AMERICAN VISA SERVICE

Visa processing will take 7-10 days. Please make sure that you will not need your passport while your visa is in process. Due to COVID restrictions, there is no way to retrieve your passport from the consulate until the visa is granted.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT VISAS TO CHINA:


--VISA VALIDITY: Crew visas are usually valid for 5yr, multiple entry with 10 day stay.

--THE PROCESS TIME usually takes 7-10 days after we receive your original passport. Please make sure you do not need your passport for this period of time.

--PASSPORT VALIDITY: Your passport should be valid for 1yr or longer and have 2-3 clear visa pages (last 3 pages are not counted as visa pages). If your passport is valid for less than 1 yr, a shorter visa validity will be issued and will be decided by the consulate on a case-by-case basis. According to the latest guidelines from the State Department, we will be able to start processing passport renewals in the matter of days in March-April 2021.

--A PHOTO can be taken digitally with a cell phone. Make sure to stand against a light-colored smooth wall and your shoulders must be fully visible in the photo. E-mail it to us in "actual size" and we'll re-size, crop and print them out for you.

--VISA APPLICATION: new visa application has been released by the Embassy of China on Jan. 4, 2021.

AMERICAN VISA SERVICE 

ATTN.: VALENTINA MEEHAN
44337 LORD FAIRFAX PLACE
ASHBURN VA 20147

Payments can be made by a credit card (you can list it on the AVS order form). Your card will be charged when we receive your original paperwork. A receipt will be e-mailed to you. Totals listed below include our service fee 9$150), embassy fees ($185-$195), handling fees ($20) and overnight shipment back to you ($40).

Due to the latest COVID restrictions, a pre-approval must be granted by the consulate prior to submission of your original paperwork. E-mail copies of the documents listed above to INFO@AVSCHICAGO.COM. Please note that pre-approval can take anywhere between 1-3 days.

STEP 4: COSTS & PROCESSING TIMES

CHINA CREW VISA ASSISTANCE FOR

STEP 1: GATHER THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS

IF YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE IS FROM:


  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Wisconsin

STEP 3: SEND YOUR ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FOR PROCESSING TO OUR TEMPORARY ADDRESS

  • Original signed passport
  • One passport photo (can be taken digitally with a cell phone. Make sure to stand against a light-colored smooth wall and your shoulders must be fully visible in the photo. E-mail it to us in "actual size" and we'll re-size, crop and print it out for you)
  • One visa application form (click here to download)
  • One Health Declaration form (click here to download
  • One 14 Day Travel History form (click here to download)- include international travel only
  • One AVS Order Form (click here to download)
  • Copy of applicant's driver's license or utility bill (front & back)
  • Copy of crew ID (front & back)
  • One Company Expedited Letter from United
  • Copy of previous visa to China (if any). If previous visa is in the old passport, please include a copy of that passport

IF YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE IS FROM:


    ALL OTHER STATES










IF YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE IS FROM:


  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • Pacific Islands

E-MAIL: INFO@AVSCHICAGO.COM

STEP 2: E-MAIL COPIES OF PAPERWORK TO INITIATE PRE-APPROVAL PROCESS