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China Business Visa



  1. You must submit your original U.S. passport with your application.

  2. You must sign your passport.

  3. You must follow our detailed instructions on filling out the application. 

***Failure to do so will cause a delay in our processing of your visa.***

The Required Documents We Need From You

All of the following documents need to be in-hand when visiting our office.

  • ORIGINAL U.S. PASSPORT with 2 blank pages and 6 months remaining validity from date of travel.  The Visa is affixed inside the passport.  The passport must be signed by the person named in the passport. For minors: the minor can sign or the parent can print the minor's name and then write "signed by" followed by your signature.

  • THREE (3) copies of your application, filled out online following our example application

  • THREE (3) copies of your driver's license 

  • THREE (3) copies of your airline reservations must show travel to and from China, not Hong Kong (currently not required*)

  • ONE (1) passport photo no glasses, must be able to see ears, no smile. You cannot use the photo from your passport.

  • Company Letter of Guarantee (see example below)

  • Copy of Invitation Letter from Chinese government, corporation/company, and issued by Chinese agency. If the invitation is not issued by a Chinese agency, the following is required on the letter:

  1. Name, Gender, Date of Birth of 'INVITER'.

  2. Information about the purpose of the trip, the relationship between the 'INVITER' and applicant, Dates of Arrival, Dates of Departure, Places to Visit, Places and Address of Place of Stay.

  3. Who will bear the cost of the applicant's accommodations in China, information from the 'INVITER' including Name, Address and Company seal.

  4. The city of the inviting company. City must match the city of the hotel of the applicant's intended stay.

  5. Copies of previous visas and passports with those visas.

  6. Your invitation must address to the Consulate of your jurisdiction.

Don't worry, we're going to walk you through it right now...

Step 1.

Call us at 210-375-7525  

We'll have a quick conversation to learn about your request and then schedule an appointment with you for the next available opening.  The next step is to get your paperwork together...

Step 2.
Print this checklist so you don't miss anything.  

Step 3. 

Complete These Online Forms

China Visa Application

Complete the online form below.

If we have to fill it out during the appointment there may be an extra fee.

The application will take about 45-60 minutes to complete.

***Important information on filling out China Application.​***

  • All applicants must write a complete address that includes: Street, City, State, and Zip​ Code for any question that requests an address.

  • Please complete each question or select N/A

  • For question about employment:

    • Please type response in reverse chronological order (2024-2019).

    • For current employment, put the end date as the date you completed application.​​

    • Please type at minimum the last 5 years of employment.

  • For question about education​:

    • Please type employment in reverse chronological order​. Starting with university and ending with High School.

      • High School and non-declared major studies, you may use "General Studies" for "major".

  • Please answer each question to the best of your knowledge.

    • If you do not know the answer to a particular question, please use your best estimated guess rather than leaving the question "blank".


Company Letter of Guarantee
Download this example and modify to your specific trip. 

Step 4. 

Collect The Remaining Documents

It's critical that all of the documents, including the necessary number of copies are collected prior to your appointment.

If you have questions about any of the documents, please call us at 210-375-7525.

Visa Fees

China Consulate fee non expedited     $140

China Consulate fee expedited             $165

Global Passport Express China visa fee non expedited      $300

Global Passport Express China visa fee expedited fee        $350

(Price includes shipping to/from Embassy)

Optional Fees

Application assistance   $35.00

Debit/Credit card fee       4%

(cash, checks, and money orders are gladly accepted)

Global Passport Express provides services on behalf of our clients and is not a government agency.

The fees for services provided by Global Passport Express are charged to the client upfront. These fees are not based on whether the various government entities that we work with approve or decline your application.

Global Passport Express is not responsible for and has no control over delays caused by any government agency and/or mail delivery service or any other third party that is used in the process. This includes errors and/or omissions by the client on any of the required documents that are required.

Fees and timeframes are subject to change without notice and are beyond the control of Global Passport Express.  These are the most accurate fees and timeframes available to us at this time. 

It is critical that all the steps above are followed in order to ensure a smooth process and avoid as many delays as possible with the government agencies that we work with.

Some common issues that cost you more time and money are:

  • Incomplete Applications (missing info, missing signatures, etc.)

  • Missing/Inaccurate Identification Documents

  • Not enough copies of needed documents

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