China Visa Application and Requirements

China Visa Services

China Visas are required for all US Citizens and many foreign nationals.

Using our China visa application service, we can personally guide you through the visa forms and requirements of the China visa application and obtain your China visa in time for your trip, even if you are in a rush!

× During COVID, applicants are required to obtain specific approval to prove the need for essential travel to China. The entity or company you will be visiting in China will need to obtain issuance of a specific visa approval letter/ invitation letter, called a PU letter. This will need to be issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs Office in China. Once obtained, we can assist in obtaining your Chinese visa. Call us for details.

AVAILABLE VISAS IS A VISA REQUIRED? VISA INFORMATION

Talent

Visa Required

China Talent visa (Type R). The Chinese R Visa is issued to highly qualified individuals whose skills are urgently needed in China. This refers to Tier A talents under China’s new tiered work permit classification system. Determining who is regarded as ‘high level personnel’ is strictly regulated.

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Private

Visa Required

Issued to those who intend to visit their family members who are foreigners working or studying in China, or to those who intend to go to China for other private matters such as visiting friends, divorce, inheritance, adoption, marriage or medical services. Known as an S visa.

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Non-Commerce

Visa Required

China Non-Commerce Visa (Type F) The F Visa is issued to foreigners who are invited to China for non-commercial purposes, such as research, lectures, and cultural exchanges.

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Business

Visa Required

For travelers who intend to visit China for business: commercial and trade activities. Known commonly as a M Chinese visa.

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Transit

Visa Required

China Transit Visa (Type G).  The G Visa is issued to foreigners who transit through China. Since the cost and application procedure to acquire a G Visa is similar to acquiring an L Visa, we recommend travelers tend to opt for an L Visa rather than a G Visa. 

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Tourist

Visa Required

China Tourist Visa (L visa).  The L Visa is issued to foreigners who enter China temporarily for tourism and sightseeing. Tourist visas are typically offered on a single-entry, double-entry, or multiple-entry basis with the duration of stay ranging from 30 days to 90 days.

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Journalist

Visa Required

China Journalist Visa (Type J). The J Visa is issued to foreign journalists who are working in China on either a temporary or permanent basis.  J1 visa is issued to resident foreign journalists of foreign news organizations stationed in China.  J2 is for short term journalists in China.

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Crew

Visa Required

China Crew Visa (Type C).  Issued to foreign crew members of means of international transportation, including aircraft, trains and ships, or motor vehicle drivers engaged in cross-border transport activities, or to the accompanying family members of the crew members of the above-mentioned ships.

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Student

Visa Required

For students pursuing regular studies at a Chinese College. Chinese Student visas are sub-divided into two chinese visas. X1 is issued to foreign students who come to China for study for more than 6 months. X2 is issued to those who come to China for less than 6 months. X1 chinese visas are multiple entry, while X2 are single entry.

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