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China Visa Application and Service

Please follow below for detailed instruction on filling the visa application form.

1. Fill out the official China visa application form

  • Fill out the application on computer, print, and sign the last page. Hand written or modification is not acceptable. 
  • Please refer to Sample Form for detailed instruction.
  • Non-US passport holders must also fill out the V.2011B form.

2. Include original passport and a photocopy of the 1st page

  • Passport must be valid for at least another 6 months from travel date and has enough blank page for visa.
  • If there is previous China visa(s) in the same passport, provide one photocopy of the most recent visa page.
  • Non-US passport holders must provide photocopy of the US Green Card, or a valid long term US visa.
  • Passport holders of the following countries are required to apply in person:
    Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo, France, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kirkistian, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Uzbek, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Nepal

3. One recent passport photo

  • Do not use the same photo as in your passport unless your passport was issued in less than 6 months.
  • Full face, frontal with a plain white or off-white background, 2"x 2" in size.
  • Photo printed on regular paper or photo of poor quality is not acceptable.
  • Photo taken within 6 months is recommended.

4. Travel Evidence / Invitation Letter - One of the following documents is required:

  1. An Invitation Letter for Tourist Group of Invitation Letter for Tourist by a Duly Authorized Tourism Unit;
  2. An Invitation Letter issued by companies, corporations, institutions and individuals in China. If the invitation letter is issued by an individual in China, the photocopy of the ID of the individual is required.
  3. Photocopy of the roundtrip airline ticket and hotel reservation.

The invitation letter issued by companies, corporations, institutions and individuals in China shall include the following items:

  • Personal information of the application: name, gender, date of birth, etc.
  • Information concerning the applicant's visit to China: purpose of the visit, date of arrival and leaving, places to visit, relationship between the applicant and the inviter, and who will bear the cost of the applicant's accommodations in China.
  • Information of the inviter: name of the unit or individual, phone number, address, and if applicable, seal and signature of the legal representative.

Invitation letter can be submitted as a photocopy. However, original invitation and/or personal interview might be requested at visa officer's discretion.

Visa application fees:

  For East Coast Residents* Non-East Coast Residents
  Single Entry Double/Multiple Entry Express Service
(2-3 days)
Single Entry Double/Multiple Entry Express Service
(2-3 days)
US Citizen $180 $180 $50 $195 $195 $70
Romania $115 $190 $130 $205
Other countries $80 $110 $95 $125
* East coast states include: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont

Return mailing and handling fees:

Resident Location 2nd day service Overnight service Prepaid envelope
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. $20 $25 $5
All other states
(Applications need to be sent to consulates in another state)
$50 $65 $20

Remarks:

  • Regular Visa processing time is normally 7 - 10 business days for those who resides in east coast area. For other states, please allow at least 11-14 days.
  • If your return address is in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands, please include an additional $10.00.
  • Payment must be paid by money order or personal check to Sunshine Travel USA.