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A visa is required for this destination.

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.

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

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

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 ensure every traveler has paid for a visa in order to be listed on the group approval.

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  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary. Not necessary if the Host is a Chinese Citizen

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date. 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.

  • 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 a 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Visa Notification Letter. Copy of the Invitation Letter by a Duly Authorized Unit. This is a special invitation that the host company in China needs to obtain from a local government agency.

  • Work permit. A work permit issued by the Department of Labor of the country.

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Enrollment Letter. Please provide a letter confirming your enrollment from university/college/school in the destination country, signed by both the applicant and the school.

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Hotel Reservation. Copy of hotel reservations (Applicant's name must be on Hotel Reservation).

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group, an official signed and stamped tourist invitation can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • 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. 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.

  • Employment Invitation letter. A letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy/Consulate of the destination country, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines: briefly introduce the applicant; state the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract.
    An ORIGINAL letter of invitation on company letterhead from the business host in the destination country stating the applicant's title, expertise, duties and responsibilities. It should indicate rationale for hiring the applicant as well as his/her salary, position and qualifications."

  • 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. 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.

  • 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 addressed to the "Embassy of China, Washington D.C. ", giving a detailed description of the purpose of travel, the names and addresses of any organizations to be visited, and the dates of the trip. The letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number and should have a statement confirming that the US Embassy in China will take full responsibility for the applicant.

  • 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. 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.

  • Proof of residency. 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.

  • Business Support Letter. A soft copy of business letter from either the sending company in the US or sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the Embassy of China, and signed by a senior manager. Business letters from US companies should adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    • Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. one year multiple entry business visa).
    • Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel.

  • 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Personal invitation. An invitation from your host 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. 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.

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

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Application Letter. Formal Application Letter submitted by the airline or shipping company.

  • Host's ID. The original and photocopy of the employee ID of the applicant.

  • 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. 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.

  • Personal invitation. 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.

  • Business invitation. If working for an NGO, a soft copy of 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary. Not necessary if the Host is a Chinese Citizen

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date. 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.

  • 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 a 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Visa Notification Letter. Copy of the Invitation Letter by a Duly Authorized Unit. This is a special invitation that the host company in China needs to obtain from a local government agency.

  • Work permit. A work permit issued by the Department of Labor of the country.

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Enrollment Letter. Please provide a letter confirming your enrollment from university/college/school in the destination country, signed by both the applicant and the school.

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Hotel Reservation. Copy of hotel reservations (Applicant's name must be on Hotel Reservation).

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group, an official signed and stamped tourist invitation can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • 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. 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.

  • Employment Invitation letter. A letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy/Consulate of the destination country, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines: briefly introduce the applicant; state the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract.
    An ORIGINAL letter of invitation on company letterhead from the business host in the destination country stating the applicant's title, expertise, duties and responsibilities. It should indicate rationale for hiring the applicant as well as his/her salary, position and qualifications."

  • 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. 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.

  • 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 addressed to the "Embassy of China, Washington D.C. ", giving a detailed description of the purpose of travel, the names and addresses of any organizations to be visited, and the dates of the trip. The letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number and should have a statement confirming that the US Embassy in China will take full responsibility for the applicant.

  • 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. 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.

  • Proof of residency. 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.

  • Business Support Letter. A soft copy of business letter from either the sending company in the US or sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the Embassy of China, and signed by a senior manager. Business letters from US companies should adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    • Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. one year multiple entry business visa).
    • Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel.

  • 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Personal invitation. An invitation from your host 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. 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.

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

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Application Letter. Formal Application Letter submitted by the airline or shipping company.

  • Host's ID. The original and photocopy of the employee ID of the applicant.

  • 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. 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.

  • Personal invitation. 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.

  • Business invitation. If working for an NGO, a soft copy of 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary. Not necessary if the Host is a Chinese Citizen

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date. 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.

  • 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 a 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Visa Notification Letter. Copy of the Invitation Letter by a Duly Authorized Unit. This is a special invitation that the host company in China needs to obtain from a local government agency.

  • Work permit. A work permit issued by the Department of Labor of the country.

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Enrollment Letter. Please provide a letter confirming your enrollment from university/college/school in the destination country, signed by both the applicant and the school.

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Hotel Reservation. Copy of hotel reservations (Applicant's name must be on Hotel Reservation).

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group, an official signed and stamped tourist invitation can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • 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. 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.

  • Employment Invitation letter. A letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy/Consulate of the destination country, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines: briefly introduce the applicant; state the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract.
    An ORIGINAL letter of invitation on company letterhead from the business host in the destination country stating the applicant's title, expertise, duties and responsibilities. It should indicate rationale for hiring the applicant as well as his/her salary, position and qualifications."

  • 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. 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.

  • 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 addressed to the "Embassy of China, Washington D.C. ", giving a detailed description of the purpose of travel, the names and addresses of any organizations to be visited, and the dates of the trip. The letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number and should have a statement confirming that the US Embassy in China will take full responsibility for the applicant.

  • 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. 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.

  • Proof of residency. 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.

  • Business Support Letter. A soft copy of business letter from either the sending company in the US or sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the Embassy of China, and signed by a senior manager. Business letters from US companies should adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    • Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. one year multiple entry business visa).
    • Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel.

  • 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Personal invitation. An invitation from your host 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. 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.

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

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Application Letter. Formal Application Letter submitted by the airline or shipping company.

  • Host's ID. The original and photocopy of the employee ID of the applicant.

  • 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. 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.

  • Personal invitation. 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.

  • Business invitation. If working for an NGO, a soft copy of 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary. Not necessary if the Host is a Chinese Citizen

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date. 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.

  • 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 a 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Visa Notification Letter. Copy of the Invitation Letter by a Duly Authorized Unit. This is a special invitation that the host company in China needs to obtain from a local government agency.

  • Work permit. A work permit issued by the Department of Labor of the country.

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Enrollment Letter. Please provide a letter confirming your enrollment from university/college/school in the destination country, signed by both the applicant and the school.

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Hotel Reservation. Copy of hotel reservations (Applicant's name must be on Hotel Reservation).

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group, an official signed and stamped tourist invitation can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • 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. 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.

  • Employment Invitation letter. A letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy/Consulate of the destination country, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines: briefly introduce the applicant; state the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract.
    An ORIGINAL letter of invitation on company letterhead from the business host in the destination country stating the applicant's title, expertise, duties and responsibilities. It should indicate rationale for hiring the applicant as well as his/her salary, position and qualifications."

  • 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. 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.

  • 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 addressed to the "Embassy of China, Washington D.C. ", giving a detailed description of the purpose of travel, the names and addresses of any organizations to be visited, and the dates of the trip. The letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number and should have a statement confirming that the US Embassy in China will take full responsibility for the applicant.

  • 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. 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.

  • Proof of residency. 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.

  • Business Support Letter. A soft copy of business letter from either the sending company in the US or sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the Embassy of China, and signed by a senior manager. Business letters from US companies should adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    • Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. one year multiple entry business visa).
    • Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel.

  • 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Personal invitation. An invitation from your host 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. 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.

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

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Application Letter. Formal Application Letter submitted by the airline or shipping company.

  • Host's ID. The original and photocopy of the employee ID of the applicant.

  • 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. 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.

  • Personal invitation. 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.

  • Business invitation. If working for an NGO, a soft copy of 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary. Not necessary if the Host is a Chinese Citizen

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date. 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.

  • 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 a 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Visa Notification Letter. Copy of the Invitation Letter by a Duly Authorized Unit. This is a special invitation that the host company in China needs to obtain from a local government agency.

  • Work permit. A work permit issued by the Department of Labor of the country.

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Enrollment Letter. Please provide a letter confirming your enrollment from university/college/school in the destination country, signed by both the applicant and the school.

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Hotel Reservation. Copy of hotel reservations (Applicant's name must be on Hotel Reservation).

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group, an official signed and stamped tourist invitation can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • 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. 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.

  • Employment Invitation letter. A letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy/Consulate of the destination country, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines: briefly introduce the applicant; state the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract.
    An ORIGINAL letter of invitation on company letterhead from the business host in the destination country stating the applicant's title, expertise, duties and responsibilities. It should indicate rationale for hiring the applicant as well as his/her salary, position and qualifications."

  • 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. 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.

  • 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 addressed to the "Embassy of China, Washington D.C. ", giving a detailed description of the purpose of travel, the names and addresses of any organizations to be visited, and the dates of the trip. The letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number and should have a statement confirming that the US Embassy in China will take full responsibility for the applicant.

  • 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. 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.

  • Proof of residency. 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.

  • Business Support Letter. A soft copy of business letter from either the sending company in the US or sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the Embassy of China, and signed by a senior manager. Business letters from US companies should adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    • Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. one year multiple entry business visa).
    • Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel.

  • 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Personal invitation. An invitation from your host 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. 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.

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

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Application Letter. Formal Application Letter submitted by the airline or shipping company.

  • Host's ID. The original and photocopy of the employee ID of the applicant.

  • 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. 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.

  • Personal invitation. 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.

  • Business invitation. If working for an NGO, a soft copy of 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary. Not necessary if the Host is a Chinese Citizen

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date. 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.

  • 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 a 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Visa Notification Letter. Copy of the Invitation Letter by a Duly Authorized Unit. This is a special invitation that the host company in China needs to obtain from a local government agency.

  • Work permit. A work permit issued by the Department of Labor of the country.

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Enrollment Letter. Please provide a letter confirming your enrollment from university/college/school in the destination country, signed by both the applicant and the school.

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Hotel Reservation. Copy of hotel reservations (Applicant's name must be on Hotel Reservation).

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group, an official signed and stamped tourist invitation can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • 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. 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.

  • Employment Invitation letter. A letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy/Consulate of the destination country, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines: briefly introduce the applicant; state the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract.
    An ORIGINAL letter of invitation on company letterhead from the business host in the destination country stating the applicant's title, expertise, duties and responsibilities. It should indicate rationale for hiring the applicant as well as his/her salary, position and qualifications."

  • 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. 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.

  • 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 addressed to the "Embassy of China, Washington D.C. ", giving a detailed description of the purpose of travel, the names and addresses of any organizations to be visited, and the dates of the trip. The letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number and should have a statement confirming that the US Embassy in China will take full responsibility for the applicant.

  • 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. 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.

  • Proof of residency. 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.

  • Business Support Letter. A soft copy of business letter from either the sending company in the US or sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the Embassy of China, and signed by a senior manager. Business letters from US companies should adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    • Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. one year multiple entry business visa).
    • Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel.

  • 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Personal invitation. An invitation from your host 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. 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.

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

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Application Letter. Formal Application Letter submitted by the airline or shipping company.

  • Host's ID. The original and photocopy of the employee ID of the applicant.

  • 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. 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.

  • Personal invitation. 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.

  • Business invitation. If working for an NGO, a soft copy of 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary. Not necessary if the Host is a Chinese Citizen

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date. 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.

  • 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 a 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Visa Notification Letter. Copy of the Invitation Letter by a Duly Authorized Unit. This is a special invitation that the host company in China needs to obtain from a local government agency.

  • Work permit. A work permit issued by the Department of Labor of the country.

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Enrollment Letter. Please provide a letter confirming your enrollment from university/college/school in the destination country, signed by both the applicant and the school.

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Hotel Reservation. Copy of hotel reservations (Applicant's name must be on Hotel Reservation).

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group, an official signed and stamped tourist invitation can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • 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. 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.

  • Employment Invitation letter. A letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy/Consulate of the destination country, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines: briefly introduce the applicant; state the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract.
    An ORIGINAL letter of invitation on company letterhead from the business host in the destination country stating the applicant's title, expertise, duties and responsibilities. It should indicate rationale for hiring the applicant as well as his/her salary, position and qualifications."

  • 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. 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.

  • 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 addressed to the "Embassy of China, Washington D.C. ", giving a detailed description of the purpose of travel, the names and addresses of any organizations to be visited, and the dates of the trip. The letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number and should have a statement confirming that the US Embassy in China will take full responsibility for the applicant.

  • 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. 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.

  • Proof of residency. 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.

  • Business Support Letter. A soft copy of business letter from either the sending company in the US or sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the Embassy of China, and signed by a senior manager. Business letters from US companies should adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    • Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. one year multiple entry business visa).
    • Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel.

  • 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Personal invitation. An invitation from your host 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. 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.

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

  • 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. 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.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Application Letter. Formal Application Letter submitted by the airline or shipping company.

  • Host's ID. The original and photocopy of the employee ID of the applicant.

  • 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. 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.

  • Personal invitation. 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.

  • Business invitation. If working for an NGO, a soft copy of 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.

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for Tourist visa


Additional steps you may take:
  • Check the current validity of your passport and the availability of blank visa pages

  • Contact the nearest embassy or consulate of China

    Take advantage of our extensive embassy and consular database to find the nearest one. Upon contacting the embassy confirm the required documents, the time it takes to process the visa and whether the consulate accepts applications by mail.

Additional information
  • Additional documents for minors (under the age of 18):
    Application form. The application must be signed by the applicant and one or both parents on sections 4.3 of the form. Sections 5.1 to 5.5 must be filled out with one of the parents' information and their signature.
    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 Media
    First-time applicants whose profession is related to the media industry may be required to submit their applications in person at the Chinese consulate for biometric enrollment. After the initial submission, VisaHQ can assist these applicants whose biometrics are currently on file with the Chinese consulate. Please provide a scan of the previously issued visa and let us know when mailing your 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.
  • 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 travelers who have visited Turkey, Kazakhstan or Pakistan after January 1st 2015
    Letter of Explanation. A signed letter explaining the trips to Turkey, Kazakhstan or Pakistan.
    Affidavit. A signed affidavit giving the exact dates and purpose(s) of every trip made to said countries. Dates must match all entry/exit stamps in the traveler's passport and all trips mentioned on the visa application form.
  • For Applicants Employed By An NGO
    For applicants employed by an NGO (e.g., any organization named "Foundation," "Society," "Association," etc.) processing times may extend up to 2 or 3 weeks, regardless of purpose of travel.
  • 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.
  • 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 travelers who have visited Turkey, Kazakhstan or Pakistan after January 1st 2015
    Letter of Explanation. A signed letter explaining the trips to Turkey, Kazakhstan or Pakistan.
    Affidavit. A signed affidavit giving the exact dates and purpose(s) of every trip made to said countries. Dates must match all entry/exit stamps in the traveler's passport and all trips mentioned on the visa application form.
  • For Applicants Employed By An NGO
    For applicants employed by an NGO (e.g., any organization named "Foundation," "Society," "Association," etc.) processing times may extend up to 2 or 3 weeks, regardless of purpose of travel.
  • 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.
  • 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 travelers who have visited Turkey, Kazakhstan or Pakistan after January 1st 2015
    Letter of Explanation. A signed letter explaining the trips to Turkey, Kazakhstan or Pakistan.
    Affidavit. A signed affidavit giving the exact dates and purpose(s) of every trip made to said countries. Dates must match all entry/exit stamps in the traveler's passport and all trips mentioned on the visa application form.
  • Applicants studying for less than 6 months will be issued Type X2 visas valid for up to 6 months; Applicants studying for longer than 6 months will be issued a single entry Type X1 visa valid for 3 months. Once arriving at the school, these applicants will apply for a residency permit.
  • Additional documents for minors (under the age of 18):
    Application form. The application must be signed by the applicant and one or both parents on sections 4.3 of the form. Sections 5.1 to 5.5 must be filled out with one of the parents' information and their signature.
    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 Media
    First-time applicants whose profession is related to the media industry may be required to submit their applications in person at the Chinese consulate for biometric enrollment. After the initial submission, VisaHQ can assist these applicants whose biometrics are currently on file with the Chinese consulate. Please provide a scan of the previously issued visa and let us know when mailing your 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.
  • 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 travelers who have visited Turkey, Kazakhstan or Pakistan after January 1st 2015
    Letter of Explanation. A signed letter explaining the trips to Turkey, Kazakhstan or Pakistan.
    Affidavit. A signed affidavit giving the exact dates and purpose(s) of every trip made to said countries. Dates must match all entry/exit stamps in the traveler's passport and all trips mentioned on the visa application form.
  • Persons with Occupation Related to Media
    First-time applicants whose profession is related to the media industry may be required to submit their applications in person at the Chinese consulate for biometric enrollment. After the initial submission, VisaHQ can assist these applicants whose biometrics are currently on file with the Chinese consulate. Please provide a scan of the previously issued visa and let us know when mailing your application.
  • For Applicants Employed By An NGO
    For applicants employed by an NGO (e.g., any organization named "Foundation," "Society," "Association," etc.) processing times may extend up to 2 or 3 weeks, regardless of purpose of travel.
  • 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.
  • 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 travelers who have visited Turkey, Kazakhstan or Pakistan after January 1st 2015
    Letter of Explanation. A signed letter explaining the trips to Turkey, Kazakhstan or Pakistan.
    Affidavit. A signed affidavit giving the exact dates and purpose(s) of every trip made to said countries. Dates must match all entry/exit stamps in the traveler's passport and all trips mentioned on the visa application form.
  • Additional documents for minors (under the age of 18):
    Application form. The application must be signed by the applicant and one or both parents on sections 4.3 of the form. Sections 5.1 to 5.5 must be filled out with one of the parents' information and their signature.
    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 Media
    First-time applicants whose profession is related to the media industry may be required to submit their applications in person at the Chinese consulate for biometric enrollment. After the initial submission, VisaHQ can assist these applicants whose biometrics are currently on file with the Chinese consulate. Please provide a scan of the previously issued visa and let us know when mailing your 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.
  • 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 travelers who have visited Turkey, Kazakhstan or Pakistan after January 1st 2015
    Letter of Explanation. A signed letter explaining the trips to Turkey, Kazakhstan or Pakistan.
    Affidavit. A signed affidavit giving the exact dates and purpose(s) of every trip made to said countries. Dates must match all entry/exit stamps in the traveler's passport and all trips mentioned on the visa application form.
  • For Applicants Employed By An NGO
    For applicants employed by an NGO (e.g., any organization named "Foundation," "Society," "Association," etc.) processing times may extend up to 2 or 3 weeks, regardless of purpose of travel.
  • 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.
  • Additional required documents for travelers who have visited Turkey, Kazakhstan or Pakistan after January 1st 2015
    Letter of Explanation. A signed letter explaining the trips to Turkey, Kazakhstan or Pakistan.
    Affidavit. A signed affidavit giving the exact dates and purpose(s) of every trip made to said countries. Dates must match all entry/exit stamps in the traveler's passport and all trips mentioned on the visa application form.
  • For Applicants Employed By An NGO
    For applicants employed by an NGO (e.g., any organization named "Foundation," "Society," "Association," etc.) processing times may extend up to 2 or 3 weeks, regardless of purpose of travel.
  • 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.
  • 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 Applicants Employed By An NGO
    For applicants employed by an NGO (e.g., any organization named "Foundation," "Society," "Association," etc.) processing times may extend up to 2 or 3 weeks, regardless of purpose of travel.
  • 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.
  • 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 travelers who have visited Turkey, Kazakhstan or Pakistan after January 1st 2015
    Letter of Explanation. A signed letter explaining the trips to Turkey, Kazakhstan or Pakistan.
    Affidavit. A signed affidavit giving the exact dates and purpose(s) of every trip made to said countries. Dates must match all entry/exit stamps in the traveler's passport and all trips mentioned on the visa application form.
  • Visas are valid for 30 days from the date of issue and must be used within 15 days.
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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.

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    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.

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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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