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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180 Comments

  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
    thanks

  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 : spwong8@yahoo.com.my 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?

  25. Hi, I’m Malaysian. if i travelling to Japan and transit at Beijing Airport (waiting 4 hour), do i need to apply Visa.

  26. Hi Tommy, does it helps if I went there to queue up earlier at 8am? So can process immediately at 9am when counter open.

  27. I have a previous visit visa in 1999. Do I have to give a photocopy of it? The website is not very clear. It says it applies to former Chinese citizens but in later paragraph it sounds generic. Since I’ve read of complaints about rejected applications due to incomplete documents I’m trying to double check with others.

  28. Hi. I am Malaysian plan to visit china for 60-90 days. I have a individual who is inviting party invite me to china. Do you think which visa is applicable for me? F visa? S2 visa ? or L visa? If L visa is that only can apply double entry tourist visa which entitled the total 60days visit? I am planning to book the flight ticket but stuck in the type of visa application.

  29. Hi, I just applied China visa this morning at 9.30am. to be collected on 21/12/17. Now due to unforseen circumstances, I will not be going to China. Can I go tomorrow morning to cancell my visa application? do I need to pay any fee for cancellation? urgent advice please

  30. Hi Tommy. My friend and I (Malaysian)will go to China for 10 days but through Hong Kong first. We will visit Guangzhou and Shenzen and aslo Macau. After that we must return to HK and back to Malysia.
    Does China visa cover all that city or we also have to apply ETA for HK?
    Thank you.

  31. i dont understand, during visa application u need a copy of flight ticket. but in my case, to purchase flight ticket i need a visa first. it is so confusing. how?

  32. Hi Tommy, what if I enter Shenzhen from Hong Kong by Train? and back to Hong Kong on that day? Do I need to apply Visa? as in day trip to Shenzhen. If yes, do I need to purchase the train ticket via online for the visa apply?

  33. Copy and Paste From Tripvisa.my

    FAQ About China Visa Application In Malaysia

    Can I extend the duration of stay of my visa in China

    You may apply for an extension of the “duration of stay” of your visa at a local public security authority before it expires, but without an assumption that the application will be automatically approved. Overstay violates the laws of China and will be punished.

    Does a child need to fill out a visa application form as well?

    As an independent applicant, the child needs to fill out a separate visa application form. However, if the child shares the same passport with a principal applicant, this is not required.

    I am currently in China. Can I mail my application to you?

    No, you can’t. If you are currently in China, you have to exit the country to apply for a Chinese visa. Application acceptance is only available to people lawfully residing in the country in which this centre is located.

    May I know Malaysia passport holder need to apply any visa to Hong Kong and Macau?

    No, Malaysia passport holders don’t need a visa in HK and Macao for travel. In Macau, you are exempt from visa for 30 days and 90 days in HK.

    I will be attending some meetings in China. Should I apply for a China business visa or tourist visa?

    If the main purpose of your visit/trip is business, trade affairs, or commercial discussions then you must apply for a business visa to China. However, you are allowed to tour the country with a business visa. You do not need a separate Chinese tourist visa to see China’s cultural heritage.

    In addition to all required paperwork, you should request a business invite from the inviting company in China.

    I am going to mainland China, then to Hong Kong and back to mainland China for one night. Does this mean I must have a double-entry visa?

    Absolutely. Double-entry visa means you can enter into mainland of China twice within 180 days. Since you are going to the mainland of China twice, you must have a double-entry visa. Although being part of China, Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region.

    My passport expires in 9 months, can I still get a 12-month multiple-entry visa?

    No, you can’t. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from date of application in order to get a travel to China visa. You can get a single or double entry visa if your passport expires in less than 12 months, but more than 6 months. You can only get a 12-month multiple entry visa if your passport is valid for at least 15 months.

    I’m going to China on January 1, and my visa expires on January 10. Can I still stay for 30 days?

    Yes, you can. As long as you enter China before the expiration date, you can stay for 30 or more days as specified on your visa. The duration of stay starts from the day you enter China.

    I will travel between Hong Kong and the mainland multiple times. Do I need a multiple-entry visa?

    Yes, you do need a multiple-entry visa for that purpose. Each time you enter China from Hong Kong or Macao, you need one entry.

    I had Malaysia tourist visa 90 days, can I apply China visa in Malaysia?

    Last time, yes! but China Embassy has updated new rules and had informed us that non Malaysia passport holder cannot apply China Visa in Malaysia if they do not hold long term Malaysia visa such as Malaysia working permit, Malaysia Spouse Visa or Malaysia Second Home Visa. They need to apply China Visa in their home country. For confirmation please contact China Embassy.

  34. Hi Tommy, if i help my family member to apply the visa, so the form must get their signature (part 4)? Then fill in the application form can by handwriting or must to typing and print out?

  35. Hi Tommy,
    Can i fill in the application form and apply the visa for my family member on behalf without their signature at (part 4)? Then i have to fill in at (part 5)?

  36. Hi Tommy, thanks for the detailed info on the China Visa. Saw you applied 2 entries for the 6 months to enter China, need to show them 2 flights ticket?
    I would like to apply for the 2 entries for the 6 months too. However, I only booked for the 1st flight ticket to China and have yet to book for the 2nd flight ticket.

  37. Hi Tommy, apologies for bothering you. I am planning to enter china by train. I am planning to spend a week in hk before i go to china. Therefore, i have bought my hk air tickets. Just wondering, by showing my hk air tickets, will it be sufficient? any advise? many thanks

  38. many thanks Tommy! i am planning to get my train tickets into shenzhen there then! appreciate your advise. many thanks

  39. Hi Tommy, thanks for your detailed post on the chinese visa application.

    I’m currently on a career break and thus am unemployed at the moment. I was wondering do I need to provide a bank statement to prove that I have sufficient funds to cover my travels in China?

    Thanks,
    Adeline

  40. Hi, Im planning to travel from 22 march to 7 april, and then on 10 april im supposed to go China for a holiday. Is it possible to apply for the Visa before i travel on the 22 March? Thank you

  41. Hi Tommy, I am a Malaysian working in Vietnam. I have a work permit for Vietnam but my wife do not have. In order for my wife to stay here is to enter Hekou and get the passport stamp every month. I heard that we need to have a return ticket to apply for the china visa. Hekou is just at the border to Lao Cai, Vietnam and we can walk across to Hekou. Please advice on whether air ticket is needed on this matter. Thank you.

  42. HI Tommy, I have bought air tickets to Guangzhou on 29th March and return on 9th April. I also bought air ticket from Guangzhou to Haikou on 30th March and return to Guangzhou on 2 April. Understand Malaysian needs no visa to enter Hainan Island like going to Hong Kong and Macau. Do I as Malaysian need multiple entry to reenter China from Hainan.? Is Hainan also a special administrative centre like HK ?

    • Hi Lim, yes your single visa is valid for both hainan and back to guangzhou. Just to note Hainan special visa is unlike hong kong and macau. You are required to travel with travel agency and in a group of 5, cant just land in without visa for 2 and free and easy

  43. Is it possible to apply without a purchasing a flight ticket? What are the odds of my visa getting rejected ?

  44. hi. Do i need to go to Kuala Lumpur to do my visa (type F) or can I ask my travel agent to apply it for me?and can I do the visa 5 months before flying to China?

  45. Hi Tommy

    I need to go to Beijing in Dec 2018 together with my family. Can I and my wife apply for China Visa for my children behalf?

    What are the documents I need to prepare for my children submission?

    Thanks in advance.

  46. Hi Tommy,

    I need to apply for the urgent visa to china. I saw you said that it can be as fast as 1 day when the website says the processing time is 2days. Does it includes the day of submission or the day after? And can I know is there any difference between urgent visa and rush visa?

    Thanks in advance.

  47. Hi Tommy,

    Do you have any recommended travel agency to apply for China Visa?
    I plan to engage travel agency for the visa application.
    And I don’t have hotel booking or invitation letter, hope it can be provide by travel agency.

  48. Hi Tommy, This is article is so helpful, could you please advise me if the visa photo can be taken at the visa center or anywhere nearby the place?

  49. for some reason my passport is not with me right now until 14th May (MONDAY) . so am I still can get the visa before 18th Friday(the day i depart) if i apply on Monday after I collect my passport ?

  50. Is the process of application in Penang same as in KL office? Do we need authorization letter if we apply on behalf of our family members?

  51. Hey Tommy, thank you for your post. If I have visited china maybe 20 years ago when I was 8 years old, do I need need to provide the old visa mentioned in the application form? I don’t think I am able to show it since it was so long ago.

  52. Hi Tommy,

    It is my first time applying China visa in KL. Do I need to present my last passport for them? Some said they need to see my previous passport, but my previous passport is in Sabah. Would you mind to give some advice?

    Thanks

  53. Hi Tommy,

    I together with my family member total 11 persons will visit Hainan Island on 9 June 2018. We bought ticket online ourselves with China Southern Airlines. Do we need to apply for visa?

  54. Hi there, please may I find out if the centre notifies you when the visa is ready (via email/SMS)? Or do you just go on the expected collection date (on the pickup form)?

  55. Hi Tommy
    I need to apply visa to china for my kids below 3 years old, according to travel agency i need to apply personally at embassy of china, can you advice what is the step, thanks

  56. hi tommy im malaysian chinese working in singapore. i know that now we can apply for 5 year visa to enter china. can i apply this visa at china embassy in singapore? thx

  57. Hi Tommy,
    I am Malaysian and will be traveling to Beijing with my family. I heard there is 72 hours free tourist visa to China. My flight from Malaysia – Beijing (8 Sept, depart 1800 and arrive 0020 (+1 day)). Flight from Beijing to Malaysia (12 Sept, depart 0130 and arrive 0750). Do I need to apply for the visa since i will only be in China for roughly 73 hours?
    Thank you.

  58. hello, is it true that foreigner without long term visa cannot apply for express and rush option anymore ?
    I am from Indonesia planning to go Malaysia for short holiday and to apply for China tourist visa

  59. Hi Tommy,
    Would like to check with you what no of entry should I apply for this itinerary: Shenzhen – Hong Kong – Macau – Zhuhai – Shenzhen. Thanks

  60. Hi, if I am going to China for work purpose (with invitation letter), and planning to bring my wife and child along.. do each of us need to fill up the online application form? or me alone will do

  61. Hi, would like to ask, my flight back to KL is from Shanghai-Xiamen-Kuala Lumpur, however i’ll be arriving at Xiamen around 23:00 & my flight back to KL is 9am tomorrow, if i would like to enter the city (for lodging purposes) will i need to apply for visa to Xiamen? or when I apply my visa to Shanghai it is already considered ok?

    • Hi Melissa, your china visa is valid at all cities, upon entering Shanghai and without exiting China (except macau & hong kong) you can move on to other cities like Xiamen.. You will arrive at domestic airport which do not need extra visa

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