China Business Visa

China Business Visa

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Just a few simple steps to obtain your China Business Visa from IPV

Gather your documents

Gather your documents

Check the list of required documents needed to obtain a China Business Visa.

Visit our office

Visit our office or ship your documents to us

Drop off your documents in person or ship them to us via FedEx.

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Requirements

Please gather all required documents before visiting our office or sending us your order.

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After gathering all the required documents – Download and complete our Service Request form.

Download IPV Service Request Form

Provide your valid, original and signed passport. A visa is a stamp or sticker applied to the passport by the embassy or consulate, therefore the original passport is required.

  • at least six (6) months remaining validity
  • at least two (2) completely blank visa pages available

You must provide a copy of your driver's license or state ID.

One (1) passport style photo.

  • 2" x 2" size
  • white background
  • taken within 6 months

A copy of your round trip airline tickets, itinerary or e-ticket, Cruise Itinerary or letter of confirmation from a Travel Agency confirming entry and exit from mainland China.

Applicant must complete and sign the Statement of Business.

Download Statement of Business

A copy of your hotel reservations where you are staying in China is required. This may be a separate document or part of a complete travel itinerary.

  • If you have a green card

    If you have a green card, a copy of your green card and this statement. Print, complete and notarize the statement.

  • If you have a visa

    If you have a visa, a copy of your visa and this statement. Print, complete and notarize the statement.

First time applicant whose former nationality was Chinese should enter their Chinese name in the application form and submit their original Chinese passport and the photocopy of the information page of the passport.

If the name in the new passport is different from that in the old one, official document for name change should be provided.

Applicant who was formerly Chinese and has acquired a new U.S. Passport, if there is a China visa in the old passport, shall submit his old U.S. passport with the expired China visa and the photocopy of the China visa.

Applicant must provide a business letter prior to traveling to China

Download Business Letter template

A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in China.

The invitation letter should contain the following:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Citizenship
  • Passport #
  • Passport Expiration
  • The letter must be addressed to the Consulate General of P.R. China, Los Angeles.
  • The letter must explain the nature or purpose of business and the duration of the proposed business trip.
  • The letter must state the name as well as the addresses of individuals, departments and organizations in China you intend to visit.
  • The letter must specify the visa validity and number of entries, the applicant is asking for.
  • The letter must be on company letterhead and bear signature/stamp.

Download, complete the visa application form. Print and sign your application in blue or black ink only.

Download China Visa Application (PDF)

Application must be typed using the fillable PDF. Written applications will not accepted.



FAQs

Validity of a visa is the length of period that the visa is good for, namely from the issuing date to the deadline of entering China for the bearer of the visa. If the number of entries are sufficient, the bearer is able to enter China at any time before 12:00 AM on the expiring date.

A visa becomes void once validity expires regardless of whether its entries are used or not. The visa holder should apply for a new visa if he or she intends to visit China again.

Entries are the number of times permitted to enter China during the validity of a visa. A visa becomes invalid if there is no more valid number of entries left. To use such a visa will lead to decline of entry.

Duration of each stay is the longest period of time the bearer of a visa is permitted to stay in China from the date of entry into China on each visit.

Under Chinese law, a foreign national who overstays his/her visa in China is subject to fine and other penalties.

Need to stay longer? You must be obtain approval from a local public security authority, above county level, thirty (30) days before the duration of stay expires. You will be permitted to stay in China once the application is approved.

If you have been issued a visa in the past, the validity of the visa needs to be checked. If the visa is already expired or the entries are used up, you should apply for a new visa. Please check the visa you have been issued in the past. It could still meet the need for your trip.

Visa officers decide on the type, number of entries, validity and duration of stay of the visa to be issued and have the authority to decline a visa application or cancel an issued visa.

Below is a guide to read your China visa.

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An expired U.S. Passport with a valid China visa is good for traveling to China provided it is used together with a new valid U.S. Passport bearing the same name, sex, date of birth and nationality.

If any changes are made to the above mentioned information on the new passport, a new visa is required.

First time applicant whose former nationality was Chinese should enter their Chinese name in the application form and submit their original Chinese passport and the photocopy of the information page of the passport.

If the name in the new passport is different from that in the old one, official document for name change should be provided.

Applicant who was formerly Chinese and has acquired a new U.S. Passport, if there is a China visa in the old passport, shall submit his old U.S. passport with the expired China visa and the photocopy of the China visa.

Additional Info

  • Visa validity starts on the day the visa is issued and duration of stay in each trip is at most 90 days.
  • The applicant is not permitted to engage in activities which are not in conformity with the purpose of journey stated on the application.
  • Visa officers decide on the type, number of entries, validity and duration of stay of the visa to be issued and have the authority to decline a visa application or cancel an issued visa.


Service Fees

Standard
7 business days
$115
plus $140 Consulate fee *
Express
4-5 business days
$135
plus $140 Consulate fee *
Rush
2 business days
$175
plus $160 Consulate fee *
Service Fees China Information
  • *Consulate of China – Los Angeles Jurisdiction: Arizona, Southern California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Pacific Islands.
    Not within the Los Angeles Jurisdiction? Please call us at 310-274-2020.

Service Fees – General Information
  • Applications begin processing the business day after your documents are completed and ready to submit.
  • If shipping your documents to us, processing times do not include return shipping estimates.
  • Processing times and fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Consulate fees may require a U.S. Postal Money Order. A $15 fee applies if IPV obtains a money order on your behalf. If providing your own U.S. Postal Money Order for your visa application, the fee will be waived.
We Accept

credit cards and cash for service payments
Government fees payable by check or money order


How to apply

Visit our office
or mail us your documents.

Choose the most convenient option to apply for your China Business Visa.

In Person

Gather all the required documents and visit our office in Beverly Hills. We can assist you in obtaining your China Business Visa.

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International Passport & Visa
204 S Beverly Drive
Suite 115
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Tel: 310-274-2020
Fax: 310-274-4581

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