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China Visa

Do you need a Chinese visa? Have you wanted to see the terracotta warriors of Xian or the Great Wall of China on holiday? Travel Visa Pro can make it happen with our China visa services.

China Visa Services

As a proud member of many reputable travel, business, and trade associations, our staff can process your Chinese visa within the same working day if necessary. We even offer our Executive Choice Service, recommended for the top tier of business travelers in need of immediate assistance. With our Form Fill Service, we will keep your paperwork free of errors, and conforming to the requirements of the Chinese government. Getting a visa for China can be a little more expensive than those in other countries due to the reciprocity with the US, but don’t let that deter you from an amazing trip. Save time, nerves, and money by letting our experts fill out your visa application.

Chinese visa application form

A Chinese visa application can be a daunting piece of paper for newbies and experienced travelers alike. Even with English translations provided for the Chinese characters, you may be concerned about putting in the right piece of information in the right box, or choosing the best explanation for the purpose of your visit.

How should you proceed with your China visa application? Prepare your travel documents: a US passport valid for at least six months, one passport photo, your Chinese visa application, and any other information relevant to your trip: travel itinerary, hotel reservations, business letters. One of the most difficult aspects of processing a Chinese visa application so close to departure is ensuring everything to fill out to the letter and the consular office has all the documents they need.

You should also be aware of the following:

– Anything missing or done incorrectly can mean a delay of days, potentially costing you time and money.

– Once you receive your Chinese visa, it cannot be renewed. Any changes require a new visa. It may be possible to extend your stay once in the country, but the entry dates on the visa are fixed.

– Residents of certain states including California, Hawaii, and New Mexico, and US territories in the Pacific may be required to provide previous Chinese visas. If your previous visas are in an old, expired passport, please mail them in along with your current passport. If you lost an expired passport with this visa, you may be asked to apply in person.

Easiest Chinese Visas

For Chinese tourist visas (L), have detailed information ready about your arrival and departure flights in addition to providing proof of hotel reservations. If you’re planning to have a visa processed for another country while in China, please be aware that all hotels require a valid passport to check in; wait until you do so before handing off your only international identification, or plan ahead and apply for a second passport for situations like this.

Other China Visas

For Chinese business visas (M), consular offices require an invitation letter from a partner in China as well as a letter from your US employed addressed to the Consulate General of China:

  • Detailed explanation of the nature of business to be performed as well as the duration of your stay, dates of arrival and departure, and places to be visited.
  • Company guarantee of financial responsibility for all travel expenses incurred by you.
  • The letter must be on company letterhead.
  • The letter must specify the visa validity and number of entries the applicant is asking for.

Though the processing time is comparable to tourist visas, more information may be required depending on the consulate to which you apply.

China Transit Visas

The good news for short-term visitors to China is that the country is fairly accommodating when it comes to those transiting through major hubs like Beijing. 24- and 72-hour transit visas (G) are available on arrival provided you show proof of onward travel. In addition, Shanghai offers a new 144-hour transit visa. The only disclaimer for those seeking to travel under a G visa is that you must be transiting; that is, you must arrive from one country and depart to another, not just another city.

Do I need different visas to Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Taiwan?

Yes. As a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong offers a 30-day visa on arrival for US citizens. While Taiwan is claimed as a “Province” of China, the country has substantially different entry and exit requirements, giving Americans 90-day visas on arrival. Mainland China, that is the People’s Republic of China, has the strictest visa regulations of the three.

If you were born in China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan, please do not forget to provide your name in Chinese characters, your city of birth, a copy of your naturalization/citizenship certificate, and a copy of your previous Chinese visa or your original expired Chinese passport.

Start your China visa application online

Travel Visa Pro is particularly useful for Chinese visas because all travelers must apply in person (or send a delegate) at a consulate or embassy; applications cannot be sent through the mail. With Travel Visa Pro, you never have to worry about the hassles of filling out and processing your Chinese visa application form. Our staff members are frequent travelers to China and have the training necessary to take your information and get you ready to fly. As with travel to any country where visas are required for US citizens, you will be asked to show your Chinese visa prior to departure.

Regardless of what kind of visa is required, Travel Visa Pro can help as much as you need. If you’re a traveler who likes to take care of visa applications on his own but would like to have a professional look over everything just to be safe, consider our Document Double Check service; our team of experts will be on the lookout for items you may have left out thinking they were unimportant but which in fact are necessary for your application. Chinese embassies and consulates may consider these critical errors and return your application without a visa.

If you’re not sure how to fill out forms, or simply don’t want to deal with the Chinese consulate’s questionnaire, Travel Visa Pro will do it for you with our Form Fill Service. We will ensure your paperwork will be free of errors and conform to requirements.

Travel Visa Pro can dash to the consulate or embassy and get your China visa ready in as little as 8 hours with our expedited service. Don’t let a misplaced word or an incorrectly checked box delay or cause you to cancel your trip. Let Travel Visa Pro demystify the visa application process and help you on your journey to China.

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