How to Apply for the China Group Visa

Tourists who are eager to tour Tibet only can enter this autonomous region through mainland China or Kathmandu, Nepal. For all International tourists, the Tibet Travel Permit is required to allow them to enter and leave Tibet legally. Moreover, travelers who decide to enter Tibet from Nepal also require the China Group Visa, which is a necessary document officially issued by the Kathmandu-based Chinese embassy. At first, it can be applied for by either individual traveler or group tourists. However, recently the regulation has changed and individual tourist cannot apply for it anymore.


According to the new policy, the China Group Visa is only permitted to a traveling group whose members are 5 people at least. Moreover, they need to reserve a tour package in advance and travel together when they get into or depart China. If you decide to travel alone, you actually do not have to worry about who you will find to set up a group tour. As a Lhasa-based tour operator, Great Tibet Tour could promise we are totally competent to help you deal with the visa problem. With over 13 years experience in Tibet tour industry, we have arranged thousands of group tour and helped a large number of tourists get to Tibet from Nepal. It is undoubted that our tour consultants are completely credible to customize your special Tibet travel and find the most well-matched traveling partners for you.




How to Apply for the China Group Visa


First: If you have decided to take a Nepal-Tibet flight or an overland journey, the first thing to do is confirm your itinerary with a dependable local agency such as Great Tibet Tour. Afterward, we could on behalf of you arrange the application of Tibet Travel Permit as soon as possible. Then travelers should mail the scanned photo of passports to our travel consultants. After about five working days to a week, tourists will receive the Tibet Travel Permit and visa invitation letter very soon.


Second: Travelers are required to stay in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal at least two working days ahead of time. We also need your original passport to apply for the China Group Visa. At the same time, we suggest visitors pay for the application and visa service.


Third: We will deliver the issued China Group Visa to tourists’ hotel, train station or airport. Please make sure you carry the Tibet Travel Permit, China Group Visa and application form before coming to Tibet. These documents will be checked out many times on different occasions.


What Do Visitors Need to Concern?  


  1. 1. Tibet Travel Permit and China Group Visa cannot be applied by an individual. The only way to acquire them is to have a reliant travel agency arranged it for you.
  3. 2. If travelers have not settled on a specific schedule for your Tibet tour, it is better to apply the longest valid time of your permits which is 30 days at most.
  5. 3. Application of urgent group visa is not acceptable anymore, and your original passport is required as well.
  7. 4. Your original passport will be required by the Chinese embassy for a three-working-day visa process.
  9. 5. The weekend is not acceptable to apply for the China Group Visa. Only working days (from Monday to Friday) are practicable.
Created on:2019-04-11 15:59