China offers different types of visas, each serving a specific purpose and duration. For tourists, the most common visa is the L visa, which usually allows for a stay of up to 30 days. If you're visiting China for business purposes, you will need to apply for an M visa. Other visa categories include the F visa for academic exchange, Q or S visa for family visits, the X visa for students, and the Z visa for employment.
To ensure a smooth processing of your China visa application, we will invest time to pre-check your application form and supporting paperwork to make sure they comply with the current requirements. To speed up the process, please make sure to read the instructions carefully to begin preparing your application materials. Our service fee for China visa handling starts from $249. The Embassy fee starts from $185. Only embassy fee will be refunded if you wish to cancel your order after the pre-check process has started. There will be no refund or withdrawal of your application once we have submitted your application to the Embassy.
The processing time for a Chinese visa can vary depending on the embassy or consulate and the type of visa you're applying for. It's advisable to apply well in advance of your planned travel dates to allow for any potential delays. Many factors can impact the time it takes for a visa to be processed. Most applications should be completed in 2 weeks after they are submitted to the Chinese Embassy or Consulate. However, unforeseen delays can sometimes occur during the application process. We recommend that you avoid purchasing your travel tickets until you receive your visa.
To start, please read the instructions below and prepare the application paperwork accordingly, then email us with your application paperwork for pre-check. We will verify your visa application eligibility and send you our payment and then shipping instructions. The pre-check process takes a few days to 2 weeks depending on the service level you choose.
You will need to fill out the new Chinese Visa Online Application Form (COVA) and send us your application ID along with your passport number. This form is completed online and typically consists of 7-8 pages, depending on the applicant's specific circumstances. The form will ask for detailed information about family members, educational background and employment history. The COVA form can not be edited after you submit it. Therefore, we suggest that you complete the form, but do not submit it until we review it. While we cannot fill out the form for you, we can review and assist you in checking it for most common errors before it is submitted.
Issued to those who intend to go to China for touring, sightseeing or visiting friends. Proof of travel such as flight confirmation and hotel reservation or private invitation letter is required. Single-entry, double-entry or multiple-entry are all available for tourists. The duration of stay (each visit) normally is 30-60 days. Multiple-entry up to 10 years is issued to US passport holder.