If it does not, you MUST apply for a new passport and have it in hand before you are able to apply for your travel visa.**
China Visa Application Processing Time
Once you have sent in your complete visa application packet to the China consulate, it will generally take 5-7 business days for a regular application to be approved (if all the documents meet the requirements). If sending via courier service, applicants should expect an additional 2-4 days on either side for shipping time, giving a maximum timeline of about 2 weeks from application to receipt of your travel visa.
- If time is tight, Expedited (2-3 business days + shipping) or Rush (1 business day +shipping) application options are available at a cost.
All travelers to China will need a China tourist visa (also know as an “L visa”) to enter the People’s Republic of China. A China entry visa is issued only by a Chinese Consulate or Embassy. Travelers should start preparing their visa application packet 60 – 45 days prior to their departure date.
The visa application process can get a little complicated when it comes to adoptees traveling back to their birth countries. Don’t worry! We’ll walk you through every step of the process!
Once you have all of your required documents ready, you can either apply in person (if you happen to live near a Chinese consulate) or opt to use a courier service. Visit the Fee Breakdown tab for visa application costs and fees.
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