L-character visa is to be issued to those who come to China to travel or to come to home to visit his or her family and who come just because of some other private business.
Credentials to be offered
A. The period of validity gets up above 6 months (from the delivering day of application), providing the original passport with blank visa page;
B. One copy of "Visa Application Form", enclosed with a recent photo of 2×2 inches (white-and-black photo and color photo are both OK, pasted on the application form);
C. Those that were born in China and joined other nationalities afterwards should show their original copy of Chinese passport or the copy of the passport at the first time of applying for a visa.
D. The information of the children born in America with Chinese blood lineage who are to apply for a visa for the first time is given below.
One of the following requirements should be met to apply for several times of visiting the family or traveling within half a year or one year
A. To offer the relevant certificates of the real need of coming to China to visit family or to travel, such as the invitation letter of the kinsfolk in China or the relative relations proof, or the certificate of possessing the house property or living in China for a long time (house property, the contract of purchasing a house or that of renting a house etc.), or the certification material that their sons or daughters were adopted in China (the copy of the Children’s Chinese passport and the adaptation document etc.);
B. The people that were born in China and are still of Chinese Nationality, came to China more than twice in the past year and offer the copy of the original visa;
C. Host organization correspondence testifies the written explanation of requiring them to come to China for many times of touring;
D. The people that have the visa of L-character for many times and offer the copy of the original visa.
You are required to fill in the application form honestly and completely; if you fill it dishonestly or miss some contents or with unclear handwriting, your application may possibly be refused to sign and your traveling may be delayed.
The traveling visa (L-visa) holders must enter China through the ports open to foreigners and accept the inspection of the frontier defense inspecting department. They are supposed to deliver valid passports and China visas and fill in an entering card. They cannot enter China before the inspecting department approves and has a seal on the visas.
The validity period and the period for staying of visa
The validity period of visa for the first and second time of entering China is usually 3 or 6 months, the period of visa for staying is 30 days under general situation (counting from the first day of entering China). When applying for a visa, the visa government officials can add some days to the period for staying following the actual requirement and the need of the applicants.