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A visa is required for this destination.

If traveling to China for a university lecture, seminar, conference or non-profit activities, please apply for a "Non-business visit visa."

China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid to the time of this announcement, effective from 28 march 2020.

Visa required, except for passengers with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 24 hours. They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination.

China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid to the time of this announcement, effective from 28 march 2020.

China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid to the time of this announcement, effective from 28 march 2020.

If traveling to China for a university lecture, seminar, conference or non-profit activities, please apply for a "Non-business visit visa."

China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid to the time of this announcement, effective from 28 march 2020.

Applicants must apply with the Chinese consulate to which their approval is sent. Please let VisaHQ know if your approval is sent to a consulate other than your assigned jurisdiction.

China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid to the time of this announcement, effective from 28 march 2020.

China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid to the time of this announcement, effective from 28 march 2020.

The Non-business Visit visa is required if you are traveling to China for university lecture, seminar, conference or non-profit activities.

China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid to the time of this announcement, effective from 28 march 2020.

The Group E-Visa is only applicable to groups of two or more travelers entering China through Shanghai Pudong or Hongqiao airports. All group members must enter and depart China at the same time.

Please complete your Health Declaration form only after you have checked-in on your flight to China, as you will need to enter your actual seat number in the form. The Health declaration is only valid for 24 hours from the time of completion. Please have the QR-code (which you will receive once you have completed the health declaration form) available as you need to present it to the airline representative at the time of boarding the flight

The Non-business Visit visa is required if you are traveling to China for university lecture, seminar, conference or non-profit activities.

China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid to the time of this announcement, effective from 28 march 2020.

Fill out China Tourist visa application form online

and send the following documents to VisaHQ:
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  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Consulate. Please note that each page of your application MUST be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected. If applicant is minor, the application form must be signed by both parents on PART 4 of page 4. One parent has to complete and sign PART 5.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

    Also, if visiting family member who is working in China, a letter from the Chinese company (on company letterhead) confirming the worker's status in China and stating that he/she will be responsible for the family members' living arrangements and expenses.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Consulate. Please note that each page of your application MUST be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected. If applicant is minor, the application form must be signed by both parents on PART 4 of page 4. One parent has to complete and sign PART 5.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Work permit. Copy of the Foreign Employment Permit or Foreign Experts License.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Enrollment Letter. Original enrollment letter from the school in China signed by both the applicant and the school.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Consulate. Please note that each page of your application MUST be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected. If applicant is minor, the application form must be signed by both parents on PART 4 of page 4. One parent has to complete and sign PART 5.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. A copy of an Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit form. This is a special invitation that your host in China will need to obtain from their local Chinese government agency. The form needs to be addressed to the Embassy in "USA" or "Washington DC".

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State, sending department, or agency, addressed to "Embassy of China, Washington D.C. ", explaining purpose of travel and dates of the trip. Letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Crew ID. Copy of the employee crew ID badge of the applicant.

  • Crew Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company OR an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Proof of residency. A copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Visa Notification Letter. Issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account.

  • Original passport. Original, signed passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity and at least 2 consecutive blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Foreign Expert Certificate. A copy of the Foreign Expert Certificate issued by the Chinese government.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation from your host in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The invitation must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant, including your name as printed in your passport.
    • State the dates and length of your stay.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Crew ID. Copy of the employee crew ID badge of the applicant.

  • Crew Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company OR an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Passport copy. Photocopy of all passport pages. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date the visa application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Must be uploaded to your applicant profile.

  • Itinerary. The document attesting the travel booking of the whole group.

  • Proof of accommodation. The document attesting the accommodation booking of all the stops for the whole group.

  • Mandatory form before entering country. The form you will fill may be checked at the borders of China whether you have filled in this form or not, and If you haven’t filled in the form or made misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you might not be allowed to enter China.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Consulate. Please note that each page of your application MUST be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected. If applicant is minor, the application form must be signed by both parents on PART 4 of page 4. One parent has to complete and sign PART 5.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

    Also, if visiting family member who is working in China, a letter from the Chinese company (on company letterhead) confirming the worker's status in China and stating that he/she will be responsible for the family members' living arrangements and expenses.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Consulate. Please note that each page of your application MUST be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected. If applicant is minor, the application form must be signed by both parents on PART 4 of page 4. One parent has to complete and sign PART 5.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Work permit. Copy of the Foreign Employment Permit or Foreign Experts License.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Enrollment Letter. Original enrollment letter from the school in China signed by both the applicant and the school.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Consulate. Please note that each page of your application MUST be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected. If applicant is minor, the application form must be signed by both parents on PART 4 of page 4. One parent has to complete and sign PART 5.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. A copy of an Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit form. This is a special invitation that your host in China will need to obtain from their local Chinese government agency. The form needs to be addressed to the Embassy in "USA" or "Washington DC".

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State, sending department, or agency, addressed to "Embassy of China, Washington D.C. ", explaining purpose of travel and dates of the trip. Letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Crew ID. Copy of the employee crew ID badge of the applicant.

  • Crew Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company OR an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Proof of residency. A copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Visa Notification Letter. Issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account.

  • Original passport. Original, signed passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity and at least 2 consecutive blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Foreign Expert Certificate. A copy of the Foreign Expert Certificate issued by the Chinese government.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation from your host in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The invitation must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant, including your name as printed in your passport.
    • State the dates and length of your stay.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Crew ID. Copy of the employee crew ID badge of the applicant.

  • Crew Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company OR an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Passport copy. Photocopy of all passport pages. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date the visa application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Must be uploaded to your applicant profile.

  • Itinerary. The document attesting the travel booking of the whole group.

  • Proof of accommodation. The document attesting the accommodation booking of all the stops for the whole group.

  • Mandatory form before entering country. The form you will fill may be checked at the borders of China whether you have filled in this form or not, and If you haven’t filled in the form or made misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you might not be allowed to enter China.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Consulate. Please note that each page of your application MUST be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected. If applicant is minor, the application form must be signed by both parents on PART 4 of page 4. One parent has to complete and sign PART 5.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

    Also, if visiting family member who is working in China, a letter from the Chinese company (on company letterhead) confirming the worker's status in China and stating that he/she will be responsible for the family members' living arrangements and expenses.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Consulate. Please note that each page of your application MUST be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected. If applicant is minor, the application form must be signed by both parents on PART 4 of page 4. One parent has to complete and sign PART 5.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Work permit. Copy of the Foreign Employment Permit or Foreign Experts License.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Enrollment Letter. Original enrollment letter from the school in China signed by both the applicant and the school.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Consulate. Please note that each page of your application MUST be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected. If applicant is minor, the application form must be signed by both parents on PART 4 of page 4. One parent has to complete and sign PART 5.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. A copy of an Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit form. This is a special invitation that your host in China will need to obtain from their local Chinese government agency. The form needs to be addressed to the Embassy in "USA" or "Washington DC".

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State, sending department, or agency, addressed to "Embassy of China, Washington D.C. ", explaining purpose of travel and dates of the trip. Letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Crew ID. Copy of the employee crew ID badge of the applicant.

  • Crew Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company OR an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Proof of residency. A copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Visa Notification Letter. Issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account.

  • Original passport. Original, signed passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity and at least 2 consecutive blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Foreign Expert Certificate. A copy of the Foreign Expert Certificate issued by the Chinese government.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation from your host in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The invitation must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant, including your name as printed in your passport.
    • State the dates and length of your stay.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Crew ID. Copy of the employee crew ID badge of the applicant.

  • Crew Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company OR an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Passport copy. Photocopy of all passport pages. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date the visa application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Must be uploaded to your applicant profile.

  • Itinerary. The document attesting the travel booking of the whole group.

  • Proof of accommodation. The document attesting the accommodation booking of all the stops for the whole group.

  • Mandatory form before entering country. The form you will fill may be checked at the borders of China whether you have filled in this form or not, and If you haven’t filled in the form or made misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you might not be allowed to enter China.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Consulate. Please note that each page of your application MUST be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected. If applicant is minor, the application form must be signed by both parents on PART 4 of page 4. One parent has to complete and sign PART 5.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

    Also, if visiting family member who is working in China, a letter from the Chinese company (on company letterhead) confirming the worker's status in China and stating that he/she will be responsible for the family members' living arrangements and expenses.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Consulate. Please note that each page of your application MUST be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected. If applicant is minor, the application form must be signed by both parents on PART 4 of page 4. One parent has to complete and sign PART 5.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Work permit. Copy of the Foreign Employment Permit or Foreign Experts License.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Enrollment Letter. Original enrollment letter from the school in China signed by both the applicant and the school.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Consulate. Please note that each page of your application MUST be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected. If applicant is minor, the application form must be signed by both parents on PART 4 of page 4. One parent has to complete and sign PART 5.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. A copy of an Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit form. This is a special invitation that your host in China will need to obtain from their local Chinese government agency. The form needs to be addressed to the Embassy in "USA" or "Washington DC".

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State, sending department, or agency, addressed to "Embassy of China, Washington D.C. ", explaining purpose of travel and dates of the trip. Letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Crew ID. Copy of the employee crew ID badge of the applicant.

  • Crew Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company OR an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Proof of residency. A copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Visa Notification Letter. Issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account.

  • Original passport. Original, signed passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity and at least 2 consecutive blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Foreign Expert Certificate. A copy of the Foreign Expert Certificate issued by the Chinese government.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation from your host in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The invitation must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant, including your name as printed in your passport.
    • State the dates and length of your stay.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Crew ID. Copy of the employee crew ID badge of the applicant.

  • Crew Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company OR an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Passport copy. Photocopy of all passport pages. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date the visa application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Must be uploaded to your applicant profile.

  • Itinerary. The document attesting the travel booking of the whole group.

  • Proof of accommodation. The document attesting the accommodation booking of all the stops for the whole group.

  • Mandatory form before entering country. The form you will fill may be checked at the borders of China whether you have filled in this form or not, and If you haven’t filled in the form or made misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you might not be allowed to enter China.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Consulate. Please note that each page of your application MUST be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected. If applicant is minor, the application form must be signed by both parents on PART 4 of page 4. One parent has to complete and sign PART 5.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

    Also, if visiting family member who is working in China, a letter from the Chinese company (on company letterhead) confirming the worker's status in China and stating that he/she will be responsible for the family members' living arrangements and expenses.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Consulate. Please note that each page of your application MUST be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected. If applicant is minor, the application form must be signed by both parents on PART 4 of page 4. One parent has to complete and sign PART 5.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Work permit. Copy of the Foreign Employment Permit or Foreign Experts License.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Enrollment Letter. Original enrollment letter from the school in China signed by both the applicant and the school.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Consulate. Please note that each page of your application MUST be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected. If applicant is minor, the application form must be signed by both parents on PART 4 of page 4. One parent has to complete and sign PART 5.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. A copy of an Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit form. This is a special invitation that your host in China will need to obtain from their local Chinese government agency. The form needs to be addressed to the Embassy in "USA" or "Washington DC".

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State, sending department, or agency, addressed to "Embassy of China, Washington D.C. ", explaining purpose of travel and dates of the trip. Letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Crew ID. Copy of the employee crew ID badge of the applicant.

  • Crew Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company OR an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Proof of residency. A copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Visa Notification Letter. Issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account.

  • Original passport. Original, signed passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity and at least 2 consecutive blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Foreign Expert Certificate. A copy of the Foreign Expert Certificate issued by the Chinese government.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation from your host in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The invitation must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant, including your name as printed in your passport.
    • State the dates and length of your stay.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Crew ID. Copy of the employee crew ID badge of the applicant.

  • Crew Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company OR an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Passport copy. Photocopy of all passport pages. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date the visa application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Must be uploaded to your applicant profile.

  • Itinerary. The document attesting the travel booking of the whole group.

  • Proof of accommodation. The document attesting the accommodation booking of all the stops for the whole group.

  • Mandatory form before entering country. The form you will fill may be checked at the borders of China whether you have filled in this form or not, and If you haven’t filled in the form or made misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you might not be allowed to enter China.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Consulate. Please note that each page of your application MUST be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected. If applicant is minor, the application form must be signed by both parents on PART 4 of page 4. One parent has to complete and sign PART 5.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

    Also, if visiting family member who is working in China, a letter from the Chinese company (on company letterhead) confirming the worker's status in China and stating that he/she will be responsible for the family members' living arrangements and expenses.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Consulate. Please note that each page of your application MUST be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected. If applicant is minor, the application form must be signed by both parents on PART 4 of page 4. One parent has to complete and sign PART 5.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Work permit. Copy of the Foreign Employment Permit or Foreign Experts License.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Enrollment Letter. Original enrollment letter from the school in China signed by both the applicant and the school.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Consulate. Please note that each page of your application MUST be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected. If applicant is minor, the application form must be signed by both parents on PART 4 of page 4. One parent has to complete and sign PART 5.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. A copy of an Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit form. This is a special invitation that your host in China will need to obtain from their local Chinese government agency. The form needs to be addressed to the Embassy in "USA" or "Washington DC".

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State, sending department, or agency, addressed to "Embassy of China, Washington D.C. ", explaining purpose of travel and dates of the trip. Letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Crew ID. Copy of the employee crew ID badge of the applicant.

  • Crew Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company OR an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Crew ID. Copy of the employee crew ID badge of the applicant.

  • Crew Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company OR an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Proof of residency. A copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Visa Notification Letter. Issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account.

  • Original passport. Original, signed passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity and at least 2 consecutive blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Foreign Expert Certificate. A copy of the Foreign Expert Certificate issued by the Chinese government.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation from your host in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The invitation must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant, including your name as printed in your passport.
    • State the dates and length of your stay.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Crew ID. Copy of the employee crew ID badge of the applicant.

  • Crew Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company OR an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Passport copy. Photocopy of all passport pages. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date the visa application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Must be uploaded to your applicant profile.

  • Itinerary. The document attesting the travel booking of the whole group.

  • Proof of accommodation. The document attesting the accommodation booking of all the stops for the whole group.

  • Mandatory form before entering country. The form you will fill may be checked at the borders of China whether you have filled in this form or not, and If you haven’t filled in the form or made misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you might not be allowed to enter China.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Consulate. Please note that each page of your application MUST be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected. If applicant is minor, the application form must be signed by both parents on PART 4 of page 4. One parent has to complete and sign PART 5.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

    Also, if visiting family member who is working in China, a letter from the Chinese company (on company letterhead) confirming the worker's status in China and stating that he/she will be responsible for the family members' living arrangements and expenses.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Consulate. Please note that each page of your application MUST be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected. If applicant is minor, the application form must be signed by both parents on PART 4 of page 4. One parent has to complete and sign PART 5.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Work permit. Copy of the Foreign Employment Permit or Foreign Experts License.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Enrollment Letter. Original enrollment letter from the school in China signed by both the applicant and the school.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Consulate. Please note that each page of your application MUST be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected. If applicant is minor, the application form must be signed by both parents on PART 4 of page 4. One parent has to complete and sign PART 5.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. A copy of an Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit form. This is a special invitation that your host in China will need to obtain from their local Chinese government agency. The form needs to be addressed to the Embassy in "USA" or "Washington DC".

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State, sending department, or agency, addressed to "Embassy of China, Washington D.C. ", explaining purpose of travel and dates of the trip. Letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Crew ID. Copy of the employee crew ID badge of the applicant.

  • Crew Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company OR an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Proof of residency. A copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Visa Notification Letter. Issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account.

  • Original passport. Original, signed passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity and at least 2 consecutive blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Foreign Expert Certificate. A copy of the Foreign Expert Certificate issued by the Chinese government.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation from your host in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The invitation must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant, including your name as printed in your passport.
    • State the dates and length of your stay.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Crew ID. Copy of the employee crew ID badge of the applicant.

  • Crew Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company OR an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • Passport copy. Photocopy of all passport pages. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date the visa application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Must be uploaded to your applicant profile.

  • Itinerary. The document attesting the travel booking of the whole group.

  • Proof of accommodation. The document attesting the accommodation booking of all the stops for the whole group.

  • Mandatory form before entering country. The form you will fill may be checked at the borders of China whether you have filled in this form or not, and If you haven’t filled in the form or made misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you might not be allowed to enter China.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted by the Embassy. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan
    Chinese name. The applicant's name written in Chinese characters.
    Proof of name change. If the applicant's name has changed since birth, please provide a copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change.
    Previous visa. Copy of a previously issued Chinese visa or copy of the information page from your Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwanese passport. NOTE: If your old passport has not been canceled, you will be required to submit the original passport with your application.
    Green Card. Copy of applicant's old Green Card(s).
  • Information for persons of Tibetan origin
    You must make a personal appearance at the Chinese Visa Application Service Center to process your visa if you are a person of Tibetan origin. The Visa Application Service Center will require additional documents in order to process your visa and VisaHQ is unable to assist in these procedures.
  • Persons with occupation related to government, NGOs, and media
    Applicants with these occupations must submit a letter from their employer stating their job description and purpose of visit to China. The visa processing time may be extended to 8-10 business days for these applicants.
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan
    Chinese name. The applicant's name written in Chinese characters.
    Proof of name change. If the applicant's name has changed since birth, please provide a copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change.
    Previous visa. Copy of a previously issued Chinese visa or copy of the information page from your Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwanese passport. NOTE: If your old passport has not been canceled, you will be required to submit the original passport with your application.
    Green Card. Copy of applicant's old Green Card(s).
  • Additional requirements for Chinese applicants adopted by American parents
    Chinese passport. Applicant's ORIGINAL Chinese passport.
    Proof of name change. If the applicant's name has changed since birth, please provide a copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change.
    Parents' passports. Clear passport information page copies of both American parents.
    Certificate of adoption. A notarized certificate of adoption.
    Birth certificate. A copy of applicant's birth certificate (usually from U.S).
  • Information for persons of Tibetan origin
    You must make a personal appearance at the Chinese Visa Application Service Center to process your visa if you are a person of Tibetan origin. The Visa Application Service Center will require additional documents in order to process your visa and VisaHQ is unable to assist in these procedures.
  • Additional required documents for minors
    Application form. The application form must be signed by both parents.
    Birth certificate. A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
    Parents' passport copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
    When applying for a child with Chinese parents, the applicant must also provide proof of parents' status in the United States.
  • Persons with occupation related to government, NGOs, and media
    Applicants with these occupations must submit a letter from their employer stating their job description and purpose of visit to China. The visa processing time may be extended to 8-10 business days for these applicants.
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan
    Chinese name. The applicant's name written in Chinese characters.
    Proof of name change. If the applicant's name has changed since birth, please provide a copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change.
    Previous visa. Copy of a previously issued Chinese visa or copy of the information page from your Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwanese passport. NOTE: If your old passport has not been canceled, you will be required to submit the original passport with your application.
    Green Card. Copy of applicant's old Green Card(s).
  • Additional requirements for Chinese applicants adopted by American parents
    Chinese passport. Applicant's ORIGINAL Chinese passport.
    Proof of name change. If the applicant's name has changed since birth, please provide a copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change.
    Parents' passports. Clear passport information page copies of both American parents.
    Certificate of adoption. A notarized certificate of adoption.
    Birth certificate. A copy of applicant's birth certificate (usually from U.S).
  • Information for persons of Tibetan origin
    You must make a personal appearance at the Chinese Visa Application Service Center to process your visa if you are a person of Tibetan origin. The Visa Application Service Center will require additional documents in order to process your visa and VisaHQ is unable to assist in these procedures.
  • Additional required documents for minors
    Application form. The application form must be signed by both parents.
    Birth certificate. A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
    Parents' passport copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
    When applying for a child with Chinese parents, the applicant must also provide proof of parents' status in the United States.
  • Persons with occupation related to government, NGOs, and media
    Applicants with these occupations must submit a letter from their employer stating their job description and purpose of visit to China. The visa processing time may be extended to 8-10 business days for these applicants.
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan
    Chinese name. The applicant's name written in Chinese characters.
    Proof of name change. If the applicant's name has changed since birth, please provide a copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change.
    Previous visa. Copy of a previously issued Chinese visa or copy of the information page from your Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwanese passport. NOTE: If your old passport has not been canceled, you will be required to submit the original passport with your application.
    Green Card. Copy of applicant's old Green Card(s).
  • Additional requirements for Chinese applicants adopted by American parents
    Chinese passport. Applicant's ORIGINAL Chinese passport.
    Proof of name change. If the applicant's name has changed since birth, please provide a copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change.
    Parents' passports. Clear passport information page copies of both American parents.
    Certificate of adoption. A notarized certificate of adoption.
    Birth certificate. A copy of applicant's birth certificate (usually from U.S).
  • Information for persons of Tibetan origin
    You must make a personal appearance at the Chinese Visa Application Service Center to process your visa if you are a person of Tibetan origin. The Visa Application Service Center will require additional documents in order to process your visa and VisaHQ is unable to assist in these procedures.
  • Additional required documents for minors
    Application form. The application form must be signed by both parents.
    Birth certificate. A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
    Parents' passport copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
    When applying for a child with Chinese parents, the applicant must also provide proof of parents' status in the United States.
  • Persons with occupation related to government, NGOs, and media
    Applicants with these occupations must submit a letter from their employer stating their job description and purpose of visit to China. The visa processing time may be extended to 8-10 business days for these applicants.
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan
    Chinese name. The applicant's name written in Chinese characters.
    Proof of name change. If the applicant's name has changed since birth, please provide a copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change.
    Previous visa. Copy of a previously issued Chinese visa or copy of the information page from your Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwanese passport. NOTE: If your old passport has not been canceled, you will be required to submit the original passport with your application.
    Green Card. Copy of applicant's old Green Card(s).
  • Information for persons of Tibetan origin
    You must make a personal appearance at the Chinese Visa Application Service Center to process your visa if you are a person of Tibetan origin. The Visa Application Service Center will require additional documents in order to process your visa and VisaHQ is unable to assist in these procedures.
  • Information for persons of Tibetan origin
    You must make a personal appearance at the Chinese Visa Application Service Center to process your visa if you are a person of Tibetan origin. The Visa Application Service Center will require additional documents in order to process your visa and VisaHQ is unable to assist in these procedures.
  • Additional documents for applicants staying longer than 180 days
    Form JW201 or JW202. Original and photocopy of the approved Foreign Student Visa Application Form (JW201 or JW202) issued by the relevant Chinese school. The Foreign Student Visa Application Form must be signed by both the applicant and the school.
    Physical Examination Form. Applicants studying in China for more than 6 months, must submit a Physical Examination Form for Foreigner. The form must be filled out and signed by your physician. This form is available here.
  • Visa type and validity depend on the length of stay requested in the admission letter.
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan
    Chinese name. The applicant's name written in Chinese characters.
    Proof of name change. If the applicant's name has changed since birth, please provide a copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change.
    Previous visa. Copy of a previously issued Chinese visa or copy of the information page from your Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwanese passport. NOTE: If your old passport has not been canceled, you will be required to submit the original passport with your application.
    Green Card. Copy of applicant's old Green Card(s).
  • Additional requirements for Chinese applicants adopted by American parents
    Chinese passport. Applicant's ORIGINAL Chinese passport.
    Proof of name change. If the applicant's name has changed since birth, please provide a copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change.
    Parents' passports. Clear passport information page copies of both American parents.
    Certificate of adoption. A notarized certificate of adoption.
    Birth certificate. A copy of applicant's birth certificate (usually from U.S).
  • Information for persons of Tibetan origin
    You must make a personal appearance at the Chinese Visa Application Service Center to process your visa if you are a person of Tibetan origin. The Visa Application Service Center will require additional documents in order to process your visa and VisaHQ is unable to assist in these procedures.
  • Additional required documents for minors
    Application form. The application form must be signed by both parents.
    Birth certificate. A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
    Parents' passport copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
    When applying for a child with Chinese parents, the applicant must also provide proof of parents' status in the United States.
  • Persons with occupation related to government, NGOs, and media
    Applicants with these occupations must submit a letter from their employer stating their job description and purpose of visit to China. The visa processing time may be extended to 8-10 business days for these applicants.
  • Additional Required Documents for Recently Naturalized Citizens
    Previous Passport. Your previous non-US passport.
    Naturalization Certificate. A copy of the naturalization certificate.
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan
    Chinese name. The applicant's name written in Chinese characters.
    Proof of name change. If the applicant's name has changed since birth, please provide a copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change.
    Previous visa. Copy of a previously issued Chinese visa or copy of the information page from your Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwanese passport. NOTE: If your old passport has not been canceled, you will be required to submit the original passport with your application.
    Green Card. Copy of applicant's old Green Card(s).
  • Information for persons of Tibetan origin
    You must make a personal appearance at the Chinese Visa Application Service Center to process your visa if you are a person of Tibetan origin. The Visa Application Service Center will require additional documents in order to process your visa and VisaHQ is unable to assist in these procedures.
  • Persons with occupation related to government, NGOs, and media
    Applicants with these occupations must submit a letter from their employer stating their job description and purpose of visit to China. The visa processing time may be extended to 8-10 business days for these applicants.
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan
    Chinese name. The applicant's name written in Chinese characters.
    Proof of name change. If the applicant's name has changed since birth, please provide a copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change.
    Previous visa. Copy of a previously issued Chinese visa or copy of the information page from your Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwanese passport. NOTE: If your old passport has not been canceled, you will be required to submit the original passport with your application.
    Green Card. Copy of applicant's old Green Card(s).
  • Information for persons of Tibetan origin
    You must make a personal appearance at the Chinese Visa Application Service Center to process your visa if you are a person of Tibetan origin. The Visa Application Service Center will require additional documents in order to process your visa and VisaHQ is unable to assist in these procedures.
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan
    Chinese name. The applicant's name written in Chinese characters.
    Proof of name change. If the applicant's name has changed since birth, please provide a copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change.
    Previous visa. Copy of a previously issued Chinese visa or copy of the information page from your Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwanese passport. NOTE: If your old passport has not been canceled, you will be required to submit the original passport with your application.
    Green Card. Copy of applicant's old Green Card(s).
  • Information for persons of Tibetan origin
    You must make a personal appearance at the Chinese Visa Application Service Center to process your visa if you are a person of Tibetan origin. The Visa Application Service Center will require additional documents in order to process your visa and VisaHQ is unable to assist in these procedures.
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan
    Chinese name. The applicant's name written in Chinese characters.
    Proof of name change. If the applicant's name has changed since birth, please provide a copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change.
    Previous visa. Copy of a previously issued Chinese visa or copy of the information page from your Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwanese passport. NOTE: If your old passport has not been canceled, you will be required to submit the original passport with your application.
    Green Card. Copy of applicant's old Green Card(s).
  • The consular office will make the ultimate decisions on whether or not to grant a visa and allowed validity, duration of stay and number of entries based on individual application.
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan
    Chinese name. The applicant's name written in Chinese characters.
    Proof of name change. If the applicant's name has changed since birth, please provide a copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change.
    Previous visa. Copy of a previously issued Chinese visa or copy of the information page from your Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwanese passport. NOTE: If your old passport has not been canceled, you will be required to submit the original passport with your application.
    Green Card. Copy of applicant's old Green Card(s).
  • Information for persons of Tibetan origin
    You must make a personal appearance at the Chinese Visa Application Service Center to process your visa if you are a person of Tibetan origin. The Visa Application Service Center will require additional documents in order to process your visa and VisaHQ is unable to assist in these procedures.
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan
    Chinese name. The applicant's name written in Chinese characters.
    Proof of name change. If the applicant's name has changed since birth, please provide a copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change.
    Previous visa. Copy of a previously issued Chinese visa or copy of the information page from your Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwanese passport. NOTE: If your old passport has not been canceled, you will be required to submit the original passport with your application.
    Green Card. Copy of applicant's old Green Card(s).
  • Information for persons of Tibetan origin
    You must make a personal appearance at the Chinese Visa Application Service Center to process your visa if you are a person of Tibetan origin. The Visa Application Service Center will require additional documents in order to process your visa and VisaHQ is unable to assist in these procedures.
  • For double entry the invitation letter has to mention that the traveler will be traveling twice and include the dates of travel.
  • Visas are valid for 30 days from the date of issue and must be used within 15 days.
  • Group visa is only valid for entering through following airports:
    Canton
    Chengdu
    Hangzhou
    Pechino
    Shanghai
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan
    Chinese name. The applicant's name written in Chinese characters.
    Proof of name change. If the applicant's name has changed since birth, please provide a copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change.
    Previous visa. Copy of a previously issued Chinese visa or copy of the information page from your Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwanese passport. NOTE: If your old passport has not been canceled, you will be required to submit the original passport with your application.
    Green Card. Copy of applicant's old Green Card(s).
  • Information for persons of Tibetan origin
    You must make a personal appearance at the Chinese Visa Application Service Center to process your visa if you are a person of Tibetan origin. The Visa Application Service Center will require additional documents in order to process your visa and VisaHQ is unable to assist in these procedures.
  • For double entry the invitation letter has to mention that the traveler will be traveling twice and include the dates of travel.

China Tourist visa fees for citizens of United States of America

Type of visaValidityProcessingEmbassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days6 business days$163.00$59.00$0.00$222.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days6 business days$163.00$59.00$0.00$222.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days6 business days$163.00$59.00$0.00$222.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days6 business days$163.00$59.00$0.00$222.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days6 business days$163.00$59.00$0.00$222.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days6 business days$163.00$59.00$0.00$222.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days6 business days$163.00$59.00$0.00$222.00
Single entry (120 days stay)Up to 90 days10-14 business days$145.00$179.00$0.00$324.00
Single entry (120 days stay)Up to 90 days10-14 business days$145.00$179.00$0.00$324.00
Single entry (120 days stay)Up to 90 days10-14 business days$145.00$179.00$0.00$324.00
Single entry (120 days stay)Up to 90 days10-14 business days$145.00$179.00$0.00$324.00
Single entry (120 days stay)Up to 90 days10-14 business days$145.00$179.00$0.00$324.00
Single entry (120 days stay)Up to 90 days10-14 business days$145.00$179.00$0.00$324.00
Single entry (120 days stay)Up to 90 days10-14 business days$145.00$179.00$0.00$324.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10-15 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Single entryUp to 90 days10-14 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10-15 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Single entryUp to 90 days10-14 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10-15 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Single entryUp to 90 days10-14 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10-15 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Single entryUp to 90 days10-14 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10-15 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Single entryUp to 90 days10-14 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Single entryUp to 90 days10-14 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Single entryUp to 90 days10-14 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Single entryUp to 90 days10-14 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Single entryUp to 90 days10-14 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Single entryUp to 90 days10-14 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Single entryUp to 90 days10-14 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10-15 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10-15 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Single entryUp to 90 days10-14 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Single entryUp to 90 days10-14 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Single entryUp to 90 days10-14 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Single entry (15 days stay)Up to 30 days10-14 business days$228.00$209.00$0.00$437.00
Single entry (15 days stay)Up to 30 days10-14 business days$228.00$209.00$0.00$437.00
Single entry (15 days stay)Up to 30 days10-14 business days$228.00$209.00$0.00$437.00
Single entry (15 days stay)Up to 30 days10-14 business days$228.00$209.00$0.00$437.00
Single entry (15 days stay)Up to 30 days10-14 business days$228.00$209.00$0.00$437.00
Single entry (15 days stay)Up to 30 days10-14 business days$228.00$209.00$0.00$437.00
Single entry (15 days stay)Up to 30 days10-14 business days$228.00$209.00$0.00$437.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 180 days10-14 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 180 days10-14 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 180 days10-14 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 180 days10-14 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 180 days10-14 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 180 days10-14 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 180 days10-14 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Multiple entryUp to 10 years5 business days$140.00$99.00$0.00$239.00
Multiple entryUp to 10 years5 business days$140.00$99.00$0.00$239.00
Multiple entryUp to 10 years5 business days$140.00$99.00$0.00$239.00
Multiple entryUp to 10 years5 business days$140.00$99.00$0.00$239.00
Multiple entryUp to 10 years5 business days$140.00$99.00$0.00$239.00
Multiple entryUp to 10 years5 business days$140.00$99.00$0.00$239.00
Multiple entryUp to 10 years5 business days$140.00$99.00$0.00$239.00
Multiple entry (180 days stay)Up to 10 years10-14 business days$140.00$209.00$0.00$349.00
Multiple entry (180 days stay)Up to 10 years10-14 business days$140.00$209.00$0.00$349.00
Multiple entry (180 days stay)Up to 10 years10-14 business days$140.00$209.00$0.00$349.00
Multiple entry (180 days stay)Up to 10 years10-14 business days$140.00$209.00$0.00$349.00
Multiple entry (180 days stay)Up to 10 years10-14 business days$140.00$209.00$0.00$349.00
Multiple entry (180 days stay)Up to 10 years10-14 business days$140.00$209.00$0.00$349.00
Multiple entry (180 days stay)Up to 10 years10-14 business days$140.00$209.00$0.00$349.00
Multiple entryUp to 10 years10 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Multiple entry (10 days stay)Up to 5 years10 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Multiple entryUp to 10 years10 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Multiple entry (10 days stay)Up to 5 years10 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Multiple entry (10 days stay)Up to 5 years10 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Multiple entry (10 days stay)Up to 5 years10 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Multiple entryUp to 10 years10 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Multiple entryUp to 10 years10 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Multiple entry (10 days stay)Up to 5 years10 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Multiple entryUp to 10 years10 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Multiple entryUp to 10 years10 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Multiple entryUp to 10 years10 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Multiple entry (10 days stay)Up to 5 years10 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Multiple entry (10 days stay)Up to 5 years10 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Diplomatic (30 days stay)Up to 90 days5 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
Diplomatic (30 days stay)Up to 90 days5 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
Duration of Program (365 days stay)Up to 1 year10-14 business days$145.00$179.00$0.00$324.00
Duration of Program (365 days stay)Up to 1 year10-14 business days$145.00$179.00$0.00$324.00
Duration of Program (365 days stay)Up to 1 year10-14 business days$145.00$179.00$0.00$324.00
Duration of Program (365 days stay)Up to 1 year10-14 business days$145.00$179.00$0.00$324.00
Duration of Program (365 days stay)Up to 1 year10-14 business days$145.00$179.00$0.00$324.00
Duration of Program (365 days stay)Up to 1 year10-14 business days$145.00$179.00$0.00$324.00
Diplomatic (30 days stay)Up to 90 days5 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
Diplomatic (30 days stay)Up to 90 days5 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
Diplomatic (30 days stay)Up to 90 days5 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
Diplomatic (30 days stay)Up to 90 days5 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
Diplomatic (30 days stay)Up to 90 days5 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
Duration of Program (365 days stay)Up to 1 year10-14 business days$145.00$179.00$0.00$324.00
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Single entry
entries
Up to 30 days
Validity
6 business days
to get your visa
$222.00
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(120 days stay)
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Single entry
entries
Up to 90 days
Validity
10-14 business days
to get your visa
$324.00
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(30 days stay)
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Single entry
entries
Up to 90 days
Validity
10-15 business days
to get your visa
$354.00
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Single entry
entries
Up to 90 days
Validity
10-14 business days
to get your visa
$354.00
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Single entry
entries
Up to 90 days
Validity
10-14 business days
to get your visa
$354.00
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(15 days stay)
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Single entry
entries
Up to 30 days
Validity
10-14 business days
to get your visa
$437.00
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(30 days stay)
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Double entry
entries
Up to 180 days
Validity
10-14 business days
to get your visa
$354.00
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Multiple entry
entries
Up to 10 years
Validity
5 business days
to get your visa
$239.00
price starts at
(180 days stay)
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Multiple entry
entries
Up to 10 years
Validity
10-14 business days
to get your visa
$349.00
price starts at
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Multiple entry
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Up to 10 years
Validity
10 business days
to get your visa
$354.00
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Multiple entry
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Up to 5 years
Validity
10 business days
to get your visa
$354.00
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Diplomatic (30 days stay)
entries
Up to 90 days
Validity
5 business days
to get your visa
$209.00
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Duration of Program (365 days stay)
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Up to 1 year
Validity
10-14 business days
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China COVID-19 travel restrictions

  • Entry is partially open
    China is gradually opening up for travel. Travelers who have been fully vaccinated may be able to enter China for a wider range of personal matters.

    Ongoing exemptions still apply to Diplomatic, service, courtesy, or C Visas and Chinese citizens. International travelers coming to China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates.
    Prior to arrival requirements
    Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
    Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
    Negative COVID-19 test. Those permitted to enter China will be required to submit a health declaration, and provide negative PCR results, no older than 72 hours before travel.
    Health form.. Certified Health Declaration Form (HDF) or a Health Declaration Code (HDC) — electronic or hardcopy must be presented at check in.

    How to Get an HDC or HDF:
    1) take the required tests within 2 days before departure (whether or not you have the COVID-19 vaccine): COVID-19 nucleic acid and IgM serum antibody tests in designated labs or institutions.
    2) submit the negative test certificates issued by the testing organization and other information on their site.
    3) if confirmed, you will get a certified HDF/HDC from the website.
    Upon arrival restrictions
    Quarantine. All international arrivals are required to enter a 14 days quarantine in designated locations.
    😷Masks are required in public spaces and transport.
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Frequently Asked Questions about China visa

  • Do I need a visa to visit mainland of the destination country?
    Foreign citizens generally need a visa to visit China's mainland with the exception of visa-free entry according to relevant agreements and regulations. (See Exemption of visa for more information.)
  • I am a U.S. citizen, can I apply for a visa to the destination country at the port of entry?
    U.S. citizens must obtain a visa before arrival in China. You are not eligible for a landing visa.
  • I have received my visa, but there will be a change in my trip plan. Do I need to apply for a change of the visa type or validity?
    Once your visa application is processed and approved, you will not be able to change a visa type or validity unless you request the visa be voided by the Visa Office and apply and pay for a new one. If you have entered China, you should apply to the local Public Security authority for a change in visa type or an extension of stay or validity. Your application will be considered by the Public Security authority in accordance with relevant Chinese Laws and Regulations.
  • I get a new passport, but I have a valid visa to the destination country in my old passport. Can I travel with both passports to the destination country without applying for a new visa?
    Yes, you may travel with both passports provided that your visa is still valid and the personal details including your name, sex, date of birth and nationality on both passports are exactly the same.
  • I have received my visa. Is there a guarantee that I will be allowed to enter the destination country?
    A visa is not a guarantee to enter China. The decision on whether or not you will be allowed to enter China is made at a port of entry by Chinese Border Control authority in accordance with Chinese Laws and Regulations.

    China Embassy list in United States of America

    China Customs

    Import Regulations Export Regulations Health and Security Contact Customs Authorities
    Allowed
    • Tobacco productsCigarettes – 400 The amount of cigarettes increases to up to 600 if staying more than 6 months
    • Alcoholic beverages– 2 Bottles The alcohol limit doubles to 4 bottles if staying over 6 months
    • Reasonable amount of perfume
    Restricted
    • Amongst the items requiring permission to enter China include TV’S, Computers, washing machine and other electrical goods.
    • Cats, dogs and other small animals will require a vaccination prior to being allowed to enter the country
    Prohibited
    • Guns and Ammunition
    • Explosives and Explosive Materials
    • Radio Receivers/Transmitters
    • Knives and similar dangerous cutting weapons
    Allowed
    • No information available
    Restricted
    • No information available
    Prohibited
    • Arms and Ammunition
    • Explosives and material required to build them.
    • Radio receivers/transmitters
    • Precious jewels and metals – UNLESS previously declared.
    • Pornographic material
    • Beef
    • Sheep/Lamb meat
    • Fruit and certain vegetables – Tomatoes and Red peppers etc
    • Valuable animals, plants and seeds
    • Any written or recorded material which could endanger Chinese national security
    Basic health information for travelers
    • A yellow fever vaccination is required from all travellers arriving within six days of leaving an infected area.
    • Water should be considered safe in the major cities but should be boiled for safety in the more rural areas. Visitors are advised to check the state of the water before drinking and to stick to bottled water if travelling in more remote parts of the country.
    • Meat, vegetables and other hot meals should be well cooked before being eaten to avoid the risk of disease.
    • There have been intermittent cases of pneumonic plague throughout the country. Hand, foot and mouth diseases have sprung up during the summer months. Parents visiting the country during this period should take care to vaccinate their children prior to flight to avoid the possibility of infection.
    • Rabies is present in large parts of the country. Visitors should avoid contact with wild animals which might contain the infection and to keep small children away from them at all times. If bitten, the wound should be cleaned with plenty of fresh water and checked medically for any signs of infection.
    • Haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome is endemic. Hepatitis A and B are highly endemic in the country and should be vaccinated against.
    • AIDS is present in the country and travellers should take all necessary precautions if engaging in sexual activity. Travellers should avoid swimming in unclean water sources i.e. streams and pools which may contain risks of disease. Tuberculosis and Dengue fever is also present in much of the country.
    • Visitors should check the environmental conditions prior to visiting. Travellers visiting a hot region should take along plenty of sun protection and bottled water. Alternatively, many regions of China involve visiting areas of high altitude and may cause health problems for travellers suffering from heart disease or high blood pressure. Symptoms can include headaches, fatigue and general illness. Travellers suffering these or similar symptoms should rest then move immediately to a lower altitude to avoid additional symptoms and seek medical aid if required.
    • Medical facilities in most major hospitals are excellent although standards may fall slightly in the more rural areas of the country. Medical costs are reasonable but travel and medical insurance is advised.
    Basic security information for travelers
    • Violent theft in major street markets and in big cities in general is reported to be on the rise with money and passports being the main targets for would be thieves. Travellers should take care of their belongings at all times when travelling around the country and should be careful when visiting the countries clubs and bars.
    • Various cons involving fake cash and over pricing taxis have been reported and visitors should take special care when travelling via taxis in the big cities.
    • Visitors should avoid any scenes of conflict which may occur between the government and protesters. The protesters have the potential to turn violent and travellers are advised to stay well away from any potential scenes of violence and to keep a copy of their passport with them at all times in case of stoppage by the security services. Travellers planning to visit Tibet should check the political and legal situation in the country prior to flying out has there have been continual acts of violence in the region and may be restricted from entry. Taping or taking pictures of protests or government buildings may be confiscated by the security forces.
    • Travellers navigating the country on their own should beware of the risk of encountering thieves and bandits in the more remote parts of the country alongside the sometimes dangerous natural environment. Much of the country exists at a high altitude and visitors should thoroughly check their intended destinations environmental conditions prior to flight.
    • Many regions of the country are subject to a wide variety of natural disasters including Earthquakes, Flooding and Typhoons. In recent years Earthquakes measuring up to 7.1 on the Richter scale have been reported with much additional loss of life and property. Visitors to the country who are caught up in an Earthquake should stay calm and immediately report their situation to the nearest foreign embassy.
    • Parts of central, southern and western China, particularly those bordering the Yangtze River, are vulnerable to flooding and landslides. Roads, houses and other native infrastructure have been badly affected and visitors are advised to avoid these areas where possible and to check for any water based diseases if trapped in the vicinity of the flooding. The tropical cyclone season in China normally runs from May to November and should be avoided. All visitors to the country should check the environment of the region of the country they are planning to visit prior to their flight.
    • There are restrictions on certain religious activities, including preaching and distributing religious materials. The Falun Gong movement is also banned in China. Homosexuality is not formally outlawed in the country but may be frowned upon in public. Some culturally important areas like museums ban photographs from being taken and travellers should ask local sources if uncertain.
    Chinese Customs contact information
    For further assistance please contact the Chinese Customs authorities directly. They will provide the latest information about customs regulations and export-import procedures.

    • Address No.6 Jianguomennei Avenue Dongcheng District Beijing China 100730
    • Phone +861065194114
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    For additional information about travel restrictions, security warnings, political updates, and basic travel guidelines, please contact the nearest Chinese Embassy.

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