We are reducing our service fee for tourism visa to $160 for standard processings. Click to find more information.

We only work directly with the Chinese Embassy Visa Section in Washington D.C;  Given the sensitive nature of visa application information, our company operates independently and does not engage in partnerships or collaborations with other visa agencies. This policy is in place to ensure the utmost confidentiality and security of the information we handle.

Chinese Embassy has reduced their visa application fee for American passport holders to $140.

For detailed instructions on how to process your visa application via mail, please click on this message. You'll find comprehensive information to guide you through each step of the process.
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New Visa Application Fee

The Chinese Embassy and Consulates-General in the US will reduce the visa fees. The reduced fees are as follows:

Regular Visa Application fees for the Chinese Embassy

Number of Entry U.S.Citizen Non-U.S. Citizen
Single Entry $140 $23
Double Entries $140 $34
Multiple Entries for 6 Months $140 $45
Multiple Entries for 12 Months or more $140 $68
J1/J2 $171


1. The visa fees listed above are applicable from December 11, 2023 to December 31, 2024.

2. Visa fees for certain non-U.S. Citizens vary from the list above. 

3. For an express service, there is an additional fee of $25 per visa.

The above changes does not apply to visa applications submitted before December 11, 2023 

Details: http://us.china-embassy.gov.cn/eng/lsfw/zj/notice/202312/t20231208_11198312.htm


Regular Visa Service Fees for Oasis

$160- $260 to be evaluated based on application materials.

Privacy Policy


Oasis International Travel Corp. d/b/a Oasis China Visa Services (”Company” or “We”) respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).

This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you for purposes of providing our services (“Services”) to you, including information that you may provide to us when you visit one or more of our websites (collectively, our “Website”), and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

This policy applies to information we collect:
• As part of providing any Services to you, including any information submitted in an order form by you in connection with the Services;
• On this Website;
• Via email, text, and other electronic messages between you and the Company;
• Offline and through any other means, including any information that you submit to the Company in person, or via mail or overnight courier services.
This policy does not apply to information collected by any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. Our Privacy Policy applies to all Applicants and all users of the Website, including all visitors and others who access or use the Website. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is to not use our Services and not submit any information to the Company. By accessing or using this Website or submitting your information to the Company, you agree to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service (“Terms”). This policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of this Website or our Services after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, capitalized terms will have the meaning given to them in the Terms.

Children Under the Age of 18

No one under the age of 18 may provide any personal information to the Company without parental consent. If you are under 18, do not use or provide any information on this Website or through any of its features, or provide any information about yourself to us without the consent of your parent or guardian. In all instances, a parent or legal guardian must submit all information on behalf of an Applicant under the age of 18.

Our Website is not intended for use by children under the age of thirteen (13). If you believe we may have collected information from a child under 13 on our Website, please contact us, and we will promptly delete the information.

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website or our Applicants, including information:
• By which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, passport information, any categories of personal information by which you may be identified, and which are necessary to properly complete a visa application form for the People’s Republic of China;
• About your internet connection, the equipment you, use to access our Website, and usage details.
We collect this information:
• Directly from you when you provide it to us.
• Automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, browser type, operating system, and referring site you passed through to reach our site, and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies.
Information You Provide to Us

The information we collect may include:
• Information that you provide by filling in order forms, Change Orders, or otherwise submit to us as an Applicant.
• Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us.
• Details of transactions with the Company and our fulfillment of Services in connection with those transactions. For any payment transactions with the Company, the Company will use third-party services for payment processing. The Company will not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their privacy policy. The Company currently uses Zelle services and Bank of America Merchant Services as a third- party service providers for financial transactions and payment services to the Company, and their privacy policies, respectively, can be viewed at https://www.zellepay.com/legal/website-privacy-notice and https://www.bankofamerica.com/security-center/privacy-overview/.

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies

As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

• Details of your visits to our Website, including pages you visit, portions of the Website that you view and interact with, the time of day you visit or browse, and your referring and exiting pages.
• Information about your computer and internet connection, including your device’s operating system, your internet service provider, your device’s regional and language settings, and device identifiers such as IP address.
The information we collect automatically helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:
• Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
• Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests.
• Recognize you when you return to our Website.
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:
• Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. If you select this setting, you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.
• Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.
• Web Beacons. Pages of our Website may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain content and verifying system and server integrity).
Third-Party Cookies. Cookies that are placed on your browsing device by a third party can be managed through your browser (as described above) or by checking the third party’s website for more information about cookie management and how to “opt-out” of receiving cookies from them. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used.

How We Use Your Information

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
• To present our Website and its contents to you.
• To provide you with information or Services that you request from us.
• To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
• To notify you about material changes to our Privacy Policy.
• To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection.
• To notify you about changes to our Website or any products or Services we offer or provide though it.
• In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.
Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose personal information that we collect, or you provide as described in this privacy policy:
• To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it, such as by assisting in preparing and submitting your visa application to the Embassy of P.R. of China in the US, if you are an Applicant.
• To our subsidiaries and affiliates.
• To contractors, service providers, and other third parties (such as those who provide IT, analytics, cloud storage providers, or technical support) we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.
• To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Company’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by Company about our you is among the assets transferred.
• For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
We may also disclose your personal information:
• To comply with any applicable law, court order, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
• To enforce or apply our Terms and other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes.
If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Company, our customers, our employees, or others.

Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information

Cookies & Browser Web Storage. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. To learn how you can manage your Flash cookie settings, visit the Flash player settings page on Adobe’s website. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of the Website may then be inaccessible or not function properly.
We use Google Analytics to collect information for analytics purposes on our Website, as described in this this Privacy Policy. For more information about Google Analytics, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. You can opt-out of Google’s collection and processing of data generated by your use of the Website by going to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Do Not Track. Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to online services you visit. Note, however, there is currently no industry consensus as to what site and app operations should do with regard to these signals. Accordingly, unless and until the law is interpreted to require us to do so, we do not monitor or take action with respect to “Do Not Track” signals. For more information on “Do Not Track,” visit https://www.allaboutdnt.com.
We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. These third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (”NAI”) on the NAI’s website.

Data Security

We implement appropriate security measures to protect the information we collect. However, no method of data transmission or storage is completely secure. We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information but cannot guarantee its absolute security. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures we provide.

Information Retention Policy

We retain personal data for as long as necessary to meet our obligations to you, and for such longer period as may be in our legitimate interests and to comply with our legal obligations.

Linking to Other Internet Sites

You should be aware that other Internet sites that are linked from the Website may contain privacy provisions that differ from the provisions of this Privacy Policy. These websites are not within our control and may not follow the same policies. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the policies of that site. To ensure your privacy is protected, we recommend that you review the privacy statements of these other linked sites, applications, or other digital platforms.

Nevada Privacy Rights

If you are a resident of Nevada, Nevada law (SB 220), permits customers in Nevada to opt-out of the sale of certain kinds of personal information. A sale under Nevada law is the transfer of this personal information to third parties for monetary consideration so these third parties can then re-sell or license the sold information. The Company does not sell your personal information to third parties as defined in Nevada law. If you are a Nevada resident and wish to obtain information about our compliance with Nevada law, please contact us at service@oasischinavisa.com.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make. We will obtain your consent to any material Privacy Policy changes if and where this is required by applicable data protection laws. You can see when this Privacy Policy was last updated by checking the “last updated” date displayed at the top of this notice. You are responsible for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about our privacy practices, or this Privacy Policy, you can contact us by email at service@oasischinavisa.com.

Last modified: October 20, 2023

Passport and Visa Mailing Tips

After dedicating numerous hours to your application, receiving the green light to send us your documents marks a significant milestone in your visa journey. This progress is indeed commendable, and we are eager to offer some valuable tips to help ensure a smooth and trouble-free transit for your package.

First and foremost, we strongly advise against using postal services for shipping. Over the years, we have encountered instances of delayed and misplaced packages when relying on the postal office. While USPS is often a cost-effective and convenient choice in many regions, it is important to exercise caution when sending passports or when time sensitivity is a concern. In such cases, it is highly recommended to opt for trusted carriers such as FedEx Express, UPS Express, or UPS Ground to ensure the secure and timely delivery of your vital documents.

We have built a strong and positive relationship with FedEx over the past two decades, and as a result, we enthusiastically recommend using their services, particularly FedEx Express Overnight or FedEx 2nd Day.

While UPS Express and UPS Ground also offer excellent services, it is worth noting that we have occasionally received packages in less-than-ideal conditions. If you plan to utilize UPS for your shipment, we strongly urge you to employ a sturdy, high-quality envelope and ensure it is securely sealed. It is imperative not to use manila envelopes for shipping especially crucial documents, as the rigors of the UPS conveyor belt can subject them to significant wear and tear.

For less critical items that can be easily replaced or reproduced, FedEx Ground and Home Delivery may be suitable options. However, please be aware that these services are provided by third-party contractors, which may not consistently uphold the same level of service quality as FedEx Express.

USPS, on the other hand, can be a reliable choice in many areas and regions. We are more than willing to accommodate your preference for shipping back your passport and visa using the Postal Office. Nevertheless, we strongly discourage using USPS when sending packages to our office containing passports. If your shipment consists of only a few pieces of paper and you are not under time constraints, USPS remains a viable and cost-effective choice. Your convenience and peace of mind are our top priorities throughout this important process.

China Visa Services by Mail

To ensure a seamless visa application process, we will invest considerable time and effort to assist applicants with form verification and the coordination of material submissions.  Please read the following instructions carefully to begin preparing your application materials.

Procedures and steps:

Step 1: Regardless of which type of visa you are applying for, please start filling out the COVA form, but don’t submit it.  If you have already submitted the COVA form, please go to step 2.

It’s okay if you have questions and issues during the form filling phase, please fill out the form to the best of your ability!
Don’t worry if you make mistakes, we will help you check & correct later.  If you need our help to upload a visa photo, just take an upper-body selfie and email it to us. 

Step 2: Send the COVA form ID number, passport number, phone number, and the following basic materials to Oasis by email in JPG or PDF files:

  1. -passport biopage (information page)
  2. -Driver’s license or state issued I.D  (to prove the state of your residence)
  3. -Most recently Chinese visa & Residence permit record (if any)
  4. Business Invitation Letter (for business visa only,  preferred to be in Chinese than English, not required for tourist visa)
  5. Family Invitation Letter (for family visiting only, not required for tourist visa)
  6. -Inviting person’s valid Chinese I.D or Residence Permit (only for family visiting visa)
  7. Where You Stay Form  (please promise this is where you live)
  8. -Green card or other types of resident visas (for Non-U.S passport holders)
  9. -Our email address is “Service@OasisChinaVisa.Com”  (hosted with Google Workspace Enterprise,  S/MIME message encryption supported)
  10. -For security purposes, all of your email & files are store on Google Workspace; and, we do not click external links or download .zip files;

Family visa (s2/Q2) requires a family member’s personal invitation letter;   Business visa (M or F) requires an organizational invitation letter;  Tourism visa (L) requires a friend’s personal invitation letter, tour company’s  invitation letter, or a confirm flight & hotel reservation.  We do not book flights or hotels, but you can contact agencies like Flychina.com to purchase your flight tickets to China.

Step 3: Oasis logs in to your COVA form, checks the basic materials, and then performs an evaluation.

During the process of checking your COVA form, we will make an assessment based on the information in your form and supporting documents.  If we are able to assist you with your visa application, we will provide you with our payment options, and guide you through the process of modifying your COVA form and mailing the required documents to our office.  If we determine that we are unable to assist you with your visa application, your are not required to pay for anything.  The asseement takes 1-2 working days after receiving all of your materals, and another 1-2 working days to receive detailed shipping instructions after payment is made.

Step 4: Oasis will do the final inspection after receiving the materials you sent, and then help to make an appointment and submit them.

If we find any issues after receiving the materials, we will promptly contact the applicant to make supplementary or corrective measures.

Step 5: After a few weeks (or days), the applicant will receive their passport and visa in the mail(or picked up from Oasis office).

Payment Method and Fees:

Standarding processing service fee: $160-$260 (TBD based on your case) ; Embassy Fee is $140, FedEx 2nday Shipping fee $45;    2-3 weeks turn-around time.

Expedited processing service fee: $400 ; Embassy Fee is $165, FedEx Next Shipping fee $55;  1-2 weeks turn-around time.

If you need the visa in less than 1 week, please contact us by phone so we can have a better understanding of your needs, and provide you with other options.

Embassy fee and shipping are calculated separately based on your nationaltiy, validity of the visa, …etc

We do not charge any fees during the service introduction phase. If the applicant decides to use our service and we have started preparing the documents and providing advice, the service fee will not be refunded. If the applicant decides to cancel the service during the processing period, the service fee will not be refunded, but the visa application fee and mailing fee can be refunded.


We work directly with the Chinese Embassy Visa Section in Washington D.C;  Given the sensitive nature of visa application information, our company operates independently and does not engage in partnerships or collaborations with other visa agencies. This policy is in place to ensure the utmost confidentiality and security of the information we handle.

Frequently asked questions:

Do I need to go to the embassy in person?

No, you can entrust someone else or a service organization such as our company to do it on your behalf

How long does it take to process a visa after submitting it to the embassy?

The normal processing time of the embassy is 4-5 working days, and the expedited processing time is 2-3 working days

I go to the embassy to submit the application documents myself, can you help me to pickup and mail back my passports?

Yes, of course, our office is next to the visa section of the embassy. For passport and visa pickup services, please find more details here.

What is the passport vailidty requirement?

The minimum passport required by the Embassy to apply for a visa is valid for 6 months. If you want to apply for a visa valid for 10 years, your passport needs to be valid for at least 1 year.

My U.S. passport doesn’t have a visa page, can I get a visa?

No, you will need a new U.S. passport.

 Other notes:

If you have a new passport, the old visa is still in the old passport, please provide the original passport when applying for the visa.

Due to the sudden increase in workload, the current email response time is 1-2 working days, thank you for your understanding!

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

Please see HERE.

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:

North Carolina
North Dakota
South Carolina
South Dakota
West Virginia
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.


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