• visa application form 
    online form, depends on place of application, see on the Right
    fill in advices: download here

  • original passport
    must be valid for at least 6 months over at the time of application and must have a blank double page. For a multiple entry visa, the passport must still be valid for at least 6 months after expiration of the visa.

  • original biometric passport photo
    must be identical to the photo uploaded in the application; in color, pure white background -> see photograph requirements
    The photos must meet these requirements!
    in BERLIN must not be older than 6 months

  • list of travelled countries
    use this pattern
    required in BERLIN and HAMBURG

  • data protection declaration 
    depending on city of application
    form for Berlin | form for Hamburg | Datenschutz für Frankfurt

    Zusätzlich im Zusammenhang mit Corona:
  • Health Declaration Form
    download here

  • proof of vaccination
    with an EU-approved vaccine
  • proof of entry and exit
    e.g. flight confirmation, also for a second entry

  • hotel confirmation
    for the whole stay
    Important: names of every applicant must be entered in the confirmation


  • letter of invitation 
    (instead of hotel confirmation) 
    of the person to be visited with copy of passport or identity card, if not invited by a Chinese citizen > copy of the residence permit or visa of the the non Chinese citizen (this must still be valid for at least 3 months when applying)

The invitation must contain the following information: 

  • relationship between the applicant and host (if the host is a relative, this must be proved by birth certificates, etc.)
  • address and telephone number of the host
  • declaration that the applicant will stay there during the trip
  • current date and signature of the host
  • letter of "motivation" (only in specific cases)

ATTENTION: the following additional forms are required for applicants from some occupational groups (e.g. religion, media (design, journalism), artists, foundations, etc.): 


NON-GERMAN CITIZENS additionally require a residence permit ("Aufenthaltsgenehmigung") for Germany, for EU CITIZENS a registration certificate ("Meldebescheinigung") is sufficient (these documents must not be older than 6 months).


FRENCH CITIZENS additionally require 

  • proof of entry and exit (flight booking), and
  • proof of account balance of at least 200,00 € per travel day must be available


For some FORMER CITIZENS (from East Asia, the former USSR, Turkey, North Africa and others) there are special requirements for the application (possibly longer processing times, additional documents, etc.).

Application Form

To start the online form please select your place of issue and click "new application form". You don't have to schedule an appointment to submit the application form. SERVISUM will handle this step for you.

You will be redirected to the page of the Chinese Visa Application Center. SERVISUM is not responsible for the content of these links.

Link to Application Form for Berlin

Link to Application Form for Hamburg

Link to Application Form for Frankfurt

Instructions to fill in (please read)