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 A China (S) visa is also required for people visiting a family member who is legally living and working in China with a long-term visa. or a residence permit. This visa type issued will be an S visa for dependents who are visiting family members in China. For applicants who visit their friends, tourist/L visas will be issued.

An invitation letter provided by your friend in China is the required material. It should state the purpose of your visit to China, the duration of your stay in the country, and who is responsible for the expenses of your trip to China. The invitation letter should also bear your personal information such as name, passport number, and date of birth. Besides, your friend also needs to provide his/her passport copy, and proof of long-term stay in China, such as an X1, S1, or Z visa.

DOCUMENT CHECKLIST:                                                                        

  • Actual U.S. passport                                                        

  • One 2x2 photo                                                                 

  • China visa application form  [Click to fill out]

  • An invitation letter from a foreigner who works in China with a long-term visa  [ Click to download ]

  • A photocopy of the foreigner's passport personal info page

  • A photocopy of the foreigner's proof of long-term stay

       Such as a Chinese residence permit (which must be valid for longer than 90 days)

  • ​A copy of marriage certificate, or birth certificate for dependent visa applications

  • Signed Where-you-stay form

  • A copy of your driver's license

  • China Visa Solutions order form:  [Regular Service] or [Express Service]

Important Reminders:

Please mail in all required documents in a timely manner. Failing to do so may result in delayed visa approval or refusal by the Chinese Consulate.

- The Chinese Consulate will make the final decision on issuing a visa to China and may ask for further documents.

- Please mail your package with secured and traceable service such as FedEx, UPS, or USPS Express.

- If you are a former Chinese citizen, and this is the first time that you have applied for a visa to China, please send in your actual Chinese passports.

- If you are a former Chinese citizen, and this is the first time that you have applied for a visa to China, and you have changed your name, please provide a name change petition file copy.

- If you have an expired Chinese visa, please provide a copy of that and the passport bio page.

- If you are the parents of adopted Chinese children, please send in a copy of your adoption documents.


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