In accordance with requirements from the Chinese embassy, from July 16th 2012, invitation letters for Chinese visas must contain the following:
This list is about the information in your letter of invitation and is not related to the information already on your application form.
INFORMATION ABOUT APPLICANT:
□ Full Name(as shown in passport, including all middle names)
□ Date of Birth
□ Passport Number
□ Purpose of Visit
□ Date of Arrival and Departure in China (of the next trip if applying for multi entries; both if applying for double entry)
□ Place of Visit(in China)
□ Relationship between the Applicant and the inviter
□ Who will be paying all the applicant’s expenses while they are in China
INFORMATION ABOUT INVITER:
□ Name of Organisation
□ Contact Number
□ Stamp of the Organisation
□ Chinese signature of the Organisation Representative
□ Job title of the Organisation Representative
□ Chinese name of the Organisation Representative
□ Date of the letter it was written
□ Name (Full Chinese name if the inviter is Chinese)
□ Contact Number (in China)
□ Address (in China)
□ Signature of inviter (in Chinese characters if they are Chinese)
□ ID Copy
Date of the letter it was written
i. Chinese inviter: ID Copy front and back;
ii. Non-Chinese inviter: a copy of Passport photo page and resident permit page)
Please note :
- if any of the above details are not included in your letter of invitation, the embassy will not accept your application.
- In all cases the embassy will have the final decision on what visa to issue if they issue a visa at all. Therefore supplying the required documents does not guarantee the outcome.
- For Multiple entry visa applications, the letter must clearly state which multiple entry Chinese visa the applicant is applying for and why the applicant requires a multiple entry visa.
- Currently if you apply for a multiple entry Chinese visa and the embassy choose not to issue it, they normally issue a lesser visa.
Different types of Letter of Invitation
Here is an example of the new requirement