Document requirement for F visa and M visa application by Kenyan citizens will be adjusted since 1st July, 2019. The updated document requirement is as follows:
Document Requirement for F Visa and M Visa Application by Kenyan Citizens
(applies from 1st July 2019)
1. Basic documents
Original passport with at least six months of remaining validity and with two blank adjacent pages for the visa, a photocopy of the passport's data page and the photo page( if it is separate from the data page).
(2) Online Visa Application and Appointment for Visa Application Submission
All visa applicants (including diplomatic and official passport holders, not including Hong Kong and Macao visa applicants) need to visit http://www.visaforchina.org and fill in the application form online. When completing the applicants need to print and sign the form, and print the Confirmation Page of Online Visa Application.
Visa applicants with ordinary passport should visit http://www.visaforchina.org to make an appointment for submission and bring the printed and signed application form, together with other related documents to the Chinese Visa Application Center in Nairobi. Applicants with diplomatic or official passport or members of important government delegation do not need to make an appointment and can submit the application directly to the Chinese Embassy in Kenya.
A recently-taken colour passport photo (bare-head, full face) against a light background (should be attached when filling in the online application form).
(4) Photocopy of previous Chinese passports or previous Chinese visas (applicable to those who were Chinese citizens and have obtained foreign citizenship).
Those who apply for a Chinese visa for the first time, should provide their previous Chinese passport and a photocopy of its data page.
Those who have obtained Chinese visas ever before and wish to apply for a Chinese visa with a renewed foreign passport that does not contain any Chinese visa, should present the photocopy of the previous passport's data page and the photo page( if it is separate from the data page), as well as the previous Chinese visa page (If the name on the current passport differs from that on the previous one, an official document stating the name change must be submitted).
(1) Applicants who have visited China before(a photocopy of a previous visa for China serves as the best proof) must submit:
a) An invitation letter from China. If invited by a company, a copy of the business license must be attached; if invited by an individual trader, a copy of the trader's national ID must be attached.
b) A travel itinerary.
The invitation letter must carry the following information:
applicant's name (the same as on passport), date of birth and passport number.
name of the inviting party, telephone number, address, the legal representative's signature and seal of the inviting party (seal may be exempted for the inviting individual if signed).
(2) Applicants who are planning their first trip to China need to submit: a) an Invitation Letter (TE) or Verification Letter of Invitation from China; b) and a travel itinerary.
Invitation Letter(TE) or Verification Letter of Invitation should be obtained through the inviting party in China.
※Invitation Letter(TE) or Verification Letter of Invitation can be exempted if the following supporting documents, along with an invitation letter from the inviting party or a trading partner in China, are submitted:
a) Bank statement (account balance not less than 1 million Kenyan shillings,of 6 months at least) notarized by a Kenyan notary public; and
b) Police clearance certificate certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya; and
c) Tax clearance/tax compliance certificate OR employment proof(e.g. an employment certificate or a reference letter by an legal business representative) OR membership certificate of a business/industry association.
The Tax clearance/tax compliance certificate must be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya. The employment proof or membership certificate of a business/industry association must be notarized by a Kenyan notary public.
3. Please be noted:
(1) If necessary, the consular officer may require the applicant to provide other supplementary materials, or require an interview.
(2) The consular officer will decide whether or not to issue a visa and decide on the visa validity, duration of stay in China and number of entries based on the specific assessment of each application .