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China Visa

Travel Visa Express can assist you with passport and visa applications to travel around the world. If you are interested in a visa to travel to China, we hope you take advantage of our personalized service with the best team of travel experts.


All of the following documents must be received by our office before processing your visa to China:

  • Original, signed, undamaged United States passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity. In order to qualify for a 10-year visa, your passport must be valid for at least 12 months from the date of application and contain at least 2 blank visa-designated pages side-by-side (amendment pages in the back of your passport book are not acceptable for visa issuance).
  • One color passport-style (2"x2") photograph on a plain white background, of sharp quality, taken within the last 6 months, and printed on photo paper.
  • Itinerary. Copy of round-trip tickets or itinerary.
  • Health Declaration Form (China). Sign the Health Declaration Form (China) with black or blue ink only.
  • Completed Visa Application form. China Visa Application Form
  • Proof of residency / address: a photocopy of a valid Driver's License or state-issued picture ID, utility bill showing your name and address)
  • Previously-issued Chinese visa: a photocopy of the visa and information pages of the passport in which that visa was placed (if the visa is not in the current passport). Please note that the consulate reserves the right to refuse a multiple-entry multi-year visas to applicants who were never granted Chinese visas.
  • Non-US citizens must provide proof of legal residency in the US
  • Former citizens of China must provide photocopies of previously-issued Chinese passports
  • A letter from the U.S. company (applicant's employer) containing the applicant's name and job title and explaining the purpose of the trip, pledging financial support and specifying visa duration and number of entries requested. The letter must be prepared on company letterhead and bear an original pen-to-paper signature of a representative of the company other than the applicant.
  • A letter of invitation from the company / business partner in China. The letter must be on company letterhead, signed by a representative of the company, and must include the applicant's information (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.), information about the planned visit (its purpose, arrival and departure dates, places to be visited), relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures, information on the inviting entity or individual (name, phone number, address, official stamp, signature of a legal representative or the inviting individual. Faxed or scanned copies are accepted.
  • Hotel Reservations. Copy of confirmed hotel reservations.

China Business Visa Costs

Rates vary based on visa validity and speed of processing. Visa validity and number of entries are determined by the consular staff based on the applicant's previous visits to China and other factors.
Business Multiple Entry

Validity: 10 years
Processing time: 7 business days

Consular Fees are included
Business Multiple Entry

Validity: 10 years
Processing time: 4 business days

Consular Fees are included
Business Multiple Entry

Validity: 10 years
Processing time: 2 business days

Consular Fees are included


Please note that tourist visas to China are currently unavailable until further notice by the Chinese authorities

All of the following documents must be received by our office before processing your visa to China:

  • Original, signed United States passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity. In order to qualify for a 10-year visa, your passport must be valid for at least 12 months from the date of application. Must contain at least 2 blank "Visa" pages. “Amendment” pages are not acceptable for visa issuance.
  • One passport-style (2"x2") photographs taken within the last 6 months, printed on photo paper and with a plain white background.
  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or itinerary.
  • Health Declaration Form (China). Sign the Health Declaration Form (China) with black or blue ink only.
  • China Visa Application. Fill China Visa Application Form
  • Letter of invitation from host or confirmed hotel reservation, including a copy of the host's passport.
  • Previously Issued Chinese Visa (if any)
  • Duration of Stay Exceeding 60 Days
  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination
  • Applicant Under 18 Traveling to China. Applicant under the age of 18 must submit the following:
Copy of child's birth certificate.
Copy of child's adoption papers (if any).
Copy of both parents' passport data page (photo).
Copy of both parents' Driver's License/State ID.
If a parent is non-U.S., provide a copy of current U.S. status (visa/green card).
Both parents must sign section 5.5 of the application.
One parent must sign section 4.3 on behalf of the minor.

China Tourist Visa Price

There are several rates at Visa Express: Regular and Rush. Both of them help you to get your visa very fast.
Tourist Single Entry

Validity: 30 days
Single Entry

Request processing time
7 days

*including $140 Consular Fee
Tourist Single Entry (RUSH)
Validity: 30 days
Single Entry

Request processing time
5 days

*including $140 Consular Fee
Tourist Multiple Entry

Validity: 30 days, 6 months or 12 months
Multiple Entry
a 30-days uninterrupted stay
Request processing time
7 days

*including $140 Consular Fee
Tourist Multiple Entry (RUSH)
Validity: 30 days, 6 months or 12 months
Multiple Entry
Request processing time
5 days
a 30-days uninterrupted stay

*including $140 Consular Fee

China Visa Processing Times and Fees

$22.00 - FedEx Second day
$27.00 - FedEx Standard Overnight (3.00PM delivery on next business day)
$32.00 - FedEx Priority Overnight (10.30AM delivery on next business day)
$50.00 - FedEx SATURDAY Priority Overnight (12noon delivery on Saturday)
$55.00 - Puerto-Rico, Hawaii, Alaska
$85.00 - Western\Central Europe
$40.00 - Canada, Mexico
$85.00 - Eastern Europe\Asia\South America
How does it work?

Apply online

We will review a scan of your documents and application for any errors and let you know if additional steps are required.
Send us your documents
After we ensure your paperwork is in order, mail us your documents through secure trackable shipping service (FedEx, DHL, or UPS).
Receive your passport or visa
Once your Visa is ready we will send it via FedEx, UPS, USPS or DHL to the address of your choice.
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The standards of medical care in China are not equivalent to those in the United States. Even in private hospitals or public hospitals with well-equipped wards, English-speaking patients frequently encounter difficulty due to cultural, language, and regulatory differences. Rural areas have rudimentary facilities and inadequate staffing. Additionally, Rh-negative blood may be difficult to obtain.

Chinese ambulances are often slow to arrive, and most do not have sophisticated medical equipment or trained responders. Cash payment for services is often required prior to treatment, including emergency cases. Travelers will be asked to post a deposit prior to admission to cover the expected cost of treatment. Hospitals in major cities may accept credit cards. Most hospitals and doctors overseas do not accept U.S. health insurance. Make sure your health insurance plan provides coverage overseas.

The following diseases are prevalent:

  • influenza
  • typhoid
  • measles
  • hepatitis A
  • hepatitis B
  • tuberculosis

Always carry your prescription medication in original packaging with your doctor’s prescription.

For most visitors, China remains a very safe country. Petty street crime is the most common safety concern for U.S. citizens. Training, capability, and responsiveness of Chinese authorities varies by region and even city. The U.S. Embassy and Consulates General have no law enforcement authority and may not represent U.S. citizens in either criminal or civil legal matters. To ensure your safety and security in China, you should:

  • Take routine safety precautions.
  • Pay attention to surroundings.
  • Report any concerns to the local police.
  • Call “110,” the local equivalent to “911”; however, very few English speakers staff this hotline.

FAQ for travelers in China

Do people entering China need to be vaccinated?
People entering China need to provide evidence of vaccination status.
Do I need a Visa to travel to China?
American passport holders entering China will need a visa arranged in advance. A typical tourist visa is valid for three months from the date of issue.
Is English spoken in China?
Yes, English is spoken in China, but it’s not the native language and not everyone can speak it. English signage is common in major cities and airports.
Do I need to use a mask on my flight to China?
Masks are still required on flights traveling to China.
Do I need to delay my flight if I feel bad but I don't have a covid-19?
COVID-19 continues to pose a health risk overseas. It is important that you consider how you can best protect yourself and your family from COVID-19 infection. People who are unwell should delay travel.
Is there a quarantine in China after arrival?

All travelers, including U.S. citizens who enter China, are screened upon arrival and subject to a minimum 14-day quarantine. While restrictions around domestic travel within China have eased, local quarantine requirements can vary significantly between cities, and regulations can change very quickly.

Is it true that I constantly need to wear mask in China?
Travelers may need to wear a mask, download health tracking apps on their cell phone, or provide personal contact information to take public transportation, travel domestically, or access tourist locations or other public spaces.
My test result is positive – what happens now?
You should not go to the airport as you may be stopped from checking-in or boarding the aircraft by your airline. You may also have primary close contacts in your travelling group. These people should not travel as you may have passed the infection on to them. A primary close contact is anyone who has had unprotected exposure to a confirmed case. You and your primary close contacts should immediately isolate and seek advice from your local health authority.
I or someone I am traveling with is not eligible for vaccination or cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. What should we do?
People who cannot be vaccinated need to have a medical certificate which indicates that they have a medical contraindication to COVID-19 vaccines, that is, they cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
What is the likelihood that quarantine upon arrival in China might be prolonged?
The possibility that local authorities impose mandatory lockdowns in response to fresh outbreaks is high. Such lockdowns may result in disruptions to medical and other basic services, including food delivery. You should ensure you have prepared additional food, water and medical supplies in case you are mandated to isolate at home.
As a non-Chinese passenger, what do I need to do before boarding?
Take the required tests and submit the negative test certificates to the Chinese Embassy. If the certificates are eligible, you will receive a certified Health Declaration Form or a Health Declaration Code (when the system is upgraded). When boarding the flight, the test certificates and the HDF/HDC need to be presented to the airlines.
Is rapid test certificate acceptable?
The validity of the test certificates is not based on the speed of test.
Nucleic acid test and Serology IgM anti-body test are usually conducted in a lab. Those which promise same-day results may not be the required tests.

What is a visa to China?

If you want to go to China, you must apply for a regular visa before entering the country. The visa can be called as a sticker issued by the Chinese government and affixed to the passport.
With this visa you have permission to enter the territory of China.
The visa will be checked during passport control in China.

Do I need a visa to China?

All travelers from USA need a visa for China. However, there are exceptions:
  • People with a Chinese passport
  • Persons traveling only to Hong Kong with a maximum stay of 90 days
  • Persons who arrive in China for a transfer, do not leave this airport and leave China within 24-72 hours, provided they hold a Dutch or Belgian passport and land at one of these airports:
  1. Baiyun International Airport
  2. Beijing Capital International Airport
  3. Jiangbei International Airport
  4. Pudong International Airport
  5. Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
  6. Shuangliu International Airport
  7. Taoxian International Aiport
  8. Xianyang International Airport
  9. Zhoushuizi International Airport

What types of visas to China are available?

Different visas are available for China. The type of visa depends on your destination.
The most common are tourist visa or business visa.
The purpose of your trip determines the type of visa you need to apply for. If you are unsure which visa is most applicable to you, do not hesitate to contact us.

Do children need to provide their own visa to China?

Yes, also like adults. They must be able to present a visa when entering China. As parents they should also have their own passport (so children are not credited in the passport of a parent), which will contain the visa.

How long will it take before I get my visa?

The costs for the visa can vary per visa and processing time. Normally a standard application takes 13 working days. However, there is a possibility to use an agency like travelvisaexpress who can help you to make an emergency procedure in 5 working days.
We also must say that sometimes it takes the embassy longer to assess your application than the stated average processing time for this.

How long can I stay in China?

How long you can stay in China depends on the type of visa you apply for. Visas can be requested with a validity of 3, 6, 12 months.
Please note: additional conditions are attached to the 6 and 12 month visa!

How many entries to China do I have on one visa?

When applying for the visa to China, you can choose 1, 2, or an unlimited number of entries.
Please note: extra conditions apply for applying for a visa with the right to multiple entries.

How much does visa to China cost?

The costs for the visa vary per visa, processing time and method of delivery and delivery of your passport and required documents. The basic price for the China visa is € 259 with travelvisaexpress.

How long before departure can I obtain a China visa?

The visa application for China is possible between 90 days and about 3 weeks before departure, depending on the visa type you have chosen. You can also use our rush procedure. To ensure that the visa is issued on time, we recommend that you submit the application a few weeks before departure.

Can I get visa to China urgent?

Yes. Chinese visa can also be made urgently. The usual delivery time for both the business and tourist visa is 10 working days. In travelvisaexpress we provide Chinese visa for 7 and 5 days. If you make an urgent request, this will take 5 working days.

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