China visa application got rejected? Why?

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So far, China has finally returned to its pre-pandemic normalcy. Many foreigners have started to submit their visa applications, for visiting their relatives and friends, and come to China for work.

But some applications just got rejected by the Chinese Embassy and Consulate! Why? How come?

Actually, it’s not unusual for your China visa application to be rejected. China is known for its strict visa policies and the visa approval rates are not that high.

Here are still some clues that may help you avoid visa rejection or figure out why your application was rejected.

1.Pick an inappropriate type of visa

Since that the Chinese authority will decide which visa to issue based on the applicant’s purpose for entry and qualifications, GEI suggests that foreigners who plan to come to China should first make clear of their purpose and understand the types of Chinese visas. It is also significant for foreigners to schedule their trip to China and arrange the proper time for visa application in advance to make sure that their Chinese visas are valid while in China.

2.Missing documents

Before submitting your application, check the latest application requirements for your visa type and collect all of the required documents. If any of them are missing, your application may get turned down.

3.People coming from unfriendly countries

If you are from a country where war, terrorist attacks, or political unrest frequently happen, or whose nationals frequently overstay their visa, or a country with strained relations with China, a successful application will be hard to guarantee.

4.Those who have a criminal record

It does not mean that the application will be automatically denied, but if the applicant has committed a serious crime then there is a good chance of visa refusal. So, applicants usually need to provide Non-Criminal Record Certificate (or Police Clearance Certificate).

Minor offences usually do not make a difference, especially when you are just applying for a tourist visa.

5.Persons having a record of overstaying.

The applicant overstayed their visa or was blacklisted in China or any other foreign country.

6.Those who have a contagious disease

In most cases, having some kind of contagious disease like AIDS or Hepatitis, is not a big deal for short-term visa application such as tourist visa and business visa. However, for a work visa or a student visa, it might be an issue.

7.People participating in sensitive professions

Applicants who work in media, religious or military industries may expect a higher visa refusal rate as these are considered sensitive professions by the Chinese government.

Apart from the above possibilities, there are all sorts of reasons for a China visa application to be rejected. The most important thing to remember is to prove that you will obey Chinese rules and you are capable of bearing your expenses for the intended China trip. If you show this through the documents and information you provide, your visa is very likely to be approved.

If permitted, you can make an appeal of the rejection and submit more details to update your application. Consular officers may decide whether to review the application on a case-by-case basis. Alternatively, you can reapply for the China visa.

Besides, we recommend that you use a visa agency as they are more professional and familiar with the whole process, saving many troubles.

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