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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 Passport Copy
    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 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

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

  • image description Proof of Residency in United States
    Proof of Residency in United States

    You will need to provide a color COPY of your Green Card (Permanent Resident Card) or other proof of legal status in the United States.

    If your US visa is in your passport, as in most cases, then that passport MUST be sent.

    PLEASE NOTE: At the discretion of the Embassy/Consulate they reserve the right to ask for the original Green Card or Visa.

  • 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 San Francisco “Consulate of PR China in the US” or some variation of San Francisco China Consulate.

  • image description Supplemental Visa Application
    Supplemental Visa Application

    As you are applying for a work visa (Z-Visa) you will need to complete Visa Form B (Supplementary) online in the fill-able PDF file.  The application must be completed in ALL CAPS and completed in full.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 San Francisco “Consulate of PR China in the US” or some variation of San Francisco China Consulate.

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