Visa Type, Check List and Major purpose of visiting to China

No.

Major purpose of your visit to China

Types of visa

Check list

1

Travel-Independent Tourist

L

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Travel-Group member

2

Trade

M

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Participation in Competition(s)
Other commercial activities

3

Academic exchanges

F

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Cultural exchanges(e.g. a non-profit performance)
Religious exchanges
NGO activities
Vonunteering(90 days or less)
Foreign expert with pre-approved letters of ivitation
Geographic surveying and mapping activities

4

Family member of Chinese citizen applying for residence in China for family reunion

Q1

04Clik to see the details

Family member of foreigner(s) with permanent residence status in China who is applying for residence in China for a family reunion
Residence visa for child to be fostered in China

5

Relative of Chinese citizen(s) living in China applying for a visa for visit less than 180 days

Q2

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Relative of foreigner(s) with permanent residence status in China applying for a visa for visit less than 180 days

6

Spouse, parent, child under the age of 18 or parent-in-law of foreigner(s) residing in China for work, study or other purpose who visit China for 180 days or more

S1

06Clik to see the details

person who needs to reside in China for other personal matters

7

Family member of foreigner(s) staying or residing in China for work, study or other purpose who visit China for less than 180 days

S2

07Clik to see the details

Applying for a visa to stay in China for other personal matters, such as adoption, handing litigation, inheritance, real estate or medical treatment

8

For commercial performance

Z

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Foreign expert working in China
Chief representative or representative of a foreign company
Offsore oil operations
Vonunteering( more than 90 days )
Foreigner working in China with a Work Permit issued by the Chinese government

9

Long term study (more than 180 days)

X1

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10

Short term study (no more than 180 days)

X2

10Clik to see the details

11

Resident foreign journalist of permenat office of a foreign news agency in China

J1

11Clik to see the details

12

Foreign journalist visiting China for short-term news coverage

J2

12Clik to see the details

13

Crew member performin duties on board an international train

C

13Clik to see the details

Crew member performin duties on board an international aircraft
Crew member performin duties on board an international vessel or accompanying family member
Vehicle driver engaged in international transportation services

14

Transit through China

G

14Clik to see the details

15

Person coming to China to take up permanent residence

D

15Clik to see the details

16

Foreign of high talent or specialist needed by the State

R

16Clik to see the details

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I. Application Procedure: Step 1 The document shall be sent to a local notary public, lawyer or Commissioner of Oaths of Canada for notarization. Step 2 The notarized document shall be brought to the Chambre des Notaires du Québec (Adresse: 2045 Rue Stanley, suite 101 Montréal, Québec, Tel: 5148791793) or the government of New Brunswick (Address: P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, N.B., Tel: 5064444417) for authentication. Step 3 The authenticated document shall be submitted to the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre for consular authentication by the Chinese General Consulate in Montreal. Notes: If the applicant would like to bring the document to one of Chinese Consulates-General in Canada for consular authentication (Please click here for the consular jurisdiction of the Chinese Embassy and Consulates General in Canada ),the notarized document shall be authenticated by the authentication office of the corresponding province or territory(Click here for the contact information of the above-mentioned offices). II. Important notes: 1. The document for consulate authentication should be true and lawful, and doesn’t contain any content which is injurious to national interests or social public interests of China; 2. If the document submitted for consular authentication contains more than one page, it shall be properly bound as a volume by applying sealing wax, eyelets, paging seal, steel seal or other methods to avoid any substitution and ensure the integrity of the documents . 3. According to the provisions of the relevant authorities of China, the certificate for no spouse or single status affidavit used for marriage registration in China remains valid for 6 months from the date of issuance. Therefore, the applicant should apply for it again if the mentioned certificate has been issued for more than 6 months from the date of issuance. 4. Notarial certificates of marriage status, health and non-criminal record, which are for the purpose of adoption in China, shall not be legalized if they have been issued for more than six months. 5. Consular officers of the Embassy or Consulates-General of China in Canada will review the documents to be authenticated. The Embassy or Consulates-General will not authenticate a document if its notarization or legalization procedure is found to be incomplete, its content is against Chinese laws and regulations, its format fails to meet the standards, or it is found to be forged or altered. 6. Consular officers may request the applicant to provide additional documentation to support the application. 7. If the content of an authenticated document is forged or altered, the consular authentication shall be invalid. 8. An authenticated document shall not be forged or altered. Any legal liability caused by the applicant's forgery or alteration of the document shall be borne by the applicant. 9. A document can only contain one single issue. A document that contains more than one issues or includes unrelated content should not be accepted for consular authentication.10. Documents issued in China, such as notarized certificates, IDs, Driver’s Licenses, Marriage Certificates, and so on, will not be accepted for consular authentication. 11. The Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General only confirm the authenticity of the signatures of the authentication officers and official seals of the Global Affairs Canada or the authorized departments or organizations of local governments , and should not be responsible for the content of the authenticated documents.III. Documents Required for Application 1. One fully and accurately completed and signed Application Form for Consular Legalization (Please click here to download) by the applicant. 2. The original and a photocopy of the document that has been authenticated by the Canadian authentication authorities. 3. The original and a photocopy of the data page of the applicant's valid passport or driver’s license. The passport or driver’s license will be returned as soon as the application is accepted. 4. The original and a photocopy of the permanent resident card, study permit or work permit(if applicable) is also needed, if the applicant is not a Canadian citizen. The above-mentioned original card or permit will be returned as soon as the application is accepted. 5. If an applicant entrusts someone else to submit the application on his/her behalf, a photocopy of both the entrusted person's and the applicant's passport or driver’s license should be provided. 6. If a document is of a company or an organization, a photocopy of the passport of the legal representative of the company or organization and an official document that can prove the person's legal representative status should be provided. Consular Authentication Process
I. Application Procedure:
Step 1
The document shall be sent to a local notary public, lawyer or Commissioner of Oaths of Canada for notarization.
Step 2
The notarized document shall be brought to the Chambre des Notaires du Québec (Adresse: 2045 Rue Stanley, suite 101 Montréal, Québec, Tel: 5148791793) or the government of New Brunswick (Address: P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, N.B., Tel: 5064444417) for authentication.
Step 3
The authenticated document shall be submitted to the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre for consular authentication by the Chinese General Consulate in Montreal.
    Notes: If the applicant would like to bring the document to one of Chinese Consulates-General in Canada for consular authentication (Please click here for the consular jurisdiction of the Chinese Embassy and Consulates General in Canada ),the notarized document shall be authenticated by the authentication office of the corresponding province or territory(Click here for the contact information of the above-mentioned offices).

II. Important notes:
    1. The document for consulate authentication should be true and lawful, and doesn’t contain any content which is injurious to national interests or social public interests of China;
    2. If the document submitted for consular authentication contains more than one page, it shall be properly bound as a volume by applying sealing wax, eyelets, paging seal, steel seal or other methods to avoid any substitution and ensure the integrity of the documents .  
    3. According to the provisions of the relevant authorities of China, the certificate for no spouse or single status affidavit used for marriage registration in China remains valid for 6 months from the date of issuance. Therefore, the applicant should apply for it again if the mentioned certificate has been issued for more than 6 months from the date of issuance. 
    4. Notarial certificates of marriage status, health and non-criminal record, which are for the purpose of adoption in China, shall not be legalized if they have been issued for more than six months.
    5. Consular officers of the Embassy or Consulates-General of China in Canada will review the documents to be authenticated. The Embassy or Consulates-General will not authenticate a document if its notarization or legalization procedure is found to be incomplete, its content is against Chinese laws and regulations, its format fails to meet the standards, or it is found to be forged or altered.
    6. Consular officers may request the applicant to provide additional documentation to support the application.
    7. If the content of an authenticated document is forged or altered, the consular authentication shall be invalid.
    8. An authenticated document shall not be forged or altered. Any legal liability caused by the applicant's forgery or alteration of the document shall be borne by the applicant.
    9. A document can only contain one single issue. A document that contains more than one issues or includes unrelated content should not be accepted for consular authentication.
  10. Documents issued in China, such as notarized certificates, IDs, Driver’s Licenses, Marriage Certificates, and so on, will not be accepted for consular authentication.
 11. The Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General only confirm the authenticity of the signatures of the authentication officers and official seals of the Global Affairs Canada or the authorized departments or organizations of local governments , and should not be responsible for the content of the authenticated documents.

III. Documents Required for Application
    1. One fully and accurately completed and signed Application Form for Consular Legalization (Please click here to download) by the applicant. 
    2. The original and a photocopy of the document that has been authenticated by the Canadian authentication authorities.
    3. The original and a photocopy of the data page of the applicant's valid passport or driver’s license. The passport or driver’s license will be returned as soon as the application is accepted.
    4. The original and a photocopy of the permanent resident card, study permit or work permit(if applicable) is also needed, if the applicant is not a Canadian citizen. The above-mentioned original card or permit will be returned as soon as the application is accepted.
    5. If an applicant entrusts someone else to submit the application on his/her behalf, a photocopy of both the entrusted person's and the applicant's passport or driver’s license should be provided.
    6. If a document is of a company or an organization, a photocopy of the passport of the legal representative of the company or organization and an official document that can prove the person's legal representative status should be provided.
Visa Type, Check List and Major purpose of visiting to China

No.

Major purpose of your visit to China

Types of visa

Check list

1

Travel-Independent Tourist

L

01Clik to see the details

Travel-Group member

2

Trade

M

02Clik to see the details

Participation in Competition(s)
Other commercial activities

3

Academic exchanges

F

03Clik to see the details

Cultural exchanges(e.g. a non-profit performance)
Religious exchanges
NGO activities
Vonunteering(90 days or less)
Foreign expert with pre-approved letters of ivitation
Geographic surveying and mapping activities

4

Family member of Chinese citizen applying for residence in China for family reunion

Q1

04Clik to see the details

Family member of foreigner(s) with permanent residence status in China who is applying for residence in China for a family reunion
Residence visa for child to be fostered in China

5

Relative of Chinese citizen(s) living in China applying for a visa for visit less than 180 days

Q2

05Clik to see the details

Relative of foreigner(s) with permanent residence status in China applying for a visa for visit less than 180 days

6

Spouse, parent, child under the age of 18 or parent-in-law of foreigner(s) residing in China for work, study or other purpose who visit China for 180 days or more

S1

06Clik to see the details

person who needs to reside in China for other personal matters

7

Family member of foreigner(s) staying or residing in China for work, study or other purpose who visit China for less than 180 days

S2

07Clik to see the details

Applying for a visa to stay in China for other personal matters, such as adoption, handing litigation, inheritance, real estate or medical treatment

8

For commercial performance

Z

08Clik to see the details

Foreign expert working in China
Chief representative or representative of a foreign company
Offsore oil operations
Vonunteering( more than 90 days )
Foreigner working in China with a Work Permit issued by the Chinese government

9

Long term study (more than 180 days)

X1

09Clik to see the details

10

Short term study (no more than 180 days)

X2

10Clik to see the details

11

Resident foreign journalist of permenat office of a foreign news agency in China

J1

11Clik to see the details

12

Foreign journalist visiting China for short-term news coverage

J2

12Clik to see the details

13

Crew member performin duties on board an international train

C

13Clik to see the details

Crew member performin duties on board an international aircraft
Crew member performin duties on board an international vessel or accompanying family member
Vehicle driver engaged in international transportation services

14

Transit through China

G

14Clik to see the details

15

Person coming to China to take up permanent residence

D

15Clik to see the details

16

Foreign of high talent or specialist needed by the State

R

16Clik to see the details