Tourist Visa (L-Visa) Application Documents to be Simplified

To further facilitate people-to-people exchanges between China and the United States, starting from January 1, 2024, the Chinese Embassy and Consulates-General in the United States will simplify application documents required for tourist visa (L-visa). Tourist visa applicants within the United States will no longer be required to submit round-trip air ticket booking record, proof of hotel reservation, itinerary or invitation letter. Since visa applications are processed on a case-by-case basis, please refer to the Chinese Embassy and Consulates-General in the United States for specifics.

China Visa Fee Increase

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.

China is open for all types of visa holders!

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

Notice on the Adjustment of Requirements for Chinese Visa Application(Updated in January , 2023)

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)”

Notice on the Current Visa Application Procedures (updated July 1, 2022)

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)”