BUSINESS AND TOURIST VISAS TO CHINA
1. Passport. (Valid for 6 months beyond your stay, signed, with at least two blank visa pages.
2. One recent passport photo. ($15.00 for a set of two if taken in our office. Tax included. China photos must be 48mm tall by 33mm wide.)
The photo must show a full frontal view of your head, your face centered in the middle, the tops of your shoulders showing, and display a neutral expression with eyes open, mouth closed, and ears visible. No background light or shadows are permitted. You may not wear eyeglasses, jewelry, or headwear except for religious purposes, and you cannot wear a white shirt.
3. Application (Click Here) This form must be typed out on your computer with all CAPITAL letters, and should not have any blank fields. Please type N/A in the fields that are not applicable.
4. Flight itinerary.
5. One of the following documents is required for tourist visas:
- Hotel confirmation.
- An invitation from your host in China. If they are a Chinese citizen, you will need a copy of both sides of their Chinese ID. If they are not a Chinese citizen, you will need a copy of their passport, and a copy of their resident visa for China. The invitation letter must include the following information:
(A) Personal information of the invitee: name, gender, date of birth, etc.
(B) Information concerning the invitee's visit to China: purpose of the visit, date of arrival and leaving, places to visit, relationship between the applicant and the inviter, and who will bear the cost of the applicant's accommodations in China.
(C) Information of the inviter: name of the unit or individual, phone number, address, and signature.
6. Official invitation. (For Business Visas) An official invitation/visa approval notification issued by the appropriate government agency and provided by host/sponsor in China, or a letter of invitation from the host company in China. A letter of invitation must explain the relationship between the host and the applicant and must include detailed information about the applicant, including full name, gender, date of birth, and passport number. The letter must also state the purpose of visit, where the applicant will stay, and the date of arrival and departure from China. The letter must indicate who will provide financial support in China and information about the inviting organization including the name of the organization, contact number, address and stamp of the organization. The letter must be signed by an appropriate representative of the inviting organization.
7. Company letter. (For Business Visas.) This letter will need to be on letterhead from the company in the U.S., with the applicant’s name, position, and purpose of the trip, dates of travel, and needs to request how long you would like the visa to be valid for. (For instance 3 month single entry, 6 month double entry, or 1 year multiple entry visa.) It will need the name, address and phone number of the contact company in China, and will need to state that the U.S. company will be financially responsible for all expenses incurred. This letter will need to be signed by someone other than the applicant.
8. Copy of U.S. visa, or green card. (For non-U.S. citizens.)
9. Minors under the age of 18 will need a copy of their birth certificate, and a copy of both parent’s drivers license, or passports.
10. If you were born in China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan, then we need either your old passport from these countries, or a copy of an expired Chinese visa. You will also need to include your Chinese name in the appropriate field on the visa application.
The processing time for the visa is 8 business days.
Service fees range from $105.00 to $130.00 depending on your jurisdiction.
The consulate fee for U.S. citizens is $140.00.
The consulate fees for Non-U.S. citizens are:
Single Entry: $30.00
Double Entry: $45.00
6 Months Multiple: $60.00
1 Year Multiple: $90.00
Rush Processing is 3-5 business days in most jurisdictions. The consulate fee would be an additional $25.00. Rush service fees range between $140.00 to $160.00, depending on your jurisdiction.
*Consulate requirements and fees are subject to change without notice.
If you would like to have the visa sent back to you by an overnight service, the fee is $45.00 for weekday delivery, and $85.00 for Saturday delivery. You can also send us a return overnight label.
Residents of these states are in the jurisdiction of the Chicago consulate: Colorado, Illinois,Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin.
Residents of these states are in the jurisdiction of the Houston consulate: Alabama, Arkansas,Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas.
Residents of these states are in the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles consulate: Arizona, Southern California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Pacific Islands.
Residents of these states are in the jurisdiction of the New York consulate: Connecticut, Maine,Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, andVermont.
Residents of these states are in the jurisdiction of the San Francisco consulate: Alaska, Northern California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
Residents of these states are in the jurisdiction of the Washington DC consulate: Washington,DC, Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.