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Asked by Nick from Switzerland | Jun. 14, 2016 11:34
About:China Consulate in Zurich

British passport holder living in Zurich, Switzerland applying for a single entry PRC visa

Hi, I will be visiting Shanghai from Zurich in September as a tourist. Can anybody help me with the following:

1. Do I simply hand in my application for a "Type L" tourist visa (along with the supporting documents) to the Chinese Consulate here in Zurich during regular opening times (without any prior appointment)?

2. Do I then go back to the Chinese Consulate about 5 working days later to pick up my passport etc. (again without any prior appointment)?

3. How do I pay for the visa? Can I pay in cash? Or do I need to pay in advance by bank transfer?

4. What is the period of validity of a single entry visa (just so I know when best to make my application)?

Many thanks.

Answers (2)
Answered by Baefire from Greece | Jun. 15, 2016 21:59
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1. Nick, you can submit the application to the consulate general direct without making an appointment in advance.
2. There is no need to make any appointment. The application process usually takes 4 working days.
3. You should pay in cash.
4. The validity of a tourist L type is 3 months, and usually, you are advised to apply for it one month prior to your trip.
Answered by Nick from Switzerland | Jun. 16, 2016 10:50
20Reply
Hi Baefire
Many thanks for your quick and clear answers - just what I needed and much appreciated.
Cheers.
Nick
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