Visa Application Fee will be adjusted to $185 per application to U.S Passport holders, starting May 30th, 2023

The Chinese Embassy Visa Office now requires the applicants to provide all work histories starting with the first job (after graduation from school) to the present day. If there is any gap in between, please provide a personal statement letter on a separate sheet of paper to explain. If the applicant has never worked, please provide a statement regarding what they do every day, their income source, etc.
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For a category M Business (or F for academic exchange) Visa ,  you can apply directly with the Chinese Embassy, or you may hire Oasis China Visa Services to assist with your visa application. You are not required to show up in peron for the visa processing.   Click to see Processing steps and mailing instructions


Chinese Visa Online Application Form (COVA)

To start, you should fill out the new Chinese Visa Online Application Form (COVA) and Email us your application I.D with your passport number. 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, 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.  If your application is prepared correctly, we can have it processed within 3-10 working days. 

Service & Fees

Please go to our service & fees page.

Basic documents required For M/F visa

The following documents are commonly needed to prepare for a visa application.  Other supporting documents may be required depending on the individual situation.  After the our preliminary check, original documents will need to be mailed into our office.  The applicant is not required to come in, as Oasis agent will show up for the in-person 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. Photocopy of your Passport information page

3. Photocopy of your most recent Chinese Visa. 

* Not needed if this is your first time applying.

* If your most recent Chinese Visa is in your previous Passport, a photocopy of your previous passport information page should also be provided.

4. Visa photo   

* 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.

5. 28 day travel record (no longer needed)

6. Photocopy of Driver’s License

7. COVID Vaccine Card (no longer needed)

8. PU/TE invitation letter  (Only needed for certain applicants)

9. Invitation letter from the Chinese inviting business / company, which should contain: 

a) Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.) 

b) Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures)

 c) Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual)

10. Other forms which will be provided by Oasis. 

All materials can only be printed on single side papers. Do not use Duplex printings. 


Jurisdictions and residency

We work directly with the Chinese Embassy Visa Section. in Washington D.C


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