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How Do I Get A Visa For China
According to the relevant agreements and regulations, foreign visa holders generally need visas to visit the Chinese mainland except for visa free entry. American citizens must obtain visas before arriving in China. Once your visa application has been processed and approved, you will not be able to change the visa type or validity period unless you require the visa office to cancel the visa and apply for and pay for a new visa. If you have entered China, you should apply to the local public security organ for changing the visa type or extending your stay or validity. Your application will be considered by the public security organ in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations of China.
How Do I Get A Visa For China
To apply for a Chinese visa, you must make sure that you have an original signed passport with at least six months' validity and a blank visa page. Therefore, it is advisable to have time to review your passport three months before your expected travel date.
China Visa Type
The type of visa you need to apply for depends on the main purpose of your visit to China. There are four categories of Chinese visas: Diplomatic visa, service visa, Courtesy visa, and general visa. When it comes to Chinese visas, China usually refers to the Chinese mainland's common visa types.
One. General Visa
C (Chinese crew visa): issued to foreign crew members or motor vehicle drivers engaged in cross-border transport activities such as aircraft, train, ship, and their accompanying family members.
D (Chinese resident visa): Issued to those who intend to stay permanently in China.
F (visa for a nonbusiness visit to China): issued to personnel who come to China for exchange, visit, investigation, and other activities.
G (China transit visa): Issued to those who intend to transit.
J 1 / J2 (visa for Chinese journalists): j 1 to resident foreign journalists of foreign news agencies in China; J 2 to foreign journalists who plan to go to China for short-term news reports.
L (China tourist visa): Issued to those who intend to visit China.
M (China business visa): Issued to those who intend to come to China to engage in business and trade activities.
Q1 / Q2 (Chinese family reunion visa): Q1 is issued to family members of Chinese citizens or foreigners with permanent residency in China, and they intend to go to China for a family reunion; Q2 is issued to relatives of Chinese citizens who intend to visit living in China or foreigners with permanent residency in China.
S1 / S2 (China private visa): issued to family members of foreigners working, studying, etc. in China. S1 allows long-term stay of more than 180 days, S2 allows short-term stay of less than 180 days.
R (China Talent visa): it is issued to high-level talents or skilled talents urgently needed in China.
X1 / X2 (Chinese student visa): X1 is issued to students who have studied in China for more than 180 days; X2 is issued to students who have studied in China for less than 180 days.
Z (China work visa): issued to those who intend to work in China.