A Chinese student visa is required for enrollment in a study course in China.
A Chinese student (X1) visa is typically issued for long-term study (more than 180 days) in China.
A Chinese student (X2) visa is typically issued for short-term study (less than 180 days) in China.
Send these documents to Travisa
Original, signed passport plus one photocopy of the information page. The passport must be valid for 6 months beyond stay in China, with at least two blank passport pages available for Chinese visa and entry stamps. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for China visas.
Chinese Visa Application Form:
One signed visa application form. Every question on the application must be answered, please answer NONE if the question does not apply to you. Applications must be typed in block capital letters; handwritten changes are not accepted. The signature on the application form must match the signature on the applicant's passport. The Consulate of China requires a visa application be completed according to strict guidelines. Make sure your documentation is accurately prepared by making use of Document Preparation Service. After placing your order, you will receive an Application Kit which includes an optional form where you can provide simple answers. If you choose this service a Specialist will work with you to ensure the required documents are prepared according to government and consular requirements. Once your application form is complete, we will return it to you via a secure and encrypted email for your signature, keeping your personal information safe.
One recent 2 x 2 passport photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.Please note: No jewelry or eyeglasses should be worn for the photograph.
OR - you can upload a passport photo when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
Official Invitation from China:
- For short term study in China, the original and one photocopy of Admission Notice issued by a school or educational institution in China. - For long term study in China, the original and one copy of an approved Foreign Student Application Form (JW201 or JW202) issued by the Chinese unit, and an enrollment letter from the Chinese school. The JW202 must be signed by the student on the bottom right of the form in blue ink.
For applicant's that are minors:
Include a copy of minor's Birth Certificate and a copy of both parent's passport information page.
Washington, DC: Applications for a stay in China of 6 months or more must include a Physical Examination Certificate for Foreign Citizens.
Country of Origin:
Applicants of Chinese origin, (born in China), must include a copy of a previous Chinese visa or their last original Chinese passport. Make sure the Chinese Name field is completed on the Chinese visa application form in Chinese characters.
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
Click here for China Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times
Register your trip with the US Embassy in China:
The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.
Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.
Residents of these states apply for a visa in Chicago :
Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin.
Travisa - Chicago
111 East Wacker Drive, Suite 512
Chicago, IL 60601
Residents of these states apply for a visa in Houston :
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. *Exception: French citizens must apply in person.
Travisa - Houston
2 Greenway Plaza Suite 200
Houston, TX 77046
Residents of these states apply for a visa in Los Angeles :
Arizona, Southern California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Pacific Islands.
Travisa - Los Angeles
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 570
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Residents of these states apply for a visa in New York :
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Travisa - New York
60 E. 42nd Street, Suite 106-107 Lobby
New York, NY 10165
Residents of these states apply for a visa in San Francisco :
Alaska, Northern California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
Travisa - San Francisco
555 Montgomery Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94111
Residents of these states apply for a visa in Washington, DC :
Washington, DC, Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
Travisa - Washington, DC
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20008
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