(4) A photo A colour passport photo (size of 33mm*48mm, bare-head, full face, and is taken within the past 6 months) against a light background attached.
(5) Proof of legal stay or residence status (applicable to those not applying for the visa in their country of citizenship)
If you are not applying for the visa in the country of your citizenship, you must provide the original and photocopy of your valid certificates or visa of stay, residence, employment or student status, or other valid certificates of legal staying provided by the relevant authorities of the country where you are currently staying.
(6) A child of Chinese origin, born in Canada, applying for a Chinese visa for the first time is required to provide:
(7) Photocopy of previous Chinese passports or previous Chinese visas (applicable to foreign citizens who were Chinese citizens, and have obtained foreign citizenship).
Please note:If you were a Chinese citizen and now a Canadian citizen, when you apply for a Chinese visa for the first time, you should provide your previous Chinese passport held and two photocopies of its information page and your Canadian passports’ information page (Your Chinese passport’s information page photocopy and your Canadian passport’s photocopy must be on the same page). If you have obtained Chinese visas before and want to apply for a Chinese visa with a renewed foreign passport that does not contain any Chinese visa, you should present the photocopy of the previous passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate, as well as the previous Chinese visa page.
(If your name on the current passport differs from that on the previous one, you must provide an official document of name change.)