Important notice for applying business visa (F)

Issued to the applicant who is invited to China with the purpose of visiting, trading or investigating local markets, giving lectures, conducting scientific ,

technological and cultural exchanges, short-tern studying or practicing for no more than six months.

    1,Documents to be submitted when booking appointment

l       One completed visa application form(V.2011A) with a recently taken passport photo stuck on it; all the items on the application form should be completed neatly with genuine information; false or incomplete information and illegible characters may lead to refusal of a visa.

l       The original passport with at least six months validity and two blank pages. After the appointment is made, the applicant's passport will be returned to him/her on site.

l       The original invitation letter of duly authorized unit or confirmation letter of invitation issued by the Chinese government departments, companies and social organizations authorized by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

l       Invitation letter issued by Chinese company including the name of inviter, its business scope , invitee's name, birth date, passport number, purpose of going to China, duration and itinerary in China.

l       One formal introduction letter from the applicant's company to tell his/her identity, the purpose of visit to China,  and supposed duration of stay in China.

l       The original and one photocopy of applicant's certificate of incorporation. (The original will be returned at the interviews).

l       Hotel reservation in China and round-trip ticket between Nigeria and China or booking slip.

l       The latest six months' bank statement of account with at least 4 million Naira in deposit for the applicant who is the first time to visit China.

l       Photocopy of applicant's passport data page and all the previous Chinese visas.

l       Any other document which the Chinese-Consulate General views necessary.


2,Procedure , time and reminders

l       Applicants must submit all the above-mentioned documents to book appointment on every Tuesday or Thursday morning between 9:30am to 12:30 noon in the Visa Hall.

l       Applicants must come in person to the visa hall with passport and appointment slip for interview on appointed date (every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9:30am to 12:30 noon except for holidays)

l       It takes one to two weeks for processing the visa. The expedite fee of 4000 Naira is charged for express.

l       Mail-in application is not accepted.

l       Entrusting others or travel agency for visa submission is not allowed.

l       Alteration or forgery of invitation letters is absolutely forbidden.

l       Passport with fake Chinese Visa or fake entry & exit stamp will be handed over to the Police and the passport holder will be refused entry into China permanently.

l       Pay when you pick up visa.

l       Download form : http://lagos.china-consulate.org/eng/lszj/bgxz/t232067.htm


3,Visa fee:(naira) , validity, entries and duration



express fees

extra express fees

single entry visa (valid for three months)




double entry in half a year visa(valid for six months)




multiple entry in half a year visa (valid for six months)




multiple entry in one year visa (valid for one year)





l       Validity ("Enter Before") means that the visa is valid, or can be used for entry into China from the date of issue to the "Enter Before" date indicated on the visa (Beijing Time). If a visa has unused entries, the bearer can enter China by 24:00 (Beijing Time) of the expiration date.  

l       "Entries" refers to the number of times the bearer is permitted to enter China during the validity of a visa.

l       "Duration of Each Stay" refers to the maximum number of days the visa bearer is permitted to stay in China each time, which is calculated from the date of entry into China.

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