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STEP 2: E-MAIL DOCUMENTS FOR REVIEW (optional)
STEP 1: GATHER THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ACCORDING TO THE PURPOSE OF YOUR TRIP
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.
CHINESE GOVERNMENT RE-INSTATED ALL VISAS ISSUED PRIOR TO MARCH 2020. IF YOU HAVE A VALID VISA IN YOUR PASSPORT, YOU CAN USE FOR TRAVEL. ALL TYPES OF VISAS ARE NOW BEING ISSUED INCLUDING TOURIST. SEE REQUIREMENTS BELOW.
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STEP 4: SEND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FOR PROCESSING TO OUR DC OFFICE ADDRESS:
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
IMPORTANT NOTES ON PROCESSING TIMES & PROCESSING:
Chinese consulate in Chicago is currently requiring appointments to be scheduled to submit each application. You do not have to book or be present for the appointment, we will do this for you. Appointment system is not always working and can book up very quickly. It can take up to 2-3 weeks to find availability to submit your paperwork. Once appointment is scheduled and your paperwork is submitted, it will take 4-5 days to issue a visa. You will be notified of the date of the appointment and date of completion.
ONCE YOU MAIL YOUR PAPERWORK TO OUR OFFICE, THE FEES BECOME NON-REFUNDABLE. IF YOU DECIDE TO CANCEL PROCESSING AFTER WE RECEIVE YOUR PAPERWORK AND BEGIN WORKING, THE FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
DO NOT BOOK ANY TRAVEL TO CHINA EARLIER THAN 4 WEEKS FROM THE DAY WE RECEIVE YOUR PAPERWORK!
STEP 3: CALCULATE FEES (Embassy fees + AVS Service Fees + Shipping Fees)
AMERICAN VISA SERVICE
44081 PIPELINE PLAZA, SUITE 210
ASHBURN VA 20147
*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.
***Regular Processing: 3-4 weeks
|Rush Processing: 3-4 days|
|Business (multiple entry 10yr)||$240.00||n/a|
|AVS Service Fees ||***Regular Processing: 3-4 weeks||Rush Processing: 3-4 days|
|Business (multiple entry 10yr) ||$350.00||n/a|
|Shipping Fees || FedEx Overnight Return || FedEx 2 Day Return |
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