China visa application and requirements

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You can apply for a Tourist and Business e Visa with VisaHQ. This section contains the basic information about each one and their requirements. You don’t have to visit the Chinese consulate to get these visas; you will only need to complete the application form and submit it for approval.

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    Tourist visa (L)
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    Business visa (M)
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    Crew visa (C)
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    Journalist visa (J)
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    Non-business visit visa ( F )
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    Private visa (S1)
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    Private visa (S2)
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    Spouse or family member (Q1)
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    Spouse or family member (Q2)
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    Talent visa ( R )
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    Student visa (X)
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A visa is required for this destination.

Visa required, except for passengers with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 24 hours. They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination.

The Group E-Visa is only applicable to groups of two or more travelers entering China through Shanghai Pudong or Hongqiao airports. All group members must enter and depart China at the same time.

Please complete your Health Declaration form only after you have checked-in on your flight to China, as you will need to enter your actual seat number in the form. The Health declaration is only valid for 24 hours from the time of completion. Please have the QR-code (which you will receive once you have completed the health declaration form) available as you need to present it to the airline representative at the time of boarding the flight

Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

Tourist visas are not currently available. If you are visiting family, please apply for the Visitor visa

Tourist visas are not currently available. If you are visiting family, please apply for the Visitor visa

Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below. Do not mail anything to us until confirmation is given by VisaHQ.

If traveling to China for a university lecture, seminar, conference or non-profit activities, please apply for a "Non-business visit visa."

Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

If traveling to China for a university lecture, seminar, conference or non-profit activities, please apply for a "Non-business visit visa."

Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below. Do not mail anything to us until confirmation is given by VisaHQ.

Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

Applicants must apply with the Chinese consulate to which their approval is sent. Please let VisaHQ know if your approval is sent to a consulate other than your assigned jurisdiction.

Important: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below. Do not mail anything to us until confirmation is given by VisaHQ.

Important: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below. Do not mail anything to us until confirmation is given by VisaHQ.

Important: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below. Do not mail anything to us until confirmation is given by VisaHQ.

Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

The Non-business Visit visa is required if you are traveling to China for university lecture, seminar, conference or non-profit activities.

Important: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below. Do not mail anything to us until confirmation is given by VisaHQ.

Important: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below. Do not mail anything to us until confirmation is given by VisaHQ.

Important: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below. Do not mail anything to us until confirmation is given by VisaHQ.

S2 Issued to those who intend to visit their family members who are foreigners working or studying in China, or to those who intend to go to China for other private matters. The intended duration of stay in China is no more than 180 days.

Important: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below. Do not mail anything to us until confirmation is given by VisaHQ.

S1 Issued to those who intend to go to China to visit the foreigners working or studying in China to whom they are spouses, parents, sons or daughters under the age of 18 or parents-in-law, or to those who intend to go to China for other private affairs. The intended duration of stay in China exceeds 180 days.

Important: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below. Do not mail anything to us until confirmation is given by VisaHQ.

Q2 Issued to those who intend to visit their relatives who are Chinese citizens residing in China or foreigners with permanent residence in China. The intended duration of stay in China is no more than 180 days.

Important: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below. Do not mail anything to us until confirmation is given by VisaHQ.

Q1 Issued to those who are family members of Chinese citizens or of foreigners with Chinese permanent residence and intend to go to China for family reunion, or to those who intend to go to China for the purpose of foster care. The intended duration of stay in China exceeds 180 days.

Important: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below. Do not mail anything to us until confirmation is given by VisaHQ.

Fill out China Tourist visa (L) application form online

and send the following documents to VisaHQ:
  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

    Also, if visiting family member who is working in China, a letter from the Chinese company (on company letterhead) confirming the worker's status in China and stating that he/she will be responsible for the family members' living arrangements and expenses.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

    Also, if visiting family member who is working in China, a letter from the Chinese company (on company letterhead) confirming the worker's status in China and stating that he/she will be responsible for the family members' living arrangements and expenses.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Work permit. Copy of the Foreign Employment Permit or Foreign Experts License.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Enrollment Letter. Original enrollment letter from the school in China signed by both the applicant and the school.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. A copy of an Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit form. This is a special invitation that your host in China will need to obtain from their local Chinese government agency. The form needs to be addressed to the Embassy in "USA" or "Washington DC".

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State, sending department, or agency, addressed to "Embassy of China, Washington D.C. ", explaining purpose of travel and dates of the trip. Letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business Invitation Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company or an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Business Support Letter. A letter from the airline company contains the following:
    Brief introduction of the company, when and where was the company founded, what is the major business line, carrying cargo or passenger, etc.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Crew ID. Copy of the employee crew ID badge of the applicant.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business Invitation Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company or an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Business Support Letter. A letter from the airline company contains the following:
    Brief introduction of the company, when and where was the company founded, what is the major business line, carrying cargo or passenger, etc.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Crew ID. Copy of the employee crew ID badge of the applicant.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

    Also, if visiting family member who is working in China, a letter from the Chinese company (on company letterhead) confirming the worker's status in China and stating that he/she will be responsible for the family members' living arrangements and expenses.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Proof of residency. A copy of 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.

  • Visa Notification Letter. Issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. Original, signed passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity and at least 2 consecutive blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Foreign Expert Certificate. A copy of the Foreign Expert Certificate issued by the Chinese government.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation from your host in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The invitation must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant, including your name as printed in your passport.
    • State the dates and length of your stay.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Crew ID. Copy of the front and back of the valid crew ID of the applicant.

  • Crew Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company OR an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Passport copy. Photocopy of all passport pages. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date the visa application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Must be uploaded to your applicant profile.

  • Itinerary. The document attesting the travel booking of the whole group.

  • Proof of accommodation. The document attesting the accommodation booking of all the stops for the whole group.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Mandatory form before entering country. The form you will fill may be checked at the borders of China whether you have filled in this form or not, and If you haven’t filled in the form or made misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you might not be allowed to enter China.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Host's ID. Copies of their Chinese Permanent Residence and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, or signed lease showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Passport-type photograph. One digital photo. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation (soft copy). A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the “Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.);
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures);
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal (sample outline).

  • Business Support Letter (soft copy). If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the “Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may 0include a letter to the Chinese Consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport with visa was lost. This letter must be addressed to “Consulate of China, Visa Section”, signed & dated.

  • Current Valid Visa. If you possess a valid Chinese visa under one visa class and are looking to obtain a new one under a different visa class, you must submit the passport the visa is contained in as well as complete the Consent form.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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. Please note: address must match the address on the application form.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Military Service or Law Enforcement (soft copy). If you have ever served in a military, compose a statement detailing your role, time period of service, and specialized training received. This statement must be addressed to “Consulate of China, Visa Section”, signed & dated.

  • Travels to Turkey (soft copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Born in or Ancestry of China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan. • The applicant's name in Chinese characters in section 1.6H (as it was on the last Chinese passport);
    • Copy of Naturalization Certificate;

    The issuing authority of China could also request at their discretion any document below:

    • Copy of old Green Card;
    • Copy of Birth Certificate;
    • Copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change If the applicant's name has changed since birth;
    • Copy of the information page from your Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwanese passport. NOTE: If your old passport has not been canceled, you will be required to submit the original passport with your application;
    • Copies of parent’s passport biographics page, birth certificates, green cards, or naturalization certificates.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation (soft copy). A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the “Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.);
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures);
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal (sample outline).

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, or signed lease showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. One digital photo. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business Support Letter. Original letter from the airline company contains the following:
    Brief introduction of the company, when and where was the company founded, what is the major business line, carrying cargo or passenger, etc.

  • Crew ID. Copy of the front and back of the valid crew ID of the applicant.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. One digital photo. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business Support Letter. Original letter from the airline company contains the following:
    Brief introduction of the company, when and where was the company founded, what is the major business line, carrying cargo or passenger, etc.

  • Crew ID. Copy of the front and back of the valid crew ID of the applicant.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of residency. A copy of 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.

  • Visa Notification Letter. Issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Enrollment Letter. Original enrollment letter from the school in China signed by both the applicant and the school.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business Support Letter. Original letter from the airline company contains the following:
    Brief introduction of the company, when and where was the company founded, what is the major business line, carrying cargo or passenger, etc.

  • Crew ID. Copy of the front and back of the valid crew ID of the applicant.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. One digital photo. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, or signed lease showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Foreign Expert Certificate. A copy of the Foreign Expert Certificate issued by the Chinese government.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation from your host in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The invitation must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant, including your name as printed in your passport.
    • State the dates and length of your stay.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Work permit. Copy of the Foreign Employment Permit or Foreign Experts License.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Passport-type photograph. One digital photo. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation (soft copy). A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the “Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.);
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures);
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal (sample outline).

  • Business Support Letter (soft copy). If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the “Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may 0include a letter to the Chinese Consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport with visa was lost. This letter must be addressed to “Consulate of China, Visa Section”, signed & dated.

  • Current Valid Visa. If you possess a valid Chinese visa under one visa class and are looking to obtain a new one under a different visa class, you must submit the passport the visa is contained in as well as complete the Consent form.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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. Please note: address must match the address on the application form.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Military Service or Law Enforcement (soft copy). If you have ever served in a military, compose a statement detailing your role, time period of service, and specialized training received. This statement must be addressed to “Consulate of China, Visa Section”, signed & dated.

  • Travels to Turkey (soft copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Born in or Ancestry of China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan. • The applicant's name in Chinese characters in section 1.6H (as it was on the last Chinese passport);
    • Copy of Naturalization Certificate;

    The issuing authority of China could also request at their discretion any document below:

    • Copy of old Green Card;
    • Copy of Birth Certificate;
    • Copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change If the applicant's name has changed since birth;
    • Copy of the information page from your Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwanese passport. NOTE: If your old passport has not been canceled, you will be required to submit the original passport with your application;
    • Copies of parent’s passport biographics page, birth certificates, green cards, or naturalization certificates.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide a PHOTOCOPY of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Proof of Kinship. ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate, etc) showing the relationship of immediate family members between applicants and inviting individual.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide a PHOTOCOPY of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Host's ID. Copies of their Chinese Permanent Residence and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Personal invitation. An invitation letter issued by a Chinese citizen or a foreign citizen with a Chinese permanent residencepermit who lives in China;
    (Please refer to Annex 2 for the contents of the invitation letter).

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Host's ID. Copies of their Chinese Permanent Residence and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Personal invitation. An invitation letter issued by a Chinese citizen or a foreign citizen with a Chinese permanent residencepermit who lives in China;
    (Please refer to Annex 2 for the contents of the invitation letter).

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

    Also, if visiting family member who is working in China, a letter from the Chinese company (on company letterhead) confirming the worker's status in China and stating that he/she will be responsible for the family members' living arrangements and expenses.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

    Also, if visiting family member who is working in China, a letter from the Chinese company (on company letterhead) confirming the worker's status in China and stating that he/she will be responsible for the family members' living arrangements and expenses.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Work permit. Copy of the Foreign Employment Permit or Foreign Experts License.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Enrollment Letter. Original enrollment letter from the school in China signed by both the applicant and the school.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. A copy of an Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit form. This is a special invitation that your host in China will need to obtain from their local Chinese government agency. The form needs to be addressed to the Embassy in "USA" or "Washington DC".

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State, sending department, or agency, addressed to "Embassy of China, Washington D.C. ", explaining purpose of travel and dates of the trip. Letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business Invitation Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company or an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Business Support Letter. A letter from the airline company contains the following:
    Brief introduction of the company, when and where was the company founded, what is the major business line, carrying cargo or passenger, etc.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Crew ID. Copy of the employee crew ID badge of the applicant.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business Invitation Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company or an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Business Support Letter. A letter from the airline company contains the following:
    Brief introduction of the company, when and where was the company founded, what is the major business line, carrying cargo or passenger, etc.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Crew ID. Copy of the employee crew ID badge of the applicant.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

    Also, if visiting family member who is working in China, a letter from the Chinese company (on company letterhead) confirming the worker's status in China and stating that he/she will be responsible for the family members' living arrangements and expenses.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Proof of residency. A copy of 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.

  • Visa Notification Letter. Issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. Original, signed passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity and at least 2 consecutive blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Foreign Expert Certificate. A copy of the Foreign Expert Certificate issued by the Chinese government.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation from your host in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The invitation must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant, including your name as printed in your passport.
    • State the dates and length of your stay.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Crew ID. Copy of the front and back of the valid crew ID of the applicant.

  • Crew Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company OR an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Passport copy. Photocopy of all passport pages. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date the visa application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Must be uploaded to your applicant profile.

  • Itinerary. The document attesting the travel booking of the whole group.

  • Proof of accommodation. The document attesting the accommodation booking of all the stops for the whole group.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Mandatory form before entering country. The form you will fill may be checked at the borders of China whether you have filled in this form or not, and If you haven’t filled in the form or made misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you might not be allowed to enter China.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Host's ID. Copies of their Chinese Permanent Residence and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, or signed lease showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Passport-type photograph. One digital photo. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation (soft copy). A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the “Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.);
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures);
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal (sample outline).

  • Business Support Letter (soft copy). If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the “Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may 0include a letter to the Chinese Consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport with visa was lost. This letter must be addressed to “Consulate of China, Visa Section”, signed & dated.

  • Current Valid Visa. If you possess a valid Chinese visa under one visa class and are looking to obtain a new one under a different visa class, you must submit the passport the visa is contained in as well as complete the Consent form.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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. Please note: address must match the address on the application form.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Military Service or Law Enforcement (soft copy). If you have ever served in a military, compose a statement detailing your role, time period of service, and specialized training received. This statement must be addressed to “Consulate of China, Visa Section”, signed & dated.

  • Travels to Turkey (soft copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Born in or Ancestry of China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan. • The applicant's name in Chinese characters in section 1.6H (as it was on the last Chinese passport);
    • Copy of Naturalization Certificate;

    The issuing authority of China could also request at their discretion any document below:

    • Copy of old Green Card;
    • Copy of Birth Certificate;
    • Copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change If the applicant's name has changed since birth;
    • Copy of the information page from your Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwanese passport. NOTE: If your old passport has not been canceled, you will be required to submit the original passport with your application;
    • Copies of parent’s passport biographics page, birth certificates, green cards, or naturalization certificates.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation (soft copy). A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the “Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.);
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures);
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal (sample outline).

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, or signed lease showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. One digital photo. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business Support Letter. Original letter from the airline company contains the following:
    Brief introduction of the company, when and where was the company founded, what is the major business line, carrying cargo or passenger, etc.

  • Crew ID. Copy of the front and back of the valid crew ID of the applicant.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. One digital photo. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business Support Letter. Original letter from the airline company contains the following:
    Brief introduction of the company, when and where was the company founded, what is the major business line, carrying cargo or passenger, etc.

  • Crew ID. Copy of the front and back of the valid crew ID of the applicant.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of residency. A copy of 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.

  • Visa Notification Letter. Issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Enrollment Letter. Original enrollment letter from the school in China signed by both the applicant and the school.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business Support Letter. Original letter from the airline company contains the following:
    Brief introduction of the company, when and where was the company founded, what is the major business line, carrying cargo or passenger, etc.

  • Crew ID. Copy of the front and back of the valid crew ID of the applicant.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. One digital photo. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, or signed lease showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Foreign Expert Certificate. A copy of the Foreign Expert Certificate issued by the Chinese government.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation from your host in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The invitation must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant, including your name as printed in your passport.
    • State the dates and length of your stay.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Work permit. Copy of the Foreign Employment Permit or Foreign Experts License.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Passport-type photograph. One digital photo. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation (soft copy). A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the “Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.);
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures);
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal (sample outline).

  • Business Support Letter (soft copy). If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the “Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may 0include a letter to the Chinese Consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport with visa was lost. This letter must be addressed to “Consulate of China, Visa Section”, signed & dated.

  • Current Valid Visa. If you possess a valid Chinese visa under one visa class and are looking to obtain a new one under a different visa class, you must submit the passport the visa is contained in as well as complete the Consent form.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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. Please note: address must match the address on the application form.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Military Service or Law Enforcement (soft copy). If you have ever served in a military, compose a statement detailing your role, time period of service, and specialized training received. This statement must be addressed to “Consulate of China, Visa Section”, signed & dated.

  • Travels to Turkey (soft copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Born in or Ancestry of China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan. • The applicant's name in Chinese characters in section 1.6H (as it was on the last Chinese passport);
    • Copy of Naturalization Certificate;

    The issuing authority of China could also request at their discretion any document below:

    • Copy of old Green Card;
    • Copy of Birth Certificate;
    • Copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change If the applicant's name has changed since birth;
    • Copy of the information page from your Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwanese passport. NOTE: If your old passport has not been canceled, you will be required to submit the original passport with your application;
    • Copies of parent’s passport biographics page, birth certificates, green cards, or naturalization certificates.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide a PHOTOCOPY of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Proof of Kinship. ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate, etc) showing the relationship of immediate family members between applicants and inviting individual.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide a PHOTOCOPY of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Host's ID. Copies of their Chinese Permanent Residence and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Personal invitation. An invitation letter issued by a Chinese citizen or a foreign citizen with a Chinese permanent residencepermit who lives in China;
    (Please refer to Annex 2 for the contents of the invitation letter).

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Host's ID. Copies of their Chinese Permanent Residence and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Personal invitation. An invitation letter issued by a Chinese citizen or a foreign citizen with a Chinese permanent residencepermit who lives in China;
    (Please refer to Annex 2 for the contents of the invitation letter).

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

    Also, if visiting family member who is working in China, a letter from the Chinese company (on company letterhead) confirming the worker's status in China and stating that he/she will be responsible for the family members' living arrangements and expenses.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

    Also, if visiting family member who is working in China, a letter from the Chinese company (on company letterhead) confirming the worker's status in China and stating that he/she will be responsible for the family members' living arrangements and expenses.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Work permit. Copy of the Foreign Employment Permit or Foreign Experts License.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Enrollment Letter. Original enrollment letter from the school in China signed by both the applicant and the school.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. A copy of an Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit form. This is a special invitation that your host in China will need to obtain from their local Chinese government agency. The form needs to be addressed to the Embassy in "USA" or "Washington DC".

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State, sending department, or agency, addressed to "Embassy of China, Washington D.C. ", explaining purpose of travel and dates of the trip. Letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business Invitation Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company or an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Business Support Letter. A letter from the airline company contains the following:
    Brief introduction of the company, when and where was the company founded, what is the major business line, carrying cargo or passenger, etc.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Crew ID. Copy of the employee crew ID badge of the applicant.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business Invitation Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company or an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Business Support Letter. A letter from the airline company contains the following:
    Brief introduction of the company, when and where was the company founded, what is the major business line, carrying cargo or passenger, etc.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Crew ID. Copy of the employee crew ID badge of the applicant.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

    Also, if visiting family member who is working in China, a letter from the Chinese company (on company letterhead) confirming the worker's status in China and stating that he/she will be responsible for the family members' living arrangements and expenses.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Proof of residency. A copy of 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.

  • Visa Notification Letter. Issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. Original, signed passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity and at least 2 consecutive blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Foreign Expert Certificate. A copy of the Foreign Expert Certificate issued by the Chinese government.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation from your host in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The invitation must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant, including your name as printed in your passport.
    • State the dates and length of your stay.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Crew ID. Copy of the front and back of the valid crew ID of the applicant.

  • Crew Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company OR an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Passport copy. Photocopy of all passport pages. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date the visa application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Must be uploaded to your applicant profile.

  • Itinerary. The document attesting the travel booking of the whole group.

  • Proof of accommodation. The document attesting the accommodation booking of all the stops for the whole group.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Mandatory form before entering country. The form you will fill may be checked at the borders of China whether you have filled in this form or not, and If you haven’t filled in the form or made misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you might not be allowed to enter China.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Host's ID. Copies of their Chinese Permanent Residence and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, or signed lease showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Passport-type photograph. One digital photo. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation (soft copy). A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the “Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.);
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures);
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal (sample outline).

  • Business Support Letter (soft copy). If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the “Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may 0include a letter to the Chinese Consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport with visa was lost. This letter must be addressed to “Consulate of China, Visa Section”, signed & dated.

  • Current Valid Visa. If you possess a valid Chinese visa under one visa class and are looking to obtain a new one under a different visa class, you must submit the passport the visa is contained in as well as complete the Consent form.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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. Please note: address must match the address on the application form.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Military Service or Law Enforcement (soft copy). If you have ever served in a military, compose a statement detailing your role, time period of service, and specialized training received. This statement must be addressed to “Consulate of China, Visa Section”, signed & dated.

  • Travels to Turkey (soft copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Born in or Ancestry of China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan. • The applicant's name in Chinese characters in section 1.6H (as it was on the last Chinese passport);
    • Copy of Naturalization Certificate;

    The issuing authority of China could also request at their discretion any document below:

    • Copy of old Green Card;
    • Copy of Birth Certificate;
    • Copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change If the applicant's name has changed since birth;
    • Copy of the information page from your Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwanese passport. NOTE: If your old passport has not been canceled, you will be required to submit the original passport with your application;
    • Copies of parent’s passport biographics page, birth certificates, green cards, or naturalization certificates.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation (soft copy). A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the “Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.);
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures);
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal (sample outline).

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, or signed lease showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. One digital photo. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business Support Letter. Original letter from the airline company contains the following:
    Brief introduction of the company, when and where was the company founded, what is the major business line, carrying cargo or passenger, etc.

  • Crew ID. Copy of the front and back of the valid crew ID of the applicant.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. One digital photo. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business Support Letter. Original letter from the airline company contains the following:
    Brief introduction of the company, when and where was the company founded, what is the major business line, carrying cargo or passenger, etc.

  • Crew ID. Copy of the front and back of the valid crew ID of the applicant.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of residency. A copy of 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.

  • Visa Notification Letter. Issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Enrollment Letter. Original enrollment letter from the school in China signed by both the applicant and the school.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business Support Letter. Original letter from the airline company contains the following:
    Brief introduction of the company, when and where was the company founded, what is the major business line, carrying cargo or passenger, etc.

  • Crew ID. Copy of the front and back of the valid crew ID of the applicant.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. One digital photo. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, or signed lease showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Foreign Expert Certificate. A copy of the Foreign Expert Certificate issued by the Chinese government.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation from your host in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The invitation must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant, including your name as printed in your passport.
    • State the dates and length of your stay.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Work permit. Copy of the Foreign Employment Permit or Foreign Experts License.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Passport-type photograph. One digital photo. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation (soft copy). A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the “Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.);
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures);
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal (sample outline).

  • Business Support Letter (soft copy). If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the “Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may 0include a letter to the Chinese Consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport with visa was lost. This letter must be addressed to “Consulate of China, Visa Section”, signed & dated.

  • Current Valid Visa. If you possess a valid Chinese visa under one visa class and are looking to obtain a new one under a different visa class, you must submit the passport the visa is contained in as well as complete the Consent form.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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. Please note: address must match the address on the application form.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Military Service or Law Enforcement (soft copy). If you have ever served in a military, compose a statement detailing your role, time period of service, and specialized training received. This statement must be addressed to “Consulate of China, Visa Section”, signed & dated.

  • Travels to Turkey (soft copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Born in or Ancestry of China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan. • The applicant's name in Chinese characters in section 1.6H (as it was on the last Chinese passport);
    • Copy of Naturalization Certificate;

    The issuing authority of China could also request at their discretion any document below:

    • Copy of old Green Card;
    • Copy of Birth Certificate;
    • Copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change If the applicant's name has changed since birth;
    • Copy of the information page from your Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwanese passport. NOTE: If your old passport has not been canceled, you will be required to submit the original passport with your application;
    • Copies of parent’s passport biographics page, birth certificates, green cards, or naturalization certificates.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide a PHOTOCOPY of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Proof of Kinship. ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate, etc) showing the relationship of immediate family members between applicants and inviting individual.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide a PHOTOCOPY of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Host's ID. Copies of their Chinese Permanent Residence and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Personal invitation. An invitation letter issued by a Chinese citizen or a foreign citizen with a Chinese permanent residencepermit who lives in China;
    (Please refer to Annex 2 for the contents of the invitation letter).

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Host's ID. Copies of their Chinese Permanent Residence and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Personal invitation. An invitation letter issued by a Chinese citizen or a foreign citizen with a Chinese permanent residencepermit who lives in China;
    (Please refer to Annex 2 for the contents of the invitation letter).

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

    Also, if visiting family member who is working in China, a letter from the Chinese company (on company letterhead) confirming the worker's status in China and stating that he/she will be responsible for the family members' living arrangements and expenses.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

    Also, if visiting family member who is working in China, a letter from the Chinese company (on company letterhead) confirming the worker's status in China and stating that he/she will be responsible for the family members' living arrangements and expenses.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Work permit. Copy of the Foreign Employment Permit or Foreign Experts License.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Enrollment Letter. Original enrollment letter from the school in China signed by both the applicant and the school.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. A copy of an Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit form. This is a special invitation that your host in China will need to obtain from their local Chinese government agency. The form needs to be addressed to the Embassy in "USA" or "Washington DC".

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State, sending department, or agency, addressed to "Embassy of China, Washington D.C. ", explaining purpose of travel and dates of the trip. Letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business Invitation Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company or an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Business Support Letter. A letter from the airline company contains the following:
    Brief introduction of the company, when and where was the company founded, what is the major business line, carrying cargo or passenger, etc.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Crew ID. Copy of the employee crew ID badge of the applicant.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business Invitation Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company or an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Business Support Letter. A letter from the airline company contains the following:
    Brief introduction of the company, when and where was the company founded, what is the major business line, carrying cargo or passenger, etc.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Crew ID. Copy of the employee crew ID badge of the applicant.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

    Also, if visiting family member who is working in China, a letter from the Chinese company (on company letterhead) confirming the worker's status in China and stating that he/she will be responsible for the family members' living arrangements and expenses.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Proof of residency. A copy of 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.

  • Visa Notification Letter. Issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. Original, signed passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity and at least 2 consecutive blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Foreign Expert Certificate. A copy of the Foreign Expert Certificate issued by the Chinese government.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation from your host in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The invitation must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant, including your name as printed in your passport.
    • State the dates and length of your stay.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Crew ID. Copy of the front and back of the valid crew ID of the applicant.

  • Crew Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company OR an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Passport copy. Photocopy of all passport pages. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date the visa application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Must be uploaded to your applicant profile.

  • Itinerary. The document attesting the travel booking of the whole group.

  • Proof of accommodation. The document attesting the accommodation booking of all the stops for the whole group.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Mandatory form before entering country. The form you will fill may be checked at the borders of China whether you have filled in this form or not, and If you haven’t filled in the form or made misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you might not be allowed to enter China.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Host's ID. Copies of their Chinese Permanent Residence and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, or signed lease showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Passport-type photograph. One digital photo. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation (soft copy). A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the “Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.);
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures);
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal (sample outline).

  • Business Support Letter (soft copy). If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the “Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may 0include a letter to the Chinese Consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport with visa was lost. This letter must be addressed to “Consulate of China, Visa Section”, signed & dated.

  • Current Valid Visa. If you possess a valid Chinese visa under one visa class and are looking to obtain a new one under a different visa class, you must submit the passport the visa is contained in as well as complete the Consent form.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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. Please note: address must match the address on the application form.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Military Service or Law Enforcement (soft copy). If you have ever served in a military, compose a statement detailing your role, time period of service, and specialized training received. This statement must be addressed to “Consulate of China, Visa Section”, signed & dated.

  • Travels to Turkey (soft copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Born in or Ancestry of China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan. • The applicant's name in Chinese characters in section 1.6H (as it was on the last Chinese passport);
    • Copy of Naturalization Certificate;

    The issuing authority of China could also request at their discretion any document below:

    • Copy of old Green Card;
    • Copy of Birth Certificate;
    • Copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change If the applicant's name has changed since birth;
    • Copy of the information page from your Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwanese passport. NOTE: If your old passport has not been canceled, you will be required to submit the original passport with your application;
    • Copies of parent’s passport biographics page, birth certificates, green cards, or naturalization certificates.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation (soft copy). A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the “Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.);
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures);
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal (sample outline).

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, or signed lease showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. One digital photo. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business Support Letter. Original letter from the airline company contains the following:
    Brief introduction of the company, when and where was the company founded, what is the major business line, carrying cargo or passenger, etc.

  • Crew ID. Copy of the front and back of the valid crew ID of the applicant.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. One digital photo. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business Support Letter. Original letter from the airline company contains the following:
    Brief introduction of the company, when and where was the company founded, what is the major business line, carrying cargo or passenger, etc.

  • Crew ID. Copy of the front and back of the valid crew ID of the applicant.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of residency. A copy of 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.

  • Visa Notification Letter. Issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Enrollment Letter. Original enrollment letter from the school in China signed by both the applicant and the school.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business Support Letter. Original letter from the airline company contains the following:
    Brief introduction of the company, when and where was the company founded, what is the major business line, carrying cargo or passenger, etc.

  • Crew ID. Copy of the front and back of the valid crew ID of the applicant.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. One digital photo. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, or signed lease showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Foreign Expert Certificate. A copy of the Foreign Expert Certificate issued by the Chinese government.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation from your host in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The invitation must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant, including your name as printed in your passport.
    • State the dates and length of your stay.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Work permit. Copy of the Foreign Employment Permit or Foreign Experts License.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Passport-type photograph. One digital photo. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation (soft copy). A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the “Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.);
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures);
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal (sample outline).

  • Business Support Letter (soft copy). If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the “Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may 0include a letter to the Chinese Consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport with visa was lost. This letter must be addressed to “Consulate of China, Visa Section”, signed & dated.

  • Current Valid Visa. If you possess a valid Chinese visa under one visa class and are looking to obtain a new one under a different visa class, you must submit the passport the visa is contained in as well as complete the Consent form.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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. Please note: address must match the address on the application form.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Military Service or Law Enforcement (soft copy). If you have ever served in a military, compose a statement detailing your role, time period of service, and specialized training received. This statement must be addressed to “Consulate of China, Visa Section”, signed & dated.

  • Travels to Turkey (soft copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Born in or Ancestry of China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan. • The applicant's name in Chinese characters in section 1.6H (as it was on the last Chinese passport);
    • Copy of Naturalization Certificate;

    The issuing authority of China could also request at their discretion any document below:

    • Copy of old Green Card;
    • Copy of Birth Certificate;
    • Copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change If the applicant's name has changed since birth;
    • Copy of the information page from your Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwanese passport. NOTE: If your old passport has not been canceled, you will be required to submit the original passport with your application;
    • Copies of parent’s passport biographics page, birth certificates, green cards, or naturalization certificates.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide a PHOTOCOPY of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Proof of Kinship. ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate, etc) showing the relationship of immediate family members between applicants and inviting individual.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide a PHOTOCOPY of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Host's ID. Copies of their Chinese Permanent Residence and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Personal invitation. An invitation letter issued by a Chinese citizen or a foreign citizen with a Chinese permanent residencepermit who lives in China;
    (Please refer to Annex 2 for the contents of the invitation letter).

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Host's ID. Copies of their Chinese Permanent Residence and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Personal invitation. An invitation letter issued by a Chinese citizen or a foreign citizen with a Chinese permanent residencepermit who lives in China;
    (Please refer to Annex 2 for the contents of the invitation letter).

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

    Also, if visiting family member who is working in China, a letter from the Chinese company (on company letterhead) confirming the worker's status in China and stating that he/she will be responsible for the family members' living arrangements and expenses.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

    Also, if visiting family member who is working in China, a letter from the Chinese company (on company letterhead) confirming the worker's status in China and stating that he/she will be responsible for the family members' living arrangements and expenses.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Work permit. Copy of the Foreign Employment Permit or Foreign Experts License.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Enrollment Letter. Original enrollment letter from the school in China signed by both the applicant and the school.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. If an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide passports for all nationalities listed on application.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    Personal information of the applicant: name, gender, date of birth, passport details, and job title.
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in China.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    State who will bear the costs of the applicant's accommodations in China.
    A sample outline can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. A copy of an Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit form. This is a special invitation that your host in China will need to obtain from their local Chinese government agency. The form needs to be addressed to the Embassy in "USA" or "Washington DC".

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State, sending department, or agency, addressed to "Embassy of China, Washington D.C. ", explaining purpose of travel and dates of the trip. Letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business Invitation Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company or an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Business Support Letter. A letter from the airline company contains the following:
    Brief introduction of the company, when and where was the company founded, what is the major business line, carrying cargo or passenger, etc.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Crew ID. Copy of the employee crew ID badge of the applicant.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business Invitation Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company or an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Business Support Letter. A letter from the airline company contains the following:
    Brief introduction of the company, when and where was the company founded, what is the major business line, carrying cargo or passenger, etc.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Crew ID. Copy of the employee crew ID badge of the applicant.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
    • Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
    • Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant

    You will also need to provide a copy the host's Chinese ID(both front and back sides), or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

    Also, if visiting family member who is working in China, a letter from the Chinese company (on company letterhead) confirming the worker's status in China and stating that he/she will be responsible for the family members' living arrangements and expenses.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Host's ID. A copy the host's Chinese ID (not Chinese passport), both front and back sides, or, if host is not a citizen of China, copies of their Chinese residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Proof of residency. A copy of 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.

  • Visa Notification Letter. Issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. Original, signed passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity and at least 2 consecutive blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Foreign Expert Certificate. A copy of the Foreign Expert Certificate issued by the Chinese government.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation from your host in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The invitation must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant, including your name as printed in your passport.
    • State the dates and length of your stay.

  • PU letter. A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Crew ID. Copy of the front and back of the valid crew ID of the applicant.

  • Crew Letter. A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company OR an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. The issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Passport copy. Photocopy of all passport pages. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date the visa application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Must be uploaded to your applicant profile.

  • Itinerary. The document attesting the travel booking of the whole group.

  • Proof of accommodation. The document attesting the accommodation booking of all the stops for the whole group.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Mandatory form before entering country. The form you will fill may be checked at the borders of China whether you have filled in this form or not, and If you haven’t filled in the form or made misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you might not be allowed to enter China.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Invitation Letter. An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Business Letter. If working for an NGO, a letter from the host organization in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record card.

  • 30 Day Travel History. Please provide a list of countries you have traveled to within the past thirty days as well as entry and departure dates. If you have not traveled anywhere please provide a short letter explaining this.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of Kinship. If applicant is visiting family members (spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons/daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, and parents-in-law), please provide the ORIGINAL and photocopy of certification of kinship showing relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual. These can include marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by the Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship. This visa is for family reunions and classified as Q1. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Host's ID. Copies of their Chinese Permanent Residence and their national passport's information pages.

  • Business Support Letter. If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, or signed lease showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Passport-type photograph. One digital photo. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation (soft copy). A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the “Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.);
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures);
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal (sample outline).

  • Business Support Letter (soft copy). If working for an NGO, non-profit organization or Government a letter from the employer in the United States. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the “Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of the trip to China, have a job title and a job description.

  • Proof of status. A NOTARIZED copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.) Must have at least 6 months of remaining validity, no extensions accepted.

  • Previous visas. If you no longer have possession of your previous Chinese visa you may 0include a letter to the Chinese Consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport with visa was lost. This letter must be addressed to “Consulate of China, Visa Section”, signed & dated.

  • Current Valid Visa. If you possess a valid Chinese visa under one visa class and are looking to obtain a new one under a different visa class, you must submit the passport the visa is contained in as well as complete the Consent form.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of 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. Please note: address must match the address on the application form.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Military Service or Law Enforcement (soft copy). If you have ever served in a military, compose a statement detailing your role, time period of service, and specialized training received. This statement must be addressed to “Consulate of China, Visa Section”, signed & dated.

  • Travels to Turkey (soft copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Born in or Ancestry of China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan. • The applicant's name in Chinese characters in section 1.6H (as it was on the last Chinese passport);
    • Copy of Naturalization Certificate;

    The issuing authority of China could also request at their discretion any document below:

    • Copy of old Green Card;
    • Copy of Birth Certificate;
    • Copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change If the applicant's name has changed since birth;
    • Copy of the information page from your Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwanese passport. NOTE: If your old passport has not been canceled, you will be required to submit the original passport with your application;
    • Copies of parent’s passport biographics page, birth certificates, green cards, or naturalization certificates.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

    Please note: if an applicant currently holds a Dual Citizenship, please provide a copy of the biographic page of the passport for all nationalities listed on 1.6C of the application.

  • Visa application form. Please download, print, and sign & date section 9.1A of the China visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. If the applicant is a minor, the application form must be signed by both parents in section 9.1A and by one parent in 9.2E .

  • Passport-type photograph. Photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business invitation (soft copy). A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the “Consulate of China, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:
    • Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.);
    • Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures);
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual);
    • The letter should be printed on the inviting organizations letterhead stationery, addressed to "Consulate of China, Visa Section", signed and stamped with the institution/company seal (sample outline).

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, or signed lease showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Where You Stay Form (hard copy). Please download and complete the form.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically scans of ALL documents needed for the generation of your application form which are listed in all the requirements below;

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. One digital photo. Please see photo guidelines.

  • Business Support Letter. Original letter from the airline company contains the following:
    Brief introduction of the company, when and where was the company founded, what is the major business line, carrying cargo or passenger, etc.

  • Crew ID. Copy of the front and back of the valid crew ID of the applicant.

  • Previous visas. A copy of your last visa to China, If the visa is still valid you must submit the old passport with the old visa in it. If you are no longer in possession of your previous Chinese visa you must include a letter to the Chinese consulate or embassy explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, o