GUIDE TO CHINA
CHINA VISA SERVICE
CHINA TOURIST VISA SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
PLEASE GATHER, PREPARE AND SEND THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:
1 Valid Passport:
You must send the actual passport. The passport must have at least twelve (12) months validity remaining before expiration and has at least one complete blank visa page for the visa stamp.
NOTE: The last three pages on the U.S. passport are not visa pages and are not acceptable. If your passport doesn't meet the requirement, click here to see our passport services.
2 Visa Application Form (please, no handwritten form):
Download, completely fill-out and sign China visa application form. One form per applicant. *** Do not leave any areas blank but instead write "N/A" if you don't have answer to a question, or if the question does not apply to you. Hand-written application forms ARE NOT accepted by Chinese Embassy/Consulates. You must TYPE your answers in our fillable PDF form.
Additional Requirements for Minor:
If you are going to send your application to our Los Angeles office, all minor applicants must submit the original birth certificate, and a copy of both parents passport. If you are going to send your application to our Houston or New York office, all minor applicants must submit a copy of birth certificate, and a copy of both parents passport.
Additional Requirements Chinese American Born in China:
- First time applicants who were born in China must submit original Chinese passport.
- First time applicants who were born in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau must submit a photocopy of their previous passport.
You must provide one 2"x2" passport type photo. Homemade Digital Photographs are not acceptable.
4 Copy of the Driver License (for Los Angeles Consulate only):
Applicants residing in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and New Mexico must provide a copy of their driver's license or state issued ID card. Under-aged applicants who do not have a Driver's License can submit parent's driver's license instead, along with a copy of the birth certificate.
5 Occupation Description and Travel Record(For Houston Consulate only):
Applicants residing within AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, OK, MS, and TX must provide a brief occupation/company description. Please click here to download and complete this form. Briefly describe what type of work you do and give a short company description. This form is not required for students, homemakers, retired, unemployed persons and children. It may be typed or hand-written.
6 Supporting Documents:
You must provide one of the following documents for a tourist visa.
- Photocopy of the roundtrip airline ticket and hotel reservation.
- An Invitation Letter for Tourist Group by a Duly Authorized Tourism Unit.
- An Invitation Letter issued by a company, corporation, institution or individual in China. If the invitation letter is issued by an individual in China, a photocopy of the ID of the individual is required.
The invitation letter issued by companies, corporations, institutions or individuals in China, shall include the following items: (A) Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport number, etc. (B) Information concerning the applicant'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 if applicable, seal and signature of the legal representative. * Generally, the invitation letter may be submitted as a fax, copy or printout. If necessary, the consular officer will ask the applicant to submit the original invitation letter, or to provide some supporting and supplementary documents, or schedule an interview.
7 For Non-U.S. Citizens:
You must send a photo copy of your U.S. Green Card or your valid U.S. visa.
Please note: The Chinese consulate only issue single or double entry visa to non U.S. citizen with a maximum stay of 30 days in China -NO EXCEPTIONS.
8 Order Form:
Click here to completely fill-out order form. You will be asked to input your personal information, order information, and payment information. After inputting your data, click on "Place Order" which will create your completed order form, then print it out and sign it.
9 Total Fees (A + B):
A) Consulate Fee & Service Fee:
Please check the following table for Chinese consulate fee and our service fee:
|SERVICE TYPE||ENTRIES||VALIDITY||CONSULATE FEE||SERVICE FEE||PROCESSING TIME|
|REGULAR||MULTIPLE||10 YEARS||$140||$89||6+ BUSINESS DAYS|
|EXPRESS||MULTIPLE||10 YEARS||$160||$139||4-5 BUSINESS DAYS|
|RUSH||MULTIPLE||10 YEARS||$170||$179||3 BUSINESS DAYS|
|URGENT||MULTIPLE||10 YEARS||$170||$249||24 HOURS|
B) Return Shipping Option & Fee:
Fedex Next Day Service $29
Fedex to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico $49
Fedex Saturday Delivery $49
Fedex First Over Night (8 am delivery) $79
10 Payment Methods:
We accept company check, money order, cashier's check or credit card**. Please make check or money order payable to Visa Express. You can write the total amount on one check or money order.
** Credit card payment is subject to 3.5% processing charge.
11 Ship Above Materials to:
Please send all the required documents to Visa Express, the address is listed on the top of your order confirmation page.
If applications require 24 hour service. You must send your documents using Fedex Priority Overnight Service or UPS Next Day Service only.