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China Visa Requirements

  • image description Valid Passport
    Valid Passport

    Provide your SIGNED passport. Your passport must be signed on the appropriate line. (For US citizens the line is located on the page following your information page). The passport must be valid with an expiration date greater than six (6) months from the date of entry for the visa you are applying for. Passport must have sufficient blank pages (at least 2 pages) for any visa stamps. These pages must say VISAS at the top of the page.  

    If your passport does not meet the requirements, we can assist with renewing a US Passport or obtain a new US Passport from us prior to obtaining the visa.

    (Important Note:  Keep a copy of your passport biographical information page for your records)

  • image description Passport Copy
    Passport Copy

    Please provide one clear copy of your passport's information page. 

  • image description Itinerary

    Copy of computer generated round trip tickets or travel itinerary showing round trip travel entering China and exiting China.  Preferably, the proof of departure documents should show your departure from the United States to China and back.  Additionally, the Applicant's name must be on the travel document.  

  • image description Passport Photo
    Passport Photo

    You must provide 1 passport photo. They must be taken at an official passport photo provider (pharmacy, Costco, post office) and should not be taken and printed via a home photo printer. 

    Your photo must have your head centered in the photo, with a neutral expression, and no jewelry whatsoever.  If you wear glasses they must not obstruct your eye color or have a glare/reflection.  The background must be white.

    Photos that do not meet these standards will be rejected which will delay the process.

    The strict photo requirements can be viewed by clicking on this link: Chinese Visa Photo Requirements

  • image description Crew Business Letter
    Crew Business Letter

    Letter from your employer (for instance, an airline) or a sponsoring company, on company letterhead. 

    The letter should introduce the crew visa applicant, indicate the employment status/position held, employee number and clearly state that the applicant is required to obtain a crew visa as a crew member.  Applicants requesting a multiple entry visa should include the dates of future travel in the letter.

  • image description Photocopy of Employee/Crew ID
    Photocopy of Employee/Crew ID

    Provide a photocopy of the applicant’s employee/crew ID.

  • image description Note on Crew Visa Issuance
    Note on Crew Visa Issuance

    The Chinese Embassy will only issue a two year multiple entry crew visa (Type “C”) to crew members of major commercial airlines such as Delta, Fedex, UPS, United, etc.  Crew members of other airlines will most likely be issued a 6 month visa.

    However; the issuance of the visa is at the discretion of the Embassy’s Consular Officer.

  • image description Proof of State Residency
    Proof of State Residency

    A copy of applicants driver’s license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant’s name and current address, is required for a Chinese visa.

  • image description Applicant of Chinese Origin
    Applicant of Chinese Origin

    Applicants born in China must include a copy of a previous Chinese visa or their last original Chinese passport, along with one completed and signed Chinese Particulars Form .

    Additionally, please make sure the Chinese Name field is completed on the Chinese visa application form in Chinese characters.

    If your current name differs from your birth name, you will be required to show proof of how your name was changed.  This may include an notarized copy of a court order or a notarized adoption decree.  If your name was changed unofficially, your application may be rejected.  Please note the Consulate has ultimate authority on what they will and will not accept.

  • image description Completed China Visa Application
    Completed China Visa Application

    Download, print, fully complete and sign one copy of the China Visa Application Questionnaire.

    The Questionnaire requires you to:

    • Complete the questions presented and our team will prepare the China VIsa Application on your behalf.
    • Sign BOTH signature pages in BLUE ink next to the red arrow in Section 4.3.  NOTE: Each signature pages differs slightly. 
    • Make sure the application is printed single sided.


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