Visa FAQs

Frequently Asked China Visa Questions

1. Do I have to submit my application in person at the Georgia China Visa Service Center?

No. Even it is recommended to apply for a visa in person at the Georgia China Visa Service Center, and we are offering a convenient mailing service for those who could not come to our office due to the distance and other reasons.

2. How many days in advance should I submit my application?

We recommend that you submit your application at least 2-3 weeks in advance before your trip.

3. What proof do I need to obtain a visa? How long does it usually take to get a visa?

The pick-up note (or the receipt page).

When our staff informs you to come to the office to get your visa via SMS text messages, please bring the pick-up note and your driver’s license with you.

From submitting an application to obtaining a visa, it approximately takes 14 business days (as long as the application documents are complete while submitting).

4. What should I do first when I arrive at the Georgia China Visa Service Center to submit my application?

(1) The Application ID of your COVA form (you should have sent us via email for pre-review first), passport and other required documents to our staff

(2) Payment (click here for Fees and Processing Time). We accept Cash, Check and Zelle/Venmo as the payment method.

5. What should I do after I receive my visa?

When you receive your visa, please check to see if the information on your visa is correct, please do this step carefully.

Eg: visa type, date of issue, place of issue, date of validity, number of entries, name of holder, date of birth, passport number, etc.

6. Does the Georgia China Visa Service Center have a notary service?

Yes. And we also provide the Chinese Consular Legalization service for your documents which will be used in China.

7. Can I apply for China Visa going to China for tourism but if there is no invitation from the Chinese side?

Yes, you can.You can replace the inviter information by providing airline tickets and hotel reservation information.

8. If I originally had Chinese nationality, and became a US citizen later, what should I pay attention to when I first apply for a Chinese visa?

Applicants, who had Chinese nationality before, must provide both the previous Chinese passport and a current US passport when applying for China Visa at the first time.