China Tourist & Business Visa Application Forms

In the past few years, traveling to China has become extremely popular. A1 Passport & Visa Express is a one stop shop for a Chinese business visa as well as Chinese tourist visa. You may visit the Chinese visa requirement page to determine what is needed for a Chinese business or travel visa. You can also find both business and travel visas application forms on the A1 Passport website. Passport & Visa Express makes it easy for you to complete a Chinese tourist or business visa application right from their website!

Since Chinese visa application forms contain so many questions, you may email your completed Chinese visa application to info@a1passportvisa.com for review prior to submitting your final application. This can potentially save so much time and money! A1 Passport & Visa Express offers to check visa application forms for countries such as India, Russia and China for accuracy. These countries are not forgiving when it comes to mistakes on your visa application form. A1 Passport & Visa Express has 25 years of experience processing visas and can help you throughout the process. Call 202-639-1500 for more information on applying and acquiring a Chinese Visa.

Step 1: Collect Documents

Tourist Visa

Passport

Application

    • 1 Application Form, fully completed, signed.
      • Please Note: As of September 16th, 2011 all Chinese applications must be TYPED. Every question must be answered fully, even if the answer is “N/A,” where appropriate. Do not write in anything on the application except your signature.
      • If you have two or more years of validity on your U.S. passport, please mark “other” for question 2.2 and type in “10 year multiple entry.” Please print your application on four separate pages and not back to back.

Proof of Travel

    • Please provide a copy of your round trip ticket or e-ticket, itinerary, of letter from a travel agency that confirms your entry and exit from mainland China. The document needs to show the applicants name, date of arrival and departure, and whether they are going by flight or cruise.

Proof of Stay

    • If you are staying in a hotel, provide copies of hotel confirmation (if staying in multiple hotels you must provide all confirmations.) Alternatively, you may provide confirmation from a Chinese tour operator.

Invitation Letter

    • If you are staying with a friend or relative provide a signed letter from the host, along with their Chinese ID. (If you are a spouse or sibling of someone on a business trip the host company in China will provide a letter of invitation on your behalf.)

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Additional Requirements

  • Applicants whose former nationality was Chinese must submit their original Chinese passport or old visa. If the applicant has acquired a new US passport and there is a Chinese visa in the old passport, submit the old US passport.
  • Non U.S. Passport holders must send in their original or notarized copy of their U.S. Green Card or attached a copy of current visa showing legal status in the USA. None US passport holders cannot apply for multiple entry visa.

Business Visa

Passport

Application

    • 1 Application Form, fully completed, signed.Effective December 2016 No eye glass or jewelry can be worn in the photo
      • Please Note: All Chinese applications must be TYPED. Every question must be answered fully, even if the answer is “N/A” where appropriate. Do not write in anything on the application except your signature.
      • If you have two or more years of validity on your U.S. passport, please mark “other” for question 2.2 and type in “10 year multiple entry.” Please print your application on four separate pages and not back to back.

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Company Letter / Invitation Letter

    • A Business Letter (Sample) AND Invitation (Sample) of intent and financial responsibility typed on the company’s stationery stating the following:
      • Addressed to “Embassy of China, Visa Section, Washington D.C.”
      • The type of business performed
      • Purpose and date of travel and duration of stay.
      • Name and address of the contacts/company to be visited and nature of the business.
      • Financial responsibility for the applicant as well as return transportation to U.S.
      • This letter must be signed by a superior within your company other than the applicant

Additional Requirements

  • Applicants whose former nationality was Chinese must submit their original Chinese passport or old visa. If the applicant has acquired a new US passport and there is a Chinese visa in the old passport, submit the old US passport.
  • Non U.S. Passport holders must send their original or notarized copy of their U.S. Green Card or attached a copy of current visa showing legal status in the USA. None US passport holders cannot apply for multiple entry visa.
  • In some cases the embassy of China would ask for original Green Card to be submitted.

Step 2: Fees

Please specify the type of service required on your application

The processing time may vary and is subject to change without notice by the embassy.

  • Regular: Visas issued within 7-10 business days
    Express: Visas issued within 3-5 business days
  • Emergency: Visa issued within 1-2 days (if agreed by the embassy)

Please note that the above timing may change. The Chinese consulate may ask for additional time to review your case before approving your visa.

Please Note: As of November 12th 2014 the Chinese embassy has changed their next day processing to 2-3 days. Also the processing time is at the embassy’s discretion.

A-1 Service Fee:

  • $95.00 per visa – Regular processing
    $195.00 per visa – Express processing
  • $225 per visa – Emergency processing (If approved by the embassy)

Please call for “out of jurisdiction” fees

Consular Fee:

An additional $5 money order/check fee will be charged to all consular visa fees.

TypePricePeriod of stayProcessing time
Regular$14030-60 days5-7 business days
Express$16030-60 days2-3 business days
Emergency$16030-60 days1-2 business days
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Return Shipping Fees

SpeedPriceQuantity
Priority Overnight$281-3 Passports
Priority Overnight$314+ Passports
Saturday Delivery$411-3 Passports

Effective May 01, 2003 the Chinese Embassy will not accept visa applications by mail; the applicant will have to appear in person or process their visas through a visa service such as A-1 Passport & Visa Express.

Please note that the above rates apply to most Continental USA. Higher rate applies to Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and US Virgin Islands. Please note all FedEx envelopes are shipped without a signature requirement, unless requested. A small fee will apply for a signature requirement.

Calculate: Consular Fee + A1 Service Fee + Shipping = Total Due

Step 3: Shipping

Please forward the completed requirements detailed above to:

A-1 Passport & Visa Express,
1411 K STREET NW. SUITE 805
Washington D.C. 20005

Your documents will be hand-carried to the consulate and usually takes 2-7 business days

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