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·Notice on the Current Visa Application Procedures(updated July 1, 2022)  (2022-07-01)
·C Visa Requirements  (2021-01-05)
·Notice on the Submission of Chinese Visa E-application Form  (2021-01-04)
·Announcement on the Temporary Suspension of Entry by Foreign Nationals Holding Valid Chinese Visas or Residence Permits  (2020-03-26)
·Notice: New Office Hours and Application Requirements from March 25  (2020-03-24)
·Must-read Tips for All Visa Applicants  (2020-03-26)
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·Select a Proper Visa  (2018-07-26)
·D Visa Requirements  (2018-03-15)
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·L Visa Requirements  (2018-03-15)
·M Visa Requirements  (2018-03-15)
·Q1 Visa Requirements  (2018-03-15)
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·R Visa Requirements  (2018-03-15)
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Notice on the Current Visa Application Procedures(updated July 1, 2022)
2022-07-01 08:05


Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chinese government has been adjusting the visa policy following the development of the pandemic. This Notice is to introduce the current visa policy and the application procedures. If you need to apply for a visa to China from the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles, please follow the instructions:

I. Visa applications shall be made according to consular jurisdiction. The consular jurisdiction  of the Consulate General includes Southern California (Los Angeles/Orange/San Diego/Riverside/San Bernardino/Ventura/Santa Barbara/San Luis Obispo/Kern/Imperial), Arizona, New Mexico, Hawaii, Guam, CNMI, American Samoa.

II. Procedure of application

1. Applicants who meet the condition listed in “III. Visa categories and supporting documents”, can upload the proof of residence and supporting documents for preliminary review electronically via the online appointment system (please click the link to visit the system).

2. If approved, the applicant will be informed by the Consulate via email with detailed instructions.

3. The applicant shall mail in all documents as instructed in the email, including a valid passport, supporting documents and a USPS Priority Mail Express return envelope in the following format:


Applicant's name, telephone and email      Visa Application

Applicant's address Appointment No. XXXXXXXX


Passport and Visa Office

Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles,

443 Shatto Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90020


4. The duration of processing will vary depending on the individual circumstance of each application. All documents will be mailed back to the applicant in the return envelope.

III. Visa categories and supporting documents

Visa 

Categories

Description

Supporting Documents

(For other required documents, the applicant will be guided by the staff by email))

M

Issued to those who intend to go to 

China for commercial and economicactivities.

Invitation Letter by the company/institute in China

(For certain application cases, PU/TE Letter is 

required. The staff will guide the applicant by 

email.)

F

Issued to those who intend to go to 

China for technical, cultural or 

educational activities.

Invitation Letter by the company/institute in China

(For certain application cases, PU/TE Letter is 

required. The staff will guide the applicant by 

email.)

Z

Issued to those who intend to work in China.

Notification Letter of Foreigner’s Work Permit in the 

PRC or Original PRC Foreigner’s Work Permit Card.

S1

Issued to family members of Z visa 

or work category residence permit 

holder, who plan to stay in China for 

more than 180 days.

*Family members include: spouses, parents, children under the age of 18, parents of the spouse.

Both original and photocopy of Kinship certificate(e.g. birth certificate, marriage certificate,notarized certificate of kinship, household register)

A signed invitation letter from Z-Visa holder

A photocopy of the passport of theinviting individual 

and valid Work Permit, valid work category residence 

permit, work permit card,or Z-Visa

S2

Issued to family members of Z/M/F 

visa, or work category residence 

permit holder, who plan to stay in 

China .

*Family members include: spouses, parents, children under the age of 18, parents of the spouses.


A photocopy of Kinship certificate(e.g. birth certificate, marriage certificate, notarized certificate of kinship, 

household register)

A signed invitation letter from Z/M/F Visa holder

A photocopy of the passport of the inviting individual and valid Work Permit, valid work category residence 

permit, work permit card,or Z/M/F Visa

Q1

Issued to family members of Chinese citizens,or family members of 

foreigners with Chinese permanent 

residence permit, who plan to stay in

China more than 180 days.

*Family members include: spouses,

parents,parents-in-law, children, 

spouses of children, brothers and 

sisters,grandparents and 

grandchildren.

Both original and photocopy of Kinship certificate(e.g. birth certificate, marriage certificate, notarized 

certificate of kinship, household register)

A signed invitation letter from the Chinese citizen or 

the foreign citizen with a Chinese permanent residence 

permit who lives in China

A photocopy of I.D. card of the Chinese citizen or 

foreigner’s passport information page plus the Chinese 

permanent residence permit

Q2

Issued to family members of Chinese citizens or family members of 

foreigners with Chinese permanent 

residence permit, who plan to stay in

China less than 180 days.

*Family members include:spouses,

parents,parents-in-law, children, 

spouses of children, brothers and 

sisters,grandparents and 

grandchildren.

A signed invitation letter from the Chinese citizen or

the foreign citizen with a Chinese permanent residence 

permit who lives in China

A photocopy of I.D. card of the Chinese citizen, or 

foreigner’s passport information page plus the 

Chinese permanent residence permit

R

Issued to those who are high-level 

talents

Confirmation Letter for High Level Foreign Talents

*For Spouses and children under the age of 18, please 

submit proof of relationship (e.g. marriage certificate, 

birth certificate) and apply for S2Visa.

C

Issued to crew members

A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport 

company or an invitation letter issued by a relevant

entity in China

Diplomatic

/Official/ 

Courtesy

Issued to those who hold diplomatic or official passport, and plan to visitChina for official purpose.

Diplomatic Note from U.S. State Department, or the 

Embassy or Consulate General of the applicant’s 

country in U.S.A.


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