Apply for a UK Visitor visa in China - UK Visitor visa - ICSLegal

Contact Us: + 44 0207 237 3388

Latest UK & International Legal News

Apply for a UK visa in China

Apply for a UK Visitor visa in China

You can apply for a UK visitor visa in China if you want a regular visitor to Britain for the following activities:

  • Leisure and entertainment, such as vacation, visiting friends, or attending ADS tour
  • Short-term business visits, such as meetings, workshops, training or the provision of training, participate in sports or creative activities, or short-term academic visits

You can not:

  • Fill vacancies gainful or unpaid work
  • UK permanent residence in the United Kingdom through frequent
  • Married or registered same-sex civil partnership, or give notice of marriage or civil partnership for same-sex
  • The use of public funds

Maximum stay

The Standard visitor’s visa is valid for six months, January 11, 2016, began to apply for a standard visitor visa in the Chinese mainland Chinese citizens are eligible for a 2-year valid visa. It requires a longer valid UK visa frequent visitors can also apply for a period of 5 years or 10 years in any line visa (long-term visa). Multiple-entry visas may be valid within the UK.

Specify the destination travel plans (ADS) Visitors can stay up to 30 days in the UK.

If you accept the UK private medical treatment, you can stay up to 11 months.

UK scholars engaged in research, you can stay up to 12 months.

Please note that if you apply for the UK to stay more than six months, you will receive a 30-day visa valid page, you can hold the visa page in the designated post office to Britain to receive the biological information card. Bioinformatics card shows that you get the full validity of the visa.

Preparation Materials

You must submit the following materials:

  • Valid travel document or passport, which must contain at least one double-sided page is a blank surface
  • Visa Application Form print

Non-members can be independently verified English or Welsh material translation. Translators must confirm the translation:

  • It is the correct translation of the original material
  • Translation date
  • The translator’s full name and signature
  • Contact Information for Translators

In addition, we encourage you to submit the following materials depending on the purpose of the UK. See the support material guides that you can consider a full list of submissions in accordance with the purpose of travel.

The regular visitor (General visitors)

  • Current job or in school to prove, for example, proof of work; or business license (if self-employed business/shareholder); or attending proof; or lease contract (if through leasing income)
  • Income and proof of funds, such as bank passbook or running water (at least 3 months); or certificate of deposit
  • If you visit relatives or friends, you need to submit an invitation they provide, invitations should indicate the length of time of your stay
  • Past trip records (if applicable), such as the old passport

Business visitors (Business visitors)

  • Current job or in school to prove, for example, proof of work; or business license (if self-employed business/shareholder); or proof issued by the school attended;
  • Proof of income, such as bank passbook or running water (at least 3 months)
  • Commercial activities relevant evidence, such as the United Kingdom’s invitation
  • Past trip records (if applicable), such as the old passport

VISIT Visitors (Family visitors)

  • Current job or in school to prove, for example, proof of work; or business license (if self-employed business/shareholder); or attending proof; or lease contract (if through leasing income)
  • Income and proof of funds, such as bank passbook or running water (at least 3 months); or certificate of deposit
  • If the secured party, please provide your invitations secured party
  • If you visit the secured party funding, please provide the secured party bank water (at least 3 months)
  • Past trip records (if applicable), such as the old passport

Children visitors (Child visitor party accompanied by their parents)

  • Account relationship, birth certificate or proof of child certificate and accompanying parent/mother

Children visitors (Child visitor unaccompanied or accompanied by parents were not)

  • Letters of the consent of the parents to provide
  • Account relationship, birth certificate, or proof of parent-child / mother
  • Schools leave of absence to prove
  • One parent working proof
  • Father/mother party proof of income and capital, such as bank passbook or water; or certificate of deposit
  • old passport

Here is the material provided by the applicant does not need us:

  • certificate
  • My passport (passport at the Visa Center still present the passport copy)
  • business card
  • Hotels Information
  • Flight reservation information
  • schedule
  • a copy of the ID card
  • Copies of bank cards
  • Credit card transactions
  • Translation of bank statement
  • Leisure activities relevant certificate
  • Home / car / unit photos
  • All warrants vehicle
  • Real estate license (unless you have rental income)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Water and electricity fee receipts secured party
  • Housing tax secured party (council tax) tax

2.apply for a student visa

2.1 Check if you qualify

Fourth-level student visa

Fourth-level (Tier 4) points-based system includes two student visa categories, the fourth and fourth-level hierarchy of ordinary children. Fourth-level visa application All applicants must:

  • Held by qualified fourth-level sponsor effective enrollment confirmation provided (CAS), and
  • Have sufficient funds to pay for tuition and living expenses

The fourth level of the general category of visa applies to education after the age of 16, comprising:

  • You can obtain a national qualifications framework (NQF) 6 level or higher levels of a full-time degree course; or
  • British higher education programs with the same level of overseas qualifications courses, and the courses are offered by overseas institutions of higher education; or
  • Daytime hours a week at least 15 hours, but can be obtained below the bachelor’s degree level at least up to NQF3 full-time courses (except for language preparation courses (Pre-sessional)); or
  • Recognized medical or dental graduate matriculation; or
  • As a full-time student cadre (sabbatical officer) (Students National Union of) work in your fourth-level security agencies or full English student.

Fourth-level child visa for children 4-17 years of age attending the following courses:

  • And the British National Curriculum (National Curriculum) consistent curriculum; or
  • In line with National Certificate (NQF) requires the curriculum; or
  • Was England OFSTED (OFSTED), Northern Ireland Education and Training Inspectorate Department, Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland or Wales Supervision Bureau of Education Office for Standards in Education (Estyn) recognition with the UK national curriculum and national qualifications framework equivalent academic curriculum; or
  • Consistent with the current (pass) standards for oversight of private education course; or
  • For your main course to prepare language preparation (pre-sessional courses). Main courses must meet the above criteria.

Learning NQF 3 and higher-level courses or 16 or 17 years old and fourth-level students need to apply for the secured party on the fourth level of the ordinary or fourth-level child visa agreement. Learning English as a Foreign Language 16 or 17-year-old fourth-level students should apply for ordinary visas.

4-15 years, students must study in a private school.

Please visit the fourth-level general category student visas page and fourth-level class children student visa page for more information. If you have questions, please read the fourth-level policy guidelines.

Short-term study visa

You can apply for a short-term study visa to Britain:

  • Learning short courses, such as English language courses or training courses
  • Degree courses overseas to conduct short-term research or study

You must study courses or by the fourth level of the secured party provides the following bodies or accredited educational institution:

You can stay for six months to learn any short-term courses in the UK. If you are over 18, you can stay up to 11 months in the UK to study English language courses (except courses contain learning elements of English courses).

You may not:

  • In the public school learning
  • Work or engage in business activities
  • Renew the visa
  • To bring their families – the families must apply separately
  • The use of public funds

Visit the website Gov.UK short-term study visa page for more information.

Summer / Winter Camp program

Summer / Winter Camp program is not a visa category but rather a joint British Council and UK visa and immigration authorities launched a program designed to allow intermediary groups and educational institutions in the UK to participate in the submission Summer / Winter Camp students Visa Application.

Mediation requires the British Council website registered to join the program. A successfully registered intermediary can directly contact the 12 visa application center to arrange an appointment team.

UK study provided by the educational establishment students should apply for short-term study visa categories.

Students who participate in the UK no more than 30 days of educational exchange activities (including courses, cultural and leisure activities) should apply for an ordinary visitor visa.

Leader, teacher, and summer/winter camp team other adults should apply for an ordinary visitor visa.

2.2 Preparation Materials

Fourth-level visa support material

This section describes the material we recommend that students apply for visas submitted by the fourth level. See the fourth-level list of support material to understand that you can consider all submissions.

We recommend that all fourth-level applicants at the visa application center to submit the following original material. Not submit these materials may result in a refusal. All materials must be in English, you must provide independent verification of the translation of non-English materials can be. Translators must confirm the translation:

  • It is the correct translation of the original material
  • Translation date
  • The translator’s full name and signature
  • Contact Information for Translators

All visa application centers offer translation services.

  • Online visa application form print, please visit https://www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk/ online application;
  • Valid travel document or passport, which must contain at least one double-sided page is blank surface;
  • Your fourth-level sponsor in CAS listed on the original material. For example transcripts of other educational institutions;.
  • If you live in China and the UK to apply for stay for more than six months, they need to be provided by the authorization issued tuberculosis clinic testing to prove;
  • Academic Technology Approval certificate (if your school admission confirmation requires that you submit)
  • Old biological information card (if you hold). Please note that we will not refund your card expired bioinformatics;
  • Bank deposits, certificates of deposit, or running water, showing that you have sufficient funds to pay your fourth-level sponsor shown boarding fees or tuition and living expenses up to 9 months in the admission confirmation (CAS) in. You need to provide a specific amount of the cost of living based on individual circumstances.

Bank deposits, certificates of deposit, or water must display the online visa application fee payment as of the date of the required funds have been continuous full (at least) 28 days, and the final balance date the visa fee paid within 31 days before the date. For example, if you August 15, 2015, online visa application fee payment, bank certificates of deposit submitted must show proof of water or deposit funds you hold (at least) 28 days, and the final balance date July 15, 2015, 8 March 15 between.

In China, the UK visa and immigration will accept certificates of deposit funds frozen. However, the certificate of deposit of funds must demonstrate full 28 days. For example, if you are on March 1 deposited on fixed deposit funds, your online visa application submission date for August 15, then only submit original certificates of deposit funds prove insufficient to meet the above requirements. You must also submit proof of deposit to show between July 15 to August 15 (ie online submission date of the application within 31 days) you are still holding the money.

Additional material funds in the fourth level of the applicant’s parents or legal guardians need to submit the name of

  • A parent or legal guardian consent, agree that you use its name funds. as well as
  • Your parent or legal guardian and the relationship between documents.

You may need to submit more than one of the following materials: UK Visa and Immigration did not accept the relevant departments of China issued the certificate.

  • Birth certificate
  • Account
  • Child certificate
  • Adoption certificate (if you are to be adopted)
  • If you are unable to provide any proof of your relationship to the above material, and parent (mother) or legal guardian, you can submit the authorization issued by the DNA test results.

Online application additional material 16 day or 17-year-old fourth-level (Normal) applicants required to submit

  • Written parent (mother) or legal guardian consent letter that you agree to the UK and arrived in Britain shuttle arrangements. Letters of consent must also describe your parent (mother) or legal guardian agree with you to live independently in the UK; and
  • Your relationship and the parent (mother) or legal guardian proof. (See above material requirements)

Additional material fourth-level (child) applicants required to submit

  • Written parent (mother) or legal guardian consent letter that you agree to the UK and arrived in Britain shuttle arrangements. Letters of consent need to include your accommodation arrangements in the UK in the relevant details (see the following details).
  • Your relationship with the father (mother) or legal guardian’s proof (see above material requirements);
  • Provide the following materials for your care arrangements in the UK

You go to school will provide you with accommodation

  • Your father (mother) or legal guardian consent letter must clearly state that they agree to provide you with accommodation arrangements for school

You and your parent (mother) or legal guardian live together

  • Your father (mother) or legal guardian consent letter must clearly explain your accommodation arrangements in the UK
  • Evidence of your father (mother) or legal guardian in the UK legally residing

You will be 18 years of age and close relatives (grandfather/mother, brother, sister, stepfather/mother, uncles/uncle (your father/mother or half-brother/half brother or aunt/aunt (your father/mother or half-brother/half-sister)) living together

  • Your father (mother) or legal guardian consent letter must confirm that care arrangement and provide the following information:
  • The relationship between you and your relatives the
  • Address you and your relatives living in the UK
  • Your parent (mother) or legal guardian to apply for a UK visa and support your relatives responsible for the authorized duration of your UK care of you.
  • Undertaking your relative’s confirmation care arrangements related details, including:
  • Name your relatives, current address, and contact information
  • The relatives and your address in the UK (if the relative current address)
  • Confirm your accommodation is provided to a private address, not by the company’s operations, such as hotels or youth hostels
  • Your relationship with the father (mother) or legal guardians and relatives between the
  • The relatives agreed to provide you with the care arrangements
  • During your class, the relatives of at least 570 pounds per month (up to 9 months) for the care of you and provide you with accommodation
  • Additional information from the people that take care of relatives, as well as the date and signature of the letter of commitment to the relatives
  • Certificate valid passport of the relatives, travel documents, or naturalization certificate to confirm that the relatives may live in the UK. The certificate must be issued in the UK.

You are under 16 years of age (under 18 if disabled) and will be more than 28 days in the UK and is not your father (mother), legal guardian or adult living next of kin (ie, care by private homestay)

  • Your father (mother) or legal guardian consent letter must confirm those care arrangements and provide the following information:
  • Their relationship between the caregiver and your
  • You and your caregiver residential address in the UK
  • Your parent or legal guardian to support your authorized caregivers to apply for British visas and responsible care of you during your UK
  • Undertaking caregivers provide care arrangements to confirm the relevant details, including:
  • Caregiver’s name, current address, and contact information
  • Your caregiver and your address in the UK (if different from current address and caregivers)
  • Confirm your accommodation is provided to a private address, not by the company’s operations, such as hotels or youth hostels
  • Your relationship with the father (mother) or legal guardians and caregivers between
  • Caretaker agree to provide you with the care arrangements
  • During your class, caregivers at least 570 pounds per month (up to 9 months) for the care of you and provide you with accommodation
  • Other people’s care by the caregivers, as well as the date of the commitment letter and caregivers signature
  • Caregivers certificate valid passport, travel document, or naturalization certificate to confirm caregivers can live in the UK. The certificate must be issued in the UK
  • The following materials to prove your caregiver has been registered in the UK local government (UK local authority)
  • Your father (mother), legal guardian or caretaker to the letter of UK local authorities to confirm that you will take care of a private homestay in the UK. as well as
  • British local government (UK local authority) has received a reply to confirm private homestay arrangements related notice

You are 16 or 17 years old and is allowed to live independently in the UK

  • Your father (mother) or legal guardian consent letter must specify that they agree that you live in the UK Independent

Short-term study visa support material

All applicants must submit: * a valid passport or travel document, which must contain at least one double-sided page are the visa application form online * print * Proof of Funds material blank surface (please submit original) show that you have sufficient funds to pay travel expenses, such as you or your parent or legal guardian, or the name of a bank passbook or certificate of deposit water * UK educational institutions invitations, including the name and curriculum level, course length, tuition, accommodation and any fees you have paid * your job or at school to prove, for example working proof; or business license (if self-employed business/shareholder); or certified by attending school-issued; * past trip records (if applicable), such as the old passport * can member is independent verification of material non-English translations. Translators must confirm the translation: * is the correct translation of the original material translation * date * Translator’s full name and signature of the translator’s contact information *

Children under 18 years of age and 18 years of age but under the name of funding student parents need to provide:

  • A written parent or legal guardian consent letter to the United Kingdom and agree that you care arrangements in the UK (if the parent or legal guardian of your UK, you do not need to provide letters of the consent);
  • Parent-child relationship proof (please provide original material), such as household, birth, child certificate, or adoption certificate (if you are to be adopted). If a material can prove the relationship between you and the parents or legal guardians do not need to provide proof of the relationship material. UK Visa and Immigration does not accept the certificate.
  • Arrange care information in the UK
  • Students under 16 years of age should also submit a letter to confirm British School has notified local authorities and take care of your travel arrangements, and local agencies respond to the British School (If you receive a reply).

Apply to the United Kingdom to stay more than six months of the applicant is also required to provide:

  • Issued by an authorized clinic tuberculosis testing to prove

Visit the short-term study visa page for more information.

Summer / Winter Camp team for a support material

Cultural and Education Section of the British agency should register for the summer/winter camp team prepare the following materials:

  • The cover page (cover sheet), please download from the British Council website
  • UK agency letter of acceptance explained the itinerary and detailed address (boarding/family)
  • 18 years of age of members required to submit proof of study or work
  • Proof of funds (please provide originals)
  • The translation that can be independently verified non-English materials. Translators must confirm the translation:
  • It is the correct translation of the original material
  • Translation date
  • The translator’s full name and signature
  • Contact Information for Translators

Children under 18 years of age and 18 years of age but under the name of funding student parents need to provide:

  • A parent or legal guardian consent letter. Letters of consent need to include any of the following details:
  • English name of the school, or
  • British agency name, or
  • Accompanied by an adult name and passport number Also, make sure that provide information on the visa application form and parental consent for information on the agreement letter
  • Parent-child relationship proof (please provide original material), such as household, birth, child certificate, or adoption certificate (if you are to be adopted). If a material can prove the relationship between you and the parents or legal guardians do not need to provide proof of the relationship material. UK Visa and Immigration does not accept the certificate.

3.Other visa categories

3.1 Select the appropriate visa category

Please select the appropriate visa category according to the trip purpose. If you are not sure which category should apply for a visa, please visit = Do you need a visa? Questionnaire.

What is the reason you want to travel to the UK is?

3.2 visa-free transit

We hope that through the United Kingdom in transit to other countries or regions of China to apply for British citizens to need a transit visa. However, if you meet the following visa conditions, you may be able to visa-free transit through the UK.

Airport quarantine zone and in direct transit visa (Direct Airside Transit Visa) visa materials:

  • Valid Canadian, New Zealand, Australia, or the United States visa (virtue can turn to any country)
  • Australia or New Zealand permanent residence permit issued
  • Valid residence permit European Economic Area countries or Switzerland issued a unified format
  • Permanent residence in Canada after June 28, 2002, issued licenses
  • Enter a valid uniform format for a European Economic Area country or Switzerland D visa
  • Biometric visas valid in Ireland
  • A valid Schengen visa ADS team, and the issuing State to travel to the United Kingdom via a Schengen visa ADS
  • Departure from the Schengen area airfare, if you can prove that you have a valid Schengen visa ADS in the last 30 days to the Schengen area
  • Effective Temporary I-551 immigrant visa issued by the United States (lid seal versions will not be accepted)
  • Valid permanent resident card the United States April 21, 1998, or later issued
  • Confirmed by the I-797 extension letter expired I-551 permanent resident card in April 1998 after the United States 21 or the date of issue of
  • Separate US immigration form 155A / 155B (attached to the sealed brown envelope)

Entry transit visa (Visitor in Transit Visa) visa requirements:

British entry transit visa-exempt status, you must:

  • Fly out of the United Kingdom
  • Confirmed onward flight, and will leave in the next day or the British arrive before 0:00 pm
  • Go to the destination country holding legal documents (such as the destination country visa);

And either of the following conditions:

  • Direct (or reasonable route turn away) to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the United States, and holds a valid visa of the country
  • Holders Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the United States effective visa directly (or through reasonable route transfer process) to the UK
  • Direct (or reasonable route turn away) from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the United States to the United Kingdom, and from the last time you hold a valid visa to enter Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States is not more than six months.
  • Have permanent residence permits issued in Australia or New Zealand
  • Hold a valid residence permit European Economic Area countries or Switzerland issued a unified format
  • Valid permanent residence permit in Canada after June 28, 2002, issued by the holder
  • Enter a valid uniform format for a European Economic Area country or Switzerland D visa
  • Ireland holds a biometric visa and onward ticket to the Republic of Ireland
  • You travel to the UK from the Republic of Ireland and from Ireland last time you hold biometric information allowed entry visa or arrive in Ireland no more than three months
  • Hold a valid permanent resident card in the United States on April 21, 1998, or later issued
  • A valid Temporary I-551 immigrant visa issued by the United States (lid seal versions will not be accepted)
  • Confirmed by the I-797 extension letter expired I-551 permanent resident card in April 1998 after the United States 21 or the date of issue of
  • Hold (attached to the sealed brown envelope on) a separate US immigration form 155A / 155B

There are other requirements you would be required to cover. Speak to one of our advisors on 0207 237 3388, or email us at info@icslegal.com