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How do I apply for my first passport? Detailed procedures of passport visa application

Generally speaking, in the face of the unknown of the first overseas travel, people are more or less afraid, because the process of going abroad is very troublesome, so how to deal with the passport and visa for the first time? Is it very tense for the first time to go abroad?


To apply for a private passport, take photos, ID card and household register to the exit entry institution of the public security bureau where the household registration is located to apply for a passport. 7-15 days.

1. Submit the passport application form filled in completely and pasted with the applicant's recent color photos (48x33mm, white background), and submit 2 photos of the same specification.

2. Submit the copy of the city's household register (or original household registration certificate) and ID card, and submit the original for examination.

Note: the applicant must handle it in person. Applicants under the age of 16 or over 70 may entrust an agent (the agent must submit an ID card). The charge standard of ordinary passport is reduced from 200 yuan to 160 yuan. If the passport is required to be reissued due to loss, the charge standard is 160 yuan per copy.


Residents with Chinese passports, which country they want to go to, and which country's visa (except for special circumstances such as Schengen, landing and visa free) should be on their passports, indicating that this country allows you to enter.

1. General visa procedures and fees

The general process of visa for going abroad is to determine the visa type & rarr; prepare the required application materials & rarr; and submit the visa application materials to the foreign consulate in China & rarr; and wait for & rarr; to get the visa from the consulate.

Visa fees in developed countries will be more expensive, about 1000 yuan, and in other countries they may be several hundred yuan or free.

2. Preparation materials for visa application

Different countries and visa categories differ greatly. Some countries only need to pay money to fill in the form, while others need to show a lot of materials, including bank deposit certificate, work certificate, etc. most European and American countries also have to make an appointment for an interview.

You need to prove to the visa officer through all channels that you are not inclined to immigrate, that is to say, you will not stay there and become a black family. The specific requirements of each country should be checked on the official website of the embassy.

Here is an example of a Chinese citizen applying for a tourist visa to Singapore:

① Original and one copy of the applicant's passport - valid for more than six months with at least one blank visa page.

② IMM form 14A - a completed application form in English. The application form can be downloaded online.

Photo - a color photo with white background and suede of the same specification as the passport is pasted on form IMM 14a.

The photos shall meet the following requirements:

Recent photos within three months, bareheaded on the front (if wearing hat or accessories as required by special religion or custom, the hat or accessories shall not cover up the facial features of the applicant)

Face size is 25mm wide and 35mm high, photo size is 35mm wide and 45mm high

③ ID card - one original and one copy.

④ On the job certificate - if the applicant is an on-the-job employee, he / she must provide one original of the on-the-job certificate issued by the company in which he / she works. The letter of certification shall indicate that the company agrees to the leave, and specify the time, position and salary of the applicant in the company. The letter of incumbency must include the address, telephone and fax number of the company, and the contact information of the relevant contact person shall be provided.

⑤ Hukou book - if the applicant's Hukou book (original and copy) is a collective hukou, the applicant can apply for the Hukou certificate at the police station, and provide the original and copy.

⑥ Proof of personal financial status - if the applicant has no job, he / she must provide documents that can prove his / her personal financial status, such as bank deposit certificate, etc. There is no specific requirement for the amount of bank deposit certificate, but the issuing date of the bank must be within 2 weeks from the date of visa application submission. This certificate should be able to truly reflect your economic ability.

Applicants for a tourist visa must apply in person at the consulate unless:

1. If the applicant is under the age of 16, his / her parents can do it on behalf of him / her, but he / she must issue a birth certificate or household register and parents' ID card (original and copy) that can prove his / her relationship;

2. If the applicant has retired, he / she can entrust others to handle it, but he / she shall provide the original, copy and power of attorney of his / her retirement certificate (indicating the name and ID card number of the entrusted person). The entrusted party must bring the original of its own ID card and submit the copy;

3. If the applicant can provide a Singapore citizen or permanent resident in China as its guarantor. The guarantor (must be over 21 years old) must correctly fill in form V39A (reference letter) and clearly indicate the number, address and telephone number of his pink / Blue Singapore ID card.

4. The guarantor of Singapore in China shall personally submit the form to the consulate, and provide one original and one copy of the completed form V39A and the personal data page of the Singapore ID card or passport.

5. Applicants can also apply for visas through approved travel agencies.

3. Validity of visa

Different visas have different periods of validity, from a few days to several years. Some start from the time of entry, some from the day of visa issuance, some can enter and leave the country many times, some can only enter and leave the country once. So when you apply, you should consider which kind of visa you want to apply for. When you get a visa, you should also look carefully. If you stay longer than the validity period, you will face a fine and the risk of permanent refusal by the country.

4. visa free

To a visa free country, if you don't have a valid visa from any country on your passport, China's customs will probably not let you leave the country. Only when you go to Maldives, Bali in Indonesia, Jeju in South Korea and other places, if you have a round-trip ticket and passport, you can directly exit the customs.

5. landing sign

The applicant must pay attention to the fact that there are few countries to apply for such landing visa, and the visa policy may change at any time. It is better for the applicant to contact the Embassy of the country to which he / she is going before leaving. He / she can not leave until he / she is clear about it before leaving. He / she must not act blindly so as not to get the visa after arriving.

6. Schengen Visa

There are 26 European countries in the Schengen area. As long as there is a visa from one of them, you can travel to all Schengen countries (note that the UK is not included in the Schengen area). However, you have to prove to the visa officer that the main part of the trip is in the country you are applying for a visa, otherwise the embassy will not grant you a visa.