China Visa for U.S. Passport Holders

China Visa for U.S. Passport Holders
iVisa | Updated on Aug 28, 2019

All US citizens need some form of visa to enter China for tourism or business purposes. The most popular type of Chinese visas are the 10-year Tourist Visa (paper visa) and the Group eVisa. These visas are popular among US passport holders because it is not mandatory to go to the Chinese embassy or consulate anymore in order to be issued.

iVisa is one of the few authorized companies that can handle appropriately the visa application for both the Tourist Visa and the Group eVisa. And the most important is that you can apply for a China Visa since the comfort of your home! On this blog, you will find information about these types of visa for US citizens wishing to visit China.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

China 10-year Tourist Visa

What is the China 10-year Tourist Visa?

Those who hold a US passport and 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.

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.

What do I need to apply for a China 10-year Tourist Visa?

We require the following to fill your application:

  • Valid passport with at least 1 year of validity and 2 blanks pages or the Chinese embassy or consulate would not issue the paper visa.

  • Travel itinerary.

  • Credit/debit card or PayPal account to pay for your visa online.

What does it cost to get a China 10-year Tourist Visa?

The visa cost for the China Tourist Visa is 140 USD. But first, you need to have your application confirmed for it. If you apply with iVisa, the cost of your China 10-year Visa Application (necessary to obtain the visa) will depend on the processing time you choose. We have three options for you:

  • Standard Processing: Your application will be processed in 10 days for the total price of USD 35.00.

  • Rush Processing: If you choose this option, your application will be processed in 8 days for the total price of USD 65.00.

  • Super Rush Processing: This is our fastest option. For the total price of USD 100.00, your application will be processed in only 6 days.

Click here to begin your application.

What do I need to do next when I obtain the Chinese Application Form?

When you receive the Chinese online form (sent by us to your email), you need to follow the next steps:

  • Submit your application form and other documents required by the visa office of the Chinese embassy/consulate based on your state of residence.

  • Pay the visa cost (140 USD) at the visa office and pick your visa.

How long is the China 10-year Tourist Visa valid for?

The China Tourist Visa is valid for 10 years after issued. In addition, it is a Multiple Entry visa and allows a maximum stay of 60 days Per Entry.

China 10-year Tourist Visa sample

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China Group eVisa

What is a China Group eVisa?

The China Group eVisa is a tourist visa that is issued to tourist groups comprised of least 2 members traveling together both into and out of China. The China Group eVisa is issued as a stand-alone document, not as a sticker on a passport, like the China Tourist Visa.

What do I need to apply for a China Group eVisa?

We require the following to submit your application:

  • Minimum of 2 people traveling together.

  • A digital passport copy of each passenger. Remember that your passport must have at least 6 more months of validity left.

  • A recently-taken color passport photo.

  • Return airline ticket.

  • Copy of the Chinese hotel reservation or an invitation letter from your Chinese host.

  • Credit/debit card, PayPal account to pay for your visa online.

  • Valid postal address.

How long is a China Group eVisa valid for?

The China Group eVisa is valid for 30 days after arrival. In addition, it is a Single Entry visa and allows a maximum stay of 30 days Total.

What does it cost to obtain a China Group eVisa?

The cost of your China Group eVisa will depend on the processing time you choose. iVisa has three options for it:

  • Standard Processing: Your application will be processed in 6 days for the total price of USD 160.00.

  • Rush Processing: If you choose this option, your application will be processed in 4 days for the total price of USD 195.00.

  • Super Rush Processing: This is our fastest option. For the total price of USD 225.00, your application will be processed in only 48 hours.

Click here to begin your application.

How will I receive my China Group eVisa?

Upon approval, we will send you the original via FedEx. We will also provide a PDF copy, sent via email, for your records. Note that you MUST present the original copy upon entry.

What is included in the iVisa online fee for the China Group eVisa?

The price that you pay online includes the following:

  • The China Visa Embassy fee.

  • Our Service Fee.

  • International Shipping with FedEx.

Does my tour group have to apply together on one application?

It is advised that one application is submitted for all the members of the tour group to prevent potential delays.

I am traveling separately from my tour group. Can I still apply for a China Group eVisa?

No - all travelers in the group must travel together during the entire duration of the trip, including arrival and departure.

China Group eVisa Sample

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Is it safe to use iVisa to get my China Visa?

Many people are afraid of personal info 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 satisfied customers say about us here.

I have more questions, where can I find more info?

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