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: Mr. Li Kexin
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
Telephone Consulting Service: +1-202-7908746, 8551555
Fax: +1-202-5889760
Email: visaoffice.dc@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, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, Puerto Rico
Consulate General of PRC in Chicago Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin
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.


2020 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 2020.

Festivals Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Wednesday
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr January 20 Monday
Chinese New Year January 27 & 28 Monday & Tuesday
Qingming Festival April 6 Monday
Labor Day May 1 Friday
US Memorial Day May 25 Monday
Independence Day July 3 Friday
US Labor Day September 7 Monday
Mid-Autumn Festival & Chinese National Day October 1 & 2 Thursday & Friday
Thanksgiving Day November 26 & 27 Thursday & Friday
Christmas Day December 25 Friday

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

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 Other Chinese Embassies in North America:
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- Last modified on Nov. 03, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in U.S.A.
Asked by John from USA | Oct. 19, 2020 12:09Reply
How do I make appointment with visa office? I already received my invitation letter (PU)
Answers (1)
Answered by Jennifer | Oct. 22, 2020 23:31
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Well, may be you can call the visa office to see if you can make an appointment by phone.
Asked by Steven from UNITED STATES | Sep. 30, 2020 12:49Reply
Expired Residence Permit
I have a 10-year R visa that was issued last September (before March 28, 2020) and was used to obtain my work and residence permits. Will the temporary Z visa obtained to re-enter China to renew my residence permit cancel the R visa? Mind you that the Z visa is temporary and the R visa is a premium visa issued for top talent.
Thanks!
Answers (1)
Answered by Joey | Oct. 11, 2020 21:00
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Steven, I'm afraid your Z visa will cancel the R visa, because one can only have one China visa at a time.
Asked by Steven from UNITED STATES | Sep. 28, 2020 09:34Reply
Expired residence permit
I have a residence permit that expired after March 28, 2020. My status with the company has not changed and I have a renewed work permit. What type of visa do I need to apply for to return to China? What are the "relevant materials" needed for the visa application? Your assistance is much appreciated!
Answers (2)
Answered by Anna | Sep. 29, 2020 23:55
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You still need to apply for a work Z visa. The releant materials may include your passport, application form, recent photo, work permit, and a PU or TE invitation letter obtained through your company.
Answered by Steven | Sep. 30, 2020 12:46
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I have a 10-year R visa that was issued last September (before March 28, 2020) and was used to obtain my work and residence permits. Will the temporary Z visa obtained to re-enter China to renew my residence permit cancel the R visa? Mind you that the Z visa is temporary and the R visa is a premium visa issued for top talent.
Thanks!
Asked by Judy from USA | Sep. 26, 2020 22:59Reply
Do you know if the consulates in the US still open right now due to virus?
Answers (1)
Answered by Doris | Sep. 28, 2020 02:13
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They are open now.
Asked by Mark Zinke from USA | Sep. 25, 2020 12:29Reply
New Visa
So What do I have to do to go to China right now. Also once I get there will I have to do quarantine of any kind.
Answers (1)
Answered by Candy | Sep. 28, 2020 02:13
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Do you have a valid residence permit of China? If not, you should apply for a visa. Once you get there, you need to be quarantined for at least 14 days.
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