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Chinese Business Visas

How to Obtain a Chinese Business Visa


Chinese Business Visa Service

If traveling to China for business meetings, sales presentations or other business related activities, you'll need a Chinese business visa. Fortunately we handle hundreds of business visas every week, and we are experts at making the process as simple as possible.

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Business Visa for China Overview

It is important to understand that Chinese business visas are intended for those who are visiting companies in China as part or normal business meetings.

Business Meetings in China

They are not intended to replace the necessity for a Chinese work visa if you will be directly employed or performing technical work or training. In order to obtain a China business visa, you must provide, among other requirements, a letter of invitation from the host company in China detailing who you are visiting and what type of business will transpire. A similar letter from your employer in the US is required as well.

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For further information, please see: China Business, China Urgent, China Tourist, China Fast, China Rush

ItsEasy maintains the visa requirements to all countries, including china. Use the widget above to see your particular requirements for visiting china based upon your citizenship and state of residence in the USA.

Sample Requirements For China

Below is a sample set of requirements for visiting China using a Tourist Visa Visa. These requirements are only a SAMPLE. To get the EXACT requirements for you to visit China, please go to our TripBuilder page and enter in your specific information that is your exact situation.

China Tourist Visa Requirements

Special Information About China Embassy/Consulate

NOTE: The Consulate of China in New York will now only be accepting NOTARIZED COPIES of proof of US status for ALL non-US citizens. That means applicants must submit a notarized copy of their Green Card, I-94, or I-20 with their applications.

Special Information About China Embassy/Consulate

From December 1, 2023 to November 30, 2024 citizens of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Malaysia with ordinary passports no longer require a visa to enter China for Business, Tourism, Family Visits, or Transit for stays of no more than 15 days.

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1.1  Passport

Applicant must submit their current, signed passport. Visas are stamped into a passport, therefore the original passport is required.

1.2  Photo Requirement

Applicant must submit two (2) identical, color, passport style photographs. The photos must be recent and generally should not be the same used for the passport itself.

Please note the following photo requirements as provided by the Chinese Embassy:

The photo must meet the following criteria:
• Photo must have a plain white background
• Photo must be printed on photo paper
• Photo should not show the applicant wearing glasses
• Photo should not show the applicant wearing jewelry
• The applicant must have a neutral [removed]not smiling, posing, etc.)

1.3  Proof of Residency

Applicant must submit a legible, color copy of the front AND back of their driver's license or state issued ID. At this time, no other Proof of Residency will be accepted.

1.4  Travel to Turkey or Pakistan

If applicant has indicated on their application that they have visited, or has an entry or exit stamp from Turkey or Pakistan, in order to avoid potential delays applicant must provide a personal letter stating the exact dates, and purpose of travel to either or both of those countries.

In addition, they must complete and provide the below affidavit.

1.5  Previous Chinese Visa Applicants

For applicants who have previously held Chinese visas, the Embassy and consulate offices require submission of previous visas.

If the previous visa is in the current passport there is no action required.

If the visa was in an old passport, include the old passport. If applicant does not have the old passport, applicant must write a letter addressed to the Chinese Embassy explaining why they cannot provide the old visa(s) (such as previous passport lost, stolen, damaged, etc). Applicant must sign and date the letter. Even with this letter, application processing may experience delays.

1.6  Applicants Under 18yrs

Although applicant may be submitting documents along with other family members, when submitted to an embassy or consulate, applications are treated individually. If applicant is under 18 years old, please view the following link.

1.7  Former Chinese Nationals

If applicant is former Chinese or Taiwanese citizen, applicant must submit previous Chinese passport or proof of previously issued Chinese visa.

If applicant previously held Hong Kong citizenship, applicant must provide an original previous Chinese visa OR must report in person to the Chinese Embassy or Consulate office nearest them and provide documents which prove they have renounced their citizenship or request a travel document.

1.8  Travel History Form

Applicants must complete the China Travel History Form.

1.9  Where You Stay Form

Applicant must complete the Where You Stay form.

1.10  Visa Application

Applicant must complete the online visa application.

1.11  Job Description Form

Applicant must submit one fully completed job description form. Similar to the above, the document is a fill-able PDF and must be completed on a computer, printed and included with your application documents provided to ItsEasy. Failure to include this document will likely result in processing delays.

1.12  Special Notice

For US citizens, China will issue a visa valid for multiple entries up to 10 years by default if the applicants passport is valid for more than 1 year. In some cases, and/or if the applicants passport is valid for less than 1 year, the visa may be valid for a limited number of entries (single or double) and for a shorter period (three months, six months or one year). As with all visas, the actual visa issued is at the discretion of the Embassy/consulate.

1.13  Work in Media

The consulate of China in New York requires that any applicant who works in the media or for a media company (regardless of your actual job within the organization) to appear in person to submit their application for a visa. As such we cannot assist any applicants who work in the media industry in any capacity.

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