We provide Chinese visa application, document authentication and Secretary of State certification services by mail.

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  • Upcoming consulate closure: Nov 11 (Veterans Day), Nov 23-24 (Thanksgiving Day).
  • 2019/10/11: Houston consulate adopts new version of visa application form -- old version no longer accepted beginning Nov. 1.
  • 2019/03/11: Chinese Embassy in Washington DC now requires hotel reservation for tourist visa, and employer letter for all visa types.
  • 2019/10/20 consulate processing time update: visa: no rush service (except for family emergency), express may be one day faster than regular (thus do not recommend); authentication: Houston consulate basically normal; DC Chinese Embassy may be slightly delayed; rush/express may be limited.
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Fast, dependable, and secure We submit your Chinese visa or authentication application to the Chinese consulate next day (Chinese Embassy in Washington DC may take 1-2 days more), and mail back to you after we pick up from the consulate. Regular service (visa or authentication) takes only 5 business days.
When can I get my Chinese visa back? ? Our document safety measures
Online tracking, email report At every stage you know where your most important document is.
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Low service fee Chinese visa: $99.96 service fee per visa (regular service, 5 business days, single to 10-year multiple entry), or from $99.96 (non-US, non-Candian passport); Consular fee $140 (US passport), $80 (Canadian passport) or $30-90 (non-US, non-Canadian passports).

Document authentication or Secretary of State certification: $99.96 service fee per document (volume discount available); consular fee $25 ($50 for business) (reduced rate available for Chinese citizens), Secretary of State fee $5-25.

Pickup service: (Houston consulate) $35 service fee per document, please see instructions for pickup service.

Cost table ? Total cost calculator

Choice of shipping We provide FedEx (recommended, from $15) and US Postal Service (from $9) shipping, or you may provide a prepaid return envelope.
Detailed shipping cost and guide ? Prepaid return envelope guide
Service area Chinese visa, Hong Kong permit: home OR work address in a state covered by Chinese Consulate in Houston (AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, OK, TX plus Puerto Rico) or Chinese Embassy in Washington DC (may take 1-2 days more): DC, DE, ID, KY, MD, MT, NC, ND, NE, SC, SD, TN, UT, VA, WV, WY.

Document authentication, Secretary of State certification: Houston consulate: documents from AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, OK, TX, PR regardless where you live; Chinese Embassy in Washington DC (may take 1-2 days more): DC, DE, ID, KY, MD, MT, NC, ND, NE, SC, SD, TN, UT, VA, WV, WY.

Payment method Accept QuickPay (QuickPay with Zelle), credit card, money order, check, PayPal. Please make payment on or before your documents are received.
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Documents needed: Chinese visa ? Chinese (Documents for authentication, Hong Kong visa/permit )

Below are basic documents required for your Chinese visa application:

  1. Your original passport (valid for at least 6 months, with blank visa pages)
  2. A copy of the photo page of your passport
  3. One photo (2x2, color, similar to passport photo, detailed visa photo requirement)
  4. If you have an old passport with a VALID (unexpired) Chinese visa, please also send that old passport (original).
  5. Chinese visa application form
    Must be typed -- hand filled not acceptable; please follow instructions on "Form download page" carefully, otherwise you may need to RE-DO it!
  6. (Houston consulate only) From 2018/04/27: Supplemental Form about job.
  7. (Washington DC Chinese Embassy only) From 2018/10/24: copy of driver's license; From 2019/03/01: letter from employer, copy of last Chinese visa + copy of last US passport photo page.
  8. "Invitation (+ invitor ID for indiviual invitor)" OR "flight + hotel", please click for details. One set per applicant.
  9. [Family based visa Q1, S1, S2] Proof of kinship (marriage license, birth certificate). Not needed for tourist (L).
  10. Online order confirmation page.

ATTENTION: If you were born in, or are a decendent of (former) residents of, mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan: you must visit Chinese version Chinese version for more information. Failure to do so may cause delay to your application.

The visa application form and all supplemental documents must be printed single-sided. Failure to do so will cause delay!

You may need to submit additional documents if one or more of the following apply:
  • Hold a non-US passport: need to provide document showing your legal status in US.
  • Apply for a student visa
  • Apply for a work visa
  • Apply for a transit visa
  • Born in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan: you must visit Chinese version Chinese version for more information.
  • You are a child of Chinese origin
  • Born in China and changed name in US, please provide copy of name change document.

Answers to common questions on 10-year visa.

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How to apply: Step by step procedures ? Chinese

To apply using our service,

  1. Please fill out the online order of our agency:

    Create New Order

  2. Print the order confirmation page. You order ID, our mailing address, payment information (including credit card payment) and other instructions are shown on the confirmation page. Please make payment on or before your documents are received.
  3. Mail us the documents listed in the "Documents needed" section above.
  1. We are an independent company providing services by mail and charge a service fee. We are registered with the Chinese consulate, but we are not part of the consulate.

  2. To apply using our service, please follow the steps on the left.
  3. To apply at official locations, please visit:

    Chinese Consulate in Houston
    Chinese Embassy in Washington DC
    Offices of Secretary of State

    Please note that the Chinese consulate may not offer service by mail -- you may apply in person, ask a friend to apply for you, or you may use the service provided by us or similar agencies.

After you mail your order: What to do and what to expect

  1. Tell us the time and method you mailed your documents, including tracking number, so that we can track the movement of your mail.
  2. After we receive your application, we check for error, make corrections, and contact you if needed.
  3. We submit your Chinese visa application to the consulate, pick it up, and mail it back to you.
  4. You may track order status or submit additional information online at any time.
  5. We update your order status by email and online when we: a). receive your documents; b). submit your application to the consulate; c). pickup and mail back your documents. We usually send emails and update status in the evening hours, but if there is anything goes wrong, we may contact you during the day.
  6. After you get your visa, please check information on your new Chinese visa. Please make a copy (or scan, take a picture) of your new visa.

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