China Visa Types
There are different kinds of Chinese Visas, and the codes of these visas derive from the first letter of the names in Pinyin.
·Tourist (L) Issued to aliens who are going to PRC for tourism.
·Business (F/M) Issued to aliens who are invited to PRC for business visit, an investigation, a lecture, scientific-technological & cultural exchanges, intern practice.
·Student (X) Issued to aliens who are going to PRC for study, furthering studies.
·Work (Z) Issued to aliens who are going to PRC for a post or employment.
·Resident (D) Issued to aliens who are going to reside permanently in PRC.
·Talent (R) Issued to high-level personnel and much-needed highly talented people.
·Private Visit (S) Issued to family members of foreigners residing in China for work, study, etc.
·Family Reunion (Q) Issued to relatives of Chinese citizens or foreigners with permanent residence permit residing in PRC.
·Transit (G) Issued to aliens who are going to a third country in transit of PRC.
·Crew (C) Issued to crewmembers involving international-based transportation by trains, airway and ships and their accompanying family members.
·Journalist (J-1, J-2) Issued to foreign journalists for the purpose of reporting from PRC.
We advise you to visit your local embassy’s website and see detailed eligibilities on the visa category. http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/visas/hrsq/