How to Apply China Travel Visa for Malaysian

Part of the preparation for our China trip was to apply the Chinese Tourist Visa. Tourist Visa is REQUIRED for Malaysians traveling in Mainland China excluding Hong Kong & Macau.

The easiest but more expensive way is to ask your Travel Agent to apply on your behalf especially if you are staying outside Kuala Lumpur. However do allow 10 working days to apply via travel agent.

Take note of some important pointers!

1. The Chinese Visa Application Service center is located in Level 5 & 6, Hampshire Place Office, Jalan Mayang Sari, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2. Business Hours: Monday-Friday. Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. Submission of applications: 9:00 to 15:00. Payment and collection: 9:00 to 16:00.

3. FOUR Working Days are Needed after submiting your passport for regular service.

4. Refer the Schedule of Fees for the visa application. Payment is made during passport collection.

Below are the steps to self apply the Chinese Travel Visa.

1. Complete the Online Visa Application Form.

2. Bring along

  • Original passport with at least Six Months of remaining validity and with at least Two Blank Pages.
  • 2 China Visa Passport Photo (Colour Photo with White Background and with forehead shown)
  • A photocopy of the passport’s info page.
  • Flight Ticket Copy

For more detailed info, you can CLICK HERE.

3. The process is faily straightforward, just head to 5th floor office. The receptionist will check your documents and provide you a waiting number. During your turn, submit the relevant documents and they will give you a collection receipt. (Note: 4 working days includes the day you submit)

4. Level 5 Hampshire Place Office is the place to submit your application form while Level 6 is the place to collect your passport and make payment.

5. Payment is made when you collect your passport. You can pay by cash or credit card.

My China Visa

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  1. What about Indian passport, do we need visa for Hong Kong and Macau, or its better to get visa for China will be cover all

  2. Hi Tommy,

    Could you brief me more about “A photocopy of the passport’s data page, observation page and the photo page if it is separate.”? I am not so clear with this part.

    Besides that, if I go Macao from Mainland and back to Mainland again, is it means that it is considers as double entry? We arrive at China from Malaysia is the 1st entry, after that we back fro Macao and go into Mainland again consider as 2nd entry?

    If I apply my Visa on April 2017, but my flight date is falling on coming June 2017, will it be any problem for it? I would like to apply my Visa earlier as my coming schedule is vy tight.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Thank You and Regards.

  3. Is it hard to get a chinese business visa in Kuala Lumpur? I am EU-citizen, living in Shanghai right now, but need to apply for a new visa this month

  4. May i know what’s the difference between the office in Hampshire Place Office, Jalan Mayang Sari and this one ?
    Address: 2nd floor, Plaza OSK, 25 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Office Hours: Application Submission: 9:00-15:00 Monday-Friday
    Payment and Passport Collection: 9:00-16:00 Monday-Friday
    Tel: +60-3-21758888, 21757888

    are the charges different ?

  5. Hi Tommy. Your post are so helpful. Anyway, I wanted to apply visa next Tuesday which is on 25.04.17 n by right the visa will be ready by 28.04.17. My question is, can the visa be ready by 28.04.17 if i wanted to catch a flight at the night or the next day? Due to the time is quite tight, or should i apply using the express application? I don’t want to risk the loss for the air ticket that’s why I’m asking for your opinion. Hope that u can help on my query. Thanks!

  6. Hi, if I want to visit Shenzhen and Guangzhou for two days as part of my HK & Macau trip, do I still need the visa to enter?

  7. It’s possible apply for me Italian citizen transit in Malaysia with tourist visa i KL? I read it’s suggest to apply one month in advance from your intend of fly in China. I will be in KL 23 day before my ticket to china, it’s ok?? thank you very much for the information, very usefull

  8. hi, my friend say when apply china visa, we need to provide 2 expired passport to them plus the valid one total 3 passport need to bring, is that correct?

  9. if i need to apply visa from jb do i need to engage any agent to apply? roughtly how much its it? any recommend?

  10. please tell me
    I myself Belarus
    if I am on business in Kuala Lumpur can I open a Chinese business visa in China?
    and what do I need?
    maybe you can suggest any travel Agency?

  11. Roughly how much for the visa to China? I will be going to Guangzhou for 5D4n. Do advice. Thank you

  12. hi Tommy
    thanks for your help in advance.
    I currently working in SG and I need my own passport to travel to and fro, can I get a piece of paper(proof) from service center during the 4 working days for me to show the custom officer in SG?

  13. Hi Tommy, thanks a lot for the info, it is very helpful.

    1 question, can apply super early, 3-6 months before the travel date?

  14. Hi, My name is Florence. Am a home based travel consultant in Kuala Lumpur. Should you require any visa application assistance and visa lodgement on your behalf, you may email to : for assistance

  15. Hi, Just for travel VISA , it also needed 4 working to process? I from Penang.
    I wish to do it and get on same days so I dun need to travel to KL for 2 times

  16. Hi Tommy,just wondering if you need to provide two separate flight tickets in order to apply for the double entries travel visa? Thank you.

    • Hi Ng For foreigners who hold tickets to a third country and have booked seats on international airlines, ships, trains transiting through China, if the stay is less than 24 hours, they can enjoy the 24-hour visa-free transit.

  17. Hi,im currently working in taiwan
    I never apply any china visa before,the only way for me is to go back to Malaysia and apply?
    Can i apply in hong kong?
    Worst comes to worst,can i send my passport back to malaysia and ask someone to apply for me?
    Thx lot for your time,much appreciate

  18. hi is the office closed this monday on 4th september due to the sea games holiday. and what am i to do if i cant apply the visa on monday because my flight is on tuesday ?

  19. Hello Tommy, I read that we are still required to apply for China visa even if Shen zhen and Zhu hai are part of our HK & Macau trip, may I confirm if Malaysians are 100% eligible to apply for this Shenzhen Visa on Arrival? Thank you for your time, much appreciated!!

  20. Hi Tommy can I apply it to enter China from Hong kong? As I will travel Hong Kong first before going to China. Tq

  21. Do the holder of the passport need to be present to apply for the visa? Can I help my family members to apply for visa?

  22. Hello Tommy,

    From your experience, how long does it takes to queue and submit the visa application and the collection?

    Thank you.

  23. Hi, is it possible to be in Malaysia on a tourist visa and get a student visa into China? I heard last time from a friend that tried during the October holiday that this is not possible. Can you please verify if I can apply for my student visa whilst in Malaysia travelling?

  24. Hi Tommy, I have applied a visa on-line yesterday and got a visa application number. When my colleague submitted the application form at the counter this morning, it was rejected because the counter needed another form relating to the on-line application. Would you know what it is? After I submitted on-line, there was an acknowledgement showing the application number. I submitted that acknowledgement but was rejected. I’m puzzled. Is there another one? Anyway, can we use back the same application number?

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