So Bruce is pictured in the Newcastle kit in China already.
However I had a look at ivisa who specialise in the most rapid applications for Visas and notice that the normal time is 2 weeks not including post times. They have a digital service which takes 5 days.
How can that be, he only resigned on Monday didn't he?
DO UK PASSPORT HOLDERS NEED A VISA TO GO TO CHINA?
Yes. UK passport holders must obtain a visa to enter China (mainland).
HOW LONG CAN UK CITIZENS STAY IN CHINA?
UK citizens can stay in China for a maximum of 15 days. Each visa grants one trip. The visa becomes valid from the day you arrive in China.
CHINA VISA FOR UK CITIZENS FEES AND COSTS
The China visa costs around US $140 for UK citizens, and you also need to pay for postage and packaging if applying by post. Alternatively, you can apply for your visa at iVisa for a $89 service fee and avoid posting any documents.
CHINA VISA FOR UK CITIZENS REQUIREMENTS
UK citizens must have a passport with six month’s validity along with a completed application form, passport photocopies, supporting documents, photographs and an invitation letter to apply for the Chinese visa by post or in-person at a Chinese Visa Application Service Center. You only need to provide a digital photocopy of your passport if you apply for your visa at iVisa.com.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A CHINA VISA FOR UK CITIZENS?
The Chinese Visa Application Service Center usually takes two weeks to process visa applications, not including the time it takes to post the documents each way. iVisa processes China visas for UK citizens in five business days.
CHINA VISA FOR UK CITIZENS APPLICATION FORM
You can find China visa application form by visiting the China Visa Application website.
HOW TO OBTAIN A CHINA VISA?
You need to post a completed application form along with your passport, supporting documents and declaration to one of the Chinese Visa Application Service Centers in the UK. Your application can be processed 30 days before your trip at the earliest, though try to apply well in advance and expect to wait up to three weeks for your passport. It’s worth noting that errors will likely cause delays, so complete the application carefully and don’t forget your supporting documents.
Alternatively, iVisa processes China visas for UK citizens in five business days and doesn’t require any documents besides a digital photocopy of your passport.