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            China Visa

China Visa

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Apply for tourist visa to China

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Are you ready to apply for a Chinese visa? We know the process can be confusing. That's why VisaHQ specializes in helping people just like you get through the visa application process as seamlessly as possible using our exclusive online application form.

Our goal is to help citizens from the United States of America, and countries all over the world, get the visas and passports they need on time, every time. We'll help you understand which documents are required for the type of visa you're applying for and provide you with a dedicated account specialist who will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you get your documents before your trip.

We help our clients obtain a variety of visa types, including:
  • - Tourist visa
  • - Business visa
  • - Journalist visa
  • - Crew visa
  • - Student visa
  • - Work visa
  • - Non-business visit visa
  • - Official visa
  • - Visitor Visa
Important information about each option can be found on this page.

At this point, you're probably wondering how much you'll have to pay for your documents. VisaHQ offers transparent, easy-to-understand pricing. You'll never pay surcharges or additional fees, making it simple to plan your budget for your upcoming trip.

We can't wait to work with you! It's time for you to experience the VisaHQ difference.

Send the following documents to VisaHQ:

Chinese 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, signed United States of America passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity and at least 2 consecutive blank visa pages.
Passport-type photograph: 1. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines here.
Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).
Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.
Previous visas. If the applicant has previously obtained a China visa that is not on the same passport they must provide a copy of the previous visas as well as the info page of the passport in which it was issued.
Additional Required Documents for Recently Naturalized Citizens
Previous Passport. Your previous non-US passport.

• Naturalization Certificate. A copy of the naturalization certificate.
Additional required documents for minors
Application form. The application form must be signed by both parents.

Birth certificate. A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.

Parents' passport copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.

When applying for a child with Chinese parents, the applicant must also provide proof of parents' status in the United States.
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.
Persons with Occupation Related to Media
If you are a media professional or employed by a media company, even if you are not traveling for business purposes, you must obtain a letter from your employer that includes your job description, purpose of the trip to China, and explain that you will not be conducting any journalistic activity. If you are to engage in any journalism-related activities, please apply for a Journalist Visa.

Chinese tourist visas may be issued with a max stay of up to 90 days. The actual duration is at the discretion of the Chinese Consulate.

Passport MUST contain two blank visa pages side by side for the visa to be issued. If necessary, VisaHQ can assist with passport renewal for US citizens.

China tourist visa fees for citizens of United States of America

Multiple entry
  • Validity: up to 10 years
  • Processing: 5 business days
  • Total cost:
Maximum stay in China: 60 days China visa help
Maximum stay in China: 60 days China visa help
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China visa for citizens of United States of America is required. For more information please contact the nearest China embassy.

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