In order to travel to China for tourist purposes, Swiss citizens require a China tourist visa. The visa must be obtained before departure at the responsible consular office in Switzerland. In this article, we will explain you step by step on how to receive your visa for China.

Your China visa application may be declined due to only one small mistake. So, we compiled a list of the most usual mistakes to help you not repeat them during your own visa application process.

Bad news first: It is not possible to renew, extend or change the type of your Chinese visa. However, you can apply for a new visa while staying in China. You will need to apply at a Public Security Bureau Exit and Entry Administration office.