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
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
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 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
|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.
|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.
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.
2021 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.
|New Year's Day||January 1||Friday|
|Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr||January 18||Monday|
|Chinese New Year||February 11 - 12||Thursday - Friday|
|Qingming Festival||April 5||Monday|
|Labor Day||May 3||Monday|
|US Memorial Day||May 31||Monday|
|Independence Day||July 5||Monday|
|US Labor Day||September 6||Monday|
|Mid-Autumn Festival||September 20||Monday|
|Chinese National Day||October 1 - 4||Friday - Monday|
|Thanksgiving Day||November 25 - 26||Thursday - Friday|
|Christmas Day||December 24||Friday|
Please contact Embassy of U.S.A. in PRC if Americans are in problems there.
China Tours from USA, From New York, From Washington, From Los Angeles, From Seattle, From Chicago,
From Detroit, From Houston, From San Francisco, From Hawaii, From Boston
Other Chinese Embassies in North America:
Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Nassau, the Bahamas, Ottawa, Canada
I would like to have my mother (with a USA passport and 10 year Chinese tourist visa) come to China for 3 months to help us with the baby and our son. She will receive the vaccine(Johnson & Johnson), July 12th. And would plan to come to China from August 15th - December 15th.
Would she be able to apply to come to China?
Does she need a new visa?
Does she need to go to an embassy or can do it through the mail or email? (she lives in Houston texas)
What documents does she need to fill out?
Thank you very much!
In Dallas Texas can I go to any laboratory facility to get testing?
One instruction in your Q and A says I can go anywhere that is a licensed facility and another says it must be AYASS Bioscience or Real Time Laboratories, the third was it must be Devlabbio.
Due to the 48 hour turn around time to travel I need to be sure. Can you tell me what is the laboratory or is it any laboratory.
Or you may contact the airlines to get the answer.