China travel visa is also called tourist visa, or L visa, which you need to apply for if you go to China for the purpose of sightseeing, visiting family members or friends, or for other personal affairs.
In general, before you apply for a Chinese travel visa, you need to prepare the necessary materials for your application. The following are the materials you need:
To save time and trip, you may apply China Visa online.
If your former citizenship was Chinese, and this is your FIRST time to apply for a Chinese visa, no matter if it's a Chinese travel visa (L visa), or another type of Chinese visa, you need to do the following besides what were mentioned above:
If your former citizenship was Chinese, and you've been a citizen of another country, and the passport you're holding now is not the first passport of your current country, then you need to submit your older passport or a photocopy of the most recent Chinese visa on it.
There are two situations. If this is the first time for him/her to apply for a Chinese visa, you need:
If this is not the first time for the child to apply for a China visa, you don't need to submit the child's birth certificate and parents' passport/permanent resident card or landing paper.
Next step is how to apply for your China visa.
If your destination is Hong Kong, check out Hong Kong visa page.
Or if you are ready, and want to save trip and time, apply your China Visa online.
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