Valid US Passport
You will have to submit your current undamaged passport and it must have one blank visa page. The passport must be signed and valid for six months from the date of departure.
China Visa Application
Submit one signed and dated visa application form. All questions on the application must be answered. Please answer ‘NONE’ if the question does not apply to you. Applications must be typed in block capital letters as handwritten changes are not accepted. The signature on the application must match the signature on your passport.
One color photo that meets the following strict criteria:
- Taken within the last six months.
- Against an all-white background.
- Printed on high-quality photo paper.
- Exactly 48 mm tall x 33 mm wide.
Work / Teacher (Z) Visa
Most provinces in China now require a teacher to authenticate their degree certificate and background check in order to issue the work visa support paperwork.
Proof of State Residency
A clear photocopy of your driver’s license or state-issued ID is required. The address on the ID must match the address on the Chinese visa application form.
If you have previously traveled to China, you must provide a copy of your previous Chinese visa. If the visa was issued to a previous passport, a photocopy of the canceled passport’s information page must also be included.
Visa Requirement for Children Under 18
A child (under 18) must be ready to present their birth certificate upon arrival and, unless traveling with both parents or a legal guardian, must also have copies of their parents’ passports. If passport copies are not available for both parents, a parent letter of consent will suffice.
Visa Requirement for Chinese Origin
Applicants of Chinese origin (born in China) must include a copy of a previous Chinese visa or their last original Chinese passport. Make sure the Chinese name field is completed on the application form in Chinese characters.
If you have a copy of your flight itinerary or ticket, it’s optional to include it.
Consulate Fee / Payment Method
Regular processing (5 business days): $140.00.
Note: For expedited processing, please call us.