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A listing of helpful tips prepared to smooth your trip in Beijing.
Please click the link below to download a PDF version of the helpful tips.


Entry Notice

Before entry into China, foreigners should check the validity of your visa. If the visa has expired or the number of entries is not enough, you must apply for a new visa.

Foreigners must obey relative Chinese laws, customs regulations and regulations of financial supervision and regulation department, and go through health quarantine examination and quarantine examination of animals and plants if you take animals, plants and coins into China.

Foreigners must not engage in activities which were not declared during visa application.

Foreigners must not stay in China exceeding the time limit. Foreigners must pay attention to the expiry date of passport and the time of limit of visa. If you need to stay longer, you must ask to postpone your stay at local police office before your stay exceeding the time limit.

Foreigners must not travel in municipalities or counties of China which are not open to them until you are proved by local police office after your application. Otherwise, you are not allowed to enter places which are not open to foreigners. You will be rejected to board plans or enter intro China or be fined under the following circumstances which you should pay attention to and avoid:

You come to China without completing visa application, except for those who are eligible for visa exemption.

You come to China with an expired visa.

Your stay in China exceeds the time limit.

Passport expires during your stay in China, no matter your stay is within the time of limit set in visa or not.

Please refer to the official website of local Chines Embassy for visa application information.

For more detailed information, please download Exit and Entry Administration Law of the

People's Republic of China (coming into force as of 1st, July 2013)


If you need to apply a China visa, please firstly see the official website of the Beijing government for visa application guidance.

Since the application requirements might differ from different countries or area, we recommend you contact the local Chinese Embassy at your city for more details.

If you decide to apply a business visa, you may need some of the following documents: 1) an official invitation 2) a Visa Application Letter in favor of applicant by hosting organization to Beijing Municipal Administration of Entry & Exit (see the example “Authorized Notification Form for Visa Application” as below).

In that case, please send related information (the scanned copy of your passport, your job and organization and your travel plan, etc.) to us (,, and indicate which document you need.

We will send you the documents ASAP after receiving your information.


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