Notice on the Latest Requirements for Visa Application (Update January, 2023)
2023-01-05 11:14


In accordance with the relevant arrangement, starting from 8 January, 2023, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Malaysia will make adjustments on visa application requirements to China as follows:

1. application procedures

1.1 Visa applications except for Diplomatic and Service Passport Holders and Diplomatic, Service and Courtesy Visas

a. Fill out the visa application form online (https://cova.cs.mfa.gov.cn), print out the confirmation page and full form(8 pages in total), and sign the confirmation page and item 9 of the form.

b. Make an appointment online (https://avas.cs.mfa.gov.cn) to submit the application and print out the visa appointment confirmation form.

*Applicants can also complete the online form and make an online appointment through the China Visa Application Service Center (CVASC) website at https://visaforchina.org.

c. Submit the application in person with materials (Please see Part 2 for material requirements)at the Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Kuala Lumpur at the appointment time and retain ten fingerprints. Please contact the Visa Center in advance if you need postal service.

*The following applicants can be exempt from fingerprint collection: Applicants under the age of 14 or over 70; Diplomatic passport holders, or applicants eligible for Diplomatic, Service and Courtesy visas; Applicants who already had their fingerprints collected within the past five years at the Chinese Embassy in Malaysia or the CVASC in Kuala Lumpur with the same passport; Applicants with all fingers uncollectible.

1.2 Applications for Diplomatic and Service Passport Holders and Diplomatic, Service and Courtesy Visas

Please fill out the visa application form online (https://cova.cs.mfa.gov.cn, no online appointment is required), print out the confirmation page and full form (8 pages in total), sign the confirmation page and item 9 of the form, and submit the visa application with original passport with at least six months of remaining validity and blank visa pages, a photocopy of the passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate and an official note to the Consular Office of the Embassy.

2. Material Requirements except for Diplomatic and Service Passport Holders and Diplomatic, Service and Courtesy Visas

2.1 Passport

Original passport with at least six months of remaining validity and blank visa pages, and a photocopy of the passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate.

2.2 Visa Application Form and Photo

One Visa Application Form completed online ( please print-out of the full form, 8 pages in total) with one original photo same as in the application form.

2.3 Proof of legal stay or residence status (applicable to those not applying for the visa in their country of citizenship)

If you are not applying for the visa in the country of your citizenship, you must provide the original and photocopy of your valid certificates or visa of stay, residence, employment or student status, or other valid certificates of legal staying provided by the relevant authorities of the country where you are currently staying.

2.4  Photocopy of previous Chinese passports or previous Chinese visas (applicable to foreign citizens those who were Chinese citizens and have obtained foreign citizenship)

If you are applying for a Chinese visa for the first time, you should provide your previous Chinese passport held and a photocopy of its data page.

If you have obtained Chinese visas before and want to apply for a Chinese visa with a renewed foreign passport that does not contain any Chinese visa, you should present the photocopy of the previous passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate, as well as the previous Chinese visa page. (If your name on the current passport differs from that on the previous one, you must provide an official document of name change.)

2.5 In addition to the visa documents in 2.1 to 2.4 above, the following types of visa documents must be submitted:

Visa

Categories

Description of Visa

Supporting Documents

C

Issued to foreign crew 

membersof means of

international transportation, 

including aircraft, trains and

ships, or motor vehicle drivers engaged in cross-border 

transport activities, or to the 

accompanying family members of the crew members of the 

above-mentioned ships.

Issued to foreign crew members of means of international 

transportation, including aircraft, trains and ships, or motor 

vehicle drivers engaged in cross-border transport activities, or to 

the accompanying family members of the crew members of the

above-mentioned ships.

D

Issued to those who intend to

reside in China permanently.

The original and photocopy of the Confirmation Form for 

Foreigners Permanent Residence Status issued by the Ministry of Public Security of China.

F

Issued to those who intend to

go to China for exchanges, 

visits, study tours and other 

activities.

An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in 

China.

G

Issued to those who intend to

transit through China.

An onward air (train or ship) ticket with confirmed date and seat

to the destination country or region.

J1

Issued to resident foreign 

journalists of foreign news 

organizations stationed in 

China. The intended duration

of stay in China exceeds 180 

days.

Visa Notification Letter issued by the Information Department of 

the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

J2

Issued to foreign journalists 

who intend to go to China for 

short-term news coverage.

The intended duration of stay

in China is no more than 180

days.

Visa Notification Letter issued by the Information Department of 

the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China or other authorized units in China and an official letter issued by the media organization for

which the journalist works.

M

Issued to those who intend to 

go to China for commercial and trade activities.

Documents on the commercial activity issued by a trade partner

in China, or trade fair invitation or other invitation letters issued by relevant entity or individual. 

Q1

Issued to those who are family members of Chinese citizens 

or of foreigners with Chinese 

permanent residence and 

intend to go to China for family reunion, or to those who intend to go to China for the purpose of foster care. The intended 

duration of stay in China 

exceeds 180 days.

"Family members" refers to 

spouses, parents, sons, 

daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, 

grandparents, grandsons, 

granddaughters and parents-in-law. 

(1) An invitation letter issued by a Chinese citizen or a foreign 

citizen with a Chinese permanent residence permit who lives in 

China.

(2) Photocopy of Chinese ID of the inviting individual or foreign 

passport and permanent residence permit.

(3) Original and a photocopy of certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by Public Security 

Bureau or notarized certification of kinship) showing the relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual.

"Family members" refers to spouses, parents, sons, daughters, 

spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, 

grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law.

Q2

Issued to those who intend to 

visit their relatives who are 

Chinese citizens residing in 

China or foreigners with 

permanent residence in China. The intended duration of stay

in China is no more than 180 

days.

(1) An invitation letter issued by a Chinese citizen or a foreign 

citizen with a Chinese permanent residence permit who lives in 

China.

(2) A photocopy of Chinese ID or foreign passport and 

permanent residence permit of the inviting individual.

R


Issued to those who are high-

level talents or whose skills are urgently needed in China.

The applicant should submit relevant certification in accordance

with relevant regulations, and meet the relevant requirements of

the competent authorities of the Chinese government on high-

level talents and individualnel with special skills urgently needed by China,

S1

Issued to those who intend to 

go to China to visit the 

foreigners working or studying 

in China to whom they are 

spouses, parents, sons or 

daughters under the age of 18 or parents-in-law, or to those 

who intend to go to China for 

other private affairs. The 

intended duration of stay in 

China exceeds 180 days.

(1) An invitation letter from the inviting individual (a foreigner who stays or resides in China for work or studies)

(2) A photocopy of the inviting individual's passport and residence permit

(3)Original and a photocopy of certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by Public Security

Bureau or notarized certification of kinship) showing the relationship of immediate family members between applicants and inviting individual.

"Immediate family members " refers to spouses, parents, sons or daughters under the age of 18, parents-in-law.

S2

Issued to those who intend to 

visit their family members who are foreigners working or 

studying in China, or to those who intend to go to China for 

other private matters. The 

intended duration of stay in 

China is no more than 180 

days.

"Family members" refers to 

spouses, parents, sons, 

daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, 

grandparents, grandsons, 

granddaughters and parents-in-law.

For visiting family members for a short period, the following 

documents are required:

(1)An invitation letter issued by the inviting individual (a foreigner who stays or resides in China for work or studies)

(2) A photocopy of the inviting individual's (a foreigner who stays or lives in China for work or studies) passport and residence 

permit

(3) A photocopy of certification (marriage certificate, birth 

certificate or notarized certification of kinship) showing the 

relationship of family members between the applicant and the 

inviting individual.

"Family members" refers to spouses, parents, sons, daughters, 

spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, 

grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law.

For private affairs, documentation identifying the nature of the 

private affairs should be provided as required by the consular 

officer.

X1

Issued to those who intend to 

study in China for a period of 

more than 180 days.

(1) Original and photocopy of the Admission Letter issued by a

 school or other entities in China.

(2) Original and photocopy of "Visa Application for Study in 

China" (Form JW201 or Form JW202).

X2

Issued to those who intend to study in China for a period of 

no more than 180 days.

Original and photocopy of Admission Notice issued by a school or other entities in China.

Z

Issued to those who intend to work in China.

“Notification Letter of Foreigner's Work Permit” or the original 

“Foreigner's Work Permit”

Special Reminder

  (1) The invitation letter may be in the form of fax, photocopy or computer printout, but the consular officer may 

require the applicant to submit the original of the invitation letter.

The invitation letter should contain:

a. Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)

b. Information on the visit ( purpose of visit, intended arrival date, place(s) of intended residence, intended 

duration of residence, arrival and departure dates, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or 

individual, financial source for expenditures)

c. Information on the inviting individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of 

legal representative or the inviting individual, etc.)

  (2) If necessary, the consular officer may require the applicant to provide other proof documents or 

supplementary materials, or require an interview with the applicant.

(3)If the material is in Malay only, it must first be translated into Chinese or English by a qualified translator (e.g. court interpreter) or agency.

(4) The consular officer will decide on whether or not to issue the visa and on its validity, duration of stay and 

number of entries in light of specific conditions of the applicant.


2.6 Malaysian Citizen's Application for Multiple Entry Visas to China

In addition to the visa documents in 2.1 to 2.5 above,, the supporting documents (e.g. photocopies of previous Chinese visas or previous records of travelling to China) for multiple entry visa are as follows:

M-Visa

(1) 6-month to 1-year multiple entry M-Visa: A photocopy of previous Chinese visa within 5 years.

(2) 2-year multiple entry M-Visa: A photocopy of previous 6-month to 1-year multiple entry Chinese visa; or photocopies of previous records of travelling to China for more than 3 times within 5 years.

(3) 3-year multiple entry M-Visa: A photocopy of previous 2-year multiple entry Chinese visa within 5 years; or photocopies of previous  1-year multiple entry Chinese visa for more than 2 times within 5 years; or photocopies of previous records of travelling to China for more than 5 times within 5 years.

Q2-visa

(1) 6-month to 2-year multiple entry Q2-Visa: A photocopy of previous Chinese visa within 5 years.

(2) 3-year to 5-year multiple entry Q2-Visa: A photocopy of previous 2-year multiple entry Chinese visa; or photocopies of previous 1-year multiple entry Chinese visa for more than 2 times. 

S2-Visa

For visiting family members for a short period:

Multiple entry S2-visa with a validity period not exceeding the validity period of the inviting individual's residence permit.

For private affairs such as inheritance, litigation, having real estate in China, etc.:

(1) 6-month to 1-year multiple entry S2-Visa: A photocopy of previous Chinese visa within 5 years.

(2) 2-year multiple entry S2-Visa: A photocopy of previous 6-month to 1-year multiple entry Chinese visa; or photocopies of previous records of travelling to China for more than 3 times within 5 years.

(3) 3-year multiple entry S2-Visa: A photocopy of previous 2-year multiple entry Chinese visa within 5 years; or photocopies of previous 1-year multiple entry Chinese visa for more than 2 times within 5 years; or photocopies of previous records of travelling to China for more than 5 times within 5 years.

3. Contact Information

3.1 For Visa applications except for Diplomatic and Service Passport Holders and Diplomatic, Service and Courtesy Visas, please contact Chinese Visa Application Service Centre in Kuala Lumpur

a.Address: Level 5 & 6, Hampshire Place Office, Jalan Mayang Sari, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

b.Business Hours:Monday-Friday. Closed on Saturdays,Sundays and Public Holidays.
    c.Call: 603 2176 0888 (Weekdays 09:00am-16:00 pm)  
    d.Fax: 603 2161 2234
    e.E-mail: 
klcentre@visaforchina.org



3.2 For Visa applications for Diplomatic and Service Passport Holders and Diplomatic, Service and Courtesy Visas, Please email the Consular Office of the Embassy at kl_visa@csm.mfa.gov.cn.

a.Address: 1st Floor, Plaza OSK, 25 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

b.Call: 603 21645272 (Weekdays 09:30-11:30 am, 14:00-16:00 pm)

c. Fax: 603 21636809

d. E-mail:kl_visa@csm.mfa.gov.cn

In the event of any inconsistency between the previously released information and this notice, this notice shall prevail.


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