China UnionPay — special visa processing arrangements

If you are a Chinese citizen and a China UnionPay diamond or platinum credit card holder, you can apply for streamlined visitor visa processing.

Applying for your visitor visa

If you want to get streamlined processing, when you apply, you must also provide with your application:

  • a statement for your China UnionPay card that is less than 3 months old, and
  • a copy of the front of your China UnionPay platinum or diamond credit card showing it is:
    • current, and
    • does not show a third-party logo (for example, Visa or MasterCard) — you cannot apply for streamlined processing if there is a third-party logo on your card.

If you are not the main card holder, you need to provide evidence of your relationship to the primary card holder. This can be a:

  • Hukou
  • kinship certificate
  • marriage certificate, or
  • birth certificate.

You can apply for your visitor visa online or use a paper form.

About this visa — Visitor Visa