What is “Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit”?

When it comes to China Business Visa, you may come across with the document call “Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit”. This document also called as red letter, Chinese government visa invitation, or invitation letter.

It’s true that most of the small and medium scale suppliers are unable to provide this document since the are not eligible to. Suppliers who are able to provide the Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit also often refuse to provide the invitation letter due to the difficulty of the applying process.

How to obtain this “Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit”?

Chinese Government or Government agency has authority to provide the Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit. You need to have an inviting company in China to obtain it on behalf of you. You can advise your Chinese inviting company – mostly supplier – to contact one of the following agencies to arrange the china visa invitation.

Required Documents to get Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit

  • A passport photocopies
  • Previous Chinese Visa and Entry Details
  • Evidence for the business – custom clearance documents, agreements etc…
  • Return Air ticket
  • Business license of the foreign Company (preferably translated into ENG)
  • Detailed itinerary
  • Hotel confirmation letter

Time to get the approval

After providing the complete document set, it will take 5 to 10 working days to get approval from the relevant department. However, success rate  depends on the completeness of the documents. Now some cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou have online registration system for Invitation Letter. Therefore online invitation letter application, process has become much easier.

Finally, if everything goes smoothly, you will get the Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit which provide you opportunity to get the China Business Visa.

Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit in Sri Lanka

13 Comments
  1. Dear Sir,
    i m looking to go to china to buy goods but this will be the first time! China Embassy in my country ask for Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit.
    can i get through your service? if yes how much will it cost for me ?
    thnx to answer me

  2. Hello sir
    I am in south africa and i have invitation letter of furniture fair in china and embassy says need a duly authorization letter so can u help me

    • Hi,

      Thank you very much for the comment. We are not able to provide duly authorized letter to South African recently. When we are able to get, we will inform you

      Regards

  3. Hi Thank you very much for the comment. We mainly provide china visa services to Sri Lankan. However, please send us an email with your details. if there is a possibility, we definitely will help you. Our Email is [email protected]

  4. Dear Sir,
    i m looking to go to china to buy goods but this will be the first time! China Embassy in my country ask for Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit.
    can i get through your service? if yes how much will it cost for me ?
    thnx to answer me

  5. Dear Sir/Madam
    I’m a Nigeria Citizen with UK residence permit and with Nigeria, passport and UK Indefinite Leave to Remain and I have applied for China Visa and China Embassy in the UK ask for Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit. Can you please help me because I do most of my Business in Alibaba and My supplier said they can’t do it, but She did send me a letter of invitation but they did not aspect it, they said they only aspect Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit. and I also change it to Tourist Visa and booked a Hotel and Air Ticket but they insisted that I must have either an Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit. or TE for Business Visa, please I really need this Visa for my business I all My business pending because of this Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit.

    • Dear Roseline,

      As we know for Nigerians its really difficult to apply for Chinese visa no matter which country you are living.
      Have you been to China ?

  6. hi
    i am from afghanistan and i live in iran i have invition letter from a company in china but cuz my nationality is afghan and my residence is in iran embassy didnt accept my invition .they say you need chineese goverment invition letter what shall i do?

    • Dear Morteza,

      you can tell your situation to one of your good supplier who has a reputable company in China.
      They can provide the visa but for afghan who lives in Iran, it should be bit difficult.

      Good Luck

  7. Dear Sir. I’m from the DR Congo living in South Africa. Upon my request for a Chinese visa application the same letter has been requested From me. It’s my first time traveling to China

    • Hi you can ask form one of your reliable suppliers. They will help you.

  8. hello
    my name is precious
    i want to visit china for the first time for business purpose but i need an invitation letter to enable me apply for business visa
    can i get an invitation letter through your service
    thanks and best regards

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