Before you apply
- You should apply well in advance and at the latest 15 days before you plan to travel. You can submit your application up to three months before your planned departure.
- We recommend that you do not buy your ticket until a visa has been granted.
- Before you can hand in the required documentation, you must register your application online. When you come to hand in your documentation, you will be asked to provide fingerprints.
- You may be asked to provide additional documentation or to come for an interview.
In order to apply for a visa from China you must either be a citizen of China or legally reside here.
If you plan to visit more than one Schengen country in the course of one trip, you must submit your application to the embassy or consulate of the country that is your main destination. If you plan to visit several Schengen countries and the main destination cannot be determined, you must apply for the visa at the Embassy/Consulate of the Member State that is your first entry to the Schengen area.