• Trade and business visa to China

    A trade and business visa to China (M type) is issued for those who is invited to China for business or trade purposes.

    China-Singapore Fast Lane is applicable to essential business or official travel between six Chinese provinces and municipalities (Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces) and Singapore, which will be gradually expanded to other provinces and municipalities in China.

    The host company or government agency in China will lodge an application on behalf of the applicant with the Foreign Affairs Office or Commerce Authority at the six provinces and municipalities. If the application is approved, an Invitation Letter will be issued to the applicant. The Purpose of Visit specified in the Invitation Letter will be 快捷通道(Fast Lane)in Chinese.

    Required documents for a business visa to China

    Main documents:

    • Completed, printed out and signed Chinese visa application form.
    • Original passport with at least two blank visa pages. For single entry visa, your passport should be valid for at least 6 months; for double-entry or multiple-entry(six-month) visas – 9 months; for one year multiple-entry visa – 15 months.
    • 1 recent passport-size (48mm x 33mm) photograph in a digital format – can be arranged in our office.
      • The applicant is required to present the frontal view to the camera with entire head and face clearly visible.
      • The facial expression must be neutral with eyes open, mouth closed and ears visible.
      • Eyeglasses are allowed only if the lenses are not tinted and there is no glare, shadows, or frames obscuring the eyes.
      • Hats or other head coverings are only allowed if worn for religious reasons and if they do not obscure any facial features.
      • The background of the photo should be white or close to white with no borders around the edge of the image.
      • The photo should be recent, taken within 6 months.
    • Сopy of a NRIC/EP/DP/Work Permit/Student Pass. PR holders must also present a Re-entry Permit. If you are a holder of a new type of long-term employment pass which shows a QR code instead of an expiry date you must provide a printout of the expiry status. You can get it via the Ministry of Manpower’s free SGWorkPass app (available on App Store and Google Play). This printout must show the current date and confirm that the work pass is valid.
    • Foreign passport holders who were born in China (inclusive of Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao) or once a Chinese citizen, have to provide one of the following documents:
      • Crossed out Chinese passport (original and a photocopy of the front page).
      • Copy of each of your recent Chinese visa and a front page of the passport.
      • Copy of a birth certificate and a notarisation.
      • Copy of a crossed out identity card or a registered residence booklet.
      • For applicants, who are former Chinese citizens and are applying for a Chinese visa for the first time, please provide the crossed out Chinese passport (original and a photocopy of the front page).
    • Copy of previous visas to China if they were stamped in a different/old passport.
    • Official document showing name change if the passport with previous Chinese visas was issued on a different name.
    • A colour copy of a passport.
    • Completed and signed Global Singapore visa order form.

    Supporting documents (see at the top of this page for latest Covid-19 requirements):

    • A document from a trade partner in China describing the commercial activity. OR
    • Invitation letter from a trade fair or other invitation letters from a relevant entity or an individual located in China. The letter should contain detailed information of the applicant, information on the visit including dates of arrival and departure, places that will be visited, etc. and detailed information on the inviting party (with name, address, phone, official stamp, and signature).
    • For multiple entries visa application, provide a photocopy of your recent F or M visa.
    • If you are an employee of a company that operates in media/TV/commercial industry/church:
      • Supporting letter from the employer.
      • Supporting letter from the applicant.
      • Supporting letter from the inviting party in China.
      • Letter of Duly Authorized Unit or a Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by an authorized division in China.

      Letters should contain the information about the company’s profile, the purpose of the applicant’s visit to China, their position in the company and a declaration that the person won’t be engaged in any media activities.

      The letters should be prepared on the company’s official letterhead and contain the detailed contact information (company’s address, name, and position of the signatory, signature, date and the company’s stamp).

    • In some cases, The Consulate might require an Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit or a Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by an authorised division in China.
    • Should you require to print any of the required documents in our office, please note that an additional charge will be applied.

    Fees for a business visa to China












































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      • All fees and charges are subject to prevailing GST.

      Processing time for a business visa to China

      • Regular service at the Chinese Consulate is 4 working days excluding the submission day.
      • Express service at the Chinese Consulate is 3 working days excluding the submission day.
      • Urgent service at the Chinese Consulate is 2 working days excluding the submission day.

      Please add one more day in order for us to check all your paperwork.

      • Please note, once your application is submitted for normal service, it will not be possible to change processing into the express or urgent service or vice versa.

      Delivery of your passport:

      Do not have time to collect your passport? Let us save your time and money and deliver it to you for as low as SGD 10.00. Please, enquire at the time of submission or over the phone.