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 Visa Application Form of PRC
  Detail Procedure for Application 
   (How to Apply - Processing Time - Visa Fees - Pick-up, etc)
  For Children Born in USA with Chinese Descent Going to China

Ambassador: Mr. Zhang Yesui
Minister: Mr. Xie Feng 
Address: 3505 International Place, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008, USA
Tel: +1-202-4952266
Fax: +1-202-4952138
Email:  chinaembpress_us@mfa.gov.cn
Website: http://us.china-embassy.org/eng/

 Consular Office
Address: 2201 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 110, Washington DC, 20007, USA
Automated Voice System: +1-202-3386688
Telephone Consulting Service: +1-202-3371956
Fax: +1-202-5889760
Email: chinavisadc@gmail.com
Office Hours: 09:30-12:30, 13:30-15:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

 Consular Districts of the Embassy/Consulates in U.S.A 

Embassy/Consulate Consular Jurisdiction
Embassy of PRC in Washington DC Washington DC, Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolin, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia,Wyoming
Consulate General of PRC in Chicago Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin
Consulate General of PRC in Houston Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi Oklahoma, Texas
Consulate General of PRC in New York Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
Consulate General of PRC in Los Angeles Arizona, Hawaii, New Mexico, Southern California
Consulate General of PRC in San Francisco Alaska, Nevada, Northern California, Oregon, Washington

  Major Types & Requirements

Types

Purpose
Tourist Visa (L) It is issued to those who comes for tourism. Group L is available for tourists who travel in a group basis.
Business Visa (F/M) F is issued to those who intend to go to China for exchanges, visits, study tours and other activities.
M is issued to those who intend to go to China for commercial and trade activities.
Employment/Work Visa (Z) It is issued to an alien who comes for a post or employment, commercial performance or academic exchanges, and to his/her accompanying family members.
Student Visa (X)

It is issued to foreigners who come to study in China.
X1 is issued to those who intend to stay for a period of more than 180 days, while X2 is issued to those who intend to stay for a period of no more than 180 days.

Private visit visa (S) it is issued to family members of foreigners with work Z and student X in China or visit for other private affairs. S1 is for immediate family members, and S2 is for all family members including spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law. 
Transit Visa (G)

It is issued to a foreign citizen who is to transit through China on his or her way to a third country(or region).

Hong Kong SAR & Macao SAR Visa 1. American citizens are exempt from Hong Kong Visa if they go to Hong Kong for visit or sightseeing and they stay at Hong Kong for not more than 90 days.
2. American citizens are exempt from Macao Visa for up to 30 days.

How to Apply -- Processing Time -- Visa Fees -- Pick-up

 2014 Holiday Schedule of the Embassy in Washington D.C. 
To observe the public holidays of PRC and the United States, the consular office will be closed on the following festivals in 2014.

Festivals Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Wednesday
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr January 20 Monday
Spring Festival January 30, 31 Thursday, Friday
President's Day February 17 Monday
International Labor Day May 1, 2 Thursday, Friday
Memorial Day May 26 Monday
Independence Day July 4 Friday
Substitute for Chinese Holiday August 1 Friday
Labor Day September 1 Monday
Chinese National Day October 1 Wednesday
Columbus Day October 13 Monday
Thanksgiving Day November 27 Thursday
Substitute for Chinese Holiday November 28 Friday
Christmas Day December 25 Thursday

 Please contact Embassy of U.S.A. in PRC if Americans are in problems there.

 Other Chinese Embassies in North America: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Nassau, the Bahamas, Ottawa, Canada