China Online Visa Application system and Appointment for Visa Application Submission system will take effect on July 1, 2018. All visa applicants (including diplomatic and official passport holders, not including Hong Kong and Macao visa applicants) need to visit https://www.visaforchina.org and fill in the application form online. When completing the applicants need to print and sign the form, and print the "Confirmation Page of Online Visa Application".
Visa applicants with ordinary passport should visit https://www.visaforchina.org to make an appointment for submission and bring the printed and signed application form, together with other related documents to the Chinese Visa Application Center. Applicants with diplomatic or official passport or members of important government delegetion do not need to make an appointment and can submit the application directly to the Chinese Embassy.
Before July 31st, 2018, applicants can still use the old visa application form. From August 1st, 2018, all applicants must fill in the new application form online and make an appointment for submission as required. The old application form will be no longer accepted.