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Schengen visa

Short stay Schengen visa - general information for applicants in China
Working Hours of the Consular Section of the Embassy
Tuesday:
09:00 – 11:00 (visa applications; consular legalisation service)
15:00 – 16:00 (document collection – “pick-ups”)
Thursday:
09:00 – 11:00 (visa applications; consular legalisation service)
15:00 – 16:00 (document collection – “pick-ups”)

For enquiries about residence permit, please call +86 1065321530 / +86 1065321531 or email cons.beijing@mzv.sk

 

Schengen visa entitles a foreigner to visit territory of Schengen member states for a period of visa validity, maximum for the period of 90 days within 6 months (180 days). The beginning of half-a-year period is marked by the first day of entry to the Schengen area. Schengen visa application is to be submitted at the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Beijing during regular consular hours in person or based on previous consultations. An application is to be submitted maximum 6 months and minimum 15 days before the planned trip. Competent country to consider visa application and to decide upon visa is that Schengen member state, which is a sole visitor`s destination. In case of visiting more than one country of the Schengen area, the length of stay in each state is to be considered – the applicant needs to submit the application at the Embassy of that state, which he/she intends to spend the most time in. When submitting an application, a visa fee of 80,-EUR for adults and 40,-EUR for children from 6 to 12 years old is to be paid (payable in RMB).

 

Applications can be submitted within the opening hours of the visa application centres or at the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Beijing that is open on Tuesday and Thursday, 9.00-11.00. Applications shall be decided upon within 15 calendar days of the date of the lodging of an application. That period may be extended up to a maximum of 45 calendar days in individual cases, notably when further scrutiny of the application is needed. Applications shall be decided upon without delay in justified individual cases of urgency. Negative decisions on applications must be notified to the applicant, that such decisions must state the reasons on which they are based and that applicants whose applications are refused have a right to appeal, with information regarding the procedure to be followed in the event of an appeal, including the competent authority, as well as the time limit for lodging an appeal. Mere possession of a visa does not confer an automatic right of entry and that the holders of visa are requested to present proof that they fulfil the entry conditions at the external border, as provided for in the Schengen Borders Code. The Consular Section of the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Beijing processes and decides visa in 15 working days. As of 12th of October 2015 it is mandatory for each applicant to provide the biometric data (collection of fingerprints) when applying for Schengen visa. Biometric data are, in principle, to be collected every 59 months, starting from the date of the first collection. The stamp indicating that an application is admissible as provided for in the Schengen Visa Code has no legal implications. On the grounds of a threat to public policy, internal security, international relations or public health, a Member State may require the central authorities of other Member States to consult its central authorities during the examination of applications lodged by nationals of specific third countries or specific categories of such nationals. Such consultation shall not apply to applications for airport transit visas.

 

Visa Processing – representation by Third Countries

Beginning December 5th, 2011, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Ulanbaatar accepts visa applications of citizens of Mongolia for Schengen short term visas on behalf of the Slovak Republic. An agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic on the mutual representation by their diplomatic and consular missions in processing visas came into force on December 4 th, 2011. According to the Agreement the Czech Republic represents Slovakia for the purpose of examining applications and issuing Schengen (short-term) visas on behalf of the Slovak Republic in Mongolia. This representation arrangement enables applicants to submit their visa applications in Mongolia at the Czech Embassy in Ulanbaatar, instead of applying at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Beijing, China. Applications for long term visas are not subject to the representation arrangement and the applicants should continue to submit their visa applications at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Beijing.

Embassy of the Czech Republic in Mongolia
Olympic Street 12
Ulaanbaatar
P.O.BOX 665
Mongolia

Tel.: +976/11321886
Fax: +976/11323791
E-mail: ulaanbaatar@embassy.mzv.cz
Web: www.mzv.cz/ulaanbaatar

Based on the Agreement between the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary and based on the reciprocal exchange of verbal notes from 2017 the Slovak Republic is represented in Chongqing in the People´s Republic of China by Hungary for the purpose of visa processing.

Consulate General of Hungary, Chongqing
HNA & Poly International Center 36-A
No. 235/36-A Minsheng Road, Yuzhong District 
400010 Chongqing, PRC

Tel.: +86 23 6399-7099
Fax: +86 23 6399-7077
E-mail: MiNemeth@mfa.gov.hu
Web: www.kormany.hu/en/ministry-of-foreign-affairs-and-trade

 

Information on how to submit an appeal

 

List of supporting documents to be submitted by applicants in China for short stay Schengen visas according to the Decision of the European Commission on 22nd of October 2014 (C(2O14)7594 final)

 

a) The purpose of individual tourism

1. Valid passport with at least two empty pages (validity must exceed return date by at least 6 months) together with one copy of the information page of the passport

 

2. Completed and pdf signed Schengen visa application form  (pdf; 112.84 KB)

 

3. Two photographs in color (3,5 x 4,5 cm) on white background

 

4. If applicable, copy of previously granted Schengen visa (also visa of United Kingdom, USA and Canada)

 

5. Travel insurance valid for the entire duration of intended stay in Schengen area with the coverage of minimum 30.000,- EUR. 

 

6. Copy of all pages of "Hukou" (no translation needed)

 

7. Return flight ticket reservation (only reservation at this stage, the actual ticket should be purchased only after visa being granted)

 

8. Proof of accommodation in Slovakia for the whole duration of intended stay

 

9. Travel programme - documents providing clear evidence about the applicant's program in Slovakia (transportation booking, itinerary, etc.)

 

10. Proof of solvency - documents confirming financial resources for stay in Slovakia (bank statements from the last 3 months, no deposits)

Employees 

  • business license (a sealed copy with stamp and signature of a competent person)
  • original letter from the employer on official company paper with stamp, signature, date and clearly mentioning:
    - address, telephone and fax numbers of the employing company
    - the name and position in the employing company of the   countersigning officer
    - the name of the applicant, position, salary and years of service
    - approval for leave or absence   

 

Retired persons
•    proof of pension or other regular income
 
Unemployed persons

  • If married: letter of employment and income of the spouse and notary certificate of marriage, legalized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • If single/divorced/widow/widower: Any other proof of regular income

 

11. Minors (under 18 years of age) 

  • student card
  • original (and one copy) of the letter from school mentioning 
    - full address, telephone number of the school
    - permission for absence
    - name and function of the person giving the permission

 

  • notary certificate of family relation or proof of guardianship, legalized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • when the minor is travelling alone or only with one parent - notary certificate of permission to travel from both parents or legal guardians, legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
     

b) The purpose of business visit or professional training

1. Valid passport with at least two empty pages (validity must exceed return date by at least 6 months) together with one copy of the information page of the passport

 

2. Completed and signed   Schengen visa application form  (pdf; 561.02 KB)

 

3. Two photographs in color (3,5 x 4,5 cm) on white background

 

4. If applicable, copy of previously granted Schengen visa (also visa of United Kingdom, USA and Canada)

 

5. Travel insurance valid for the entire duration of intended stay in Schengen area with the coverage of minimum 30.000,- EUR.

 

6. Copy of all pages of "Hukou" (no translation needed) 

 

7. Return flight ticket reservation (only reservation at this stage, the actual ticket should be purchased only after visa being granted)

 

8. Proof of accommodation in Slovakia for the whole duration of intended stay

 

9. Invitation letter with signature verified by a notary in Slovakia – original letter from an entity in Slovakia for the purpose of business meeting, conference, training etc. on the official company letter with stamp and a signature of a competent person clearly mentioning:

  • full address and contact persons of the company
  • the name and position of the countersigning officer
  • the purpose and duration of the visit (the date should be identical to the one stated in the application form)
  • program of the business visit or professional training
  • the person or the entity who will bear the applicant's travel and living costs (sponsor)
  • whether the sponsor gives financial guaranty for the applicant's return to China

 

10. Original of the invitation from Bureau of Border and Alien Police of the Slovak Republic (based on the request of the Consular section of the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Beijing)

 

11. Proof of solvency – documents confirming financial resources for stay in Slovakia (bank statements from the last 3 months, no deposits) – submits either company, or the applicant himself depending on who covers the cost of travel and living

Employees 

  • business license (a sealed copy with stamp and signature of a competent person)
  • original letter from the employer on official company paper with stamp, signature, date and clearly mentioning:
    - address, telephone and fax numbers of the employing company
    - the name and position in the employing company of the   countersigning officer
    - the name of the applicant, position, salary and years of service
    - approval for leave or absence

 

12. Proof of registration from a Chamber of Commerce, if applicable

 

13. Work permit (if applicable): a work permit may be needed in the following cases: 

  • business training “on the job”
  • when working for company in the Member State of destination

    

c) The purpose of visit to family/friends 

1. Valid passport with at least two empty pages (validity must exceed return date by at least 6 months) together with one copy of the information page of the passport

 

2. Completed and signed pdf Schengen visa application form  (pdf; 112.84 KB)

 

3. Two photographs in color (3,5 x 4,5 cm) on white background

 

4. If applicable, copy of previously granted Schengen visa (also visa of United Kingdom, USA and Canada)

 

5. Travel insurance valid for the entire duration of intended stay in Schengen area with the coverage of minimum 30.000,- EUR. 

 

6. Copy of all pages of "Hukou" (no translation needed)

 

7. Return flight ticket reservation (only reservation at this stage, the actual ticket should be purchased only after visa being granted)

 

8. Proof of accommodation in Slovakia for the whole duration of intended stay (reservation of a hotel or declaration from the owner of an apartment /house together with record from the Slovak Registry Office)

 

9. Invitation letter with signature verified by a notary in Slovakia – original letter from Slovakia with stamp a signature of a competent person clearly mentioning:
•    full address and contact of the person inviting to Slovakia
•    the purpose and duration of the visit (the date should be identical to the one stated in the application form)
•    the person who will bear the applicant's travel and living costs (sponsor)

 

10. Original of the invitation from Bureau of Border and Alien Police of the Slovak Republic (based on the request of the Consular section of the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Beijing)

 

11. Original financial guaranty by the sponsor

  • If the sponsor lives in Slovakia:
    - proof of a regular income over the last 3 months (bank statement, no deposits)
    - a declaration of guarantee as provided for by Slovak national legislation
  • If the sponsor lives in China but invites the applicant to travel together to Slovakia:
    - signed guarantee letter
    - copy of the residence permit for China
    - proof of a regular income (letter from the employer)
    - proof of a residence in Slovakia or invitation to stay with close family

 

12. Proof of relationship with sponsor

  • For family visit: a notary certificate of family relationship with the sponsor, legalised by MFA
  • For friends visit: the relationship can be substantiated with original documents, original pictures, letter of invitation etc.

 

13. Proof of solvency - documents confirming financial resources for stay in Slovakia (bank statements from the last 3 months, no deposits)
 

Employees 

  • business license (a sealed copy with stamp and signature of a competent person)
  • original letter from the employer on official company paper with stamp, signature, date and clearly mentioning:
    - address, telephone and fax numbers of the employing company
    - the name and position in the employing company of the   countersigning officer
    - the name of the applicant, position, salary and years of service
    - approval for leave or absence

 

Retired persons
•    proof of pension or other regular income

 

Unemployed persons
•    If married: letter of employment and income of the spouse and notary certificate of marriage, legalized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
•    If single/divorced/widow/widower: Any other proof of regular income

 

12. Minors (under 18 years of age) 

  • student card
  • original (and one copy) of the letter from school mentioning 
    - full address, telephone number of the school
    - permission for absence
    - name and function of the person giving the permission

 

  • notary certificate of family relation or proof of guardianship, legalized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • when the minor is travelling alone or only with one parent - notary certificate of permission to travel from both parents or legal guardians, legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
     

d) The purpose of cultural/sport events 

1. Valid passport with at least two empty pages (validity must exceed return date by at least 6 months) together with one copy of the information page of the passport

 

2. Completed and signed pdf Schengen visa application form  (pdf; 112.84 KB)

 

3. Two photographs in color (3,5 x 4,5 cm) on white background

 

4. If applicable, copy of previously granted Schengen visa (also visa of United Kingdom, USA and Canada)

 

5. Travel insurance valid for the entire duration of intended stay in Schengen area with the coverage of minimum 30.000,- EUR. 

 

6. Copy of all pages of "Hukou" (no translation needed)

 

7. Return flight ticket reservation (only reservation at this stage, the actual ticket should be purchased only after visa being granted)

 

8. Proof of accommodation in Slovakia for the whole duration of intended stay

 

9. Invitation letter with signature verified by a notary in Slovakia – original letter from Slovakia (organizer of the event) with stamp a signature of a competent person clearly mentioning:

  • full address and contact of the person in organization
  • the purpose and duration of the visit (the date should be identical to the one stated in the application form)
  • detailed program and itinerary
  • an indication of the costs of the study/sport and entity that will pay for them
  • an indication of lodging during the period of the intended stay

10. Original of the invitation from Bureau of Border and Alien Police of the Slovak Republic (based on the request of the Consular section of the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Beijing)

 

11. Original letter from the Chinese cultural or sports organization (the letter must be in English or in Chinese and an English translation) on the official paper with a stamp and a signature of a competent person clearly mentioning:

  • full address and contact of the person in the organization 
  • name and position of the countersigning officer
  • name, position, salary and years of employment (only for professionals)
  • confirmation of participation
  • entity that will pay for costs of travel and living
  • copy of business license (and an English translation)

 

Short stay Schengen visa - general information for the applicants in China (Chinese)  (pdf, 277 kB)

 

Last Update Date: 27.2.2020 Create Date: 13.6.2012