China Visa Application Information
China Visa Services and Application Information
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Whether or not you are a member of a CIT tour group, we can help you apply for a visa if you live within the area served by the San Francisco consulate (Northern California, Alaska, Nevada, Oregon, or Washington—see this map). If you do not live in one of these areas but still want us to handle your visa application for you, please contact us to discuss your situation. Our visa service fee is $20; currently, the consulate charges a $140 visa processing fee for U.S. citizens.
Here is a checklist of the things we need from you to help you apply:
- a check for $160 made out to China International Travel CA ($140 consulate fee + $20 service fee)
- your passport (with at least six months of remaining validity and at least one blank visa page)
- one photo: 2-inch x 2-inch passport-style color photo
- a completed tourist visa application form (direct link to downloadable PDF); for other visa types, visit the appropriate consulate link below
For the most detailed, up-to date information about applying for a visa, refer to the following consulate webpages:
You might also find our blog post “How to Apply for a Visa to China: Do’s and Don’ts” helpful (and, hopefully, somewhat amusing).