The Chinese visa is generally valid for 12 months from the issue date to enter China. Please apply for your visa within 3 months of entry into China according to your travel itinerary, and avoid expiry of visa, or extra cost of urgent fee due to lack of application process time. Please also decide the duration of stay in China.
Previous Chinese citizens who have obtained foreign citizenship should present their original Chinese passport when applying for a Chinese visa for the first time. In this case, a child should also provide the original and photocopy of passports of both parents.
The validity, duration of stay, and number of entries of the Chinese visa are decided at the discretion of consular officers according to related Chinese laws and regulations. The consular officers have the authority to refuse any applications inconsistent with Chinese laws and regulations, and are entitled to change and /or revoke any issued visas, without providing any explanation.
In order to obtain a Chinese visa - the following documents should be submitted:
Number of entries: Validity:(30 days) Fee: (US citizens) Fee: (non-US citizens)
Double 6 months $200 $105
Multiple 6 months $200 $120
Multiple 12 months $200 $160
1. The regular processing time is 4 working days (e.g. submission on Monday, pick up on Thursday).
2. Express service: 2-3 working days processing, $20 will be charged per visa.
3. Same day rush service: additional fee of $30 for 1 working day processing.