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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 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.
  • image description Itinerary
    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 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 Proof of Identity
    Proof of Identity

    Please send a copy of your Driver’s License or state issued ID card.

  • 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

    Please provide a 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 Note on Invite Materials and Processing Location
    Note on Invite Materials and Processing Location

    IMPORTANT:  As of 4/1/2017, the San Francisco Consulate no longer allows third party agencies to process application for people applying for a Work visa.  We can still assist with applying for the visa, however we will be submitting your application through the Los Angeles Consulate.  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.

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    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 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

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