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China Crew Visa

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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.

  • image description Completed China Visa Application
    Completed China Visa Application

    Download, print, fully complete, and sign one copy of the China visa application form. Please complete the application with blue ink.

    PLEASE NOTE: the application form is attached as a sample as well.

  • image description One Passport-style Photograph
    One Passport-style Photograph

    You must provide 1 passport photo. This passport photo must match the requirements of a standard US 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.

  • image description Itinerary
    Itinerary

    Provide a copy of round trip tickets or travel itinerary (the Applicant's name must be on the documents).

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    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 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. Please make sure the Chinese Name field is completed on the Chinese visa application form in Chinese characters.

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