STEP 2: E-MAIL DOCUMENTS FOR REVIEW

CHINA

STEP 1: GATHER THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ACCORDING TO THE PURPOSE OF YOUR TRIP

INFO@AVSCHICAGO.COM

American Visa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce  stress. Use this service to avoid mistakes or delays. Our experienced visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if any information needs to be corrected or if there is any missing paperwork. Please note we do not charge any additional fees for document pre-check.   

COVID-19 UPDATE:  The Consulate of China is currently issuing business & work visas only based on the special "PU" invitation. Please have your sponsor in China apply for the invitation and e-mail a copy of it to info@avschicago.com. We will provide further details and specific requirements based on your purpose of travel.

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS:click here

STEP 4: SEND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FOR PROCESSING TO OUR OFFICE

Quick facts about visas to China:

--US citizens qualify for tourist & business visas with validity of up to 10 years, multiple entry
--AVS can process visas for all applicants nationwide regardless of jurisdiction
--For non-US citizens, maximum visa validity is 1yr multiple entry or 6mo double entry. Final validity of the visa is always decided by the consulate
--China visas are valid from the date of issue. If your travel plans change after the visa is issued, you can leave earlier or delay your trip

TOURIST REQUIREMENTS


  • Original signed passport- must have a minimum of 6mo of validity left and have 2-3 clear visa pages
  • One passport photo 2"x 2" (must be taken within last 2-3 months)
  • One visa application form (click here to download). Application must be typed in capital letters and all fields must be filled in (put "N/A" or "NONE" if any questions do not apply to you). Any hand-written or double-sided application will be re-typed for a $25 fee
  • One AVS Order Form (click here to download)
  • Copy of applicant's driver's license
  • Copy of flight itinerary 
  • Notarized copy of green card for non-US citizens or valid US visa
  • For children under 18: 1) original birth certificate with both parents' names; 2) application must be signed by both parents on page 4 in section 4 AND parent filling out the form must sign on Page 4 in Section 5; 3) copies of parents' passports and visas to China



BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS


  • Original signed passport- must have a minimum of 6mo of validity left and have 2-3 clear visa pages
  • One passport photo 2"x 2" (must be taken within last 2-3 months)
  • One visa application form (click here to download). Application must be typed in capital letters and all fields must be filled in (put "N/A" or "NONE" if any questions do not apply to you). Any hand-written or double-sided application will be re-typed for a $25 fee
  • One AVS Order Form (click here to download)
  • Copy of applicant's driver's license
  • One business letter from US company (click here to download sample
  • One invitation letter from Chinese company (must be on letterhead and include Chinese company's stamp & applicant's passport number)
  • Notarized copy of green card for non-US citizens or valid US visa

STEP 3: CALCULATE FEES (Embassy fees + AVS Service Fees + Shipping Fees)

AMERICAN VISA SERVICE 
53 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 1226 
CHICAGO IL 60604 
Tel: 312-922-8860


*Please include our service fee and return delivery payment or a completed air bill. Incomplete payment, incomplete applications or documents and wrong application form will cause a delay in processing the above visa application.

** The service fees are non-refundable, once we receive your documents and start processing them. Embassy fees are non-refundable once your paperwork is submitted to the Embassy. Due to the high volume of applications being submitted, the processing times may be delayed by the Passport Agency and any Embassy. While such situations are beyond our control, we will do everything possible to accommodate your trip and will notify you immediately to let you know about the status of your application.

Embassy Fees

Regular Processing: 7 days

Rush Processing: 3-4 days
Tourist or business (multi entry up to 10yr)
$160.00
$185.00



     

AVS Service Fees
Regular Processing: 7 days
Rush Processing: 3-4 days
Tourist or business (multi entry up to 10yr)
$150.00
$250.00
Trip Registration (optional)
$15.00
$15.00

    

Shipping Fees                                       
FedEx Overnight Return
    FedEx 2 Day Return   

$40.00
$30.00

    AMERICAN VISA SERVICE