Additional Travel Details
International visitors from certain countries might require a VISA to enter China. To check VISA requirements, feel free to visit: https://cibtvisas.com/china-visa
Don’t wait until it is too late, this process can take much longer than usual and will need careful planning. We can support your application by providing you with a VISA invitation letter.
To ensure the process is efficient, please have the following information ready:
Name: [Participant’s Name] (as appears on passport)
Date of birth: [Participant’s Date of Birth]
Gender: [Participant’s Gender]
Passport number: [Participant’s Passport Number]
Job title: [Participant’s Job Title]
Company name: [Delegate's Organization]
Date of arrival and departure: [Participant’s Planned Date of Arrival and Departure]
VISA letter contact
To request an Invitation letter to apply for a VISA, please email us at email@example.com
Entry & Health Requirements
All travelers arriving from countries outside Hong Kong and Macau, must hold a negative test. The accepted test is an antigen test issued within 48 hours before departure.
There is no quarantine requirement at this time.
Face masks are mandatory.
Most offices, factories, restaurants and stores are open with social distancing measures in place.
The public transport system is operating throughout the country.
Other re-entry requirements for travelers returning to the United States vary between states. For up-to-date public health measures, check the state or local health department of your planned destination. This information can be found here
Appointment-Based System & Processing Times
The Chinese Consulate uses an appointment-based system for submissions. Wait time for appointments can take up to 30 days due to limited availability. The processing time
quoted is the time taken for the visa to be received after the scheduled appointment.
Take this into consideration when requesting your China visa.
10-Year Visa Issued Before March 28, 2020
Travelers may once again use their China 10-year visa issued prior to March 28, 2020. Please keep in mind that if you have changed your name since obtaining the visa, the visa is no longer valid, and you will have to apply for a new one.
Personal Appearance May Be Required
The Consulate of China may request that applicants come in person to the consulate for an interview and/or fingerprinting. This is a random process, and if the Chinese consulate selects you for finger printing.
Certain situations like working for a Non-Profit Organization, having dual citizenship, or working for media related companies will increase your chances of being selected for an in person appearance to the consulate. All applicants who are required to appear in person at the consulate must take an additional photo with them to the interview and/or fingerprinting. The photo must meet the photograph requirements listed below and must be the same photo as the one attached with the visa application form.
This May Pertain to You
All travelers applying for a multiple entry 10-year visa, must provide your actual passport
containing the previous visa.