Passport photo services are available by appointments only. We no longer provide walk-in option for passport / visa photo services.


Visa processing time and service fees are subjected to change during pandemic period. Please contact our office by email to place an order.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, we can only process applications for Crew Visa, Diplomatic Visa, and other Visa Applications with an official Invitation Letter (PU) If you have any questions, please email us at service@oasischinavisa.com. Thank you!
Toll Free : 1 (866) 312-8472

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. Visa application should not be reviewed or processed at the same time by different channels. If you wish to hire Oasis China Visa Services, please do not submit your applications to the Embassy directly or work with other agencies. Submitting the same application simultaneously through different channels will cause unnecessary delays and confusions in the Embassy. 

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

The visa turnaround 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 .

Visa Validity and Length of Stay

For F/M/Z/Q1/Q2/S1/S2 visa types, you should only be getting a single entry visa good for 3 months, and the stay of duration is no more than 180 days.

Service & Fees

We charge $249  service fee for each application, embassy fee is $140+$5, and the return shipping fee is additional $27 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)
      2. Passport with 6 months validity and 2 blank visa pages
      3. 1 visa photo 48mm x 33 mm
      4. 28 day travel record
      5. Photocopy of Driver’s License
      6. COVID Vaccine Card

     

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. 

Here are the steps that normally we will need to go through to process a visa application:

1. After payment is received, Oasis preview and gather all necessary documents.
2. Oasis sends digital applications and files to the Embassy for preview.
3. Embassy pre-approves the application, or inform Oasis to provide additional information. (If the Embassy denies the application after preview, the process ends here.)
4. Once the application is pre-approved, Oasis will contact the applicant to mail in the original passport and forms.
5. Oasis will further review all information and prepare a physical submission of all the paperwork. (withdrawn may not be possible after submission)
6.  The Embassy approves (or denies) the application, and mail back the passport directly to the applicant by USPS.

If you have any other questions, email is the best way to contact our office.  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

协助换发中国护照的服务

为方便部分对智能手机操作不熟练的申请人,我们增加了协助办理护照换发的服务。 我们目前所提供的护照换发相关的服务有:

 

    • 拍照服务  $25
        1. 4张纸质照片
        2. 电子版照片发至邮箱

       

    • 检查、提交材料业务 $100
        1. 协助申请人完成申请材料的准备和材料提交;
        2. 根据申请人的需要准备MoneyOrder, 和回邮信封;
        3. 待使馆通过初审,进入复审后帮助申请人提交相关申请所需的文件原件至使馆。

       

    • 全套服务$200,  包含以下服务项目:
      1. 协助申请人注册个人电子邮箱;
      2. 协助申请人注册、登录智能手机程序商店, 或者 Apple Store;
      3. 协助申请人下载 “中国领事” 程序,调整手机中文输入法, 开放 “中国领事” 所需要的手机权限;
      4. 协助申请人使用个人电子邮箱注册 “中国领事” 用户名,并提升实名认证等级;
      5. 协助申请人填写 “中国领事” 的相关表格, 并解答有关问题;
      6. 帮助申请人完成证件照的拍摄和上传。 如果因为 “中国领事” APP的技术问题所造成的证件照无法通过程序检测, Oasis China Visa Services会协助申请人在 “中国领事” APP上以其他途径完成照片的上传, 或指导申请人以邮件方式和使馆工作人员进行沟通;
      7. 协助申请人进行人脸识别;
      8. 协助申请人完成申请材料的准备和信息提交;
      9. 根据申请人的需要准备MoneyOrder, 和回邮信封;
      10. 待使馆通过初审,进入复审后帮助申请人提交相关申请所需的文件原件至使馆。
      11. 不包含使馆护照办证费用$18, 使馆手续费$5, 购买MoneyOrder费用$2, 回邮护照的邮资 $8-$27

 

我们提供的协助服务仅能够帮助申请人按照正常的流程完成相关申请的办理。办理过程中如果出现问题,我们可以帮助沟通和指导,但是不保证申请办理的结果。 正常情况下申请人可以联系使馆或按照使馆的网站指引完成办理。

Visa application and document authentication service instructions.

Operation and hours

Due to limited resources and the impact of COVID-19,   we are now working mainly remotely.  The Chinese Embassy is not open to the public yet, but we are still able to schedule appointments and process applications with the Chinese Embassy.  We no longer provide Walk-in services.   Appointment will be needed for documents drop-off / pick, and passport / visa photo services.

Chinese Visa Application

Currently we can only process Chinese Visa Application for Employment (Z), Crew(C), Business(M) (with official PU letter), Special Talent (R),  and Humanitarian purposes.   If you wish to process a visa application with our office, please first email us a scan copy of your PU letter / Employment Notification Letter.  We will review and provide further instructions after verifying your eligibility to apply.

Jurisdiction

We only process visa applications 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, and Texas.

Document authentications

For document authentication services, please email us your document need to be processed.  We will check and get back to  you within 24 hours.    Currently the processing time for US Dept of State authentication is about 4 weeks, and 1-2 weeks for the Chinese Embassy’s authentication.  We may process documents for all 50 states, and Hague Apostille services for other countries are also available.

Frequently Answered Answers:

Family visa and tourism visa are not currently available.   We don’t know when it will be available.

Previously  issued 10 years visas are still suspended.    We don’t know when the suspension may get lifted.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

COVID19 boarding requirement for China

After obtaining your China visa, please note you will need to obtain a certificate of negative result of nucleic acid tests for Covid – 19 three days prior to your boarding. Please note that the Embassy will only accept the RT-PCR Test. In addition, the certificate of negative result/ test report must show/contain:

  • your name
  • DOB
  • type of test
  • result of test
  • report date
  • name and the contact information of the test agency must be displayed on the test report/certificate.

You must submit/email this certificate along with a health declaration to the Embassy at least 24 hours prior to your boarding date. The Embassy email address to process the health declaration and certificate of negative result is: “embchn@gmail.com” .  Once the Embassy receives your certificate of negative result/ test report and your health declaration form, they will process your process and stamp your health declaration. Then email you back the stamped health declaration, please print out and bring the stamped health declaration with you on your departure date. Your airline company will be checking for the stamped health declaration from the Embassy at the airport.

The Embassy does not have a designated institute or lab to take the test, any local reputable medical facility that is able to provide the RT-PCR Test should work. Feel free to use the website provided by the US Health Resources & Services Administration to help locate a health center that can provide the test near you: https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/ .

The Embassy will process health declaration 7 days a week, Monday – Sunday (even on holidays). Please make sure your certificate of negative result shows an issue date that is within 3 days prior to your departure date.  For people that have transit stops, please make sure all legs of your trip falls within this 3-day window. For instance, if your report shows an issue date of 10/02/2020, make sure you board you last segment of your trip by 10/05/2020.

Most Recent Update

Due to the pandemic travel restrictions, we are mainly processing service visas such as crew and  diplomatic visas. We can also process regular civilian visas such as Business and Employment visas if the applicant has already received their PU invitation letter from a Foreign Affair’s office in China.

Please note that we will need to request for an appointment date with the Embassy for the submission of your visa application. In order to request for an appointment, we will need to receive your actual application and forward the following documents to the Visa Office:

The Completed visa application form

A scan of your US passport bio data page

A scan of the PU letter

A scan of invitation letters from the host/employer.

If the visa office can process your visa application, they will notify us of the drop off date. We would then email the checklist of the required documents and ask you to register and pay for your order before mailing us your application.

If you have any questions, please email us at service@oasischinavisa.com. Thank you!

September 4th, 2020
Mandatory COVID-19 Negative Certificates is required Before Boarding

July 24th, 2020
The Chinese Embassy Visa Office in D.C has Taken Over the Consular Jurisdiction of the Consulate General in Houston.

April 4th, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 situation,  the Chinese Embassy Visa Office was closed to public on April 4th, 2020.

 

 

 

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.