How to Get a Crew Visa for China

China Crew Visa

China Crew Visa

A crew (C) visa is issued to crew members working on board of international trains, airliners or vessels to China.  I’ll explain the steps below.

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1
Get an introduction letter

Get a formal introduction letter issued by the airline or shipping company.

2
Find your consulate

Each consulate might require slightly different documents to apply for the visa. First, go to the website of the consulate that is responsible for your jurisdiction.

3
Find the visa page

Once at the homepage of your consulate, you will see a link somewhere on the homepage that says “Visas” or “Consular Information.” Click on the link.

4
Find your visa type

Continue to follow the links to find the information on the visa. You will normally see a link that either says “How to Apply for a Visa” or “How to Apply” or, simply, “Crew Visa.” Gather the required documents.

5
Submit documents and fees

Find out what fees you need to pay for the visa. The fees will be listed on your consulate website.

The consulates enable expedited processing of visas if you pay an additional fee.

Submit your documents and the fees to the consulate.

6
Receive your visa

Congratulations! After a period of waiting, the Chinese Consulate/Embassy will give to you your brand new Chinese visa.

7
China FAQ

Frequently asked questions on visas for China are answered here at Travel China Guide.

8
Vaccination information

Don’t get sick! Check vaccination requirements here at the CDC.

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