Currently, we don't offer this Visa, but you can apply for the following different China visas:
If you are a US citizen wishing to travel to China several times for tourism purposes, then this 10-year China visa is for you.
The 10-year Chinese visa provides you with flexibility and convenience when it comes to traveling to China for tourism purposes.
Not only does it save you time and money on visa applications, but it also allows you to plan multiple trips to China without having to worry about the visa process every time. Here is everything you need to know about the China 10 year visa.
Note: iVisa does not currently offer the China 10-Year Visa for US citizens. However we do offer other visa options. Use our Visa Checker Tool to see your options.
I have a US passport, do I need a visa to visit China?
Yes, visitors with a US passport are required to apply for a Chinese visa. There are many options including the Chinese 10-year Visa.
Are there other types of Visas for US passport holders?
Yes, there are different kinds of visas for US passport holders visiting China including:
10-year Tourist eVisa.
You can check which visa options we offer here.
What is a China Tourist 10-Year Visa?
Those holding a US passport, who also reside in the US, are now eligible for a 10-year visa for tourism. This visa allows you to enter and leave China as many times as you want within the 10 year period. Please note that the maximum stay per visit is 60 days.
Note: Applicants must go to their local Embassy/Consulate to continue with their China 10-year Tourist Visa application.
How long is the China Tourist 10-year Visa valid?
As its name states, this visa is valid for 10 years after issued
How long can visitors with a US passport stay in China with a Chinese Tourist 10-year visa?
Visitors carrying a Chinese Tourist 10-year Visa can enter China for a maximum of 60 days per entry. All visits are strictly limited to business or tourism, so you can NOT seek paid work or employment.
How does the Chinese tourist 10-Year Visa work?
To obtain a 10-year Chinese tourist visa, US citizens must apply in person at the Chinese embassy or consulate in the US. The application process requires submitting the visa application form, a valid passport, passport photos, and other supporting documents such as proof of travel itinerary or invitation letter from a Chinese entity.
Once the application is approved, the visa will be stamped in the passport, and the traveler can enter China for tourism purposes. It's important to note that the visa holder must adhere to the maximum stay of 60 days per visit and follow all rules and regulations of the Chinese government.
The 10-year tourist visa *provides US citizens with flexibility to visit China for tourism purposes multiple times over a ten-year period, without having to reapply for a visa. However, the visa does not allow the holder to work or study in China, and separate visas would need to be obtained for those purposes.
How many times can I enter China with a tourist 10-year visa?
The China Tourist 10-year Visa allows Multiple Entries.
Required documents to apply for a 10-year China visa for US citizens
You require the following to apply for a 10-year China visa:
Valid passport with at least 1 year of validity and 2 blanks pages or the Chinese Embassy or Consulate would not issue the China paper visa for 10 years.
Credit/Debit Card or PayPal Account to pay for your visa online.
Chinese 10-year visa application process for Americans
The process for applying for a 10-year Chinese visa as a US citizen is as follows:
Complete the visa application form: You must fill out the online visa application form, which can be found on the Chinese embassy or consulate's website.
Gather required documents: The required documents may vary depending on the purpose of travel, but generally include a valid passport, passport photos, and proof of travel itinerary or invitation letter from a Chinese entity.
Submit application and pay fees: Once you have completed the application form and gathered the required documents, you must submit your application in person, along with the appropriate fee. The fee for a 10-year Chinese visa for US citizens ranges from $140 to $180, depending on the number of entries.
Wait for processing: The processing time for a Chinese visa application can vary, but generally takes around four business days for regular processing, or two to three business days for expedited processing.
Pick up your visa: If your application is approved, you must pick up your visa in person or have it mailed to you, depending on the option you selected during the application process. Make sure to check the visa to ensure that all information is correct and matches your passport before leaving the embassy or consulate.
Processing time of the China tourist 10-year Visa for US citizens
On average, the processing time for a 10-year Chinese tourist visa for US citizens is around four business days for regular processing, or two to three business days for expedited processing.
It's important to note that the processing time may be longer during peak travel seasons, and additional processing time may be required if the embassy or consulate requires further information or documentation.
Therefore, it's recommended to apply for a China tourist 10-year visa well in advance of your planned travel dates to ensure enough processing time, and to check with the embassy or consulate where you will be submitting your application, for the most up-to-date information on processing times.
Cost of the 10-year China Visa for US citizens
The cost of a 10-year China visa for US citizens is approximately $140 for a single entry visa, $150 for a double-entry visa, and $180 for a multiple entry visa. These fees are subject to change and additional fees may apply, such as for express processing or mailing services.
It's important to note that the Chinese embassy or consulate in the US is responsible for processing visa applications, and they may have their own specific requirements and fees. It's recommended to check with your nearest embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date information.
How can I apply for my family or friends?
If you want to apply for a Chinese visa for your family or friends, you can do so by providing them with the necessary information and documents to submit their application in person.
First, make sure that your family or friends have all the required documents, including a completed visa application form, a valid passport, passport photos, and supporting documents such as proof of travel itinerary or invitation letter from a Chinese entity.
You can help by providing guidance on the application process and ensuring that all information is correct and matches the passport. You may also need to provide a letter of invitation or sponsorship, depending on the purpose of travel.
Once your family or friends have submitted their application, they can track the status of their application online or by contacting the Chinese embassy or consulate. It's important to note that each applicant must submit their own application and attend the visa interview in person if required.
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: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas.
Consulate of China in Chicago-Illinois: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri.
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in USA-Washington: Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming, Washington DC.
Consulate of China in New York: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont.
General Consulate in San Francisco: Alaska, Nevada, Oregon, Northern California, Washington.
General Consulate in Los Angeles: Arizona, Hawaii, New Mexico, Southern California, Pacific Island.
Do I need a visa if I have a layover in China?
If your transit/layover is for 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 make a mistake on your Chinese visa application, it's important to correct the mistake as soon as possible to avoid any delays or issues with your application. The process for correcting mistakes may vary depending on the nature of the mistake and the embassy or consulate where you submitted your application, but here are some general steps you can take:
Contact the embassy or consulate: If you notice a mistake on your application before it is processed, contact the embassy or consulate where you submitted your application to inform them of the mistake. They may advise you on how to correct the mistake, which may involve submitting a new application or providing additional documentation.
Attend the visa interview: If you are required to attend a visa interview, inform the consular officer of the mistake and ask for guidance on how to correct it.
Submit a correction letter: If the mistake is minor, such as a misspelled name or incorrect birth date, you may be able to submit a correction letter along with your application. This letter should explain the mistake and provide the correct information.
Resubmit the application: If the mistake is significant or cannot be corrected through a letter, you may need to submit a new application with the correct information.
It's important to note that any mistakes or inaccuracies on your visa application could result in delays or the rejection of your application. Therefore, it's recommended to review your application carefully before submitting it and to seek guidance from the embassy or consulate if you are unsure about any part of the application process.
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