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    Documents China for visa application

    Post by Beijing2008 on 13/09/11, 08:08 am

    From August 4 2011 new regulation within EC/EER countries for [short time]visa applications,private , study and bussiness.;
    UK and Ireland are NOT bound by this regulation,but if you apply for a visa to enter Schengen countries you need to deliver the mentioned proof. Even when UK and Ireland are not bound to this regualtion, they probably will use it, to be in line with common practice in the other EC/EER countries.
    The required info has been changed on UKBA website from August 18 2011;
    http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/out-of-country/documents-visitors.pdf


    This Decision is addressed to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Czech
    Republic, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Estonia, the Hellenic Republic,
    the Kingdom of Spain, the French Republic, the Italian Republic, the Republic of Cyprus, the
    Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Republic
    of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Republic of Austria,
    the Republic of Poland, the Portuguese Republic, Romania, the Republic of Slovenia, the
    Slovak Republic, the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden.
    Done at Brussels, 4.8.2011
    For the Commission
    Cecilia MALMSTRΦM
    Member of the Commission
    ANNEX EN 5 EN
    ANNEX
    ANNEX 1
    List of supporting documents to be submitted by applicants for short stay visas in China
    (in Beijing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shanghai and Wuhan)
    (a) List of supporting documents to be submitted by applicants travelling for the
    purpose of tourism
    • Flight reservation: When applying for a visa for multiple visits: reservation of the
    first visit. Attention: A confirmed return ticket. The ticket should be bought only
    after the visa has been issued!
    • For minors (under 18) Student card & Original letter of the school, mentioning:
    – full address, telephone number of the school
    – permission for absence
    – name and function of the person giving the permission.
    – 1 photocopy thereof
    • Minors travelling alone or with one parent:
    – Notary Certificate of permission to travel from both parentsor legal
    guardians (when minor is travelling alone) or the parent or legal guardian
    not travelling (if minor is travelling with one parent), legalised by MFA,
    and when not in China, attested by the relevant authorities in the country
    of residence.
    – Notary Certificate of family relation or proof of guardianship, legalised
    by MFA.
    • Original "Hukou" (no translation): With photocopies of all pages (only for
    Chinese nationals).
    • Proof of accommodation : For the whole duration of the intended stay.EN 6 EN
    • Travel programme : Documents providing clear evidences about your travel
    programme (booking transportation, itinerary, etc.).
    • Proof of solvency of the applicant: Bank statements from the last 3 to 6 months, no
    deposits
    – For employees:
    • a sealed copy of the business licence of the employing company
    • a letter from the employer (in English, or in Chinese with English
    translation) on official company paper with stamp, signature, date
    and clearly mentioning:
    – address, telephone and fax numbers of the employing
    company
    – the name and position in the employing company of the
    countersigning officer
    – the name of the applicant, position, salary and years of
    service
    – approval for leave or absence
    – For retired persons:
    • Proof of pension or other regular income
    – For unemployed adults:
    • If married: Letter of employment and income of the spouse +
    Notary certificate of marriage, legalised by MFA.
    • If single/divorced/widow/widower: Any other proof of regular
    income.
    (b) List of supporting documents to be submitted by applicants travelling for the
    purpose of business visit or short professional training
    • Flight reservation: When applying for a visa for multiple visits: reservation of
    the first visit. Attention: A confirmed return ticket. The ticket should be bought only
    after the visa has been issued!
    • Proof of solvency:
    – Bank statements from the last 3 to 6 months, no deposits
    – Proof of the solvency of your (employer’s) company, if the company pays the
    costs of travel and living; or EN 7 EN
    – Proof of your personal solvency, in case personally covering the costs of travel
    and living
    – Proof of solvency for employees:
    • a sealed copy of the business licence of employing company
    • a letter from the employer (in English, or in Chinese with English
    translation) on official company paper with stamp, signature, date and
    clearly mentioning:
    – address, telephone and fax numbers of the company
    – the name and position in the company of the countersigning officer
    – the name of the applicant, position, salary and years of service
    – approval for leave or absence
    • Proof of accommodation: For the whole duration of the intended stay in the
    territory of the member states of the Schengen area.
    • Business License of your company and original letter from your employer:
    – A sealed copy of the business license
    • On official company paper with stamp and signature, mentioning clearly:
    – full address and contact persons of the company
    – the name and position of the countersigning officer
    – name, position, salary and years of employment
    – the purpose of the visit
    • confirmation of position after the return;
    • the person or the entity who will bear your travel and living
    costs
    • Original invitation letter from the organiser of the event or the training:
    – On official company paper with stamp and signature, mentioning clearly:
    • the full address and contacts of the company
    • the name and position of the countersigning officer
    • purpose + duration of the visit
    • detailed program EN 8 EN
    • the person or the entity who will bear applicant's travel and living costs;
    – whether the sponsor gives financial guaranty for the applicant's return to China;
    – proof of registration from a Chamber of Commerce, if applicable
    • Work Permit (if applicable): A work permit may be needed in the following cases:
    – Business training “on the job”
    – Working for company in the Member State of destination
    (c) List of supporting documents to be submitted by applicants travelling for the
    purpose of visit to family / friends
    • Flight reservation :When applying for a visa for multiple visits: reservation of the
    first visit. Attention: A confirmed return ticket. The ticket should be bought only
    after the visa has been issued!
    • For minors (under 18): Student card + Original letter of the school, mentioning:
    – full address, telephone number of the school
    – permission for absence
    – name and function of the person giving the permission
    – 1 photocopy thereof
    • Minors travelling alone or with one parent:
    – Notary Certificate of permission to travel from both parents or legal
    guardians (when minor is travelling alone) or the parent or legal
    guardian not travelling (if minor is travelling with one parent),
    legalised by MFA, and when not in China, attested by the relevant
    authorities in the country of residence.
    – Notary Certificate of family relation or proof of guardianship,
    legalised by MFA.
    • (Official) invitation letter (not older than 6 months)
    An official invitation issued by the authorities of the country of destination. It is also accepted
    to submit an invitation signed by the sponsor.
    • Original financial guaranty by the sponsor
    – If the sponsor lives in the country of destination:
    • Proof of a regular income over the last 3 months, or EN 9 EN
    • a declaration of guarantee as provided for by the country of destination's
    national legislation.
    – If the sponsor lives in China but invites the applicant to travel together to
    the country of destination
    • signed guarantee letter
    • copy of the residence permit for China
    • proof of a regular income (letter employer)
    • proof of a residence in the country of destination or invitation to stay
    with close family
    • Proof of relationship with sponsor
    – For family visit: a notary certificate of family
    • relationship with the sponsor, legalised by MFA.
    – For friends visit: the relationship can be substantiated with original
    documents, original pictures, letter of invitation etc.
    • Original "Hukou" (no translation): With photocopies of all pages (only for
    Chinese nationals).
    • Proof of solvency of the applicant: Bank statements from the last 3 to 6 months,no
    deposits
    – For employees:
    • a sealed copy of the business licence of the employing company
    • a letter from the employer (in English, or in Chinese with English
    translation) on official company paper with stamp, signature, date and
    clearly mentioning:
    – address, telephone and fax numbers of the employing company;
    – the name and position in the employing company of the
    countersigning officer;
    – the name of the applicant, position, salary and years of service;
    – approval for leave or absence.
    – For retired persons:
    • Proof of pension or other regular income
    – For unemployed adults: EN 10 EN
    • If married: Letter of employment and income of the spouse + Notary
    certificate of marriage, legalised by MFA.
    • If single/divorced/widow/widower: Any other proof of regular income.
    (d) List of supporting documents to be submitted by applicants travelling for the
    purpose of cultural / sport events
    • Flight reservation:
    – When applying for a visa for multiple visits : reservation of the first visit
    Attention: A confirmed return ticket. The ticket should be bought only after the
    visa has been issued!
    • For minors (under 18):
    – Student card + Original letter of the school, mentioning:
    • full address, telephone numbers of the school
    • permission for absence
    • name and function of the person giving the permission.
    • 1 photocopy thereof
    – Minors travelling alone or with one parent:
    • Notary Certificate of permission to travel from both parents or legal
    guardians (when minor is travelling alone) or the parent or legal guardian
    not travelling (if minor is travelling with one parent), legalised by MFA,
    and when not in China, attested by the relevant authorities in the country
    of residence.
    • Notary Certificate of family relation or proof of guardianship, legalised
    by MFA.
    • Proof of accommodation:
    – For the whole duration of the intended stay.
    • Original invitation letter from the organiser of the event of the country of
    destination:
    – On official paper, mentioning clearly:
    • purpose and duration of the stay;
    • detailed program and itinerary;
    • an indication of the costs of the study/sport and entity that will pay for
    them; EN 11 EN
    • indication of lodging during the period of the intended stay.
    • Original letter from the Chinese cultural or sports organisation (The letter must
    be in English or in Chinese + translation in English)
    – On official paper with stamp, mentioning clearly:
    • full address and contacts of the organisation
    • the name and position of the countersigning officer
    • name, position, salary and years of employment (only for professionals)
    • confirmation of participation;
    • entity that will pay for costs of travel and living
    • copy of business licence (+ translation in English)
    (e) List of supporting documents to be submitted by individual members of an ADS
    Group
    • For minors (under 18)
    – Student card + Original letter of the school, mentioning:
    • full address, telephone number of the school
    • permission for absence
    • name and function of the person giving the permission
    • 1 photocopy thereof
    – Minors travelling alone or with one parent:
    • Notary Certificate of permission to travel from both parents or legal
    guardians (when minor is travelling alone) or the parent or legal guardian
    not travelling (if minor is travelling with one parent), legalised by MFA,
    and when not in China, attested by the relevant authorities in the country
    of residence.
    • Notary Certificate of family relation or proof of guardianship, legalised
    by MFA.
    • Original "Hukou" (no translation):
    – With photocopies of all pages (only for Chinese nationals).
    • Proof of solvency of the applicant:
    – Bank statements from the last 3 to 6 months, no deposits EN 12 EN
    – For employees:
    • a sealed copy of the business licence of the employing company
    • a letter from the employer (in English, or in Chinese with English
    translation) on official company paper with stamp, signature, date and
    clearly mentioning:
    – address, telephone and fax numbers of the employing company
    – the name and position in the employing company of the
    countersigning officer
    – the name of the applicant, position, salary and years of service
    – approval for leave or absence
    – For retired persons:
    • Proof of pension or other regular income
    – For unemployed adults:
    • If married: Letter of employment and income of the spouse + Notary
    certificate of marriage, legalised by MFA.
    • If single/divorced/widow/widower: Any other proof of regular income

    Full text about all countries subject of this regulation;
    http://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/doc_centre/borders/docs/decision/5500/1_EN_ACT_part1_v4.pdf


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    Re: Documents China for visa application

    Post by pronto on 13/09/11, 10:35 am

    Phewww!!!!!

    Talk about red tape!

    Memo to myself: Don't go walkabout in Europe from Airport!

    Oh for simplicity- anyone able to narrow down these requirements?

    This is worse than one of my posts!
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    Re: Documents China for visa application

    Post by makem on 13/09/11, 10:41 am

    pronto wrote:Phewww!!!!!

    Talk about red tape!

    Memo to myself: Don't go walkabout in Europe from Airport!

    Oh for simplicity- anyone able to narrow down these requirements?

    This is worse than one of my posts!

    None of the above applies to a Schengen Visa for the wife of an EEA National which you are.

    See my posts in the other Schengen visa thread for a list of documents.
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    Re: Documents China for visa application

    Post by Beijing2008 on 13/09/11, 03:50 pm

    Eric, did you read this?
    http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/out-of-country/documents-visitors.pdf
    UK changed the rules in August
    see this?

    http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/partners-families/citizens-settled/spouse-cp/apply-outside-uk/

    If a familymember didn't previous visted UK you will need to forfill the requirements.

    the original link is for Schengen visa.
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    Re: Documents China for visa application

    Post by makem on 13/09/11, 04:20 pm

    Beijing2008 wrote:Eric, did you read this?
    http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/out-of-country/documents-visitors.pdf
    UK changed the rules in August
    see this?

    http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/partners-families/citizens-settled/spouse-cp/apply-outside-uk/

    If a familymember didn't previous visted UK you will need to forfill the requirements.

    the original link is for Schengen visa.

    These new rules are for visitors from outside the UK to the UK? Pronto is inside the UK so would need a Schengen Visa, not a UK Visa?

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    Re: Documents China for visa application

    Post by handyal on 13/09/11, 04:32 pm

    This information is for the UK (UKBA)

    I don't see any new information Ton, other than updating pages of the UKBA and merging the different requirements for various 'Visitor Visas' onto one form of Guidance notes.

    Settlement Visas have seperate Guidance notes.

    No actual change in the requirements for Visas.

    It makes no difference to Schengen Visas for non EU citizens with a valid Visa for the UK.
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    Re: Documents China for visa application

    Post by Beijing2008 on 13/09/11, 06:07 pm

    Has nothing to do with Schengen visa and people with UK visa; this is especially for Asian visa applications for Europe.
    Great info;
    http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/countries/china1/?langname=UK%20English =link to VFS Global;
    http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/www.vfs-uk-cn.com/vfsglobalintroduction.html;
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    Re: Documents China for visa application

    Post by handyal on 13/09/11, 07:21 pm

    http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/countries/china1/?langname=UK%20English

    This is for Visas from China to the UK, as in United Kingdom of, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

    It has nothing to do with Europe. It's for the UK only.
    Since when did the UK Border Agency have anything to do with Visa's, other than for the UK ?

    I'm sorry Ton, I must be missing the point you are trying to make.

    The broken link on the UKBA site should be:
    http://www.vfs-uk-cn.com/index1.aspx

    We've been using that site for years Ton.
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    Post by Beijing2008 on 13/09/11, 08:49 pm

    From VFS site you are linked to my link of UKBA..
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    Re: Documents China for visa application

    Post by handyal on 14/09/11, 06:28 am

    Your link provides lists of documents required for entry to the UK for a non EU citizen.

    Under certain Visa categories a non EU citizen who is already in the UK can get a Schengen Visa without the need to supply everything on that list.

    Two members have just recently submitted successful applications for SV (Sept), with just a handful of documents. Read this thread fully.
    http://nanninginfosite.editboard.com/t2747-marriage-documents-and-schengen-visa

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