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China Visa Service

China visa application for any residents of the United States with proper documents. Those residing in Southern California can receive a one year multiple entry visa for $220 per person and all other residents outside of Southern California can obtain a one year multiple entry visa for $250 per person.

Please note, ALL passports MUST be valid 6 months after you return from any international trip without exception!

China Visa Applications

Without exception, all travelers to China MUST have a valid Chinese visa in their passport prior to boarding a flight to China. All travelers to China must have a valid Chinese visa inside their passport in order to board the flight for China, no exceptions. We offer a visa processing service through the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles and in San Francisco. Please make sure your passports are valid at least one year post your return date from your trip in order to qualify for the one-year multiple entry visa. Or at least 6 months post your return date to qualify for any other type of China visas. The process takes approximately 10-12 business days for Southern California while those outside may take up to 14-16 business days. 2-3 day expedited visas can be issued with an extra fee of $50 (not including return postage fees). In order to process the visa, we must have the following:

  1. Original passport (valid at least 6 months post your return date from your trip)
  2. Completed and signed visa application form
  3. Copy of your current driver's license or State I.D.
  4. One passport-sized photo (2" x 2")

We ask that passports be sent via Registered mail, Fed-Ex or Express Mail at least 60 days prior to departure. Full details concerning visa processing are included in your Confirmation Packet after your deposit is placed. If you are holding a China, Hong Kong or Taiwan passport, please make sure to include your old passport from that country when mailing in your documents.

Visa fees can be subject to change and is non-refundable once the visa has been issued. If you are applying for your own visa, a copy of your passport and entry visa should be sent to China Discovery Tours. All document and tickets will be issued under your passport name.

Passports & Airline Tickets

PASSPORT: CHINA REQUIRES THAT YOUR PASSPORT BE VALID AT LEAST 7 MONTHS PAST THE DATE YOU WILL ENTER CHINA. If you do not have a passport, or if your passport has expired or will expire, you must apply for a new passport. U.S. passports are easily processed through the U.S. Postal Service. Contact the nearest post office for processing information in your area. Normal processing time may take as long as 6-8 weeks, but can be expedited in around 7-10 days for an additional fee.

AIRLINE TICKETS / FLIGHT INFORMATION: The tour price for non "land only" tours includes international airfare. all tickets are economy class and are based on our agency's excellent contract rates out of Los Angeles. Business and First Class seats are available for a significant premium (please call for current quotes). Air China does have a mileage program, and you may be elegible to receive credit for the Air China flights, but you will be responsible for processing your mileage accounts with Air China at the time of check-in. Air China is a non-smoking airline. Baggage allowance is limited to one large check-in piece and one carryon per person. The flight time to Beijing is about 12 hours. Further details about check-in, seating, baggage transfer, baggage dimensions, etc., is included in your Confirmation Packet. (air carrier subject to change based upon availability)

China Visa Application Forms & Documents

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