Notice: If you were issued a Chinese visa prior to March 2022 your visa may still be valid.

  • Check the validity of your visa - China has reinstated visas issued prior to March 2022
  • If you hold a valid visa in an expired passport you may use that visa and your new passport to enter China- both passport must be presented.
  • If your name has changed and your visa no longer matches your new passport, your visa is invalid and you must apply for a new one.

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Our team can help you obtain your China Visa:

The article below provides important information about travel to China. For comprehensive Visa Application instructions, please see the specific Visa Requirements page for your Visa Type (business, tourist, etc). Our step-by-step instructions guide you through the process. We guarantee the accuracy of your application and expedite it with the appropriate Consulate. Our team is here to help with online chat, phone & email support.

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See the 2010 Embassy closing scheduleApply for a China Tourist Visa or China Business Visa.

This information is for citizens of all countries who intend to visit China. For Chinese Visa purposes, Hong Kong is considered a separate principality and not a part of mainland China. American citizens do not require a Chinese visa to enter Hong Kong.


NON U.S. citizens please see our NON U.S. China Visa page.


Learn about the Chinese Visa Types.

Taking a cruise to/in China? Learn more.

Chinese Transit Visa Information.

Apply for a Chinese Crew Visa C.

Apply for a Chinese Employment / Work Z visa.


The Chinese visa is valid for either 3, 6 or 12 months. You may enter at any time during the Chinese visas validity. The Chinese visas' duration of stay is typically 30-days per entry. Your Chinese visas' duration of stay begins the day you enter China.

View a sample Chinese visa here.


Chinese Visa FAQ:
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How long does my China visa allow me to stay?
Do I need a visa to enter Hong Kong or Macau?

Do I need a visa to travel between China and Hong Kong?
I'm a non US citizen. Can you obtain my China visa?


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