Chinese Group Visa
The Chinese Group visa is issued to travelers who enter Tibet from Nepal. Everyone traveling from Nepal can enter Tibet only with this type of visa. If you already have a multiple-entry valid Chinese visa, you still need to apply for a Group visa. Your current visa will be canceled. It is a single-entry visa, valid for a maximum of 30 days.
The Chinese Embassy won’t stamp this type of visa in your passport. The visa is on a separate sheet of paper. It lists all visitors traveling in a group and the dates of your tour in Tibet. Each member of a group tour will receive two copies of the visa. One will be collected upon arrival in Tibet, and another one upon leaving Tibet. All members of a group tour have to enter and leave Tibet at the same time. Although the name of the visa is “group” visa, solo travelers can also apply for it.
Below we explain the process of getting the visa in detail.
Tibet Travel Permit and Invitation Letter
Processing time: 15 days
First, you need to contact a tour agency in Tibet and send a photo or a clear scan of your passport’s page with a photo. You should also discuss the desired itinerary for your vacation in Tibet. The travel agency submits all necessary paperwork to the Tibetan Tourism Bureau and applies for the permit for you. Along with the permit, Tourism Bureau will issue an invitation letter and send it to the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu.
Chinese Group Visa Application
Processing time: 3-5 business days
Cost: refer to the table with prices below
The Chinese Embassy in Nepal requires Nepalese travel agencies to submit visa application documents. When you arrive in Nepal, you will meet with our partner agency in Kathmandu. He will submit all necessary paperwork to the Embassy. Please, note, you need to spend at least 3 full business days in Nepal. If you have any doubts, please, contact us before booking your tickets. Chinese Embassy is closed during both Nepalese and Chinese official holidays.
The requirements are the same as for the regular Chinese Visa Application.
- Chinese Visa Application
- Passport, valid for at least 6 months with at least 1 blank page for the visa
- Copies of passport and previous Chinese visas (if you have any)
- Passport size photo
The price of the Chinese Group Visa depends on the urgency and nationality. The service fee paid to our partner in Nepal is between $20 and $60 depending on a number of people in a group.
Below is the information about Chinese Group Visa cost:
|Nationality||Ordinary Service (5 business days)||Urgent Service (3 business days)||Extreme Urgent (2.5 business days)|
|For Citizens of all other countries||65||100||125|
More Information about Chinese Visa and Permits
Detailed instructions on how to fill out an application, requirements to the documents and photograph you submit.
Everything you need to know about Tibet Travel Permit: How to apply for a permit, what documents you need to submit, processing time and whether you need more than one permit.