Chinese Tourist (L) Visa Application Requirements


Chinese Tourist (L) visa is required for those who are traveling to China for tourism or visiting friends. L visa usually allow you to stay in China for up to 60 days per visit, and allow multiple entries for a term up to 10 years for US and Canadian passport holders. Passport holders from other countries will usually be issued single valid for 3 months or double entry valid for 6 months. 10 years visa is not guaranteed. The total length of a visa is at the sole discretion of the Consulate, and they may issue a limited entry or shorter duration visa. The requirements for Tourist (L) visa are detailed below.


Do not staple any of the documents together. The Consulate will reject all stapled applications. Paperclips may be used.


1: Original Passport Plus a Photocopy of the Name Page

Certain Non-US passport holders cannot apply for a visa through third parties and must apply in person at the Chinese Consulate/Embassy. The following includes, but not limited to:

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Congo, France, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Nepal, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mauritania, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan


2: Your Visa Application Form

Please check our Guide to Filling Application Form for tips.


3: One Recent Passport Photo

Please see: Chinese Visa Photo requirements


4: Hotel and Round-Trip Flight Confirmation or Invitation Letter

OR

Sample of Chinese ID:  

Please see: Sample of Invitation Letter


5: Payment

Select your passport type:

US Citizen or Non-US Citizen
 
Fees include consular fee and our service fee. Shipping is not included. You have the option to include your own prepaid label with your application or purchase from our website. Please see Shipping.

6: Additional Requirements For Each Consulate

Main requirements for Chinese visa are usually the same across the Chinese Consulates, however, there are some certain requirements for each Chinese Consulate. Please visit Additional Requirements Based on Jurisdiction to see if any of the listed rules apply to you.

7: Special Requirements for Minors