China to issue visas for necessary needs | Lähialuematkat

China to issue visas for necessary needs

In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, China has decided to continue to suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas to China. Meanwhile, foreign nationals traveling to China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergent humanitarian needs may still apply for visa. After entering China, you are kindly requested to comply with the epidemic prevention regulations of the local governments.

On SoloVisa required documents list you will find a link to the Health Declaration Form which you need to attach along with other papers needed. Kindly notice that instead of the usual invitation, an official Invitation Letter of Local Foreign Affairs Office or Invitation Letter of Local Commerce Bureau in China is now required.

The Visa Application Service Center is currently open on Thursdays only, and the normal business visa processing time is one week. Express visa is possible to apply too, with 2-3 day processing time.

Should you have any questions regarding the visa issues kindly contact our visa specialist,, +358 9 6689 5735 (Mo – Fri at 10 – 16). Our office at Vuorimiehenkatu in Helsinki will be open Mo – Fri at 10 – 14.