citizens of certain countries are exempted from obtaining a visa to enter China. 

3. So who is eligible for a visa-free entry in China?

Ans: The passport holders of about 17 countries are eligible for visa-free entry, along with a stay of up to 15 days to 90 days depending on their nationality. Apparently, the visa-free period varies depending on nationality.

  • Nationals eligible for 15 days’ visa-free stay: Brunei, Japan, and Singapore
  • Nationals eligible for 30 days’ visa-free stay: Bahamas, Belarus, Barbados, Ecuador, Grenada, Fiji, Qatar, Seychelles, Tonga, and United Arab Emirates
  • Nationals eligible for 60 days’ visa-free stay: Mauritius
  • Nationals eligible for 90 days’ visa-free stay: Bosnia and Herzegovina and San Marino

4. How long does it take for the processing and approval of a China visa?

Ans: As mentioned above, it will take about five days for the processing and approval of your China visa. You can also opt for express visa service if you want to receive your China visa in two to three days.

5. Why my China visa application got rejected?

Ans: A China visa application may get rejected due to a variety of reasons, such as:

  • Errors while filling out the visa application form
  • Photographs not meeting the specified requirements
  • Incomplete documentation
  • The applicant has a criminal background or blacklisted or overstayed in China

6. Can I reapply for a China visa after its rejection?

Ans: Although the visa fee is not refundable, you can reapply for a China visa once the specified cool off period is over. Contact your service provider or consulate for more details.

7. I have more queries on China Visa, where can I find more information?

Ans: For all your concerns or questions about China visa, you can directly get in touch with the visa experts at Rayna Tours on +971 56 433 7939 or

China Visa from Dubai – Fees

Starting from 550 AED, this varies subject to your chosen China visa type or package. For more details, visit


So let us help you to plan your dream getaway to China! At Rayna Tours, we not only provide professional assistance with your China visa requirements but also help you to craft a customized holiday package complete with accommodation, airport transfers, sightseeing and more.

Rezmin is passionate about traveling and curating content about history, traditions and other intriguing aspects that make a place attractive. In her spare time, she enjoys reading fictional books sprinkled with inspiration, humor and enthusiasm.

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