About the Visa Centre

About the Visa Center

1. Background to the establishment of the Visa Center

China’s rapid opening up in recent years, amid the ongoing globalization process, has led to a remarkable increase in its people-to-people exchanges with other countries, creating a great demand for Chinese visas.


Chinese Embassies and Consulates-General have been working hard to improve the quality of their visa services; however, with limited staff and available space, many have become overwhelmed with the increasing quantity of visa applications.


In recent years, many countries facing such problems have chosen to introduce the Visa Application Service Center system offering a wider range of more efficient services to visa applicants; Chinese Embassies and Consulates-General handling a large quantity of visa applications in certain key countries decided to follow this trend.


Up to now, dozens of Chinese Visa Application Service Centers have been thus established in Europe, Asia, Oceania, and North America to provide quality Chinese visa services.


2.What the center offers

The Chinese Visa Application Service Center (hereinafter referred to as the “Visa Center”) is a commercial service organization registered in accordance with local laws and regulations and recognized by a Chinese Embassy or Consulate-General to handle the daily routine work of processing ordinary visa applications.  However, it operates independently of diplomatic missions and is neither a branch nor an affiliated organ. Its main services are:


(1) To receive visa applicants and ensure their application documents meet Chinese Government requirements for smooth processing in the various visa categories.


(2) To provide applicants with intermediate business services, including computer entry of basic information, and transmission of the passport, visa, and other application documents between the Chinese Embassy or Consulate-General and the applicant.


(3) To collect visa fees, whether for normal, express or rush service in accordance with the requirements of a Chinese Embassy or Consulate-General and, on their behalf, deliver the passport and visa to the applicant.


(4) To release visa information in a timely manner, answer customer inquiries and provide assistance through the Visa Center’s website, information desk, telephone, and e-mail.


(5) To provide the applicant with other necessary services in accordance with requirements of a Chinese Embassy or Consulate-General.


3. How the Center Benefits Visa Applicants

(1) GOOD LOCATION: In order to provide applicants with a welcoming environment for visa applicants and easy access, the Visa Centers are usually located in top-grade commercial buildings in convenient locations in major cities of each host country.


(2) FULL USE OF NETWORK TECHNOLOGY: The Visa Centers have their own websites providing up-to-date online information, online consultation, online form completion and online visa application status query services.


(3) STEPS TO REDUCE WAITING TIMES: In order to ensure efficient application processing and promote quality service, the Visa Centers normally use an online appointment system and queuing ticket machines installed in their reception areas. This is especially helpful in ensuring waiting times are short even during peak application periods.


(4) CUSTOMER-ORIENTED: The Visa Centers work hard to be fully focused on applicants needs. In order to facilitate the receipt and processing of applications, they open sufficient windows to provide quality service. In the reception lobby, there is a receptionist responsible for guiding applicants and providing on-site consulting services; special windows are also provided for travel agencies and physically challenged applicants, and a VIP room is designed for distinguished guests or other applicants with special needs. In addition, applicants can obtain all kinds of visa information from leaflets and posters and enjoy visa consultation services through telephone, fax, and mail.


(5) CONSTANT MONITORING: Through a Visa Application Processing & Integrated Service Platform, the operation and management center can monitor all Visa Centers’ operations and services in real time so as to provide rapid technical support and handle operational emergencies as well as service quality monitoring.


4. Operating Company of the Visa Center

The Center is operated by CITS V Service(Japan) Co., LTD, and its operation conforms strictly with the relevant laws of Japan.


5. Trademarks of the Center

The Logos of the Center (including and ) are trademarks legally approved and registered in Japan, and are under the protection of the relevant laws and regulations of Japan. Any infringement on the owner’s exclusive right to use the aforementioned trademarks in any way is strictly prohibited.”


While providing you with high quality services, the Center kindly reminds you to carefully read the Terms and Conditions before submitting an application.