Note: This information was last updated on the date of July 14, 2005. See the embassy website for confirmation: http://www.chinaembassy.bg/eng/default.htm
Mailed applications are not acceptable and will be returned. You may submit the application to the Visa Office of the Embassy; if you cannot go in person, you may entrust someone else or a travel/visa agent to transact your application affairs. No appointment is required. Visa L is a short duration of stay, usually 30 days, no more than 90 days, and could not be extended upon expiration.
As for the family visiting (L) visa: please provide the evidence of your relationship (such as a birth certificate or a marriage license) in China and a round trip air ticket;
Since the date of April 20, 2008, Bulgarians who wish to visit China have been exempted from any costs of processing a visa. Therefore, the application is free for you.
Normally, it will take 4 to 6 weeks to process an entry visa application. So it is better for applicants to apply for a visa a week in advance before your trip to China.
Since the date of July 14, 2005, citizens of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and citizens of the Republic of Bulgaria shall be exempted from visa requirements for entry into or transit through the territory of each other for a period of stay up to 90 days per period of six months.
Visas can be picked up on or after the pick-up date specified in the receipt. The receipt must be presented. Applicants can pay and pick up visas themselves or send an entrusted person or travel agency with the receipt.
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