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China Visa Application Procedure

 

Visa Categories

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Major Purpose of VisitVisa CategoriesDescription of Visa
Exchanges, visits, study tours and other activitiesFIssued to those who are invited to China for exchanges, visits, study tours and other activities.
Commerce & TradeMIssued to those who are invited to China for commercial and trade activities.
As a touristLIssued to those who are going to travel to China for tourism.
Family reunion, foster care or visiting relatives with permanent residence in ChinaQ1Issued to those who are family members of Chinese citizens or of foreigners with Chinese permanent residence and intend to go to China for a long-term family reunion, or to those who intend to go to China for the purposes of foster care (intended duration of stay in China exceeding 180 days).
"Family members" refers to spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law.
Q2Issued to those who intend to visit relatives who are Chinese citizens residing in China or foreigners with permanent residence in China; the intended duration of stay is limited to no more than 180 days.
Visiting relatives working or studying in China or other private affairsS1Issued to relatives of foreigners working or studying in China for the purpose of long-term visit, or to those who intend to visit China for other private reasons (intended duration of stay exceeding 180 days).
“Relatives” refer to spouses, parents, sons or daughters under the age of 18 years and parents-in-law.
S2Issued to those wishing to visit family members that are foreigners working or studying in China, or to those who intend to go to China for other private reasons. The intended duration of stay in China is limited to no more than 180 days.
"Family members" refers to spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law.
EmploymentZIssued to those taking up a post or employment, or giving commercial performances, in China.
Commercial performances
TransitGIssued to those who are going to transit through China en route to a third country (or region).
As a crew member or a motor vehicle driverCIssued to foreign crew members of aircraft, trains and ships, motor vehicle drivers engaged in cross-border transport activities, and also to the accompanying family members of the above-mentioned ships’ crew members.
As a studentX1Issued to those intending to study in China for a period of more than 180 days.
X2Issued to those intending to study in China for a period of no more than 180 days.
As an introduced talentRIssued to those who are high-level qualified talents or whose skills are urgently needed by China.
As a journalistJ1Issued to resident foreign journalists/media staff of foreign news organizations stationed in China. The intended duration of stay in China exceeds 180 days.
J2Issued to foreign journalists/media staff on temporary news coverage missions. The intended duration of stay in China is limited to no more than 180 days.
Permanent ResidenceDIssued to those who are going to reside in China permanently.

 

Application Fees

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国籍/Nationality 签证种类/Visa Entry Type办理方式签证费 + 服务费 (含税)
Consulate Fee + Services Fee
办理时间/Process Time
美国 US Citizen一次,两次,或多次入境/ Single Entry, Double Entry, 6 Month Multiple, One year Mulitple 普通/RegularUS $2206-8 Business days
加急ExpressUS $2804-6 Business Days
特急/RushUS $3202-3 Business Days
加拿大 Canada Citizen一次,两次,或多次入境/ Single Entry, Double Entry, 6 Month Multiple, One year Mulitple 普通/RegularUS $1606-8 Business days
加急ExpressUS $2204-6 Business Days
特急/RushUS $2602-3 Business Days
第三国 Other County一次入境 Single Entry普通/RegularUS $1106-8 Business days
加急ExpressUS $1704-6 Business Days
特急/RushUS $2102-3 Business Days
两次入境 Double Entry普通/RegularUS $1256-8 Business days
加急ExpressUS $1854-6 Business Days
特急/RushUS $2252-3 Business Days
6 个月多次入境
6-month Multiple
普通/RegularUS $1406-8 Business days
加急ExpressUS $2004-6 Business Days
特急/RushUS $2402-3 Business Days
一年多次入境
1 year Multiple
普通/RegularUS $1706-8 Business days
加急ExpressUS $2304-6 Business Days
特急/RushUS $2702-3 Business Days
Note: If you would like the visa send back to you via overnight services, the extra cost of $35 for the weekday, and $55 for the Saturday.
The Visa Consulate fee is subject to changed by China Consulate General office in Chicago

 

Photo Requirements

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Useful Files Download

ChinaVisaApplicationForm.pdf

Sample Pre-Filled Application.pdf

Invitation Letter for Business Visa.pdf

Business Visa Application Procedure.pdf