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China Tourist Visa for Filipino citizens: Complete application guide

China is a beautiful country with a rich cultural heritage and scenic beauty. It attracts millions of tourists every year from all over the world, including the Philippines.

However, to visit China, Philippines passport holders need a China Tourist Visa.

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We simplify the China Visa application for you and will help you each step of the way. Read more below.

Do Filipino citizens need a visa for China?


Passport holders from the Philippines need the China Tourist Visa to visit the country.

Available Chinese visas for citizens from the Philippines

There are various Chinese visas that travelers from the Philippines can apply for, each with its own purpose. Here's an overview of the most common visas:

  • China Tourist Visa: This is one of the most common China visa applications. Also known as the L-Visa, the Tourist Visa allows Filipino visitors to travel to China for tourism purposes.

  • China Business Visa: Meant for business activities, this visa allows Filipino visitors to attend conferences, meetings, or negotiations.

  • China Student X Visa: This visa allows Filipino travelers to study in China for research or academic studies.

  • China Work Visa: This visa allows you to work in China and is valid for 90 days to one year. You’ll need an invitation letter from a Chinese employer to apply for it.

  • Family Visit Visa: You need this visa to visit a family member living in China. It allows a maximum stay of 180 days. The government requires an invitation letter issued by a Chinese citizen or a foreigner with permanent residence in China.

How to get the Tourist Visa from the Philippines

There are a couple of way to get the China Tourist Visa:

  • Apply via the official government channels: Read more on the website of the China Embassy in the Philippines and follow the instructions. Reach out to the nearest embassy or consulate, whether that's in Manila, Cebu, Davoa, or Laoag.

  • Apply via us: We offer a simplified application for the China Tourist Visa to make the process easier and quicker, and provide help where needed. Our visa experts are ready to review your application and vouch for an error-free application.

Benefits of applying for the China Tourist Visa with us

Check out the benefits of getting a visa with our services:

  • Save your time: Fill out an application form 50% shorter than platforms from the government.
  • Take your time: Our platform allows you to save your progress, so you don’t need to start from scratch every time you take a break. These features are not available on the embassy website.
  • 100% government compliant: Our experts will review your application to meet all the government requirements, increasing your chances of an approved visa.
  • Expert support: You’ll have our visa experts to your availability, to assist you throughout your application, helping you with any questions, and giving you instructions.
  • Step-by-step guide: You’ll receive a manual with all the tips you need to know to answer the more complex sections of your visa application form.

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