U.S. Citizens: Register your stay in China with the U.S. State Department
A valid/current visa is required for all countries in order to enter China.
The following are general visa requirements for Business Travel to China:
- Passport must be valid at least 6 more months from the planned arrival date and contain two blank visa pages
- One completed Visa Application Form
- A Visa application fee applies in most cases
- Visa Notification Form/Sponsor Letter
- Additional requirements/restrictions may apply. Please check with your local Chinese Consulate or click here for general information and additional requirements.
Applying for a visa:
When applying for a visa, you’ll need to submit a visa application to the Visa Office of the Embassy or Consultate-General which holds consular jurisdiction over the state you reside:
Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC, USA:
Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming
In New York:
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin
In San Francisco:
Alaska, Northern California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas
All Other Citizens: Please check with your local Chinese Consulate for specific requirements. Different rules apply based on region/country. Different rules apply based on region/country.