Chinese Journalist Visa (J2)

Processing Time

All successful applications received by 10:30am can be submitted to the authority on the same working day (Optional – extra charge may apply). Documents arrived after 10:30am can only be processed and submitted by the next working day.

Processing time :

Service Type VAC Processing Time – 48Hrs VAC Processing Time – 72hrs
Processing Time 48 Hrs (excl Holidays) 72 Hrs (excl Holidays)
Submission Method In Person/ Courier/ Postal In Person/ Courier/ Postal
Earliest Collection Date (With Optional Same Day Submission (+£40))
(e.g. Submission by Monday 10:00am )
Wednesday 10am Thursday 10am
*Urgent service is NOT AVAILABLE to USA passport holders and to some countries. Click here for more information.

Documents – Chinese Journalist Visa

Your Chinese Visa applications will needed to provide the following documents:

 

Passport  1. With at least 2 blank pages
2. With at least 6 months validity remaining
Passport size photo Two standard passport size, coloured photo with:
1. WHITE background
2. NO visible distortion of facial features (i.e. NO glasses/ Ear rings)
3. Head width between 15mm and 22mm, head height between 28mm and 33mm
4. Should be taken within 6 months

More details is available at https://www.visaforchina.org/LON_EN/upload/Image/mrtp/291849.JPG

Mandarin Visa Order form +
Application Form
Download here:

1. Order form: http://mandarinvisa.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/MandarinVisaOrderForm1.docm
2. Visa Application Form: http://mandarinvisa.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Chinese_visa_form2013.pdf
Note: Hand-writing form is not accepted – application form MUST completed electronically

Notification from Press Office of Chinese Embassy in London Journalist should contact the Press Office of Chinese Embassy in London to obtain permission (Tel:020-72994088; Fax:020-76365578; Email: press_uk@mfa.gov.cn)After approval, a notice will be sent to VAC then applicants may apply for journalist visa.

If you are a Chinese origin, you may need additional documents. Click here for more details.

Special Cases

Chinese Embassy in London requires extra documents under the following conditions – visit our special case page for more information.

  • Non UK passport Holders (incl EU/ EEA)
  • French passport Holders
  • Turkish born/ Turkish passport Holders
  • Media professionals
  • Applicants ages under 18
  • Chinese origins (For applicants who were born in China (including HongKong, Macau and Taiwan) or used to have Chinese Nationality)

Fees

All fees are charged per applicant. Total price of your order will depend on the services you select and the number of applications.
Fees charged by Mandarin Visa are per application and inclusive of VAT + Embassy’s fees. All fees are listed and charged in Pound Sterling.

Fee (in British Pounds) VAC Processing time – 48hrs VAC Processing time – 72hrs
UK Passport Single Entry £270 £230
Canadian/ USA/ Israel/ Argentina Passport Single Entry £365 (Not Applicable to USA passport) £270
Polish/ Serbian/ Romanian Passport Single Entry £230 £190
All Other Passports Single Entry £210/ £225 £170/ £185
Optional Same Day Submission (before 10:00am) +£40
 

Payments – How to Pay

Mandarin Visa offers varies payment methods, and you will only need to pay before collection, and all fees will be charged according to the type of visa issued and the service you have chosen.

Payment Method Process
Online Card Payment After we have submitted your application to the Chinese Embassy, we will send you a confirmation email and a payment link.The payment link allows you to pay over the internet, and it is all secured by Paypal.

Don’t worry, you will not need a Paypal account to pay via Paypal.

Bank Transfer Please confirm the amount with us before making a bank payment, as price may vary and sometimes additional postage may incur.Our bank account is:

Company name: Mandarin Management Limited
Sort code: 30-95-74
Account Number: 41779560

After making a payment, please provide the proof of payment (e.g. payment record) in your application document.

Cheque If you wish to pay by cheque, please send us a cheque address to: Mandarin Management LimitedPlease confirm the amount with us before sending your cheque, as price may vary and sometimes additional postage may incur.

We will return your passport and visa back to you after the payment has been cleared.

 

Our Solution

With our expertise, your visa application will be processed quickly, securely and as easily for you as possible. Our service is:

  • Fast. We provide the fastest way to obtain a visa.
  • Secure. All of your data will be protected.
  • Easy. Our expertise is available by phone or email.