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What you will need: 

  1. U.S. Passport – You must provide your signed passport. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months and have two adjacent blank pages available.
  2. China Visa Application Form –Must be completed online, using the application link. Once completed, print application, sign and date.
  3. Washington Express Visas Visa Request Form – filled out completely.
  4. Photograph – Please see China Embassy Photo Requirements for specific information from the Chinese Embassy.
  5. Proof of legal stay or residence status (applicable to those not applying for the visa in their country of citizenship). For example, a notarized copy of Green Card.
  6. Copy of your airline ticket or travel agent itinerary showing your name as well as travel information.
  7. Copy of driver’s license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage), showing the applicant’s name and current address.
  8. Personal invitation – if you are visiting friends, family, or applying for a Q2 visa (foreigners who intend to visit their relatives who are Chinese citizens residing in China or foreigners with permanent residence in China) you must provide a letter of invitation from your host in China stating the following:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth etc.)
    • Information on the visit – purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting individual, financial source for expenditures.
    • Information on the inviting individual (name, contact number, address, signature etc).
    • Photocopy of Chinese ID or foreign passport and permanent residence permit of the inviting individual.

*Former citizens of China must provide a copy of former Chinese or Taiwanese passport and/or photo copies of previous China Visas in current or old US passport. If former passport cannot be produced they will also accept a copy of the birth certificate or copy of US Naturalization Certificate.

What you will need: 

  1. U.S. Passport – You must provide your signed passport. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months and have two adjacent blank pages available.
  2. China Visa Application Form – Must be completed online, using the application link. Once completed, print application, sign and date.
  3. Washington Express Visas Visa Request Form – filled out completely.
  4. Photograph – Please see China Embassy Photo Requirements for specific information from the Chinese Embassy.
  5. Proof of legal stay or residence status (applicable to those not applying for the visa in their country of citizenship). For example, a notarized copy of Green Card.
  6. Business letter of introduction from your company (on company letterhead) addressed to the Embassy of China stating the purpose of travel, the name and contact of the company in China you’re visiting, and a financial guarantee for all expenses. Click here to download a sample business letter.  The letter and your visa application must specify single, double, or multiple entry.
  7. An invitation letter from the host company, meeting or exhibition organizers in China on company letterhead, signed and must include the corporate stamp.
  8. Copy of your airline ticket or travel agent itinerary showing your name as well as travel information.
  9. Copy of driver’s license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage), showing the applicant’s name and current address.

*An expired US passport with a valid Chinese visa is good for traveling to China provided it is used together with a new valid US passport bearing the same name, sex, date of birth and nationality. If any changes are made to the above information on the new passport, a new visa shall be applied.

*Former citizens of China must provide a copy of former Chinese or Taiwanese passport and/or photocopies of previous China Visas in current or old US passport. If former passport cannot be produced, they will also accept a copy of the birth certificate or copy of US Naturalization Certificate.

China Consular Fees:

Single Entry – $140

Single Entry Expedited (3-4 days) – $160 +

Double Entry – $140

Double Entry Expedited (3-4 days) – $160+

Multiple Entries for 6 months – $140

Multiple Entries for 6 months Expedited (3-4 days) – $160+

Multiple Entries for 12 months – $140

Multiple Entries for 12 months Expedited (3-4 days) – $160+

*The Chinese Embassy does not offer rush service for Non-US passport holders. The quickest processing time is 5-7 business days.

Washington Express Service/Fees:

Regular Service (5-7 business days): $175

Expedited Service (3-4 business days): $275

Non-US Passport Service: $250

Student/Work Visas Service: $250

Itinerary fee (if applicable) and/or Re-Write (if Embassy requires correction on the application): $30

All-Inclusive Visa Application Services: $95

Visa applications placed on will call by the Embassy will be accessed a service fee of $250

See our Price List for detailed information about Service Fees and Shipping information.

*Please note, you can also fill out and submit your application for free (excluding embassy fees) by visiting the China Embassy website. We have no affiliation with any government embassy or agency.

Forward Documents To:
1001 Connecticut Ave NW
Suite 710
Washington, DC 20036

We ask that you send the documents listed above via FedEx or UPS so the delivery can be tracked. Please call us at 202-393-3030 to let us know that your documents have been sent. See our Price List for detailed information about Service Fees and Shipping information.

No vaccinations are required to enter China (People’s Rep.) from any country.

Recommended:

  • Malaria prophylaxis. Malaria risk – including the malignant (P. Falciparum) form – occurs in Hainan and Yunnan. Chloroquine and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine resistant P. falciparum reported. Risk of P. Vivax malaria exists in Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Sichuan, Xizang (only along the valley of the Zangbo river in the extreme south-east) and Yunnan. There is generally very low malaria risk (P. vivax only) in Anhui, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi and Shandong, although within these provinces this risk may be higher in areas of local outbreak. Where transmission exists, it occurs below 1500 m: from July to November north of latitude 33 degrees north, from May through December between 33 and 25 degrees north, and throughout the year south of 25 degrees north. There is no malaria risk in the urban areas or densely populated plain areas. In general, tourists do not need to take malaria prophylaxis unless they plan to stay in remote rural areas in the provinces listed above. Recommended prevention in risk areas:II ; in Hainan and Yunnan: IV
  • Passport and/or passport replacing documents must be valid on arrival.
  • Different passport validity may be required when applying for a visa.
  • Valid visas or resident permits in expired passports are accepted, provided holding valid passport of the same nationality.
  • Travel on a one-way ticket is accepted. Visitors must hold sufficient funds to cover their stay and all documents required for their next destination.

Warning:

  • Passengers not complying with the entry or transit regulations will be deported by same or returning aircraft.

Helpful Resources

Sample Visa
Business Letter

ETIAS Visa Waiver Postponed

How to confirm an Apostille is authentic

Tips for successful document processing

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