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China Visa Service


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Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need China Visa?

Americans or Canadians traveling to Mainland China, whether for business or pleasure, require a visa, which should be obtained in advance. You are exempt from this requirement if you travel and stay only in Hong Kong or Macao for less than 30 days. However, if you travel beyond Hong Kong, even for a few hours, you will need a China visa. As a matter of fact, visas are required for visitors from most foreign countries to Mainland China.

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What type of visa do I need?
Single-entry China visas are usually valid for 3 months after the issuing date, and will permit you to stay in China for a maximum of 30 days. This visa will allow you to travel as a tourist or conduct general business activities. Most people need only to apply for a single-entry.

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When to apply the visa?
The best time to apply for your visa is one month  before your departure. The visa is normally good for entry within 90 days of issuance. Single-entry visa is usually valid for a 30-day visit, which means the visa is only good for 30 days after your entry date.

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What is passport-style photo?
The Chinese consulate requires a photo similar to the one in your passport. They will only accept photos which are head-only, full frontal, with a white background, approximately 1-1/2" by 2". You can obtain this type of photo anywhere that advertises "passport photo" service. Cutouts from personal photographs are not acceptable.

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Why must I have a full blank visa page in my passport?
China visas are affixed in your passport on the pages specifically marked for them, and countries require that visa stamps be placed on those pages that do not contain any other stamps.

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Can a visa be issued on a blank amendment page at the back of my passport?
No, amendment pages at the back of passports are specifically for changes and endorsements to a passport after initial issuance. Chinese Embassy and Consulates generally refuse to recognize the usability of an amendment page for visas.

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What are the fees involving visa processing?
Total cost of visa includes Consular Fees, VisaRite Service Fees and Shipping Fee. Consular Fees are fees paid to an embassy or consulate in order to fulfill visa issuance requirements. The VisaRite Service Fee is charged for the services performed by VisaRite in facilitating the application of visas. Shipping Fee is for the return of your completed documentation. (more...)

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How do I send you my passport and other materials?
We highly recommend that you use a traceable courier service to send your passport and valuable documents such as FedEx, UPS, Airborne, DHL or United States Express, Registered or Certified mail. Regular US mail is not recommended.

 

 

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