China Tourist Visa Requirements

Hierro Consulting is a third party registered agent of the China Consulate and authorized to assist with visa procurement in Houston and Chicago. You may also work with the China Consulate directly. Please reach out to the China Consulate, if you do not wish to use an authorized, expedite agency.

HCPVS Service Fees: 

$59.00     10-12 Business Days Processing​​ (Houston)
$79.00     5-7 Business Days Processing​​ (Houston)

$79.00     10-12 Business Days Processing​​ (Chicago & Washington DC)


(Houston, Chicago, & Washington DC Jurisdiction, 5-7/10-12 business day processing):

  • Completed & Signed Visa Application Form, Additional, & Employment Forms
    • All sections must be completed or filled with N/A. Must be computer printed, no handwritten applications.
    • Please be sure that the name on the form exactly matches the name as on the passport & Driver’s license
  • Two Passport photos (2x2) with a white background
    • Photo must be recent (within the last 6 months) and may not be the same photo as in passport
  • Original, signed USA passport
    • Valid for at least 6 months beyond intended stay
    • Must have more than 2 visa pages available
  • Proof of Jurisdiction: Copy of your State Driver’s license
  • Invitation from China: Copy of your Travel Itineraries,hotel reservations, and cruise accommodations with each traveler’s name
  • Copies of all previously issued China Visas
  • China Consular Visa Fee: $140

Discounts are provided on groups of five or more. China $45 pricing is for submission only. Additional fees apply if application is incomplete, must be corrected, or resubmission is required. Rush fees apply for expedited processing. Please note that all government and shipping fees are additional and not refundable. 


Additional Requirements for other Visas: These requirements are in addition to those for the base Tourist Visa


Minor Visa (Age 17 and below):

  • Original or notarized Copy of Birth Certificate with both parent’s names
  • Original Signed & Notarized Authorization for Visa Issuance
  • Notarized copy of Passport information pages of both parents
    • Parent’s names should be clear and as on birth certificate
    • If any parent has had a name change, proof of name change (marriage certificate, court order affidavit) should be included


Non-US Citizen or not Applying with US Passport:

  • Proof of US Residency:
    • ​Notarized copy of Residency Card or Visa
    • Other Restrictions and requirements may apply


Business Visa: Please note, regardless of the source of pay, length of stay, or if it will be a "hands-on" job or not, it is unlawful to provide professional training, technical assistance or to engage in voluntary work or any professional activities on a business visa. Violators are subject to heavy immigration penalties.

  • Original Notarized Business Letter:​ From employer or sponsoring company in the USA, on their letterhead stationery and signed by a senior manager (original signature acknowledged by a notary public from state within Houston Consular Jurisdiction). Please reach out us if you need a template.
  • ​Letter of Invitation: Must provide very specific information, be signed by an appropriate representative of the inviting company or organization, and must be stamped "chopped" with the company seal.  Please reach out us if you need a template.


​Although visa application requirements can be similar, each case is unique. Many factors, such as purpose of travel, nationality, and US state of residency can all affect application requirements. After our free initial consultation, we can provide your individual requirements in order to complete your visa application process quickly and efficiently.

PASSPORT & VISA SERVICE

888.887.3894

visas@hierroconsulting.com