Visa Requirements

NEW UPDATE FOR A CHINA VISA

All Applicants must make their own Appointment after application is completed ! Appointment Link Below

Appointment for Visa Application Submission (AVAS) 

Important Notice For U. s. Citizens

US CITIZENS MAY GET UP TO 10 YEARS.  VALIDITY IS AT THE CONSULATE’S DISCRETION. 

Iratex will only Submit in the Washington D.C. Consular Jurisdiction of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China which are: Washington D.C., Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, Puerto Rico.   Please confirm that the applicant lives in the above-mentioned states before submitting the visa application.

The following is a list of the Nationalities who must appear in person at their corresponding jurisdictional Consulate . YOU MUST GO TO THE CHINA CONSULATE FOR A PERSONAL INTERVIEW . IF YOU ARE GOING TO THE CONSULATE FOR A PERSONAL INTERVIEW PLEASE TAKE WITH YOU A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND RECORD,  A RECENT BANK STATEMENT AND A LETTER FROM YOUR EMPLOYER OF YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYMENT.  THESE ARE REQUIRED IN ADDITION TO ALL THE OTHER REQUIREMENTS LISTED TO OBTAIN A VISA. DO TO THIS REQUIREMENT WE CANNOT SUBMIT YOUR VISA APPLICATION.

EGYPT, GHANA,  MONGOLIA, IRAN, PAKISTAN, NIGERIA, BANGLADESH, CAMEROON, CONGO,  FRENCH, TURKEY, TAIWAN

 

In addition to the standard Iratex fees, the following consular fees apply: 

CONSULATE FEE IS $140.00 RUSH FEE $25.00 for U.S. Citizens

Tourist Visa

** NEW AS OF 1-1-24   

Flight Itinerary , Hotel  Reservation and Invitation Letters are no longer a requirement  for a  Tourist ” L ” Visa) **

MANDATORY!!!

All applications must show ALL your work history from the time you graduated school. You can use a separate paper to add anything that does not fit on the application.

 

  1. U.S. Passport – has to be valid at least 6 months beyond intended stay and must have at least two blank visa pages.

2 . Fully completed and signed TYPED IN ALL CAPS with N/A’S in every blank field  China Online Visa Application (COVA) 

3.  ONE passport-type photographs. 

4. If ever had a visa for China, we must have a copy of your last visa and a copy of the entry stamp in your passport is required.

6. Copy of Driver’s License or State ID showing current home address or your most recent utility bill to show where you live.

7. If you don’t have a US passport please include a copy of your green card front and back or US visa and I-94

8. Proof of Employment  A letter of employment from employer as a proof, including details of position and job duties of the applicant.

9.Travel History form : Must be filled out by all applicants China visa travel history

10. Religious/Media Purpose:  A letter from the organization stating details of travelers and agreement to not perform any religious activities.

11. Where you stay form: Must be filled out by all applicants Where you Stay Form for Chinese visa. (2)

12.  Former Chinese Citizens: A photocopy of previous Chinese passports or visas.

Once you have completed the application, do not hit Submit! Feel free to email me your application ID number and your passport number. I can review your application for errors before you submit and print it.

 

IRATEX FEE – $300.00 add $50.00 for rush.

EMBASSY FEE $185.00 FOR US CITIZENS for 4 business days at the Embassy – 120 MONTH MULTIPLE ENTRY Add $25.00 for rush 2 business days at the Embassy

A 5 % convenience fee applies to government fees put on a debit or credit card.

 

Business Visa

IRATEX only files in Washington DC. 

The consular jurisdiction of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China includes: Washington D.C., Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, Puerto Rico.. Please confirm that the applicant lives in the above-mentioned states before submitting the visa application.

MANDATORY!!!

All applications must show ALL your work history from the time you graduated school. You can use a separate paper to add anything that does not fit on the application.

Once you have completed the application, do not hit Submit! Feel free to email me your application ID number and your passport number. I can review your application for errors before you submit and print it.

  1. U.S. Passport – has to be valid at least 6 months beyond intended stay and must have at least two blank visa pages.
  2. Fully completed and signed  China Online Visa Application (COVA)
  3. One NEW passport-type photograph. 
  4. Copy of Driver’s License or State ID showing current home address  or your most recent utility bill to show where you live.
  5.   Business Visa (” F” visa) One of the following documents is required:        An Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit or Confirmation Letter of Invitation Issued by an authorized Chinese agency or the company in China must contain “CHOP”.

An invitation letter issued by the Chinese local governments, companies, corporations and institutions other than above –mentioned Chinese agency. The invitation letter shall include the following items (A) Personal information of the invitee: name, gender, date of birth, etc. (B) Information concerning the invitee’s visit to China: purpose of visit, date of arrival and leaving, place to visit, relationship between the invitee and the inviter, and who will bear the cost of the invitee’s accommodations in China (C)Information of the inviter: name of the unit, phone number, address, seal and signature of the legal representative.

* Generally, the invitation letter may be submitted as a scanned color copy. If necessary, the consular officer will ask the applicant to submit the original invitation letter, or to provide some supporting and supplementary documents, or schedule an interview.

The application with any fake invitation letter or other fraud will be rejected.

10.   A Business letter of introduction and financial responsibility is required to be typed on your company letterhead and addressed to:  Consulate of The Peoples Republic of China USA, Visa Section, This letter must be signed by a company officer other than the traveler, and should:

  1. state the nature of business to be performed;
  2. include the name and address of the company to be visited;
  3. guarantee sufficient financial support during visit; and
  4. guarantee return transportation to the US for the applicant.

11.   If you have ever traveled to China  a copy of your last visa and a copy of the entry stamp in your passport is required.

12. Travel History form: Must be filled out and signed by all applicants. China visa travel history

13. Where you stay form: Must be filled out by all applicants Where you Stay Form for Chinese visa. (2) 

14. Former Chinese Citizens A photocopy of previous Chinese passports or visas.

 

Fee:

IRATEX FEE – $300.00 add $50.00 for rush service.

EMBASSY FEE $185.00 FOR US CITIZENS. Add $25.00 for 2 business days instead of 4 business days, at the Embassy.

A 5 % convenience fee applies to government fees put on a debit or credit card.