Chinese Visa Service

From 2005 ABLE start to provide Chinese visa apply service for applicants, so far earned a 100% success rate for all applications. At ABLE we are committed to making things simple for you and can provide you the fast and efficient visa service to ensure your visa is correctly processed and on time.

Requirement for each applicant:

  • Valid Passport 
    • Valid for at least 6 months from the application date, and also have two free adjacent ‘visa’ pages
  • One passport-size photograph
  • A completed, signed visa application form V 2013A (download form)
  • Copy of your return air ticket
  • Copy of your hotel booking
  • Appropriate fee (as shown on table below)
    • We accept payment by Cheque; Internet Banking and Cash by bank
  • Pre-paid addressed Special Delivery Envelope (for the return of your visa and passport)

Price and visa type:



Normal Service (4 working days)

Express Service (3 working days)

Single Enter Double Enter Multi Enter 6M Multi Enter 1/2Y Single Enter Double Enter Multi Enter 6M Multi Enter 1/2Y










Other countries









Romania, Serbia, Poland passport holders visa fee are in accordance with the relevant provisions of the bilateral agreement, contact us for more details.

  • The service day indicated above is time taken at Consulate;
  • please allow extra 1-2 working  days for postage to arrive. The above cost includes the Chinese Embassy’s fee and our service fee

Additionalrequirement for business visa

An invitation letter/fax from a Chinese Government department / Government authorized company. For multi entry visa, the invitation letter from company or local government specifying a requirement for multiple entry.

Additional requirement for visit relative visa

An invitation letter from Chinese relative, please contact us for more details.

Additional requirement for working visa 

An employment permit from the Ministry of Labour or the State Bureau of Foreign Experts of China together; an invitation letter from the company authorized by the Chinese Government, and a complete healthy form (download from, if stay in China for over 6 month.

Additional requirement for student visa 

Form: JW-201 or JW – 02 issued by the Ministry of Education of China; A letter of admission from a Chinese University /College.

Ways you can pay

Cheque; Internet Banking and Cash

Our account details are as below. Please use your name as reference

Bank: Bank of Scotland

Name: Alba Business Link & Exchange Ltd

Account Number: 06121561   Sort code: 80 22 60


Please send your Application together with all other documents required to:

Alba Business Link & Exchange Ltd

Gyleview House,

3 Redheughs Rigg, Edinburgh EH12 9DQ

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us;

0131 466 5311; or email us:

Frequently Asked Questions

We have tried to answer some of the most commonly asked questions, however, if we have not answered all of your questions, please do not hesitates to contact us

Q   Who requires a visa to visit China?

A    A visa is required by ALL travellers to China or via China (in transit) to an onward destination

Q    Do I need a visa to visit Hong Kong and Macao?

A    No, if you are travelling as a tourist or on a business trip a visa is not required for a British passport holder.  Please note, that no entry will be permitted to Mainland China through any route without a visa.

Q     Do I need anything additional papers to visit Tibet ?

A     YES, a Tibet Permit. For this a full itinerary will be required and a valid Chinese Visa.

Q     How long before I travel should I apply for my visa?

A     You can not apply before 3 month before your departure date – We suggest applying a month before you depart

Q     How long does it take to obtain a visa from the Chinese embassy

A     It normally takes 4 working days to process

Q     What type of passport do I need?

A     You need to have a FULL passport with at least TWO totally blank consecutive pages. For a Single or Double entry visa, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months; For a Multiple entry visa, your passport must be valid for at least 9 Months

Q     Can I also apply for a visa for an ‘accompanying person’ using the same  


A     Yes, but a photograph of the accompanying person,(usually a child) using the same passport, should be affixed to the form. The full visa fee will apply for each person

Q     How long is a visa valid for?

A     Tourist visa :

A single or double entry tourist visa is usually valid for entry within 3 month from the date of issue and is valid for a trip up to 30 days

The Multiple Entry Business visa is available for the following 3 periods:

Half a year  

One year

Between two to five years

All valid from the date of issue

Q     If I do not travel can I obtain refund of the cost of the visa?

A     No

Q     Can ABLE Ltd apply for a visa for NON-British passport holders?

   Yes, the procedure will be the same as British passport holders or please phone 00 44

(0) 131 466 5311 or e-mail