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A Chinese visa is a permit issued by the Chinese visa authorities (Chinese embassies, consulates, and other offices authorized by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs) to a foreigner, that authorizes entry into, exit from, or transit through the mainland China.
Visa is required for most foreign travelers visiting China. Visitors from 45 countries are allowed 72 hours visa-free transit in Beijing and Shanghai from Jan. 1 2013 and Guangzhou from June 2013. Please check with your travel agent or visa service.
- China Visa Categories
L Visa (for tourism and visiting relatives)
F Visa (for business and visit)
X Visa (for studying in China)
Z Visa (for employment in China)
C Visa (for crewmembers)
J Visa (for foreign journalists in China)
G Visa (for third country transit passenger)
- China Visa Application Documents
Valid passport (at least six month before expiration) with at least one blank visa pages left and a photocopy of the passport’s information
Completed China Visa Application Form
One recent identical color photo (full face, front view, unmounted and against a plain light background, in 2x2 square inch size ) stapled on the application form
Original Chinese passport and photocopy of the information page of the passport are required for first time applicants whose former nationality was Chinese.
The old US passport or the photocopy of the previous Chinese visa should be provided, if there is a Chinese visa in the old passport for applicant who was formerly Chinese and has acquired a new US passport.
- How to Apply China Visa
You may submit the application to the Visa Office of Chinese embassy or consulates which holds consular jurisdiction in the city where you reside;
If you can’t come in person, you may entrust we ChinaDelight.com to drop off your application at the visa office in US. Please ship your above materials to:
Chinatour.com International Inc.
Attn: Visa Unit
634 Brea Canyon Road, Diamond Bar, CA 91789
- China Visa Fees
Consulate & Service Fees for Tourist and Business Visa Services
Return Shipping Option & Fee:
Fedex Next Day Service: $39
Fedex to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico: $35
Fedex Saturday Delivery: $35
Fedex First Over Night (8 am delivery): $60
We accept company check, money order, cashier's check or credit card. Please make check or money order payable to ChinaDelight.com. You can write the total amount on one check or money order.