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 Thank you!
Toll Free : 1 (866) 312-8472

Study  visa- X

X1 Visa is issued to an alien who comes to China for study, advanced studies or intern practice for a period of more than six months.

X2 Visa is issued to an alien who comes to China for study, advanced studies or intern practice for a period of less than six months.
The Chinese Embassy has been accepting applications for R,Z,M,Q,S,X visa categories. We are happy to assist you with your X visa application request as well. You can apply directly with the Chinese Embassy, or you may hire Oasis China Visa Services to assist with your visa application. Please be noted that a 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. The application process can often encounter various unforeseeable delays . Currently it may take 2+ weeks to get an application processed.

Service & Fees
For students , we charge $200 ($249-$49 students rate) service fee for each application, 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.

Basic documents required For X 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 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. 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 (to be provided later)

6. Photocopy of Driver’s License

7. COVID Vaccine Card (front and back)

8. JW 202 form

9. School Admission notice

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

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 limited application preparation services.


Here are the steps that normally we will need to go through to process a visa application with the Chinese Embassy in Washington D.C:
1. After payment is received, Oasis previews and gathers all necessary documents.
2. Oasis sends digital applications and files to the Embassy for preview.
3. The Embassy pre-approves the application, or informs 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.