Visa to China is required for Philippine passport holders
Per usual, this blog post will only deal with requirements for Chinese Tourist Visa Application. For other purposes, please refer to their website. This is updated May 11, 2019.
Chinese Visa for Philippine Passport Holders Requirement:
- Passport – Original passport that is valid for at least another 6 months with at least one blank visa page, a photocopy of the passport’s information/photo page and emergency contact page.
- Visa Application Form – You must submit truthfully completed and signed Chinese Visa Form 2013 Do not leave any field blank. Write N/A if the question does not apply to you.
- Photo – Affix one color photo on the Application Form. The photo should be recent, front view, white background, in 48mm x 33mm size without head covering. Glue the photo to the appropriate field. Stapled/taped/clipped/detached photos will not be accepted.
- Travel itinerary
- Airline Ticket reservation
- Hotel Reservations
- Invitation letters from China, if applicable
Got Previous Chinese Visa?
If you’ve had Chinese visa before, you should submit a photocopy of the visa. If the visa is on your old passport, you should also submit the old passport.
First Time Chinese Visa Applicant?
Need to provide financial document such as below
- Bank certificate including 6-months bank statement
- Employment certificate stating salary and length of employment
- BIR stamped income tax return form
- For Businessmen, provide business papers and latest ITR.
- Professional ID, student ID when applicable
- All other relevant document you can think of that could prove your financial capability to support your travel to China
How to Apply for Chinese Visa?
- Applicant may submit his/her visa application in person or entrust someone (with authorisation letter) or a travel agency to submit on his or her behalf.
- No appointment is required.
- Mail applications will not be accepted.
- You may be required to go to the Chinese Embassy for an interview if the visa officer deems it necessary.
How much is Chinese Visa and how long does it take?
- Single Entry 1400 pesos
- Double Entry 2100
- 6mo Multiple Entry 2800
- 1yr Multiple Entry 4200
Regular processing time is 4 working days. For expedited application, additional fee will be collected. Visa payment is made during passport collection. Only cash payment will be accepted.
- Express service (3-days): +1100 pesos
- Rush service (2-days): +1700 pesos (not applicable for first time application)
Special Administrative Region of China
- Hong Kong, SAR – Philippine passport holders are allowed entry without visa for a stay of up 14 days.
- Macau, SAR – Philippine passport holders are allowed to visit for 30 days without the need for visa
Who doesn’t need visas to enter China as tourist?
- Citizens of Singapore, Brunei and Japan holding ordinary passports may enter China without a visa provided that they come to China for tourism, family visit, business or transit, and intend to stay in China for no more than 15 days.
- The citizens of the following countries do no require visas to enter China for stay less than 72 hours (in transit, for example) Austria, Belgium, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Lativa, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, Britain, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, America, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, the Uinted Arab Emirates, Qatar
- Hold connected passenger tickets and are in transit to a third country or region by an international aircraft, ship or train via China, will stay for not more than 24 hours in China without leaving the port of entry.
Consular Office of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
2nd Floor, the World Center,
330 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue,
Makati City, Metro Manila
Visa Office Hours:
09:00 am to 11:00 am Monday to Friday
Inquiry: 0063-2-8482395 ( Work Day 09:00 –11:00, 14:00–16:00 )
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Hi, is 100,000 average daily balance for Chinese Visa Application a must? Thanks
Did I say that in the blog? Usually you just have to have enough to support yourself during your travel. You can try 5,000 per day allowance if China.
hello.im a philippine passport holder.. im currently a visiting relative visa holder here in japan..i just got an extension this day from the immigration and only grant me 1 month. now my visa will expire after month from now..i hope im not too late coz im planning to visit my friend in china who is also working there then go back home to the philippines. i would like to ask if it is possible for me to do this visit? can i apply a china visa here in japan as visiting relative visa holder? what are the requirements and where to go? pls help i only have 1 moth to settle things out.
I’m not an official representative of Chinese Embassy, but if I have to guess, I would say No not possible. But I suggest you give them a call to be certain.
Hello, I know this post was 2 years ago but is this only for tourist visa? I couldn’t find any article for different types of visa like S1 visa because I’m planning to visit my sister in China and she works there with residence permit already. TIA
Define S1 Visa:
a) Dependent Visa for family members of foreign nationals who work, study in China to stay in China for more than 180 days.
b) Visitor Visa for personal affairs to stay in China for more than 180 days.
a) Invitation letters from relatives in China who must attach a copy of his/her personal passport, Residence Permit for Aliens, and original and copy of proofs of kinship.
b) Documents supporting the purpose of visit.
hi mam, im from manila philippines, just want to ask a question.
me and my kids are planning to go vacation in jeju but in our ticket we need to layover in shanghai in 3-4hrs
do we need to apply a visa for that.
thank you in advance. :) have a great day!
Why in the Philippines you cant get a student visa even you have all the required documents and you are a Filipino citizen??They will just give you hope waste your money and effort.And the consule will say ‘please come back after four working days.You need to waste your energy again and say sorry you dont have visa.Thats bs!!!
Hi I am a housemaid in Malaysia and planning to go to china to meet my friend before my contract ends on October.What are the requirements I need to bring for a travel/visit visa because I have no bank statement as my employer send all my salary to my family.My friend promised me she’ll shoulder all of my expenses.Please help,do I need exit visa from my employer,release letter or any?
How to get a transit visa to china ,im a philippne pasp0rt h0lder.