China has made important changes since reopening. The consulate operates solely by appointment. The only way to make an appointment is to have a completed application. The processing time is about 2 to 3 weeks once an appointment is made. However, the next available appointment may not be for another month out. The appointments are first come first serve and tend to go pretty quickly and at the present time are anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks out. PVM cannot give you a processing time or exact date if an appointment is not made. If you must know the processing time you must complete the application. If you have not begun to work on the application a significant amount of time is being lost.
If you do require a visa please continue reading for more information pertaining to the visa process as it is now. The consulate’s process now requires the applicant to complete the application form online. To complete the application form for business you must have the invitation. Once the Application is completed we will be given an application number. This number is what we can use to do make an appointment. An appointment is typically about 2 to 4 weeks out. We would need to send your passport to DC at least a week before the appointment and expect to be without it about 2 weeks from the appointment just in case the consulate asks for more information pertaining to your case. If you are unwilling to do this we cannot assist you. We are fully aware that this process is not the same as pre Covid China processing and may be a shock to travelers but these are the new steps and they must be abided.
Passports Visas & More is a China Visa Service provider helping travelers obtain China visas. Our China Visa Office is located in Downtown Orlando and in the Coral Gables area of Miami. We can assist with your China visa application and offer expedited china visa services as well as standard China visa services. Call us today for help on obtaining your China visa today.
PVM China Visa Processing Fees:
2-3 Weeks once appointment is made
Total cost including consulate fee and shipping is $550.00
Fees include Fedex shipping to and from DC and the Embassy fee.
How Do I Proceed?
Follow the 3 listed steps listed below:
China Business Visa
STEP 1- Gather the required documents
A. Application form (Click here for Application)
Please use the link above to fill out the form. This application is a PVM form which we will use to complete the application form on your behalf. Unfortunately, the Chinese consulate requires that all sections of the application be filled which is why we proceed in this manner. Please do not leave any question blank including the flight information. Completing the application without specific and correct information will cause you to have to redo the application. Once you have this completed please email it to us at email@example.com
B. Invitation letter from China (See Sample)
The invite must come from a company in mainland China. It is the responsibility of the traveler to secure a proper invite. The invite must have the information listed below on it. Any deviation from these requirements will require a new invite and if the invite is different from what is on your application a new invite will be required. It must have the following details:
- Name and passport number
- Your purpose of entry
- Dates of travel
- Must be on company letterhead with a phone number and address
- Company letter must be signed by someone in the company and must list their name and title.
- Inviter must sign by his/her name
- Letter must have a RED seal…the consulate no longer accepts invites with blue seals
C. Drivers License
Clear copy of your valid driver’s license or a copy of your utility bill showing your full address. We mainly work with travelers who reside in Florida. If your driver’s license is not from Florida please let us know. We may still be able to help you but the process may be different.
D. Valid Passport
Your valid passport
(must be valid for 6 months and must be signed)
E. 1 Passport sized photo
Click here to see passport photo regulations
F. Clear copy of your most recent China visa. If your visa is in your old passport you must turn in your old passport. The reason is because the consulate insists on cancelling this visa so they can issue a new one.
G. A clear copy of any previous passports you may have had from another country as well as any visas for China you may have obtained under that visa. Please note that the consulate may ask to see this passport and will look to see where you have entered and may require information about these previous trips. Seeing where you have been is the sole purpose for asking for the other passport in this case.
H. Signed “Where Are You” form (Click here to see the form)
I. Detailed letter explaining the nature of any trip taken to Turkey. This applies if you have a entry or exit stamp from the country of Turkey you must write a letter explaining the nature of the trip in detail. If your passport or any previous passport has a stamp showing entry into Turkey and if you do not include a letter the process will be held up. If your trip to Turkey was in another passport and the consulate asks to see your previous passport and notices an entry into Turkey your application can be outright denied or you will be required to explain your trip to Turkey. This is the responsibility of the applicant…PVM is not responsible for looking through your passport to verify whether or not you have an entry stamp into Turkey.
J. For travelers who have an existing 10 year visa. Consent letter authorizing the Chinese embassy the ability to cancel your previous 10 year visa or any visa that would be considered valid. The traveler must also include the visa for cancellation. If it is in the old passport, the original old passport must be submitted. The consulate has made clear there are no exceptions.
K. Credit card form for payment (Click here to see the form) PVM requires that you please be sure that you will go through with the process. Once PVM begins the process, our service is non-refundable.
The Chinese Consulate operates strictly on an appointment basis. You do not have to go in person for your appointment. We will go for you and that is included in the pricing. However, we can only make an appointment for you once the application has been completed. If there are errors or the application gets rejected a new application must be done and a new appointment made. For this reason it is critical to be precise on your application the first time around. Appointments at this time are currently running about 3 weeks from the date you we finalize the application.
Travelers who have had previous visas would do well to approach the process as if they have never had a visa before. The process is totally different and things that you were able to do previously you will no longer be able to do. Especially with regards to the invite letter. PVM reserves to right to decide who we chose to work with. We will only do so with travelers who provide the documents we ask. We will refuse any requests from travelers who expect us to deviate from our listed requirements. Thank you.
The Chinese Consulate
The Chinese consulate has begun paying particular attention to your previous travels. As a result, they are paying particular attention to travelers who have made multiple trips to areas of the world that have a high level of unrest or terroristic activities. This especially includes areas in the Middle East. If the consulate sees entry into such an area they may request a letter explaining the nature of that particular trip. They have not given us a list of such countries and it is at their discretion.
If you have a valid 10 year visa issued before March 28,2020 the consulate has begun honoring that visa as long as it remains valid. For more information on this please see the consulate website for further details. China has stated that any preexisting 10 year visa that was issued before March 28, 2020 will be acceptable for entry into China as long as the visa is valid. We do not verify if a visa is still valid or not.
Attention To Detail
All applicants require an appointment. We will make the appointment for you but know that the appointment is linked to a completed application. This application must be done correctly and there can be no deviation. In other words the details on your invite letter must match what you put on the application. If not, the application will be rejected and a new application must be made ALONG WITH A NEW APPOINTMENT. For this reason we ask that you do not finalize the application until you have the invitation. This is critical.
STEP 2- Email your initial application to PVM at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send us by email the above version of the application. We will complete the online version and send it back to you for a final review. We will then print it out and either email it to you for signature or make arrangements for you to come to our offices in Orlando or Miami to finalize the forms. The visa for China is normally valid for 10 years. There are instances where 10 year visas are not given. Validity of the visa is at the discretion of the consulate. We cannot guarantee the issuance of a 10 year visa as the embassy makes the final decision.
STEP 3- Turn in your documentation to our offices before the date of your appointment.
Once your application is completed and we verify the information we will an appointment to go ahead and make arrangements for you to send us the documents or to come to our offices in Florida to turn in your original documents. Your documents will then have to be sent to DC for processing. You do not have to go to DC. We have an office in DC that will do the submission for you. Our Florida offices are located at:
PVM - Miami 2332 Galiano Street 2nd Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 We are located inside the Regus Executive Offices OR PVM- Orlando 390 North Orange Avenue 23rd Floor Orlando, FL 32801 We are by appointment only.