CHINA TOURIST VISA
For anyone who wishes to visit family or friends in China for a short trip.
REGARDLESS OF TYPE OF VISA REQUESTED, THE FOLLOWING MUST BE SUBMITTED:
- V 2013 Application Form; all answers must be typed, answer all questions, no digital signatures
- Current Passport; must have at least 1 yr validity and 1 blank visa page. If passport was issued in the last two years, please provide old passport.
- 1 passport photo, 2x2 size, white plain back ground, color, do not cut to application size.
- One of the following items:
- Invitation letter from China host (see requirements below) + copy of their Chinese
ID/residence permit and passport
- Hotel reservation with applicant's name on confirmation page.
- Cruise line itinerary, must be full itinerary with applicant's name.
- Airline confirmations, showing entry and departure from China.
- Non-US passport: original US Status, i.e. green card
- Proof of residency: Copy of state ID with current US address or copy of utility bill.
- Visa Network Order Form, answer all sections
MINOR APPLICANTS (UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE)
- Must provide copy of birth certificate
- Must provide copies of both parent's passports
- Additionally, if one or both parents are Non-US passport holders, please provide copy of their US Status
INVITATION LETTER REQUIREMENTS:
- (a) Information on all applicants - full name, gender, date of birth
- (b) Information on the visit- purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting individual, financial source for expenditure
- (c) Information on the inviting individual- full name, contact number, address, signature.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, IF APPLICABLE:
ANY PERSON BORN IN CHINA, TAIWAN, HONG KONG, MACAO
- Chinese name in Chinese characters
- Copy of previous china visa, if visa is in old passport provide old passport
If no previous china visa:
- PRC passport used to enter the US OR
- Copy of current Taiwan passport with name matching US passport OR
- Copy of current Hong Kong ID with name matching US passport, OR
- Copy of birth certificate, copy of Naturalization Certificate and proof of legal name change if name at birth is different from current name on passport.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES (EXCLUDING ISRAEL), AFRICAN COUNTRIES, MALAYSIA, BANGLADESH, INDONESIA, PAKISTAN
- V 2013 Application Form, all answers must be typed, answer all questions, no digital signature
- Original passport
- Original US Status
- 1 passport size photo, 2x2 size, white background, color photo
- Original invitation from Chinese government for a tourist visa
- Confirmed Hotel Reservation, with name of applicant.
- Booked Flight Itinerary, with name of applicant
- Last 3 months' personal bank statements
- Copy of Travel Insurance card
FRENCH, ISRAEL, RUSSIAN, AND TAIWAN PASSPORT HOLDERS MUST APPLY IN PERSON