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Chinese Travel Visa
China is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Many world-famous scenic spots all over China attract millions of tourists. If you plan to travel to this beautiful country, you must obtain a Chinese Travel Visa.
Chinese Travel Visa(L visa) refers to the visa obtained by foreigners in order to discover the beauty of China, visit relatives and friends or engage in some personal affairs. These people intend to stay in China for the time being. U.S. citizens may be eligible for multiple entry visas for 10 years. U.S. passports must remain valid for more than 12 months. A Chinese tourist visa can be one, two or more entries.
Who Need a Chinese Travel Visa?
Any individual who is not a Chinese citizen must obtain a visa before entering China. If a person has a visa in the past, it should be checked for legitimacy. If the visa expires, the applicant must apply for renewal again.
Do Chinese parents need a visa to visit China for their children born in the United States?
It really depends on whether parents get a green card. If parents get a green card, children must apply for a visa to enter China. Children without green card can go with Chinese travel documents.
What documents do Chinese travel visa need?
In addition to all documents required for a Chinese visa, applicants planning to travel to China are required to submit one of the following documents.
Invitation letter from relevant units or individuals in China. The invitation letter shall include the personal information of the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.), the information of planned visit (date of arrival and departure, place of visit, etc.) and the information of the inviting unit or individual (name, contact number, address, official seal, signature of legal representative or inviting person).
Itinerary, including ticket booking record (round trip) and hotel booking certificate, etc.
Valid for Chinese travel?
U.S. citizens may be eligible for multiple entry visas for 10 years. U.S. passports must remain valid for more than 12 months.
Charge for Chinese travel?
Regardless of the number of participants, the entry fee for US citizens is $140. Applicants can pay by visa, MasterCard, money order, promissory note or company check. Personal checks or cash will not be accepted.
Chinese Travel Visa processing time
Regular service: 4 working days
Pay and pick up on the 4th working day you submit. For example, if you file on Friday, your visa will usually be available next Wednesday.
Express Service: 3 working days;
Payment and pick up on the third working day after submission. For example, if you file on Friday, your visa will usually be available next Tuesday.
Emergency service: 2 working days.
Pay and pick up on the second working day after submission. For example, if you file on Friday, your visa will usually be available next Monday.
Express or express service is subject to approval and additional charges. Depending on the circumstances, express or express service may not be available and the processing time may exceed 4 normal working days.
What should I do if I can't submit my visa application in person?
Since the visa office of the Chinese Embassy and Consulate does not accept mail applications, you need to authorize others to submit applications for you. This can be a friend, relative, travel agent, or visa chaser.