If you have to travel to China for business or tourism purposes, a few times per year, for many years, you should get a China 10-year Visa that is also called Tourist Visa for China. With iVisa, it is really easy and fast to obtain since you can apply online from the comfort of your home. Here, you will find answers for the frequently asked questions about the China 10-year Tourist eVisa.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Am I eligible for the 10-year China Visa?
Currently, only US citizens, who are also residing in the US, can apply to the China Online Visa Application.
What is a 10-year China Visa?
It is a visa that allows you to enter and leave China as many times as you want within the 10 year period. Please note that the maximum stay is 60 days Per Entry.
The China Visa Application Form is the first step for getting a Chinese Visa before submitting your documents at your designated Embassy/Consulate.
iVisa service includes completing the China Visa Application Form and providing a Preparation Guide for the steps that applicants must follow in order to get their China 10 year tourist visa.
Note: Applicants must go to their designated Embassy/Consulate to continue with their China 10-year Tourist Visa application.
How long can visitors stay in China with a 10-year Tourist eVisa?
As said above, the maximum stay for a visitor carrying a China 10-year Tourist eVisa is 60 days Per Entry.
Can you still process my visa application form if I am not a US citizen?
No. Currently, we only process visa application forms for US citizens residing in the US.
What are the documents required to apply?
You should have the following available while you complete our simple online form:
Valid passport with at least 1 year of validity and at least 2 blank pages. Otherwise, the China embassy/consulate will not issue the visa for 10 years.
A credit/debit card or PayPal account.
How long is the China 10-year Visa valid?
As its name says, the China 10-year Visa is valid for 10 years after issued.
What are the processing times and prices?
In order to get the confirmation of your application, iVisa provides three options for the processing time. The price will depend on the option you choose. They are as follows:
Standard processing – your visa application is processed within 10 days, and the price is USD 35.00 (service fees included).
Rush processing – your application is processed within 8 days, and the total price of it is USD 65.00 (service fees included).
Super rush processing – this is the fastest option. You application will be processed in only 6 days, and you will be charged USD 100.00 (service fees included).
Click here to start your application.
How does the China 10-year Visa work?
Our service includes completing the China Visa Application Form and providing a Preparation Guide for the steps that applicants must follow in order to get their China 10-year tourist visa.
Together with your completed China Visa Application Form, you will receive a Preparation Guide with a list of documents you should bring along with you to submit your application at your designated China Embassy/Consulate in the US.
IMPORTANT: iVisa does not have any legal relationship with the Chinese government, which is ultimately responsible for deciding if your visa is approved. iVisa does not guarantee you will obtain the visa, but our years of experience improve your chances (we have over 99% approval rate). Our services are limited to quickly and effectively helping you complete the documentation required for the visa application process.
How long does it take to apply for a China 10-year Visa?
You just need to send us your application form. As it is a very easy form, it will take you less than 10 minutes to fill in it and submit it. We will handle the rest.
How can I apply for a China 10-year Visa?
The application for the China 10-year Visa is really easy. It has only three steps:
The first step will ask you to fill in your general information. You also need to choose the processing time from the options mentioned above.
The second step will ask you to revise step one and make the payment.
The last step consists of a questionnaire. Other documents may be required as well, but it depends on personal circumstances.
Click here to start. After you are done, you submit your form and wait for your visa to arrive. In case you need assistance to fill your application, iVisa has a fantastic support service that you can call 24/7.
Can I still get the 10-year visa if my passport expires in less than 10 years?
Yes. You can get a 10-year visa as long as your passport is valid for more than 1 year. However, the validity period of the visa is determined by the Embassy/Consulate of China in the USA.
How many times can I enter China with a 10-year Tourist Visa?
The China 10-year Tourist Visa allows Multiple Entry.
What happens after I have applied?
Once the application is done, you will receive the Chinese Application Form confirmed by email. Then you will need to follow these two steps:
Submit your application form and other documents required to the Visa Office of Chinese Embassy/Consulate based on your State of residence.
Pay the visa cost at the Visa Office and pick your visa.
What documents do I need to present to the Visa Office of Chinese Embassy/Consulate?
You will need to present the following documents:
Printed application form with a recently-taken color passport photo against a light background attached.
Valid passport (at least 1 year of validity and 2 blank pages).
Hotel Reservation or Invitation Letter.
Proof of legal residence: Driver’s license or government ID, or a utility bill.
To which embassy or consulates can I go to obtain my China visa?
According to your state of residence, you must go to the following embassy or consulates:
Consulate of China in Houston-Texas.
Consulate of China in Chicago-Illinois.
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in USA-Washington.
Consulate of China in New York.
General Consulate in San Francisco.
General Consulate in Los Angeles.
Can I use a valid visa on an expired passport?
Yes. If you have a new passport but your visa is still valid you may travel with both passports. Note that if your personal details have changed on your new passport you will have to reapply and pay for a new visa.
How can I apply for my family or friends?
You can perfectly apply for friends or family. Just make sure to have all the required documents (you can see above in this article). If you are applying for only one friend or family member, just apply here introducing his or her data. In case you need to apply for more than one person, you can do so by clicking on ‘Add new applicant’ in the application form and completing the data required.
Do I need a China 10-year Visa if I am in transit through China?
If your transit/layover is 24 hours or less, you will not need a visa as long as you have a confirmed onward ticket. You will need to go through immigration and show your passport and onward ticket, where they will stamp a special stopover permit, free of charge.
What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
If you made a mistake when entering your data online then please contact our customer service representatives as soon as possible via online chat to assist you.
If we already submitted your application, then you can NOT make any changes and you will have to apply again but we will NOT charge you another service fee.
Is it safe to use iVisa to get my China 10-year Visa application form?
Many people think that online information leaks and that their personal info is at risk of getting into the wrong hands. However, that is not the case with our services. We provide maximum safety for your personal data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information could not be safer. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.