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Requirements for a Chinese Visa

Requirements for Chinese Visa

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Have you been asked to provide a letter of invitation for a Business Visa for China and not too sure what information is needed? 

Follow the guideline for a business visa for China, you should ensure that your letter of invitation contains the following details listed below:

  • Full Name, Gender and DOB of invitee
  • Your intended Entry and Exit dates to China
  • Your purpose of your visit to China
  • Your intended destination(s) in China
  • Your source of financial support for your trip to china
  • Your relationship with the invited institute
  • A letterhead showing the name, address, telephone number of the inviter
  • Signature and stamp from the inviter on the invitation

Make sure your letter of invitation outlines all the above to ensure that your application is processed in a timely manner. For further information contact First Visas, to speak to one of our specialist please give us a call on 0208 769 1750 or you can email us at info@firstvisas.co,uk.

Are you applying for the correct Nigerian Visa?

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Are you applying for the correct visa, when traveling to Nigeria ? If you are intending to travel to Nigeria to work, even on a short term contractual basis, you should consider applying for a temporary work permit (TWP) and not a business visa.

Applying for the incorrect visa could cost you unnecessary time and additional cost in referral fees charged by First Visas. We want to be sure you get your application right first time, before it is submitted. Business visas are issued specifically for travelers attending business meetings, ventures, conferences, trade shows etc. Multiple entry business visas (valid for 6 months) are issued where clients can demonstrate a proven track record of attending Nigeria for permitted business activities.

If it is your first business meeting trip to Nigeria, consider asking your sponsor to request in their letter of invitation for a single entry business visa, instead of a multiple entry. There after an application can be made for a multiple entry business visa. If in doubt or need any help please contact First Visas for helpful tips you can call us on 0208 769 1750 or you can email us at info@fistvisas.co.uk.

How to secure a Nigerian Business Visa

In this article you will gain an understanding of the process required to obtain a Nigerian visa. Nigeria is one of the most popular destinations in West Africa. It is comprised of nearly 36 states and it shares a border with Chad and Cameroon and the Republic of Benin. If you’re business owner that is traveling to Nigeria, you not only have the opportunity to witness is vast culture but you can see firsthand how its administrative legal structure is categorized and its vast oil reserves that have brought prosperity to its country.

Nigeria is one of the most popular destinations in West Africa. It is comprised of nearly 36 states and it shares a border with Chad and Cameroon and the Republic of Benin. If you’re business owner that is traveling to Nigeria, you not only have the opportunity to witness is vast culture but you can see firsthand how its administrative legal structure is categorized and its vast oil reserves that have brought prosperity to its country. However, you first have to gain admittance and this is accomplished with a Nigerian Business Visa.

In essence, a passport and Nigerian Business Visa is absolutely necessary for traveling purposes. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months and have at least one page that can be stamped when you arrive.
1. To apply for a Nigerian Visa, you must fill out an application form. The Nigerian Embassy now allows you to fill out your application online and to render payment there too. However, you must select the right Consulate and your documents should be sent to the Travisa location you have selected on the application. In addition, you must bring your credit card payment receipt and include it with your application, as proof of payment is absolutely required for processing purposes.
2. Make sure you include passport photos that are on a plain/white background. They should be 2X2 and in color.
3. You will also need to bring a letter of invitation from an individual or company sponsor that has been properly signed and executed. This letter must explain why you are traveling to Nigeria, how long you will be there, where you will stay and must include a note that states that they will accept full immigration responsibility for your visit.
4. You will need to include a letter from your sponsoring company or employer that introduces you and explains your current position and job duties and why you will be traveling to Nigeria.
5. If you intend to work in Nigeria on a short term basis, you can apply for a temporary work permit (TWP). For long term employment you can consider apply for a STR Visa (Subject to Regularization Visa) A number of documents are required for this application, and professional assistance in compiling the bundle should be obtained before submitting the application.
Lastly, you will need to include all the above information and where you want the visa to be sent once it has been processed. Keep in mind that you may or may not be approved and the decision is based entirely on the consulate. It typically takes less than 5 working days for processing and you can pay extra if you want the express service.
As you can see, it is quite a lengthy process to be approved for a Nigerian Visa however, once you get clearance, you will marvel in this populous country and all that it has to offer to its natives as well as those traveling for business and pleasure.

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Helpful tips in applying for a business visas to top destinations

 Helpful tips in applying for a Business Visas

Membership of the European Union (EU) provides the rights of free movement within the EU. Nationals of the EU and their family members have very extensive rights of free movement within the EU.   British nationals are able to freely travel within the European Union without the need for a visa. However British and foreign nationals settled in the UK seeking to travel outside the EU either for business or pleasure will need to ascertain whether  a visa is required for their place of travel. Business visas will be required to attend a business venture,  attend business meetings, conferences, trade shows, and lecturing/ researcher etc.

The procedure for applying for a business visa varies from  country to country. Travelers should not assume that all Consulates offer the facility where visa application can be processed using an express service.  It is always advisable to allow plenty of time to process visa applications. It is strongly advisable that travelers should avoid purchasing a ticket, until they have secured their visa.

Top 8 Visa Applications for Business Visas

We have listed below the top 8 business visa destinations including the processing time for a business visa.

Name of country

Visa Required

Express Service available?

Online application required

 Nigeria

Yes

Yes  -24 hours service

Yes

India

Yes

Yes  -24 hour service

Yes

Russia

Yes

Yes -24 hour service

Yes

China

Yes

Yes – 3 working days

No

Saudi  Arabia

Yes

No –  3 working days

No

Ghana

Yes

Yes  -24 hours service

Yes

Angola

Yes

No – 10-15 working days

No

To avoid any delays in the processing of applications for foreign nationals, particularly for Nigerian business visas, applicants should ensure that they include evidence of their residence in the form of two utility bills (2-3 months). Please note that mobile  phone bill is not a utility bill. Utility bills include gas, electric, water rates or council tax.

If you are looking to travel whether business / tourist FirstVisa can help. There will be no need to wait in the queue or travel up to central London. Couriers are on hand to deal with and expedite your application from start to completion.  So if you are intending to travel on business or tourist please feel free to contact them on the requirements needed. Further information on the top 8 business visa express service applications can be found at their website. http://www.firstvisas.co.uk/topvisas.html

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