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How to Apply for a Chinese Visa

To enter the People’s Republic of China, a U.S. citizen must have a valid U.S. passport and Chinese visa. An "L" visa is the Chinese tourist visa type. China Tourist visas are issued to those who intend to go to China for touring, sightseeing or visiting friends. It is usually issued for up to 60 days stay per visit and multiple entry valid up to 10 years for US passport holder, while it is usually issued up to 60 days stay per visit but only for single or double entry valid for 3 or 6 months for non-US passport holder. 


Entry & Exit

  • Obtain a visa prior to arrival and have a passport with at least six months' validity remaining. The lack of either will result in a fine and immediate deportation.
  • Apply for a ten-year multiple entry visa, useful for repeated travel or trips to Hong Kong or Macau with returns to China.
  • You must have a valid visa to exit China and you must leave China before the expiration of the listed duration of stay. 

Visa Application Agencies

There are also a number of visa application agencies that can assist you in applying for your Chinese visa as well as expediting your application.  ASRI does not endorse any company, but a quick Google search for "Apply for a Chinese Visa" will provide many options.

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Getting to the Wyndham Bund East Shanghai Hotel

Shanghai Hongqiao Airport/ Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station--take Line 10 (bound for Xinjiangwancheng Station), get out at Tiantong Road Station, and transfer Line 12 (bound for Jinhai Road Station), get out at Ningguo Road Station from gate 4, and 1.3KM of walk.  Or take a taxi about 60 minutes, charge about 120 yuan.

Shanghai Pudong International Airport--take Line 2 (bound for Guanglan Road Station), get out at Guanglan Road Station, and transfer Line 2 (bound for East Xujing Station), get out at Century Avenue Station , and transfer Line 4 (bound for Yishan Road Station), get out at Dalian Road Station , and transfer Line 12 (bound for Jinhai Road Station), get out at Ningguo Road Station from Gate 4, and 1.3KM of walk. Or take a taxi about 50 minutes, charge about 140 yuan.

Shanghai Railway Station--take Line 4 (bound for Yishan Road Station), get out at Dalian Road Station, and transfer Line 12 (bound for Jinhai Road Station), get out at Ningguo Road Station from gate 4, and 1.3KM of walk.  Or take a taxi about 30 minutes, charge about 40 yuan.

Shanghai South Railway Station--take Line 1(bound for Fujin Road Station), get out at West Shanxi Road Station, and transfer Line 12 (bound for Jinhai Road Station), get out at Ningguo Road Station from gate 4, and 1.3KM of walk.  Or take a taxi about 50 minutes, charge about 110 yuan.

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