Notice 1: 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.

Notice 2: To facilitate people-people exchanges, the Chinese Embassy and Consulates-General in the US will reduce the visa fees from $185 to $140, from December 11, 2023 to December 31, 2024.


Visa Service Processing time and Cost

1. Processing Time for China Visa service:

Regular service: 14 business days
Express service : 10 business days
Rush service:  7 business days, available only in extreme emergencies and subject to approval by the consular officer.

Note: The above processing time is average and for reference only. Some applications may require longer processing time that a pick-up date cannot be confirmed until notified by the Visa Office.

2. Visa Cost:

US passport: $320
Non-US passport:  $270 for Multiple Entries in one year or more*

COVA form filing Service Fee: $20
Business Letter of Invitation Checking Fee: $60

Express service :  $180 extra
Rush Service:  $320 extra

* Note: Visa cost for certain non-U.S. citizens may vary from the list above based on reciprocal agreements. And it will be determined by the Embassy after the visa is approved.

Authentication Service Processing time and Cost

1. Processing Time for Document consular legalization (authentication) and Apostille:

There is no more consular legalization service available for Authentication currently.

It will take 1-2 weeks for the document Apostille (Regular Service) and 1-2 business days (Rush Service).

2. Document Apostille fee:

$80 per document for Regular Service, and $120 per document for Rush Service.

* If the same document is certified multiply times, the cost will be multiplied.
** Document writing service fee: $60 each.

Payment Methods

  • You must pay your fees upon submission of your application.
  • Acceptable methods of payment are:
    • cash (only in-person)
    • person/business check
    • cashier’s check, money order
    • Zelle
    • Venmo
    • PayPal (not available at all times)
  • Please make your check or money order payable to “Atlanta China Visa” .
  • Zelle recipient information: 6789003783 (Phone) or Zelle@ChinaVisa-USA.com (E-mail). The company name is “Atlanta China Visa“.
  • Venmo account handler is @ChinaVisa
  • $30 service fee will be charged for a returned check or money order.

Fee categories:

  • The fees listed above is a total amount, which already includes both Embassy application fee and service fee, no other fees hidden.
  • If visa not issued, Embassy application fee is refundable and service fee is non-refundable.
  • You can pick up your issued visa/document from our office in person. And we also provide FedEx return mailing service, with the extra $30 domestic and $90 international.
  • We provide Visa Photo service for free
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to prepare, collect and submit the application form and all necessary supporting documents. If the application has difficulty on preparation, we can provide assistance on limited categories, etc. filling out the online form, or writing the Power of Attorney, with extra service fee.