Q Visas are issued to the family members of either Chinese citizens or foreigners with Chinese permanent residence who want to go to China for family reunion, foster care and adoption. Q visas can be divided into two types, depending on how long the person intends to stay in China.
Steps to apply for Q1 Visa
To apply for a Q1 Visa, the intended duration of stay in China must exceed 180 days. The Q1 visa holder is allowed to extend stay in China, but banned from working during the whole stay.
"Family members" refers to spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law. Note that the more distant the relatives you are visiting, the more limited your stay may be; this is at the discretion of the visa officer.