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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)

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    Passport Copy

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

  • image description Two Passport-style Photographs
    Two Passport-style Photographs

    You must provide 2 passport photos. These passport photos 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. 

    US Passport Photo Requirements:

    - Your head must face the camera directly with full face in view.

    - You must have a neutral facial expression or a natural smile, with both eyes open.

    - Taken in clothing normally worn on a daily basis

    - Taken in the last 6 months

    - Use a plain white or off-white background

    - Be sized correctly

    • 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) 
    • Head must be between 1 -1 3/8 inches (25 - 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head

    - Printed in color on matte or glossy photo quality paper

    - You cannot wear glasses.

    • If you cannot remove your glasses for medical reasons, please include a signed note from your doctor with application.

    - You cannot wear a hat or head covering.

    • If you wear a hat or head covering for religious purposes, submit a signed statement that verifies that the hat or head covering in your photo is part of recognized, traditional religious attire that is customarily or required to be worn continuously in public.
    • If you wear a hat or head covering for medical purposes, submit a signed doctor's statement verifying the hat or head covering in your photo is used daily for medical purposes.
    • Your full face must be visible and your hat or head covering cannot obscure your hairline or cast shadows on your face.

    - You cannot wear headphones or wireless hands-free devices.

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    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 Completed China Visa Application
    Completed China Visa Application

    If your proof of address (driver's license or utility bill) is AK, NorCal, NV, OR, or WA states, you should complete this application form. 

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

    The China application form must:

    • Be completed online in a PDF reader (or typed).  Handwritten applications WILL NOT be accepted.
    • Be printed single-sided
    • Use your full name exactly as it appears in your passport.
    • Be signed in BLUE ink in the middle of page 4 (Section 4.1)
    • Every question on the application must be answered, please answer NONE or N/A if the question does not apply to you.

    Please take the time to review the China Visa Application Guide, which will assist you in completing the four page application.

    If your proof of address (driver's license or utility bill) is AR, SoCal, HI, or NM states, you should complete this application form. 

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

    The China application form must:

    • Be completed online in a PDF reader (or typed).  Handwritten applications WILL NOT be accepted.
    • Be printed single-sided
    • Use your full name exactly as it appears in your passport.
    • Be signed in BLUE ink in the middle of page 4 (Section 4.1)
    • Every question on the application must be answered, please answer NONE or N/A if the question does not apply to you.

    Please take the time to review the China Visa Application Guide, which will assist you in completing the four page application.

     

  • image description Work Permit
    Work Permit

    The original and a copy of the "Alien Employment License of the People’s Republic of China" issued by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of P.R.C. OR

    the original and a copy of the "Foreign Expert Work Permit" issued by the State Administration of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China.

    Confirmation Letter of Invitation must to be addressed to the Los Angeles “Consulate of PR China in the US” or some variation of Los Angeles China Consulate.

  • image description California Residents
    California Residents

    If you are a resident of Northern California, you are required to apply directly at the Consulate in San Francisco for finger printing, unfortunately, my company will not be able to assist.

  • image description Visa Authorization Notice
    Visa Authorization Notice

    Visa Authorization Notification, usually issued by the Foreign Affairs Office, and obtained by you or your Employer in China and is in a fax or scanned form.

  • 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. The address provided on your application MUST match the address listed on your proof of state residency.

  • image description Note on Invite Materials and Processing Location
    Note on Invite Materials and Processing Location

    All invitation materials (original and copies) MUST be addressed to the Los Angeles “Consulate of PR China in the US” or some variation of Los Angeles China Consulate.

  • image description Chinese Origin
    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.

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