Visa to China

Please feel free to send an email inquiry for any visa services or questions to: info@AustinPassport.com
as visa information is changing daily due to the current environment.

For the safety of our employees and customers we are taking appointments for visa services.
You may contact us at 512-479-0805 for availability.

With over 28 years experience processing travel visas in Austin, TX,
our services provide a fast, easy, secure way to obtain your next visa.

What you need: Please view details

1

Valid Passport

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  • Passport with at least 1 year validity and two side-by-side available visa pages.
  • If you don’t have at least 1 year validity or available pages in your passport, please click here.

2

Application Form

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Please read below before beginning application:

  • Choose North America on the right-hand side
  • Scroll down until you see United States and then choose your jurisdiction
  • Your jurisdiction depends on the state that issued your driver’s license
  • The jurisdiction for Texas is Washington DC, for all others please CLICK HERE
    (All states under the Houston Consulate jurisdiction will now be issued in Washington DC)
  • You will need to upload a 33mm x 48mm digital photo. Both a digital and hard copy photo will be required. This can be done in our office and is included in our price
  • You may choose to fill out the application at our office due to the photo requirements

Click here for Visa Application Form

3

Vaccination Card

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We will make a copy of your card in our office.

4

Photograph

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You will need to upload a 33mm x 45mm digital photo. Both the a digital and hard copy photo will be required. This can be done in our office and is included in our price.

5

Copy of Driver’s License

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Photocopy of driver’s license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (water, gas, electric, sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant’s name and current address.

6

Prior China visa if applicable*

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If you have previously been issued a China visa you will need to provide a copy of that visa.

If you no longer have your previous Chinese visa please include a letter to the Chinese consulate explaining when and where you received your previous visa and how the passport and visa were lost. Issuance of a new visa will be at the discretion of the consulate.

7

PU Letter

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A copy of a PU letter issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs office in China or relevant government authority in China authorizing issuance of a visa.

8

Application Fee

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$145 Regular Service
$165 Rush and Express Service (*Currently unavailable due to COVID-19)

  • REFER TO COURIER FEES FOR PROCESSING TIMES

** Fees are for US passport holders.
(Please contact us for all other countries).

PLEASE NOTE:
FEES, PROCESSING TIMES, AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

9

Austin Passport Express Fee

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Courier Fee: $350
Fees include photos, hand courier service, document assistance and review, and all shipping charges and are payable by cash, check, or credit card.

Due to COVID-19 processing times are approximately 3 weeks

TOURIST

Items 1-9 above plus:

10

Flight Itinerary

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Provide a copy of your airline ticket or flight itinerary.

11

Lodging Confirmation

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Please provide one of the following: 

Hotel confirmation- Provide a copy of your confirmed hotel reservation with your name listed.

Invitation from Chinese resident- If you are staying with someone residing in China and do not have a hotel reservation, please click here for a Sample Invite Letter. The inviter will need to include a photocopy of the FRONT and BACK of their valid Chinese ID card or resident permit. This may be emailed to us for your convenience.

Tourist invitation- If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official signed and stamped Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation.

Business

Items 1-9 above plus:

10

U.S. Sponsor Letter

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Along with items 1-6, please also include a letter from your U.S. based company.

IMPORTANT: Your name on the company letter and application form MUST APPEAR EXACTLY AS IT IS ON YOUR PASSPORT.

Click here for China US Sponsor Letter Sample (PDF)
Click here for China US Sponsor Letter Sample (Word)

11

China Invite Letter

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One of the following:
A. An Invitation Letter from the organization to be visited in China (click here for sample letter)

The invitation letter must include the following items:

  • Personal information of the applicant: name (as in passport), gender, date of birth, nationality, and passport number.
  • Information concerning the applicant’s visit to China: purpose of the visit, date of arrival and leaving, places to visit, relationship between the applicant and the inviter, and who will bear the cost of the applicant’s accommodations in China.
  • Information of the inviter: name of the unit, phone number, address, seal and signature of the legal representative, letter can be e-mailed or faxed.

-OR-

B. An Invitation Letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (visa notification form).

This invitation letter needs to be obtained by the host company in China. The letter can be sent via e-mail.

Student

Items 1-9 above plus:

10

Form JW201 or JW202

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Copy of the approved Foreign Student Visa Application Form (JW201 or JW202) issued by the relevant Chinese school. The Foreign Student Visa Application Form must be signed by both the applicant and the school.

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Enrollment Letter

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Original enrollment letter from the school in China signed by both the applicant and the school.

Work Visa

Items 1-9 above plus:

10

Work Permit

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Copy of the Foreign Employment Permit or Foreign Experts License.

11

Invitation Letter

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Copy of the Invitation Letter by a Duly Authorized Unit. This is a special invitation that the host company in China needs to obtain from a local government agency.

Instructions

Please gather all of the required items listed  and bring them to our office during business hours from 9am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

Additional Information

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS BORN IN CHINA, HONG KONG, TAIWAN, OR MACAU:
•  Submit copy of previous Chinese visa or copy of information page from your expired foreign passport. If your foreign passport has not been cancelled you will be required to submit it with your application
 Please write your name in Chinese characters on 1.2 of the application
 If the applicant’s name has changed since birth, please provide a copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change.

FOREIGN NATIONALS:
Require the same items listed plus:
Photocopy of green card (front and back) or visa in U.S.

MINORS:
Require the same items listed plus:
 Copy of birth certificate
 Copy of both parents’ passport and IDs
 Application must be signed by both parents
  If child has Chinese parents, the applicant must also provide proof of parents’ status in the United States.

MISCELLANEOUS:
 If you wish to pay with a credit card and someone is dropping off the application on your behalf, please fill out the Credit Card Authorization Form.

  If you would like your visa to be shipped to you directly, please provide us with a return air bill or fill out the Return Shipping Form.

PLEASE NOTE: PROCESSING TIMES, REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION, AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Our offices

Thank you!

We greatly appreciate your business, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to e-mail or call us at:

Phone: (512) 479-0805
Email: info@AustinPassport.com