U.S.A.

China Embassy in U.S.A.

 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. Cui Tiankai
Minister: Ms. Wu Xi 
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 of Chinese Embassy in U.S.A.

Address: 2201 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 110, Washington, D.C. 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 Carolina, 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, Puerto Rico
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, Pacific Islands
Consulate General of PRC in San Francisco Alaska, Nevada, Northern California, Oregon, Washington
 

Major Visa Types & Requirements

Types

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

It is issued to foreigners who go 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.

Family Reunion (Q) It is issued to those who are family members of Chinese citizens or of foreigners with Chinese permanent residence and intend to go to China for family reunion, or to those who intend to go there for the purpose of foster care.
Q1 grants a stay of more than 180 days, while Q2 allows a stay of no more than 180 days.
Private Visit (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 (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).

Talent (R) It is issued to aliens who are high-level talents or whose skills are urgently needed in China.
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
 

10-year China Visa for US Citizens

As of late 2014, the Chinese Embassy in the USA began to accept 10-year multiple-entry (L / M / Q2 / S2 type) and 5-year multiple entry (X1 type) visa applications. The required documents for the above-mentioned entry permits are basically the same as before. However, applicants please note that the remaining validity of passport should not be less than one year. Each allowed stay duration of ten-year L / M type shall be 60 days, 90 days for the S2 type, and 120 days for the Q2 type. The stay of Q2 type can be 180 days at most upon the applicant’s reasonable request. If the applicant gets a new passport but has a valid Chinese entry permit on the old passport, he or she can travel with both passports provided that the personal details on both papers are exactly consistent. The fee for a 10-year entry permit is 140 dollars.


2019 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 2019.

Festivals Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Tuesday
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr January 21 Monday
Chinese New Year February 4 & 5 Monday & Tuesday
Qingming Festival April 5 Friday
Dragon Boat Festival June 7 Friday
Independence Day July 4 Thursday
Mid-Autumn Festival September 13 Friday
Chinese National Day September 30 & October 1 Monday & Tuesday
Columbus Day October 14 Monday
Veteran's Day November 11 Monday
Thanksgiving Day November 28 & 29 Thursday & Friday
Christmas Day December 25 Wednesday

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

 Recommended Tours:
China Tour from New York USA
China Tour from Washington USA
China Tour from Seattle USA
China Tour from Chicago USA
China Tour from Detroit USA

 Other Chinese Embassies in North America:
Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Nassau, the Bahamas, Ottawa, Canada
- Last modified on Feb. 01, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in U.S.A.
Asked by Aileen turley from USA | Feb. 01, 2019 10:23Reply
Even though I live in Colorado, can I apply in person at the consulate in San Francisco?
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Answered by Harper from DENMARK | Feb. 01, 2019 18:29
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You are supposed to go to the consulate in Chicago to apply.
Asked by Roberta from USA | Jan. 24, 2019 18:05Reply
Applying for Visa in Canada
I am a US citizen and I live in the US but the closest consulate to me is in Vancouver, Canada. Can I apply for a visa at the consulate in Vancouver?
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Answered by Gary from DOMINICA | Jan. 24, 2019 22:07
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You should apply from the consulate general where your living area belongs to.
Asked by JB from UNITED STATES | Jan. 19, 2019 11:26Reply
144 HOURS VISA EXEMPTION
Hello. I am a U.S. citizen and travelling to Russia and transienting to Beijing Capital, China for144 hours. According to travelchinaguide.com you can stay up to 144 hours twov exemption. United States is one of the 53 qualified countries. Could you please tell me the answer because I m hearing different answers on this matter. Please answer me soonest. Thank you very much.
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Answered by Vargas from UKRAINE | Jan. 21, 2019 00:25
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Yes, you can stay up to 144 hours visa exemption. If you are worried, you can check the information from Timatic.
Asked by Doris | Jan. 15, 2019 18:28Reply
Is there a Chinese Consulate or Embassy in Atlanta, Georgia?
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Answered by Harper from RUSSIA | Jan. 15, 2019 19:44
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You are supposed to apply from the Chinese consulate in Huston.
Asked by QUEENIE from CALIFORNIA | Jan. 14, 2019 09:29Reply
no problem for a US CITIZEN TO GO AND OUT HONGKONG?
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Answered by Harper from RUSSIA | Jan. 14, 2019 18:22
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US citizens can enjoy free entry to HK for a stay of not more than 90 days. No need to apply for HK visa.
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