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Visa's

Burnley, United...
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Visa's

I'm sure a common question.Travelling from UK manchester.Seems confusing about cost of visa's, making appointment at Embasy in Manchester.please any advice

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Beijing, China
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1. Re: Visa's

If you are using the visaforchina.org China Visa Service Application Centre, they have the cost on their website: …visaforchina.org/MAN_EN/…20180330.pdf and admittedly, they could present it a little better.

If you're a UK citizen, it's total of £151 if you will drop off and pick up in person, standard service. £178 if you need express/rush service, and £175 if you want to use postal service. For a standard tourist visa, you don't have the option anymore of getting a single- or double- entry; the standard visa is now 2 years, multiple entry, usually good for 90 days per stay. You may be looking at the table and seeing single/double options but those are for "Other" (Passports) not specifically listed and won't apply to you if you're a UK passport holder.

That bit at the bottom under Notes tries to clarify. The £151 total is for the Chinese visa fee + service charges. What they are clumsily trying to impart is that CVASC charges a flat fee for their services based on whether you use regular, express, or postal service, and that the differences are due to the other part of the equation--the Chinese visa fee which is set by nationality and that they have no influence on.

Some people have made the mistake of thinking that the total cost is the £151/178/175 PLUS the service fee at the bottom (£66/78/90) but that bottom part is already included in the bigger number.

Edited: 30 May 2018, 21:47
Burnley, United...
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2. Re: Visa's

Thanks for clarifying.

Portsmouth, United...
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3. Re: Visa's

This message was really useful as I thought it would cost £217 (£151 + £66)!! Thank you. It's still very expensive, but not quite as much as I thought.

Shenzhen, China
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4. Re: Visa's

It lasts two years so, with careful planning, we get three trips from one visa.

You should see the hoops Chinese people need to get a UK visa.

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