For applicants who have previously applied for a ten-year visa, there are two options: Option 1: You can apply for a new six-month, two-entry family visit (or business) visa that waives the $140 embassy application fee. Your previously issued 10-year visa will not be cancelled, and can continue to be used after activation in the future Option 2: You can apply for a new 10-year valid, multiple-entry visit visa; the embassy charges an application fee of $140, and your previously issued 10-year visa will be cancelled.

现在使馆推出了新的政策, 对于之前曾经办理过十年签证的申请人, 有两个选择: 1. 办理免除$140使馆申请费的、六个月有效的、两次入境探亲签证。 您之前颁发的10年签证不被取消, 日后激活后可以继续使用。 2. 办理新的10年有效、多次往返的探亲签证,使馆收取$140的申请费, 您之前颁发的10年签证会被取消。

Chinese Embassy is now open, and requires appointment for walk-in visa submissions. We can help you to process your visa by mail, yo don't need to come in-person.

目前中国大使馆签证处已经开门接受现场办公, 但是办理签证业务需要提前预约。 您如果不方便到场亲自办理,可以委托我们公司通过邮寄方式完成签证的代办。
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Applying for a China visa during the pandemic

You will need to apply for a new/temporary China visa in order to enter China during the COVID 19 pandemic.  Due to travel restrictions, all China visa issue prior to 03/27/2020 are suspended until further notice. At the current time, you cannot use your visa to enter China even if your China visa has not expired. According to China Ministry of Foreign Affairs , “Entry with diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas” will not be affected by this suspension implemented on 03/28/2020.

Before applying for a China visa, please double check which Embassy/consulate/consulate general office is responsible for issuing China visas to applicants from your state of residency. For details, please use this page from the China Embassy to figure out which consulate office to use for your application: http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/zmzlljs/t84229.htm .

Currently, only a limited group of people are eligible to apply for a new or temporary visa to enter/return to China. Generally, 6 groups of people are eligible to apply for a China visa during the covid 19 virus pandemic:

  • Education professionals (Professors/Teachers) and their family entering China for the first time or returning for the new school year. (F China visa)
  • Parent/Spouse/Children of people that are living or working in China, family reunion. (S2 China visa)
  • Business owners/employees that has major contribution to local business economy.(F/M China visa)
  • People with family emergency, circumstance such as family member in China being hospitalized, in critical condition, or passed away. (Humanitarian China visa)
  • Crew member from all major airline or maritime shipping company (Crew Visa)
  • Diplomats and their family members (W visa)

To be eligible for a China visa during the COVID-19 pandemic, applicant in groups 1-3 must first obtain a PU invitation letter from China. This PU invitation letter is issued by a city or provincial’s Foreign Affair’s office in China. For education professionals, business owner and business employees, please ask your employer in China to facilitate the issuance of the PU invitation letter by the Foreign affair’s office. For family members of people working or living in China, please have your family member’s China employer apply for the PU letter as well.

For humanitarian China visa applicant, you will need to contact the visa office in person to schedule for an appointment or application by mail arrangement. Please be sure to have the following 2 documents ready:

  • Proof of relationship between applicant and family member in China
  • Documentation/report from hospital in China justifying the urgency

Crew and diplomat visa documentation remain unchanged, no special documents required.