According to the official notice from the Chinese Embassy, the consular legalization service will be stopped starting from Nov 7th, 2023. Continue reading “Notice on the Abolition of Consular Authentication Services by The Chinese Embassy and Consulates-General in the U.S. After China’s Accession to the 1961 Hague Convention”
Since March 15, 2023, the Chinese government has made further adjustments to the visa and entry policies, of which valid visas issued before March 28, 2020 have been resumed to use. Recently, some applicants asked whether the Chinese Embassy and Consulates-General in the United States can compensate for use suspension of 10-year multi-entry visas past three years (March 28, 2020 to March 14, 2023) due to the COVID-19. The specific arrangements are as follows: Continue reading “Compensation Arrangements for the Use-Suspension of 10-year Multi-Entry Visa due to the COVID-19”
Notice from the Embassy website:
Based on the principle of reciprocity, the visa fee for U.S. citizen to China will increase from $140 to $185 (J1/J2 visa excepted). The increase will be effective on May 30, 2023.
From March 15, 2003, Foreigners with valid visas issued before March 28, 2020 will be allowed to enter China. Continue reading “Valid China Visa issued before 2020-03-28 is allowed to enter China now”
Notice on Further Adjusting the Visa and Entry Policies for Foreigners in China
[Notice from the Chinese Embassy in the United States] In order to further facilitate the exchange of Chinese and foreign personnel, it has been decided to make the following adjustments to the visa and entry policies for foreigners coming to China from 00:00am on March 15, 2023(Beijing time):
1. The entry function of visas issued before March 28, 2020 and still within the validity period will be resumed.
2. The visa agencies stationed abroad resume the review and issuance of various types of visas for foreigners to go to China. For specific requirements, please refer to the Instructions for Applying for a Visa.
3. Port visa agencies resume reviewing and issuing various port visas that meet the statutory requirements.
4. Reinstate the policies of visa-free entry into Hainan, visa-free cruise ships in Shanghai, visa-free entry for foreigners from Hong Kong and Macau in groups entering Guangdong, and visa-free entry for ASEAN tour groups in Guilin, Guangxi.
If you need to apply for a 10-year Chinese visa (whether it is to visit relatives or travel), you can find our Georgia-Atlanta Chinese Visa Center as an agent. For visa information, please check previous notices [Click here: Notice of Chinese Embassies and Consulates in the United States on the latest visa application requirements (updated in January 2023)].
Contact number: 678-685-8066 / 678-900-3783
WeChat ID: CHINAVISA-USA
As of January 8, 2023, the Chinese Embassy and Consulates-General in the US will adopt the following new requirements for Chinese visa application.
(Please note: At the current stage, multi-year multiple-entry visas issued before March 26, 2020 are still suspended of use. If such visa holders need to go to China at this stage, they can apply for a new visa according to the requirements of this notice. Visa applications for tourism and medical treatment in China are temporarily not accepted.) Continue reading “Notice on the Adjustment of Requirements for Chinese Visa Application(Updated in January , 2023)”
Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chinese government has been adjusting the visa policy following the development of the pandemic. This Notice is to introduce the current visa policy and the application procedures. If you need to apply for a visa to China and live in the consular jurisdiction below, please follow the instructions: Continue reading “Notice on the Current Visa Application Procedures (updated July 1, 2022)”
September 23, 2020
In view of the current COVID-19 situation and the need of epidemic prevention and control, adjustments are now made to the Announcement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Immigration Administration on the Temporary Suspension of Entry by Foreign Nationals Holding Valid Chinese Visas or Residence Permits issued on 26 March 2020. Continue reading “Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The People’s Republic of China National Immigration Administration Announcement on Entry by Foreign Nationals Holding Valid Chinese Residence Permits of Three Categories”
On July 21, the US abruptly demanded that the Chinese Consulate-General in Houston cease all operations and events within a time limit. This decision seriously violates international law, basic norms governing international relations and the Consular Convention Between China and the United States. China strongly condemns and firmly opposes this move that sabotages China-US relations, and urges the US side to immediately revoke its erroneous decision. Continue reading “The Statement of the Chinese Embassy in the United States for Taking Over the Consular Jurisdiction of the Consulate-General in Houston”