Processing Time – Visas for China

No appointments/ Pre-Order/ Pre-payments – If we receive your Chinese visa application on Monday before 10:00am, you may collect the passport and visa by Wednesday 10am with VAC48hrs service + same day submission.

All successful applications received by 10:00am can be submitted to the authority on the same working day. Documents arrived after 10:00am will 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)
(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 – 48hrs Chinese Visa

Your application needs to satisfy the requirements listed by the Chinese Embassy in the UK, which shown as follows:

Tourist L Type Visa Business M/F Type Visa
Passport Original Passport –
1. With at least 2 blank pages
2. With at least 6 months validity remaining
Photo Two standard passport size, coloured photo:

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

Order Form + Application Form Download here:

Order form:
Visa Application Form:

Supporting Document Return Air ticket and Hotel Reservation to cover your first trip.

Document should include the following details:
1. Full name of traveller
2. Check-in / Check-out dates
3. Destination and Flight number for air ticket
4. Full hotel Address for hotel reservation
5. Printed on company letterhead paper/ from official booking website (e.g.

Invitation Letter from a Chinese Company/ Institute

Your letter should include a list of information:
– FULL NAME, Gender, Date of birth, and passport number of the applicant
– Your intended Entry and Exit dates to China
– Your purpose of visit to China
– Your intended destination(s) in China
– Your source of financial support for your trip to China
– Your relationship with the invited institute
– A letterhead showing the name, address, telephone number of the Chinese institute
– Signature and stamp from the Chinese institute on the invitation.

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)

Alan was really helpful and, the process was seamless, drop your application off and, BOOM!! Visa arrives. Great job Mandarin Visa, looking forward to working with you again. –
Neil Rockliffe (Managing Director – Toys And Stuff Limited)

How to submit your application

Mandarin Visa accepts applications via different channels, and all successful applications received by 10:30am will be submitted to the authority on the same working day. Our office address is: Mandarin Visa, Executive Offices, 1 Cornhill, London, EC3V 3ND.


Submission  Method Process
Application made in person Our office opens from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (excl Bank holidays). For applications delivered in person to our offices an application checking service is available but is provided on a discretionary basis. Charges may apply for this service.
Application deliver by courier You may send your application by a same day/ next day courier, and we will review your application as soon as your documents arrived at our office. For same day submission, please make sure your documents arrive by 10:00am.

Processing Time & 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 Up to 2 Yrs Multiple Entry £270 £230
Canadian/ USA/ Israel/ Argentina Passport Up to 5/10 Yrs Multiple Entry £365 (Not Applicable to USA passport) £270
Polish/ Serbian/ Romanian Passport Single/ Double Entry £230 £190
All Other Passports Single/ Double 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.