Processing Time – Visas for China

If your biometrics is booked and submitted on a Monday morning, you may collect your application result by Wednesday 10am with VAC48hrs service.

Most successful applications received by 03:00pm can be submitted to the authority on the next working day. Documents arrived after 03:00pm will be processed and submitted by the third 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

(e.g. Biometrics by Monday morning)

Wednesday 10am Thursday 10am
*Urgent service is NOT AVAILABLE 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
Biometrics Advanced Appointment is available – see here for more details

Original Passport –

1. With at least 2 blank pages

2. With at least 6 months validity remaining


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 + Online 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.

Special Cases

You will need to provide additional information if you are:

1.  Media professional/ NGO/ Government officials

2. Applicants born outside the country of origin

3. You will need additional documents if you’re under 18

4. The Embassy may also request other documents (e.g. bank statements, marriage certificate, pay slips etc)

More information is available at


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 most successful applications received by 3pm will be submitted to the authority on the next 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 08:30am 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 08:30am.

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 £290 £255
Canadian/ USA/ Israel/ Argentina Passport Up to 5/10 Yrs Multiple Entry £330 £295
Polish/ Serbian/ Romanian Passport Single/ Double Entry £250 £215
All Other Passports Single/ Double Entry £230/ £245 £190/ £210

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.