Chinese Visa Information

Obtaining a Chinese Visa

Instructions on how to apply for a Chinese visa should be available on the website of the Chinese embassy of your home residence or country. Please bear in mind that the visa application process can take several days or weeks. Please allow for sufficient time to obtain your visa prior to travel.

Click here to access a copy of the Chinese visa application form (in English).

Chinese Visa Extension

Please note: Visa extensions are extremely difficult to obtain in Tibet. In case you need a visa extension, plan to get your extension prior to your travel to the TAR. Normally you will get a one-time visa extension from the PSB in most of the provincial level cities in China. It takes about three working days.

You need to prepare:

  • Two passport photos

  • A letter from your hotel with their official stamp proving that you are residing with them.

  • Your passport