Chinese Visa Information for School Groups

Download Chinese Visa Form [PDF 1.00 MB]

A blank Chinese Visa form should be printed, completed by hand, signed and submitted to ASLA Ltd.
All applications should be completed in full. Please write N/A where a question is not applicable.
Do not leave any questions blank.
Applicants under 18 years of age:  both parents’ signatures are required in Section 5 of the application form.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Passport (valid for at least 6 months from the date of application with minimum 2 blank pages)
  2. 1 x passport type photo with name written on reverse.
  3. Applicants under 18 years of age:
    For verification of the parents signatures, copies of both parent’s passport information pages are required. If the passport holder’s signature is not on the information page, please include a copy of the passport page with signature.
  4. Payment by cheque, payable to ASLA Ltd.

The fee of £175.00 per person and £25.00 postage charge per group (minimum 20 applications) applies to British/European passport holders, allowing maximum processing time of four weeks.
This includes our handling fee and the Chinese Consular fee.
If the group is less than 20 applications, there is a supplement of £10 per person.

Please contact ASLA Ltd for the cost of applicable fees and additional documents for any non-British/Europeans or for anyone requiring individual visa processing.

All visa applications and passports will be submitted to the Chinese Consulate by ASLA Ltd for group processing.  To avoid delay, please check each application and passport very carefully to avoid returning forms to you for amendment before the group application can be submitted to the Consulate.

If any visa applications need to be processed without the main group application, for any reason, an additional charge will be made.

Whilst ASLA Ltd is happy to assist any parents with the application process, we would request that enquiries are directed through the Group Leader in the first instance.
We strongly recommend that the Group Leader calls ASLA Ltd prior to beginning the process, to clarify procedures.

Applications should be sent directly to ASLA Ltd at the address below.

Chinese Visa Department
Bridgefoot House
159 High Street
PE29 3TF

For any queries please contact ASLA visa team at or by phoning us on
01480 433800.

We would advise that prior to sending passports, you contact ASLA Ltd directly to ascertain the current processing timescale so that you can inform pupils accordingly, as a precise date cannot be guaranteed for the return of the passport after visa processing.  We strongly recommend you give parents an indication of when the passports will be required, as early as possible, and advise of the additional fee for individual processing if they are unable to meet your proposed visa processing dates.

Note: The Chinese visa is applied to a page in the passport.
The visa is valid for 30 days and may only be used within the 3 months following issue date.

We would recommend you to start applying for your visas 6 weeks before your date of travel to China.