F Visa | China Non-Business Visit Visa

China Official Visit Visa – F Visa – U.S. Citizens: Foreigners who intend to go to China for exchanges, visits, study tours and other non-business activities.


  • A) Applicant’s Passport: original, undamaged; valid for at least another 6 months.
      • B) Visa Application Form:  Please download, complete, print, and sign the China visa application
        • Important: The visa application must be filled out on your computer and then printed. They should not be completed by hand.
        • Choose Washington DC for the application location
        • You must provide 10 years of work experience
        • Please sign on both the application form(section 9.1A) and the confirmation page. (HAND SIGNATURE ONLY)
        • Do Not Book your Appointment we will book the appointment on your behalf.

          Precautions for online COVA visa form filling 

          (1) Please carefully read the prompts and requirements of the system, and complete the contents of the visa application COVA online form one by one, making sure that the information is true, accurate, and complete. Please note: Once the application form has been submitted, it cannot be modified in any way.

          (2) The place of submitting the visa application must correctly select the corresponding embassy or consulate according to the division of consular districts.

          (3) Basic personal information. Surname, first name, gender, date of birth, nationality, passport number, etc. must be exactly the same as those on the passport information page, otherwise, your visa application will be returned.

          (4) If you were born in China (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan), please note:

          1. Application form 1.1E The ethnic language name must be entered in Chinese with the Chinese character input method, please do not fill in “Chinese”, “Chinese”, etc.

          2. In the application form 1.6G, select “Yes” for “Once had other nationality or resident status”, and then select the nationality information.

          3. Item 1.6H of the application form is required. If the applicant is applying for a Chinese visa for the first time, this item will be automatically generated during the form-filling process; but if the applicant has previously applied for a Chinese visa, this item will not be displayed when filling in the online form, and the form must be printed out and supplemented by hand Chinese name and other information. This item cannot be empty.

          (5) Completely fill in the work experience and educational background

          1. Please fill in the complete work experience after graduation from school.

          2. The position and responsibilities of the application forms 3.3D and 3.3E must be filled in completely.

          3. Please fill in the complete learning experience after high school in 4.2, and the degree and major in 4.2C and 4.2D must be completed.

          (6) Completely fill in each address

          The address of the spouse in 5.5A of the application form, and the addresses of the parents in 5.5B and 5.5C must fill in the address of the current location, not the address of the place of birth. The address must be filled in completely, including street, city, state, and country.

          (7) If “not applicable” is selected for each item in the form, the reason for the inapplicability must be stated.

          (8) Print the form and sign it. After completing the COVA online form filling, you must print out a full set of application forms, including the “Chinese Visa Online Form Filling Confirmation Page” and “The People’s Republic of China Visa Application Form” (depending on the individual filling situation, a total of 9 to 10 pages will be generated). The full set of forms must be printed page by page and submitted to the embassy. The signature and date on the confirmation page and page 8 must be handwritten by the applicant. Visa applicants under the age of 18 are signed by their guardians, and at the same time add a handwritten signature in the “signature of the filling person”.

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  • C) Photograph: one recent, clear, front view, in color, professional 2″x2″ passport photo of the applicant with a plain white or off-white  background.

China Crew Visa

  • D) Copy of Previous Visas: For applicants that have had a China Visa issued in the past 2 years, a photocopy of previous visas and a copy of all entry and exit stamps from trips taken in the past 2 years must be submitted.
  • E) Copy of Driver’s License: copy of front and back of driver’s license
  • F) Where you Stay Form: Please complete, sign, and date

    Where you Stay Form

  • G) Invitation Letter:  An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:
    •   Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    •   Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures)
    •   Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual)


  • H) Notarized copy of the front and back of the green card. (A valid U.S. visa with a valid I-94 card is also acceptable.)
    • Note: Fees and processing times for non-U.S. passport holders may vary from the fees and processing times published on the website.
    • Note: Consulate may contact you for an in-person visit.


  • I) Chinese name. The applicant’s name is written in Chinese characters.
  • J) Proof of name change. If the applicant’s name has changed since birth, please provide a copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change.
  • K) Previous visa. Copy of a previously issued Chinese visa or copy of the information page from your Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwanese passport. Note: If your old passport has not been canceled, you will be required to submit the original passport with your application.


  • L)  You must make a personal appearance at the Chinese Visa Application Service Center to process your visa if you are a person of Tibetan origin. The Visa Application Service Center will require additional documents in order to process your visa and Fast Passports & Visas is unable to assist in these procedures.


      • J) Both parents must sign the minor’s application. (The Minor Applicant does not sign the application.)
      • K) Notarized copy of applicant’s birth certificate
      • L) Copy of both parent’s driver’s license


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