How to Apply China Travel Visa for Malaysian

Part of the preparation for our Shanghai 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 data page, observation page and the photo page if it is separate.
  • 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?

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