Important Tips for online COVA visa form filling

Chinese Online Visa Application Form (COVA):

  • {Alternatively, if you prefer our form filing service, we offer this service for an additional fee of $20. Please skip this section and contact us for assistance.}
  • Select “Washington D.C.” under the United States of America if you reside in Georgia. If you are located outside of Georgia, please let us know or check the areas we covered for the Chinese Embassy.
  • If the system doesn’t accept your photo, proceed with our template photo (click here to download). We will assist you with professional photography when you visit our office.
  • Print or save the Application ID (a 19-digit number) when you reach the second page.
  • Enter “N/A” in any required fields if you are unsure; we will help you with correct information later.
  • Do not hit the “Confirm” button on the “Preview” section; we will handle the final submission.
  • Send us the Application ID (as mentioned above) to our email:, along with the documents required.

Other Tips:

  1. Please carefully read the prompts and requirements of the COVA form system, and complete the entries of the visa application COVA online form step by step, making sure that the information is true, accurate and complete.
    Please note: Once the application form has been submitted, it cannot be modified in any way.
  2. The”location”option for submitting the visa application should be in line with the consular jurisdiction.
  3. Basic personal information. Surname, given names, gender, date of birth, nationality, passport number, passport type, etc. must be exactly the same as those on the passport information page, otherwise your visa application will be returned.
  4. If you were born in China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan), please note:
    1. Application form 1.1E The native language name must be entered in Chinese with the Chinese character input method, please do not fill in “Chinese”, “Chinese”, etc.
    2. In the application form 1.6G, select “Yes” for “former nationality”, and then select the nationality information.
    3.  Item 1.6H of the application form is required. If the applicant is applying for a Chinese visa for the first time, this entry will be automatically generated during the form filling process; but if the applicant has previously applied for a Chinese visa, this entry will not be displayed when filling in the online form, and the form must be printed out and supplemented by hand-written Chinese name and other information. This Item cannot be empty.
  5. Completely fill in the work experience and educational background
    1. Please fill in the complete work experience after graduation from school.
    2. The “position” and “duty” of the application form 3.3D and 3.3E must be filled in completely.
    3. Please fill in the name of studying Major if the highest learning experience is college or more advanced.

The requirement of photo submitted to the COVA system

  • Background: The background of the photo should be white or close to white.
  • The photo should be recent, taken within 6 months.
  • The application should look straight forward, and there should be no hair or other things cover the forehead.
  • If you have issues with your submitted photo in COVA system, you can use our template as the place-holder, and we will provide free professional photo to replace later.
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