The processing time is the number of business days that it will take us to obtain your visa once we have received your documents and lodged your application with the Chinese Consulate. Visa applications received by our office before 16:30GMT on weekdays will be submitted the next consular working day, provided all the documents are in order. Visa applications received after 16:30GMT on weekdays or at any time on Saturdays or non-working days will take one more working day to process.
The day we receive your visa from the Consulate, we will send it to you by Royal Mail Special Delivery so you will have it the next business day before 1pm or optionally hold it at our office for your collection.
Business days exclude weekends, UK and Chinese public holidays.
Please note: Express visa processing at the Chinese consulates in the UK is currently not available for citizens of the following countries:
Afghanistan, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Czech Republic, Congo, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ghana, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Mali, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan.