Instructions on G (Transit) Visa Application

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Foreigners who need to transit through China during their international trips on G visas


1. A valid passport or any other international travel document.

2. A completed VISA/STAY PERMIT/RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATION FORM with one front-facing, bareheaded, full-faced 2-inch color photo taken recently against a white background.

3. A valid accommodation registration record in Beijing.

4. A letter of consent for visa application issued by the applicant's host entity in Beijing, along with the enterprise registration documents of the host entity.

5. A confirmed ticket for the scheduled departure to the destination country (or region), with the information including the date and seat number specified on it.


The processing of each application shall be completed within seven working days upon the submission of all the application materials.

IV. Time and Place of Acceptance

Exit and Entry Administration Service Center of Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau: 9:00-17:00 from Mondays to Saturdays (Except statutory holidays)

See the Information on Visa/Stay Permit and Residence Permit Application for the details of the acceptance time and place of each branch office.


1. Every applicant is required to go through relevant procedures in person at the exit-entry administration department of a public security organ. Any individual or organization concerned failing to attend a scheduled interview without valid reasons may face the denial of visa issuance as per the relevant laws. The decision of the exit-entry administration department on matters such as rejecting visa extension, renewal, or re-issuance, or denying the issuance of stay or residence permits, shall be final.

2. In case of unknown or conflicting nationalities, relevant nationality identification documents such as foreign passports, permanent residence permits, and naturalization certificates shall be submitted. Applicants under 18 years old applying for the first time in China shall also provide their birth certificates, parents' passports, and certificates of residence outside China for nationality determination.

3. Original copies of application materials are required.

4. Relevant materials in foreign languages must be translated into Chinese.

5. Those who have not canceled their Chinese household registration and resident identity card shall do so before application.

VI. Information and Supervision Hotline: +86-10-12367

VII. Official WeChat account of the Exit-Entry Administration Department of Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau: Beijing Gong'an Churujing

VIII. Related website:→Online Services →Foreigners →Visa/Stay or Residence Permit Application.

1. Foreigners residing in China who apply for the extension of the duration of stay shall file their applications at least 7 days prior to the expiry of the validity period on their visas.Legal-Reminders.jpg

2. During the period when the applicant's passport or other travel document is under legal custody of the exit-entry authority for the issuance of visa or resident permit, the applicant may, bearing the receipt notice of the application herein, travel and reside legally within the territory of China.

3. The exit and entry administration authority of the public security organ may verify the purpose of application through such means as interview, telephone inquiry and on-the-spot investigation.

4. Decisions made by the exit-entry administration of public security organ on rejecting applications for extension or reissuance of ordinary visa, or on not issuing foreigners' stay or residence permits or not extending the duration of residence shall be final.

The right to interpret this instruction shall reside in the Exit-Entry Administration Department of Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau.