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

Tourist Visa

Chinese Visa Services
3950 North Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1820D, Chicago, IL 60613
TOURIST 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 completed (NOTE: ONLY TYPED FORMS ARE ACCEPTABLE) and sigDOWNLOAD FORM HERE.

All fields must be completed; if there is a field that does not apply to you, you cannot leave it blank, please type "N/A" into such fields. No handwritten applications accepted; DO NOT PRINT THIS BACK-TO-BACK; IT MUST BE FOUR SEPARATE PAGES.

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. HOTEL RESERVATION

Confirmation of hotel reservation from hotel in China, must include complete address and phone number and the traveler’s name on it.

6. PERSONAL INVITATION

If you are not staying in a hotel, you must get a signed invitation letter from the host with the following information:

  • (A) Personal information of the application, such as name, gender, date of birth and passport details.
  • (B) Details of the visit: Purpose of the visit, date of arrival and departure, relationship between the applicant and the inviter, and who will bear the cost of the applicant's accommodations in China. 
  • (C) Copy of the host Chinese ID card (if they are Chinese); if they are not Chinese passport holders, supply a copy of the information page of their passport and copy of their Chinese visa.

7. FLIGHT ITINERARY

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

8. COPY OF VALID PHOTO ID

Copy of both sides of your valid driver's license or state ID.

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

10. REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS

  • Application Form. Minor visa applicants must have their application signed by both parents; the applicant should also sign the application if capable of doing so.                                                                                                                              
  • Parents’ passport copies. Photocopies of both parents’ ID and passports.                                                                       
  • Birth Certificate. Copy of the minor’s birth certificate showing both parents’ names. If either parent's name has changed since the child was born, proof of name change is required (such as a divorce decree or marriage certificate). At least one parent should sign the application on behalf of the minor. 

11. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS BORN IN CHINA, HONG KONG, MACAU OR TAIWAN

  • Chinese name. The applicant's name written in Chinese characters.


  • Proof of name change. If the applicant's name has changed since birth, please provide a copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change.


  • Previous visa. Copy of a previously issued Chinese visa or copy of the information page from your Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwanese passport. Note: If your old passport has not been canceled, you will be required to submit the original passport with your application.

12. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CHINESE APPLICANTS ADOPTED BY AMERICAN PARENTS

  • Chinese passport. Applicant's ORIGINAL Chinese passport.


  • Proof of name change. If the applicant's name has changed since birth, please provide a copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change.

  • Parents' passports. Clear passport information page copies of both American parents.


  • Certificate of adoption. A notarized certificate of adoption. 

• Birth certificate. A copy of applicant's birth certificate (usually from U.S.).

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 the visa stamp. Please include postage payment or provide a self-addressed paid envelope for the delivery service desired (FedEx, UPS or 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