China Visa for U.S. Passport Holders

China Visa for U.S. Passport Holders

iVisa | Updated on Oct 06, 2020

All US citizens need some type of visa to enter China for tourism or business purposes. The most popular type of Chinese visa is 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 anymore in order to issue them.

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Chinese 10-year Tourist Visa

What is the Chinese 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 Chinese Visa Application Form is the first step for getting a Chinese visa before submitting your documents at your local embassy/consulate.

iVisa service includes completing the Chinese 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 local embassy/consulate to continue with their China 10-year Tourist Visa application.

What do I need to apply for a Chinese 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 Chinese 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 Chinese 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 4 days for the total price of USD 25.00.

  • Rush Processing: If you choose this option, your application will be processed in 2 days for the total price of USD 45.00.

  • Super Rush Processing: This is our fastest option. For the total price of USD 80.00, your application will be processed in only 6 hours.

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:

  • Visit your local Chinese Embassy/Consulate and submit your application form and other documents required.

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

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

The Chinese 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.

Chinese 10-year Tourist Visa sample

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Chinese Group eVisa

What is a Chinese Group eVisa?

The Chinese 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 Chinese Group eVisa is issued as a stand-alone document, not as a sticker on a passport, like the Chinese Tourist Visa.

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

We require the following to submit your application:

  • Passport Personal Details Scan

  • Applicant Photo

  • Airline Confirmation

  • Proof of Accommodation - Must match the dates of arrival and departure from the country. This is a requirement demanded by the Government in order to issue the travel document.

  • Last Page of Passport (if applicable)

How long is a Chinese Group eVisa valid for?

The Chinese 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 in Total.

What does it cost to obtain a Chinese Group eVisa?

The cost of your Chinese Group eVisa will depend on the processing time you choose. iVisa has three options too choose from:

  • Standard Processing: Your application will be processed in 6 days for the total price of USD 186.50.

  • Rush Processing: If you choose this option, your application will be processed in 4 days for the total price of USD 221.50.

  • Super Rush Processing: This is our fastest option. For the total price of USD 251.50, your application will be processed in only 2 days.

Click here to begin your application.

How will I receive my Chinese 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 Chinese 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 Chinese Group eVisa?

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

Chinese 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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