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Information on Visa Application
2009-02-24

(You may get the following information at the entrance of the Consular hall)

From January 2011, Visa section is open every Monday to Friday morning from 9:00am to 11:00am except holidays which will be notified in advance. Normally it takes 4 working days to process your visa application. Upon application and the visa officer decides it qualified, we provide urgent service with the extra payment of 3,000 kshs(1 working days after acceptance) and 2,000kshs for express(3 working days after acceptance).

The number for visa inquiry is 0712-182118 or 2722559-8000/8001,available from Monday to Friday(except holidays ) from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Before submitting application documents, please

--Check the validity of your passport, it is required at least 180 days.

--Paste one photo on the right place of the application form by glue. The photo can not be pasted by stapler.

--Check whether you have completely filled and understood the application form, especially the type of visa collection which can not be amended after the documents have been accepted.

The procedure of submitting application documents is:

Step 1---- get a number paper from the machine..

Step 2----await for the announcement of your number

Step 3----submit both your documents and the number paper to the consular officer.

If you want to collect passport with visa, the number is not required, you are only required to wait before the pickup window.

 

The following requirements are subject to change without prior notice or explaination by the Chinese Embassy.

For BUSINESS visa, please provide:

1. Valid passport & 2 passport-sized photos;

2. Application form completely filled;

3. Air ticket booking and hotel booking;

4. Covering letter from employer or business registration/certificate of incorporation;

5. Visa authorization form or official invitation letter from Chinese inviter with clear signature and stamp;

6. Bank statement for last 3 months with positive latest closing balance;

7. Copy of your valid Reentry pass or resident permit if you are not a Kenya national;

8. Other documents that the visa officer deems necessary

9. Applying for multiple visa also requires the copy of previous visas to China

For TOURIST visa, please provide:

1. Valid passport & 2 passport-sized photos;

2. Application form completely filled;

3. Air ticket booking, hotel booking, travel insurance and detailed travel plan;

4. Bank statement for last 3 months with positive latest closing balance;

5. Covering letter from employer or business registration/certificate of incorporation;

6. Copy of your valid Reentry pass or resident permit if you are not a Kenya national;

7. Other documents that the visa officer deems necessary

8. Applying for multiple visa also needs the copy of previous visas to China

For visiting relatives living in China,please provide :

1. Valid passport & 2 passport-sized photos;

2. Application form completely filled;

3. Invitation letter signed by the relative in China. If the relation between the applicant and the relative is couple or parents and children, please provide the copy of marriage certificate or birth certificate.

4. Copy of Chinese resident permit or ID card of the relative

5. Air ticket booking

6. Copy of your valid Reentry pass or resident permit if you are not a Kenya national;

7. Other documents that the visa officer deems necessary

8. Applying for multiple visa also needs the copy of previous visas to China

For STUDY visa, please provide:

1. Valid passport & 2 passport-sized photos ;

2. Application form completely filled;

3. Original and copy of JW202 form & admission note issued by Chinese universities and institutes and copies;

4. Original and copy of medical examination report, i. e. blood test report, and copies. Medical examination form can be collected from visa section.

5. Other documents that the visa officer deems necessary

For WORKING visa, please provide:

1. Valid passport & 2 passport-sized photos ;

2. Application form completely filled;

3. Original and copy of employment permit issued by the Ministry of Labor and Employment of China;

4. Original and copy of medical examination report, i. e. blood test report, and copies. Medical examination form can be collected from visa section;

5. Other documents that the visa officer deems necessary

For attending conference, seminar or sport competition, please provide:

1. Valid passport & 2 passport-sized photos ;

2. Application form completely filled;

3. Visa authorization form or official invitation letter from the organizer with clear signature and stamp

4. Covering letter from the institution that the applicants are affiliated to or verbal note from MFA

5. Copy of your valid Reentry pass or resident permit if you are not a Kenya national;

6. Other documents that the visa officer deems necessary

7. Applying for multiple visa also needs the visa authorization form which clearly states that the multiple visa is needed.

For official visit, please provide:

1. Valid passport & 2 passport-sized photos ;

2. Application form completely filled;

3. Visa authorization form or official invitation letter from relevant Chinese authority with clear signature and stamp

4. Covering letter from the institution that the applicants are affiliated to, or verbal note from Ministry of Foreign Affairs or UN

5. Copy of your valid Reentry pass or resident permit if you are not a Kenya national;

6. Other documents that the visa officer deems necessary

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