“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 service provider, we offer this Visa Photo service for our walk-in 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 any jewelry or hats.

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

$14.50 without digital copy;  $20.50 with digital copy included.

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

 

什么是声明书? 什么是委托书?

什么是委托书?

当甲方无法亲自到现场完成某件事项的办理时,可以委托乙方代替完成。 常见的委托书包含“买房委托书”,“卖房委托书”,银行手续办理的“委托书”,等等。如果父母双方无法在短期内会中国,但是又想将孩子寄养在国内的亲属名下,这种情况下可以办理寄养委托书

什么是声明书?

声明书是声明人在民事活动中以书面形式所作出的公开的意思的表达。

常见的声明书包含“同一个人声明书”: 在中国公民加入美国国籍后,原有的中文姓名会以拼音的形式出现在英文的正式证件上。如果需要证明英文名字 “Li, Lei” 是“李雷”而不是“李磊”, “Han, Mei Mei”是 “韩梅梅”而不是“翰玫魅”。这个时候就可以通过一份个人签字后经过公证的声明书来达到使用目的。

也有一些人在变更国籍后添加了英文姓名,例如: 王莉加入美国国籍后更名为 “Wang, Li Lucy”。 为了在一些需要的情况下证明 “Wang, Li Lucy”和“王莉”为同一个人,这个时候也可以通过“同一个人声明书”来达到使用目的。

还有一种常见的情况需要准备“放弃继承权声明书”。 当申请人无法在短期内回国,为了能够完成某些特定事项,如果同意放弃房产的继承权时,可以通过声明书的形式来完成。 这种文件简称为“放弃继承权声明书”。

声明书是一种文件,内容应当由声明人根据个人的实际情况准备。为了确保文件内容的适用性,我们建议声明人在完成声明书的内容以后先发送到国内,待相关的使用机构确认可以接受以后再开始进行下一步的公证和认证。

在 公证的时候,声明人需要确保声明书为中英文对照格式。带个人的有效身份证件(美国驾照/护照)到当地的银行或者法院去找公证员(Notary Public)进行公证。 公证时声明人需要按照公证员的要求先验证个人身份,再按照公证员的指示在文件上签字。公证员会目睹签字后进行盖章和公证。美国的公证员在公证文件的时候不 需要看懂文件的内容,因为公证员的责任是确保签字的真实性,但是公证员又可以通过任何的理由拒绝提供公证服务(包含不了解文件内容)。

待文件完成公证以后,在寄出之前请务必先发一份电子版供我们确认无误,再把文件寄到我们的办公室。

How to certify an university diploma?

When you are trying to apply for a work permit in China, likely you will  need to provide your diploma and No criminal background check(or FBI Identity History Summary Check). Both documents need to be certified by the Chinese Embassy before the local authorities can accept it.  Here is how you can get your diploma certified by the Embassy:

Step 1. contact your school registrar and request for a true copy(or notarized copy) of your diploma.  The registrar should then execute an affidavit attesting to the validity of the diploma(true copy) before a notary public. Frequently the business offices of colleges and universities have notaries public.

Step 2. Register and upload an image of your document(s) for us to review, we will provide you further instructions from there.

 

 #of Docs Civil Commercial
1  $ 320.00  $ 343.00
2  $ 468.00  $ 516.00
3  $ 616.00  $  689.00
4  $ 764.00  $ 862.00
More Docs $148/Doc $173/Doc

Certain states may process documents faster or slower than others, normally it takes 3-4 weeks to complete. State of CA and NY are extremely slow (take months to complete), we recommend to hand delivery the document over the counter for state level authentication.

委托书三级认证常见问题

什么是委托书?

当甲方无法亲自到现场完成某件事项的办理时,可以委托乙方代替完成。 常见的委托书包含“买房委托书”,“卖房委托书”,“儿童寄养委托书”,等等。

什么是三级认证?

三级认证是一个对文件进行合法化的过程,确保一个文件的真实和有效性。如果一份文件在美国产生或者颁发,就需要经过中国驻美国的使(领)馆认证后才可以在 中国国内被接受。中国大使馆在认证一份文件时需要美国国务院提前认证此份文件为真实有效的; 美国国务院在认证文件时需要确认此文件已经被州务卿认证办公室确认有效。 而州务卿在认证一份文件时也需要确认此文件被地方法院所认证。 一份文件的三级认证过程通常包含:地方公证, (地方)法院认证,州务卿认证,美国国务院认证, 和最后的中国大使馆认证。 这个认证的过程称之为三级认证。
注: 部分特殊文件的认证过程略有不同, 中国领事馆和中国大使馆的认证过程略有不同。

委托书通常要包含那些内容?

委托人信息,例如:委托人的姓名,(中文)/(英文),委托人性别,委托人国籍,委托人(要使用的)证件类型和证件号码委托人生日, 委托人现住址,委托人的电话。
受委托人信息,例如:受委托人的姓名,(中文)/(英文),受委托人性别,受委托人国籍,受委托人(要使用的)证件类型和证件号码受委托人生日,受委托人现住址,受委托人的电话。
委托事项,例如:委托人XXX拥有房产壹套,位于XXXX省XXXX市XXXX区《房屋所有权证》编号:#####,丘(地)号:######)。因委托人近期无法回国,现委托 XXXX为代理人,办理出售该处房产的相关事宜,具体事项如… 等等。
责任声明, 例如: 对受委托人在其权限范围内签署的有关文件,委托人均予以承认。 受委托人 有 / 无 转委托权。
委托期限, 例如: 从即日起至上述委托事项办理完毕为止。委托书的最后要包含委托人的签字和签字的日期。

委托书在准备内容时需要有英文翻译,以供州务卿和美国国务院的认证办公室了解文件的内容。中国大使馆对中英文翻译的文件有特殊格式要求,请参考我们提供的 样本来准备内容翻译。在准备完委托书之后,我们建议先发回国内确认。 待国内的相关使用机构认可了文件的内容和格式以后,再开始办理剩下的公证/认证手续。

第一步: 委托人需要带有效的身份证件(美国驾照,护照)找当地的公证员((notary public)做签字公证。 公证员在验证委托人的身份后会指导签字,并完成公证。

第二部: 完成文件的公证后,对公证过的文件进行拍照,并用手机发彩信到 (725) 222-8472(自动转发到我们的公司邮箱), 或者发邮件到Service@oasischinavisa.com。 我们会对文件进行确认, 然后提供办理的时间和报价。

第三部:填写我们的服务订单表格和使馆的认证申请表格后,把所有的相关文件用挂号信邮寄到我们公司,我们收到后会及时开始办理剩余的认证过程。

服务订单表格   使馆认证申请表   委托书-格式参考   寄养委托书-格式参考
Chinese Embassy Visa Office will be closed on November 11th, 2015 for Veterans Day

Chinese Embassy Visa Office will be closed on November 11th, 2015 for Veterans Day. We will not be able to submit any visa applications for China for that day. Our office will remain open to accept mails, limited  service  will be provided for all walk-in and phone call customers.  Please arrange your trip accordingly and let us know if you have any questions.

 

Thank you!

 

 

中国护照、旅行证申请信息和邮寄服务

旅行证需要准备的材料:详细信息

旅行证费用: 正常4个工作日/$35.00          加急2-3个工作日 / $55.00                当天办理 $65.00
有时候使馆的办证情况比较繁忙,有的时候可能不能当天办理旅行证的服务。如果申请人在DC的大使馆办理,可以使用我们(绿洲签证服务公司)提供的邮寄服务和拍照服务。

中国护照换发、补发:  详细信息

中国护照的换发时间比较短,通常也就是一个月。但是如果护照遗失,办理的时间或许要比换发更久一些。因为使馆或许要跟中国国内的相关发照机构联系, 确认持照人的档案后才会开始办理。如果国内的发照机关在确认持照人时出现了延误,使馆这边的办理就会被拖延。  持照人在递交完申请后会得到一张粉红色的取证单。申请人可以在取证单上所显示的取证日期后亲自取证,也可以委托他人或旅行社取证。如果取证单上的取证日期 为“待定”,使馆会在取证日期确定后跟申请人电话联系。待收到使馆的电话后,申请人就可以自行取证或者通知旅行社代替取证。 使馆接受Visa和Master 信用卡的支付,但是不接受现金、Amex、Discover卡、私人支票。

使馆的申请费需要在取证的时候支付,递交申请材料的时候不交费。中国护照和中国旅行证需要申请人面试办理,所以旅行社或者其它机构无法提供代办服务。

使馆签证处的联系方式为:
电话: 202 337 1956
传真: 202 588 9760
电子邮箱:visa_us@mfa.gov.cn
因为拨打电话的人较多,所以有的时候电话不容易打通。如果你不能等,也可以跟他们直接发电子邮件。

中国护照换发,补发回邮服务


绿洲签证代办公司位于华盛顿DC,和中国大使馆签证处同一个办公大楼。 为了更好的服务于华人,现在我们为换发和补发中国护照的申请人提供取件以及回邮服务。

因为政策要求, 申请人如果要办理中国护照的换发和补发应当到当地所属领区的大使馆或者领事馆亲自本人递交材料。 如果您属于华盛顿DC签证处领区的居民,来DC办理换发或者补发手续的时候,我们就可以为您提供回邮的服务。 护照的换发时间大概在一个月左右,申请人在材料递交完毕之后可以直接到楼上333房间来办理回邮的手续。

回邮的手续很简单,申请人只需要提供取证单(递交完材料后签证处给的收据);一份绿洲国际旅行社的回邮表格,这个表格帮助整理申请人的各类信息,包 括联系方式,回邮地址,以及相关费用的计算(表格在办公室提供)。申请人在填写完毕我们的表格后就可以把取证单交给我们,支付一下相关费用,我们到了取证 日期(不会提前取)会把相关证件从签证处提取出来,然后准备回邮信封,再把信件寄回到申请人所提供的地址。 为了保险起见,我们推荐使用FedEx/UPS的邮寄服务。 在过去将近十年的经验告诉我们,联邦快递/UPS比美国邮局USPS更可靠。 我们寄出去的信件有跟踪号码以及额外增加的签收服务。在邮件寄出去的当天或提前一天,收件人会收到一封电子邮件包含信件的跟踪信息。

申请人可以自己准备回邮的信封,但是我们不提供任何的跟踪信息。 通常情况下如果通过我们准备回邮信封的话电脑系统会自动生成一份纪录,同时给收件人发一封电子邮件。 如果申请人自己准备回邮信封的话我们的电脑里面就不会有任何的纪录。所以,如果申请人自己准备回邮信封的话请提前记好跟踪号码。我们接受自备回邮信封的标准是:信封有跟踪号码; 信封有足够的邮资;信封完整没有破损; 信封上面的回邮地址正确。 我们同时接受联邦快递(FedEx)或者UPS的账号号码。 申请人可以提供自己的这个账号号码来让我们准备回邮信封。

收费标准


回邮服务一共有三种收费: 签证处申请费 + 绿洲旅行社服务费 + 回邮费用

首先,申请人需要提前支付签证处的申请费用。 这个费用会根据申请种类的不同而有差异。 中国护照的换发费用为$35.00, 护照的补发申请费同为$35.00, 名字加注为$10.00; 旅行证的办理费用会根据办理时间而不同; 旅行证的正常办理时间为4-5个工作日,申请费为$35.00; 加急办理时间为2-3个工作日,费用为$55.00; 特急的办理时间可以缩短为当天, 签证处的申请费用为$65.00.

我们的服务费是每个证件$20.00,可以是护照或者旅行证。

最后,申请人还需要选择回邮的方式,再支付相对应的回邮费用。 我们提供的回邮方式包括:

  • 联邦快递/UPS3天传送,通常保证寄出去3个工作日能送到,费用为$20.00;
  • 联邦快递/UPS2天传送,通常保证寄出去2个工作日能送到,费用为$25.00;
  • 联邦快递/UPS 的隔夜运输, 通常情况下寄出去的第二天就能收到,费用为$30.00.

 

我们接受的支付方式包括现金,信用卡,银行支票,现金支票以及旅行支票。 我们不接受私人支票。如果您对我们的服务还有其它问题,可以给我们直接发电子邮件。 我们的电子邮件信箱地址为 service@oasischinavisa.com

如果您对申请材料方面有问题的话, 请访问中国大使馆签证处的官方网页

Work visa

Work visas can now be applied through a visa agent as well.  If you are going to China to work, but the duration of your stay is less than 12 months, you can use an agent to process your visa application. It will save your trouble from Traveling and interviewing in person.  

News 2

Chinese Embassy Visa Office will be closed on Thursday, November 27th for Thanksgiving. Our office will be closed for this holiday as well.