Au Pair visa to China

All the Au Pairs will need a visa to join the cultural exchange in China, though the type of visa will depend on the length of the stay. For a shorter stay the participants can apply for an F-Visa, that has a validity up to 6 months. For a longer stay, the participants can apply for an X-Visa, that is issued for the stay in China for more than 6 months.

F-VISA (Travel)

This visa will be valid up to 6 months. This visa type entitles a person to live in China with the following purposes:
  • cultural exchange
  • language courses
  • study-tours
  • visit

X-VISA (Student)

If the Au Pair is willing to stay longer than 6 months in China he/she might need to apply for this visa. This visa is required for:
  • internships
  • studies
  • long term courses
You can find the detailed information at the Chinese embassy located in your home country.

How can an Au Pair apply for a visa?

If the Au Pair meets all the program requirements to get a visa, below you can find the main list of documents required for visa:
  • Passport with at least 6 month validity and a copy of the page with the Au Pair’s photo and personal details.  
  • Completed application form (it is available in the Embassy or Chinese Visa application center) and one passport photo on a light background. 
  • Invitation letter from the Host Family. 
  • The Au Pair contract. It needs to be signed by both parties.
For more detailed information, the Au Pairs should get in touch with the Chinese embassy or a consulate in their home countries. 

What else?

  • If the participant would like to travel home during the Au Pair program or visit Hong Kong or Macao, he/she needs at least the “double entry” visa.
  • If the Au Pair is applying for X student visa - one of the conditions will be enrolling at a Chinese university, so the Au Pair will have to join the course
  • The visa processing time is 4 business days as a rule. 

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