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How Long To Get A Chinese Visa
According to the Chinese Embassy website, the normal visa processing time should be 4 working days. The normal processing time is 5-7 working days.
How to apply for a Chinese visa?
The process of applying for a Chinese visa for U.S. citizens is very simple. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean it's easy.
Step 1: Identify the right Chinese embassy/consulate.
Unfortunately, you can't just apply to any Chinese embassy, you must apply to the state where you legally reside (i.e., listed on your driver's license) You must apply to the embassy of the state in which you legally reside (the state listed on your driver's license). You must apply at the embassy of the state in which you legally reside (i.e., the state listed on your driver's license).
Step 2: Fill out the application form and prepare the appropriate documents.
The next step is to fill out the Chinese visa application form and gather all the other necessary documents mentioned above. Honestly, this is easier said than done. You may find yourself asking very specific questions, such as what boxes you should put in, or what you absolutely need to Document.
You can try doing it all yourself and maybe ask some knowledgeable friends for help. I did it a couple of times. Once it worked; twice my application was rejected because of some minor error. It's frustrating, I can tell you that much. You won't be charged by the Chinese consulate, but it's a huge waste of time. You can work with a visa service. They will check your application and all your documents to make sure you are doing it right. They will tell you if you have left anything out.
Step 3: Submit Your China Visa Application
It should be noted that the Chinese Embassy in the United States does not accept visa applications by mail. You also cannot apply online or by fax.
This means that you must submit your application in person to the appropriate Chinese embassy and then wait 2-7 days to pick it up from the embassy.
If you live in a city with a Chinese embassy (Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Washington, D.C.), then This may work. However, if you live out of state, this can be very inconvenient.
Are U.S. citizens eligible for visa-free transit to China?
Yes, if you are a U.S. passport holder and qualify for a transit visa, you don't need to apply for a Chinese visa prior to entering the country. Be very careful though! There are many specific requirements for obtaining a transit visa, and very few people meet those requirements.
Are U.S. citizens eligible to apply for a 10-year visa to China?
Yes! Are U.S. citizens eligible for a 10-year visa to China? The crazy thing is that a 10-year visa from China costs the same as any other visa available to a Chinese citizen, so there's no reason why a U.S. citizen can't Apply for a 10-year visa for China.
As I've already said, the process of getting a Chinese visa for US citizens is very simple. There are no big hoops to jump through and no major pitfalls that you need to be aware of.
Nonetheless, the application forms can be a bit confusing at times and the act of submitting your application to the correct consulate can be inconvenient for some people.