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。
Toll Free : 1 (866) 312-8472

China Visa Services by Mail

如果您想通过邮寄方式由我们代办您的签证申请,  下面是我们的服务流程。

如果申请人已经填写、并提交了COVA表格, 请参考服务流程1; 
如果申请人 尚未开始填表COVA表格, 请参考服务流程 2. 

服务流程 1:

第一步:申请人将提交COVA表格后生成的PDF 申请表 (9-10页),以及以下基本材料发送电子邮件至Oasis

  • 护照身份信息页
  • 驾照或者I.D (查验地址、确认领区)
  • 旧签证(如有)
  • 邀请函
  • 邀请人的中国身份证,正反面

 

第二步:Oasis 根据表格和以上材料对申请进行评估, 判断是否需要重新填写表格,并列出其他所需的材料和相关的费用

第三步:申请人支付费用,并e-mail相关材料至Oasis进行2次检查

第四步:Oasis检查所有材料、核对表格,指导申请人将文件原件寄出

第五步:Oasis收到后再做第3次检查、预约, 然后提交文件至使馆进行办理

第六步: 几天后申请人收到Oasis寄回的护照和签证

服务流程 2  :

第一步:开始填写COVA表格,但是不要提交。 在填写新的表格时请注意:

  1. 在中国出生的(曾有过中国护照的)美籍华人在“曾有国籍栏目”要选择【是】, 并注明【中国】
  2. 出生地是中国的美籍华人在Name in native alphabet 栏目要输入自己的原中文姓名
  3. 工作经历要提供近十年内的相关信息, 必须填写相关的职位和职责
  4. 受教育经历要填写高中信息, 和大学信息(包含专业)
  5. 同行人栏目要选择“不适用”(仅适用于少部分国家的婴幼儿申请人)

 

第二步:申请人将COVA表格的编码,护照号,以及以下基本材料发送电子邮件至Oasis

  • 护照身份信息页
  • 驾照或者I.D (确认居住地址)
  • 旧签证(如有)
  • 邀请函
  • 邀请人的中国身份证,正反面

 

第三步:Oasis 登录COVA表格、检查基本材料后进行评估,并列出其他所需的材料和相关的费用

第四步:申请人支付费用,并e-mail其他补充材料至Oasis进行检查

第五步:Oasis检查所有材料、核对表格,指导申请人将文件原件寄出

第六步: Oasis收到后再检查、预约、提交文件至使馆进行办理

第七步: 几天后申请人收到Oasis寄回的护照和签证

 

如果你需要我们的帮助上传照片, 请按照以下提示给我们发送您的自拍照;我们帮助您处理完后会发回。 

您可以让家人或者朋友帮助您靠墙拍摄,拍摄时请注意
● 拍照须着装深色的衣服
● 不能是高领衣服
● 不能戴眼镜
● 肩膀要平
● 眼睛和相机处同一水平线(高度)
● 脸要正对前方
● 脖子要直
● 额头不能被头发(刘海)盖住
● 长头发需要扎起来, 不要披肩。
● 可以微笑,但是不能露出牙齿
● 拍照需要露出出上半身,方便我们剪裁。

支付方式和费率

正常办理$330 (包含使馆申请费,绿洲服务费和寄回的邮资)(1+月后离境)
优先办理$455 (包含使馆申请费,使馆加急费,绿洲服务费和寄回的邮资) (4周内离境)
如果使用Zelle转账, 请支付至 ”Service@OasisChinaVisa.Com, 并备注申请人姓名
或者使用信用卡支付, 加收5%手续费。
我们在做服务介绍阶段不收取费用。如果申请人决定使用我们的服务, 且我们开始了准备工作, 对申请材料做了检查、意见回 复, 则服务费用不做退还。
在办理过程中如果申请人决定取消服务, 服务费不做退还; 申请费和邮资可以退还。

有关免费的、6个月有效的、两次往返签证信息, 请见:https://www.oasischinavisa.com/freevisa/

我们仅能帮助以下州的居民办理签证:
Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida,Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas;.Utah,Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wyoming, 

Chinese Embassy Visa Office Reopening

Chinese Embassy Visa Office is Reopening  on Jan 25th , 2023.

China Visa Application by mail will no longer be provided by the Chinese Embassy.    An “Appointment for Visa Application Submission (AVAS)” system will be in use for walk-in applicants starting January 16, 2023.

Consular notarization service (领事公证服务)now requires a pre-approval before an appointment can be scheduled for on-site drop off with the Visa office.

Chinese Embassy authentication (使馆认证服务)service by mail is no longer avaiable.

Chinese Embassy Visa Office Operationg Hours:  9:30-14:30 (Monday to Friday, closed on weekends and holidays)


Oasis China Visa Services will continue to provide visa processing services by mail as a visa agent.

Document authentication services by mail or appointment are still provided by Oasis.

If you have any questions, please send us an E-mail, and we will get back on the same day, or the next working day.

Thank you!

 

 

 

How to apply for a Q2 family visa

The Chinese Embassy is now accepting applications for Family reunion visa applications.    You can apply directly with the Chinese Embassy, or you may hire Oasis China Visa Services to assist with your visa application. 

How to proceed, if the applicant has already completed and submitted the COVA form:

Step 1. The applicant emails the PDF application form and the following materials to Oasis

a. A scan or photo of the passport identity page
b. A scan or photo of the applicant’s Driver’s license or statement displaying  the applicant’s address
c. Latest/last China visa obtained (if any)
d. Invitation letter from a family member in China
e. The inviter’s China Residence  ID card (front and back); or validity Chinese resident permit

Step 2. Oasis evaluates the application based on the completed application form and the above materials. Then determines whether it is necessary to fill out a new COVA form, and provide a list of other required documentation and service charges.

Step 3. The applicant submit the full payment and e-mails relevant materials to Oasis

Step 4.  Oasis double checks all the application form fields and ensure all the supporting document present,  then provide mailing instruction so the applicant to mail in the original documents

Step 5. After receiving it, Oasis will do the final inspection, make an appointment, and then submit the documents to the embassy for processing.

Step 6.  A few days later, the applicant receives the processed visa & passport in the mail.

If the applicant has not completed or submitted the COVA form, please email our office for detailed processing instructions. 

Chinese Visa Online Application Form (COVA).

To start, you should fill out the new Chinese Visa Online Application Form (COVA). This new application form is filled out online and is 8-10 pages depending on the applicant’s situation.  The new form will ask applicants for detailed information on family members, education background starting from high school, and employment histories. Therefore, we advise the applicant to complete the form, but do not submit and generate the final printable PDF form.  Although we cannot fill out the form for you, but we can review and help you to check over the form by using the Application I.D and passport number before the information gets submitted.  We cannot guarantee the form to be error free or 100% be accepted by the Embassy, but we will do our best to catch any errors or flag any issues on the form. Once the form is submitted online, the Embassy will ask the applicant to complete the form again if any edit or corrections on the form is needed. The Embassy does not accept any handwritten corrections on the generated PDF form.

Processing time

Currently 2-4 weeks

Visa Validity and Length of Stay

10 Years Multiple Entry visa for Business and family visitings are getting issued.  The length of stay of a Business visa for each entry is 30- 60 days.  The length of stay of a family visiting visa is 60-180 days.

Service & Fees

We charge $249  for high priority handling service, or $150 for regular handling service;  The embassy fee is $140+$5, and the return shipping fee is additional $28 by USPS Priority Mail Express.  Only $145 will be refunded if you wish to cancel your order, after the processing has started.  There will be no refund or withdrawal of your application once we have submitted your application to the Embassy. Please be advised that the Embassy does not allow document withdrawal or cancellation once your application is submitted or dropped off to their office. Their given reason is it takes too much time and effort to locate a single application among mountains of paperwork with limited staff.  To start, please first email us with a brief intro of your situation.  We will verify your visa application eligibility and send you our payment instructions.

Required documents

The following documents are commonly needed to prepare for a visa application.  Supporting documents are maybe required depending on individual situation.  After the Chinese Embassy’s pre-approval, original documents will need to be mailed into our office at the time of submission.

      1. COVA Form.* Do NOT submit after filling out the web form, wait for Oasis review first)
        * Upload a selfie for the visa photo to continue with the form.
        * Oasis can help you with the photo edit and uploading later.
      2. Passport with 6 months validity and 2 blank visa pages
      3. One visa photo in JPG format
        * You can ask friends or family to help you to take this photo.
        * Stand against a whitewall, wear something not is white.
        * Use your smartphone / digital camera to take an upper body photograph.
        * Do not wear glasses, jewelry, or necklace.
        * Make sure your face (including your forehead) and your ears are showing (not blocked by hairs), so the photo may pass the COVA photo exam.
        * Email your photo in JPG format, Oasis can help you to edit it and upload it.
      4. Photocopy of Driver’s License
      5. Invitation letter from a major family member
      6. Driver’s license or state issued I.D for residence verification & jurisdiction confirmation
      7. Other documents to be listed by Oasis after review of your application.

     

Jurisdictions and residency

Currently we can only drop off applications to the Chinese Embassy for applicants who live or work within the following states:

Washington DC,   Delaware,   Idaho,   Kentucky,   Maryland,   Montana,   Nebraska,   North Carolina,   North Dakota,   South Carolina,
South Dakota,   Tennessee,   Utah,   Virginia,   West Virginia,   Wyoming,   Alabama,   Arkansas,   Florida,   Georgia,   Louisiana,
Mississippi,   Oklahoma,   Texas
For residents of all other states, we also can provide application preparation services. 

Please email our office for detailed processing procedures.   You can also call or text us at 1 866 312 8472.

China Visa Application FAQs

Is the Chinese Embassy open now?

No. the Chinese Embassy Visa Section is still closed to the public, walk-in is only available for special cases with appointment.

How to apply for a Chinese Visa?

You may apply for a visa directly with the Chinese Embassy, or you may apply through a visa agent like Oasis China Visa Services

Can my 10 years (5 years) visa now be used?

If you have a 10 years (or 5 years) visa issued prior to 03/28/2020, it is still suspended.

Can I apply the visa directly with the Embassy? 

Yes. You can apply for your visa directly with the Embassy at visaoffice.dc@vip.163.com.

How quickly should I expect to receive my visa.

The visa turn around time is affected by many factors.  Most of the cases we handled get processed within about 2 weeks. However,  the application process can often encounter various unforeseeable delays .

What documents should I prepare for my Q2 visa application?

The required documents to apply for a Q2 visa is varies slightly depending on the individual situation.  The commonly required documents are: 1.Passport;  2. visa photo; 3.Application Form; 4. Invitation Letter;  And other supporting documents.

What is the advantage of using Oasis China Visa Services?

We will provide you with clear instruction.
We will help you to pass the visa photo examinations
We will check your COVA form before submission.
We will help you with the Chinese Embassy’s pre-approval.
We will turn in your application, after double checking your application.
You are likely to encounter less foreseeable/avoidable problems and delays
Your application materials will be dropped off to the Visa office in person

Entering China using residence permits after 09/28/2020

The China Embassy recently announced that US citizen and non-US citizen holding valid China residence permit can utilized their permit to enter China. This change in policy pertains to residence permit holders only, applicants holding a valid visa that was issued prior to 03/28/2020 are not included. To be clear, regardless of visa type, all 10-year validity visas are still suspended and cannot be used to enter China.

For people with expired residence permit, you are now eligible to apply for a new visa to enter China. For details on how to apply for the new visa, contact us for more details. Please note, we can only help applicants from the following State to apply for their China visas:

Alabama
Arkansas
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Mississippi
Montana
Nebraska
North Carolina
North Dakota
Oklahoma
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
West Virginia
Wyoming
Washington DC

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.

健在证明

关于办理《在境外居住人员领取养老金资格审核表》的几点说明
转载 出处:  中国大使馆官网

一、问:在中国领取养老金(退休金)的基本条件是什么?
答:根据《中华人民共和国社会保险法》、《实施<中华人民共和国社会保险法>若干规定》等中国法律和规范性文件,在境外居住人员领取养老金有两个条件:一是参加基本养老保险且缴费年限达到15年;二是达到法定退休年龄(以当地或行业法规为准)。一般情况下,领取养老金,首先要在中国境内办妥退休手续,取得养老金账户。
需要指出的是,申请人在中国驻外使领馆办理的“在境外居住人员领取养老金资格审核表”仅用于证明申请人生存的事实,能否领取养老金将由国内主管部门最终审核并解释。
申请人可登陆拟领取养老金所在地社会保障部门网站或拨打当地12333热线,查询了解具体的政策规定。
需在香港、澳门地区领取养老金的申请人,无法使用上述审核表,而是需要办理健在公证。
二、问:我现在已经加入外国国籍,还能够继续申办“在境外居住人员领取养老金资格审核表”并领取养老金吗?
答:根据《中华人民共和国社会保险法》、《实施<中华人民共和国社会保险法>若干规定》以及《关于获准出国定居的退休人员加入外国籍后仍可享受退休待遇的规定》等中国法律和规范性文件,退休人员加入外籍后可继续享受相关退休待遇。
也就是说,只要您符合在中国领取养老金的基本条件,您在加入外国籍后,仍可继续领取养老金。
三、问:2015年7月1日起实行的新规定与此前办理“健在证明”的做法有什么区别?是政策变化了吗?
答:2015年7月1日起实行的《关于在境外居住人员领取养老金资格审核表有关问题的通知》相比于此前办理“健在证明”的有关规定,主要有以下几个变化:
一是名称变化。原“出境定居离退休、退职人员健在确认表”更名为“在境外居住人员领取养老金资格审核表”。
二是手续简化。此前申办“健在确认表”,申请人需提供有效护照、居留证及离退休证等,新规定不再要求申请人提供离退休证等证件,仅需提供有效护照、居留证件。
三是更人性化。因身体、路途等原因无法亲自到使领馆办理的申请人,可委托他人代为办理或邮寄办理。
以上三点是变化,新规定还有一个最大的特点就是延续了此前“当场发证、免费办证”的做法,申请人到中国驻外使领馆办理上述审核表,可当场领取并免费办理。
简言之,此次新规定的实施,是具体办证程序的调整,并非政策的改变。
四、在中国驻美国大使馆办理“在境外居住人员领取养老金资格审核表”的具体程序是什么?
答:在使馆领区居住的申请人,可向使馆递交申请。申请人通常情况下应当亲自到使馆办理,向使馆工作人员提供有效护照、居留证件并填写《在境外居住人员领取养老金资格审核表》一份。申请人不能亲自办理的,可委托他人代办,也可邮寄办理。

“To Call” Visa Applications for China

When applying for a visa, Please keep the following critical details in mind:


Anyone who wishes to visit China, under most conditions, will need to apply for a visa.

      1. When applying for a Visa, applicants are simply putting in a request for a visa to China.
      2. The keyword here is “request,” although rare in occurrence, but not all request are granted or approved in a timely manner
      3. All Visa applications are reviewed by a Consulate officer, the consulate officer determines any and all outcomes regarding the application. Their decision is the only decision that matters, and most of the time, their judgments are final.  The following excerpt is taken directly from the official Visa FAQ’s taken from the Chinese Embassy’s website
        1. “The consular officers will determine whether or not to grant a visa and its category, validity and permitted duration of stay. The decision is final unless there is a technical error on the visa.”

      4. Generally 90% of the applications are processed and approved within the designated time frame, but applicant’s request can be returned or turned away at any time for any reason
      5. Many applications are returned every day for various reasons, returned applications are not considered as “Rejected” or “Denied” Visa applications.
      6. Almost all of the returned applications can be re-submitted to the visa office for processing after providing supplementary documents or additional information.
      7. Most returned applications can be re-submitted without many issues, the only downside is all of prior application progress is reset and the processing time start from day 1 again after the initial submission.
      8. However, there are exceptions. Some application or returned applications may take longer to process than others. These applications are normally put under “To Call” status.

 

“To Call” Applications


  1. An uncommon occurrence during the application process is applications being put down under the “To Call” Status.
  2. When an application is under the “To Call” status, there is no longer a designed pick up date or a time table for the processing time (The standard and the express application processing time no longer apply).
  3. The following excerpt is taken directly from the official Visa FAQ’s taken from the Chinese Embassy’s website:
    1. “Normally it takes 4 business days to process a visa application although some applications require longer processing time. You will be notified of the estimated collection date either on your pick-up slip or by phone later.”

    2. “If no pick-up date is shown on the slip, you need to wait for a call or mail notification from the Visa Office as your application may require longer processing time.”

  4. After all of the requested materials are submitted, applicants are asked to wait patiently for notification phone call for Visa approval and pick up.
  5. Updates or status checks are unavailable for “To call” applications, we are only given notification after the Visa has been approved and ready for pick up.
  6. We recommend applicants avoid committing to or finalizing any travel plans to China until the China visa has been approved by the embassy
  7. Please Keep in mind that the Visa office work on a time table of their own, they
    process hundreds if not thousands of application every day.
  8. Not all special request or “To Call” applications are processed in time for the trip, but the passport and the application can be withdrawn from the embassy anytime during the application process.

 

 

 

New visa photo standard

 The Chinese Embassy Visa Section is strictly enforcing a new visa photo standard.  

 

We recommend two courses of action:

Print out the official flyer, take it to any location that offers photo service and have a photo taken that follows the guidelines/specs closely. Be Advised, this photo is NOT the standard 2 x 2 inch US passport style photo and many locations may not offer this service.  

If you are unable to find a photo service provider, we offer this Visa Photo service for our customers. If you take a photo of yourself and send in the original and unaltered file,  we can adjust it  to print it out and to meet the embassy’s standard for a fee of $10.90.  If you are taking the photo yourself, please follow the direction below:

  1. Its better to have someone help you take the picture.
  2. This picture must be taken at eye level, so try to to lean forward or back ward
  3. This picture must be taken in front of plain white wall.
  4. Sit/stand up straight, both body and face should be facing the camera 
  5. Please dress appropriately, this picture is for a legal documents. Business casual will be sufficient. 
  6. Dark colored clothing preferred, this way it will create a sharp contrast with the plain white background. 
    • If you are wearing a dress shirt, make sure the collars are aligned and not lopping to one side.
    •  If the shirt is white or light in color, please put on a dark colored suite or jacket. 
  7. Please leave plenty of space round the head and shoulders so we have room to make the necessary size adjustments. 
  8. Try your best to show both ears and eyebrows, do your best to fix the hair so it does not get in the way.
  9. Please take off your glasses, and any jewelry or hats.
  10. No teeth showing

If you want us to print out the picture, please fill out the credit card authorization sheet and scan it back to us along with the photo file. 

Thank you for choosing Oasis, if you have any question or concern feel free to contact us again.

 

Best regards,

-Oasis China Visa Services

Visa photo services

If you are visiting our office here in Washington D.C, we also provide the following photo services

如果您住在DC附近,我们可以为您提供以下类型的证件照服务:


  1. Chinese passport photo services

  2. U.S passport photo services

  3. U.S Visa photo services+Digital copy

  4. Hong Kong entry permit photo services

  5. Hong Kong passport / ID application photo services

  6. Schengen Visa Photo services

     

  1. 中国护照、旅行证相片

  2. 美国护照相片

  3. 美国签证相片+电子版

  4. 香港通行证相片

  5. 香港护照、身份证相片

  6. 申根签证相片

$25+ Tax, we provide four photos printed, and electronic copy; 

We also print other type of ID photos if you can provide us the requirement. You will be required to present in person and take the photo onsite. Please call to make an appointment first before come in.
我们同时可以根据您的需要,提供其他类型的证件类型相片的拍照服务。 拍照时需要您本人到场完成, 请您提前跟我们打电话预约后再来我们办公室拍照。

2201 Wisconsin Ave N.W STE 333 Washington D.C 20007   1(866)312-8472