Filling out the Application:
1.1) Full English Name as in passport: Write your last name after "Last Name," your middle name after "Middle Name" and your first name after "First Name."
1.2) Name in Chinese: Write "N/A" unless you have a Chinese name. If you have a Chinese name, please write it in Chinese. If your child was adopted in China and you don't know how to write in Chinese, xerox their name from their Chinese passport, cut it out, tape it to the page, and then xerox the application page. Their name in Chinese MUST be in this space.
1.3) Other names: This would be a maiden name, nickname, other married names, etc. If this is for a child adopted from China, write their Pinyin name.
1.4) Sex: Please choose male or female
1.5) Date of birth: Fill out in format full year - month - day
1.6) Current nationality(ies): Please fill in your current nationality as in your passport, usually this is "USA"
1.7) Former nationality(ies): Please fill in any former nationality you've ever had, if applicable.
1.8) Place of birth: Please fill in the name of your birth place (City, Province/State and Country).
1.9) Local ID/Citizenship number: Please fill in your driver's license number. If for a child, write "N/A"
1.10) Passport/Travel document type: Usually "Ordinary" unless you are traveling under a Diplomatic or military passport
1.11) Passport Number: Please fill in the number of the passport with which you are applying for the visa.
1.12) Date of issue: Please fill in the date of issue of your passport, in the date format yyyy-mm-dd
1.13) Place of issue: Write exactly what it says on your passport. If it says "National Passport Center" that's what you write. If it says, "UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE" that's what you write. You may abbreviate if it doesn't fit, like "US DEPT OF STATE."
1.14) Date of expiry:
Please fill in the expiration date of your passport, in the date format yyyy-mm-dd
1.15) Current occupation:
If you are a "blue collar worker" you put "BUSINESSPERSON." If you are a "white collar worker" you put "BUSINESSPERSON." Doctor, Programmer, Social Worker, Teacher... you are still a "BUSINESSPERSON." If you are gainfully employed and you are not obtaining a special government or airline visa, you are more than likely a "BUSINESSPERSON" in the eyes of the Chinese Embassy. If you put something like "Other:Pharmacist" I'm going to have to explain to the Chinese how you can work at a Pharmacy and not consider it a business. If you are clergy or media, call me. You have extra things you have to do. A child is usually a "Student."
1.16) Education: If you have not attended college, please write after "Other (Please specify):" High school or whatever applies. If for a child, check "Other:" and write the grade.
1.17) Employer/School: Completely fill out or write "N/A" if retired or unemployed. Fill in the school information for your children.
1.18) Home address: Completely fill out your home address, minus zip code
1.19) Zip Code: Zip code of your home address
1.20) Home/Mobile Number: Either or both
1.21) Email address: Only use one
1.22) Marital Status: Self-explanatory
1.23) Major family members: Any relative traveling with you to China. If no family members are traveling with you, put any family member you would like contacted if you have any problems.
1.24) Emergency Contact: First person you want contacted if there are any problems, but not anyone you are traveling with.
1.25) Country or Territory where the applicant is located when applying for this visa: Usually "USA"
2.1) Major purpose of your visit: Tourism
2.2) Intended number of entries: Choose any you wish.
2.3) Are you applying for express service? There is no express service at this time.
2.4) Expected date of your first entry into China on this trip: MAKE SURE IT IS WRITTEN YYYY-MM-DD!!
2.5) Longest intended stay: Add up all the days you will be in China for this trip.
2.6) Itinerary in China: Please fill in name and address of your hotel(s) and phone number(s) during the visit in China in chronological order. They are now requiring this info, so get it from your travel agency.
2.7) Who will pay for your travel?: Please fill in who will pay for your cost of traveling and living during your stay in China.
2.8) Information of your inviter or contact unit in China. Get this information from your travel agency or inviter.
2.9) If you have ever been granted a China visa? If yes, please specify the date and country in which you were granted the visa. That's the date of the visa, not the date you first entered China. You were not granted a Chinese visa in China, unless you were in HongKong at the time.
2.10) Other countries or territories you have visited in the last 12 months: Specify date, name of countries or territories and purpose of the visits.
3.1) Have you ever overstayed your visa or residence permit in China? Select “Yes” if applicable. Otherwise, please select “No”.
3.2) Have you ever been refused a visa for China, or been refused entry into China? Select “Yes” if applicable. Otherwise, please select “No”.
3.3) Do you have any criminal record in China or any other country? Select “Yes” if applicable. Otherwise, please select “No”.
3.4) Are you experiencing any of the following conditions? Select “Yes” if applicable. Otherwise, please select “No”.
3.5) Did you visit countries or territories infected by infectious diseases in the last 30 days? Select “Yes” if applicable. Otherwise, please select “No”.
3.6) If you select “Yes” to any questions from 3.1 - 3.5, please give details. Please contact me first before you answer "yes" to any of these.
3.7) If you have more information about your visa application other than the above to declare, please give details. Or type on a separate sheet of paper.
3.8) If someone else travels and shares the same passport with the applicant, please affix their photos and give their information below: Please type "N/A" after "Full name" if you hold a USA passport. American passports do not allow anyone to travel on anyone else's passports.
4.1) Please read closely and understand all the questions on this application form, and be fully responsible for the answers and the photo.
4.2) Please confirm that you understand that whether to issue a visa, type of visa, numbers of entries, validity and duration of each stay will be decided by consular officers, and any false, misleading or incomplete statement may result in the refusal of a visa for or denial of entry into China.
4.3) Please understand that even if you are granted a visa, you may be refused entry into China. If you agree, please sign and fill in the date (make sure the date is in the correct format.) Please note: ALL applicants MUST sign except minors less than 21 years whose parent or guardian must sign on behalf of him or her. The adult must sign their own name.
If this application form is completed by another person on the applicant’s behalf, please have that person complete section 5.
5.1) Name: Please fill in the name of the person who completed the application form.
5.2) Relationship: Please fill in the relationship to the applicant of that person who completes this application form.
5.3) Address: Please fill in the address of that person who completes this application form.
5.4) Phone number: Please fill in the phone number of that person who completes this application form.
5.5) Declaration: Please sign and date - in the date format required
If this section is not applicable, put N/A in 5.1 and leave the signature line for this section blank.
** If you are working or go to school at any place to do with religion, you have to write a letter promising not to proselytize. Clergy is often rejected, so call us first for suggestions on what to write in your letter. If you've ever committed a crime and you're going to put it on your visa application, please talk to us first.**
Please call or email if you have any other questions. My number is 540-659-6845 and I'm available M-F from 9 AM-4 PM EST.
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