+01 (773) 525-0678 3950 North Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1820D Chicago, IL 60613

Student Visa

Chinese Visa Services
3950 North Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1820D, Chicago, IL 60613
STUDENT VISA INSTRUCTIONS
Areas of Jurisdiction: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.
Please follow the instruction for the Visa that you require. If you still have questions, call our office during office hours or email us.

PLEASE NOTE

The following nationalities must apply appear in person to obtain a Chinese visa: French, Iranian, Pakistan, Turkey, Nigeria, Bangladesh, France, Iran, Ghana, Nepal, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan. These passport holders must appear in person to be finger printed.
THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS MUST BE SHIPPED TO US

1. VALID PASSPORT

A signed passport containing at least 2 blank VISA pages. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from date of entry. 

2. COPY OF PASSPORT INFORMATION PAGE

You must present a COPY of the bio information page of your passport to be included with your documentation.

3. CHINESE APPLICATION FORM

Download, 1 (one) Chinese visa application form, fully complete (NOTE: ONLY TYPED FORMS ARE ACCEPTABLE) and sign. DOWNLOAD FORM HERE.

4. PASSPORT PHOTO

1 (one) recent photograph, 2 inches x 2 inches, passport type.

China Consulates are very strict with their photo requirements:
  1. Photo must have been taken in the last 6 months
  2. 
Must be 2 inches by 2 inches in size

  3. Must have a white background

  4. You must be facing forward in your photo

  5. No glasses
  6. No jewelry

  7. No white shirts
  8. 
Mouth must be closed

5. FLIGHT ITINERARY

Copy of flight itinerary. It should have your name, departure date, airline, flights itinerary showing entry and exit from each country.

6. COPY OF VALID PHOTO ID

Copy of both sides of your valid Driver's License or State ID.

7. ENROLLMENT LETTER

A notarized copy of the front and back of the card ("Green Card") or notarized copy of U.S. visa in passport. 

U.S. Visa - Visa that is in your current passport. If visa is in an old passport, the China Consulate requires the ACTUAL expired passport with the visa inside.

8. CRIMINAL RECORDS

All applicants with criminal records and media professionals must apply in person at the Chinese Consulate in Chicago.

9. APPEAR IN PERSON AT THE CHINESE CONSULATE IN CHICAGO

Any student visa applicants planning to stay for longer than 180 days must appear in person at the Chinese Consulate in Chicago.

10. JW202 Form

JW202 Form: Only required for stays longer than 90 days. Please send the original JW201 or JW202 sent to you from school in China and a set of good quality photocopies. The JW201 or JW202 should have an official stamped on it. See Sample JW202 here.

11. ADMISSIONS NOTICE

You must obtain an original official letter of invitation from your sponsor. The organization you will be visiting is responsible for providing the invitation. This letter must:

  • Specify the number of entries you are requesting for your visa
  • Show your name exactly as it appears on your passport

A letter of acceptance from your Chinese based educational establishment is required. The Admission Notice should have an official stamp on it. Click here for Sample Admission Notice.

12. FOR NON-US PASSPORT HOLDERS

A notarized copy of the front and back of the Card ("Green Card") or notarized copy of U.S. visa in Passport. 

  • U.S. Visa - Visa that is in current Passport. If visa is in old passport, the China Consulate requires the ACTUAL expired passport with visa inside.
  • Any foreign passport holder carrying a J1 visa in their passport will have to provide notarized.

13. CONSULAR VISA FEE

Please make out a payment to Consulate of China. (Money Order or Certified Check); personal and business/company checks are not accepted. 

14. OUR SERVICE FEE

Our service fee: See table below. Cash, Company Check, Money Order or Certified Check; no personal checks are accepted. Send payment and make payable to: Chinese Visa Services - 3950 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite #1820D - Chicago, IL 60613. 

15. RETURN SHIPPING

You are required to cover the cost of returning your Passport with Visa stamp. Please include postage payment or provide a self-addressed paid envelope for the delivery service desired (FedEx, UPS and USPS). Returning your package via the U.S. Postal Service is only acceptable with a tracking number.

16. Please forward all the requirements listed above to:

Chinese Visa Services at 3950 North Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1820D, Chicago, IL 60613. Telephone: (773) 525-0678. E-mail: Portserv9@yahoo.com.

PROCESSING FEES FOR U.S. PASSPORT HOLDER
PROCESSING TIMECONSULAR FEESERVICE FEETOTAL COST
3-4 Business Days$165.00$170.00$335.00
5-6 Business Days$140.00$140.00$280.00
Contact Us
Chinese Visa Services
3950 North Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1820D, Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: 773.525-0678, Email: portserv9@yahoo.com