How to Get a
Pilot/Crew Visa for China

Chinese Pilot/Crew Visas are issued for:


International transportation • Airline Pilots • Flight Crew
aircraft, trains, ships, & motor vehicle • cross-border transport activities

Get a Pilot/Crew Visa to China
in Just
 
4 EASY STEPS:

How to Get a
Pilot/Crew Visa to China
in Just
 
4 EASY STEPS:

Step 1:
Gather Documents

Step 2:
Complete Forms

Step 3:
Ship Documents

Step 4:
Place Order

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Getting Chinese Visas for Airline Pilots
& Flight Crew Members has never been easier!

UVC Step by Step China Pilot/Crew Visa Help Guide 
 Easy to Follow Comprehensive Instructions
Detailed Application Requirements
Current Entry Information
Secure Online Ordering 
Downloadable Forms

STEP 1: CHINA PILOT/CREW (C) VISA


Carefully Review the Following Information & Gather Together the Required Documents

Overview


China Pilot/Crew (C) Visa

The Chinese Pilot/Crew C Visa is Issued to foreign pilots and crew members utilizing a means of international transportation including: aircraft, trains, ships, and motor vehicle drivers engaged in cross-border transport activities. The C Visa is also issued to accompanying family members of C visa holders. Multiple-entry up to 5 years is only issued to US passport holder.

The Validity of Chinese Pilot/Crew (Z) Visas for U.S. citizens can be for up to 5 years. Visa validity, however, is at the discretion of the Chinese Government and issuing China Embassy/Consulate.

The duration of stay of Chinese Pilot/Crew (Z) Visas is normally 7-10 days. If a stay of more than 10 days is needed, it should be specifically noted on the China Visa Application Form and will require the approval of the issuing Chinese Embassy/Consulate.

 

Passport


The Applicants Actual, Currently Valid & Signed Passport must be submitted with their China Pilot/Crew Visa Application.
The passport needs to have a minimum two blank side by side visa pages and must not be expiring 6 months or less from the date of return into the United States.

U.S citizens should note that the last six pages of your U.S. Passport cannot be for entry/exit stamps or visa issuance. These are amendment pages specifically designated for U.S. State Department use only.

If your passport does not meet current Chinese Pilot/Crew Visa Requirements, UVC can process your China Visa Application and your application to Renew Your U.S. Passport, to add Additional Passport Pages, or to Get a New U.S. Passport back to back and in time for your trip.

 

Photo


Two passport photographs are required for a China Pilot/Crew Visa Application submission.
The photo's should be:

  • in color & not blurry;
  • 2×2 in size;
  • front view with body completely facing forward;
  • on a plain white background;
  • with no glasses or head wear;
  • not older than 90 days;
  • taken at a reputable facility such as Walgreen’s, CVS or Fed Ex.

 

Proof of Residence


Proof of the Applicants Residential Address in the United States must be presented when applying for a Pilot/Crew Visa to China.

This should be a clear color copy of the applicant drivers license or state issued photo ID.

 

Business Letter


A Business Letter from the employer (ex. Airline) or sponsoring company on company letterhead.

The letter should:

  • introduce the applicant;
  • be on company letterhead;
  • Provide the applicants passport information & employee number;
  • indicate the applicant's employment status & position in the company;
  • clearly state that the applicant requires a visa as a crew member.

Applicants requesting a multiple entry visa to China must also provide a separate letter stating the need for the multiple entry visa and indicating the dates of future travel to China.

 

Employee/Crew ID

A clear color copy of applicants employee/crew ID is required for a China Pilot/Crew Visa applicantion submission.

 

More Important Instructions & Helpful Information


Accompanying Family Members of Pilot/Crew C Visa Holders must submit proof of kinship (a certified marriage certificate or certified birth certificate).

Non U.S. Passport Holders Applying for a Chinese Pilot/Crew C Visa must provide proof of their current U.S. Immigration status (usually a clear color copy of a Green Card, U.S. immigration documentation, U.S. Immigration form I-94).

Applicants who have previously traveled to China must provide a copy of the previous Chinese visa. If the visa was issued to a previous passport, a photocopy of the canceled passport’s information page must also be included or you may send the canceled passport itself.

For all minors under 13, a copy of the birth certificate is required. If a minor under 18 is traveling with someone other than a parent or legal guardian, a copy of the birth certificate and copy of parents’ passports is required.

Applicants of Chinese origin (born in China) must include a copy of a previous Chinese visa. If you have no previous Chinese Visas, then you will need to send your actual most recent Chinese passport. Also, these applicants must ensure to complete the Chinese Name field on the Chinese Pilot/Crew visa application form in Chinese characters.

Applicants holding passports from France, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Turkey, Congo, Nigeria, and Ghana must appear in person at the Consulate for finger printing. US Visa Connection cannot assist with the China Visa process for these nationalities at this time.

Applicants who have traveled to Turkey, Kazakhstan or Pakistan must submit a signed Letter of Explanation disclosing in detail the exact purpose of each journey with entry and exit dates.

Applicants leaving Mainland China to visit Hong Kong or Macau with the intention to re-enter the mainland before finally departing from China must obtain a multiple entry visa.

Any person suffering from any mental disorders or diseases such as leprosy, AIDS, venereal diseases, tuberculosis or shall not be permitted to enter the Peoples Republic of China.

 

STEP 2: CHINA PILOT/CREW (C) VISA


Carefully Complete the Following Required Forms

China Pilot/Crew Visa Application Form


Complete, print, and sign two copies of the China Pilot/Crew Visa Application Form.

Important Notes:
Every question on the application must be answered with complete information. For questions that do not apply to you type answer as NA. Application forms completed by hand are not accepted by the Embassy of China or Chinese Consulates. All applications must be typed, printed single side and signed with signature matching that in applicant’s passport.

Use the application link below that corresponds with the state you reside in.

 

STEP 3: CHINA PILOT/CREW (C) VISA


Select Your Preferred Shipping Method 

Shipping Instructions

Shipping Instructions

Please send all required documents, completed forms and a printed copy of your order confirmation to:


US Visa Connection

Address: 510 Earls Court Drive, Katy TX 77450
Phone: 877-VISADOC (847-2362)

Once your order has been completed, your passport with visa will be returned to you with the shipping option you choose. It is highly recommended all documents be shipped using FedEx.

 

Shipping Fees

Shipping Fees


FedEx Return Shipping FedEx Logo
Continental USA Only Price
Overnight - Next Business Day $38.00
2 Day - 2nd Business Day $28.00
Saturday Delivery $48.00
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day / 2 Day (No Saturday Delivery) $48.00
International Price
Call UVC for Prices (Varies by Location) Varies

If you are sending a pre-paid return label or will be using a FedEx or UPS account, you can supply that information when placing your order.

 

STEP 4: CHINA PILOT/CREW (C) VISA


Place Your order

Fees

China Pilot/Crew Visa Fees


The US Visa Connection Fee for Chinese Pilot/Crew Visas are:

  • Regular Processing (7-10 business days): 99.00 
  • Expedited (4-6 business days): 125.00
  • Urgent Rush (1-3 business days): 149.00
    (Urgent Processing only available in select areas)

The Chinese Government Fees for Chinese Pilot/Crew Visas are:

US Citizens:

  • Regular (7-10 business days): 145.00 
  • Expedited (4-6 business days): 165.00
  • Urgent Rush (1-3 business days): 175.00
    (Urgent Processing only available in select areas)

Foreign Nationals:

  • Regular: 95.00
  • Expedited: 115.00

Please Note: The Consular Fees above include a 5.00 money order fee.

 

Place Your Order

Place Your Order


Complete, print & sign the US Visa Connection Visa Order Form.

The Order Form provides UVC with your contact, payment, and return shipping information as well as the level of service needed to meet your intended travel date.


Have Questions? Need Assistance?

Call the Doc!  877-VISADOC (847-2362)

STEP 1: CHINA PILOT/CREW (C) VISA


Carefully Review the Following Information & Gather Together the Required Documents

Overview


China Pilot/Crew (C) Visa

The Chinese Pilot/Crew C Visa is Issued to foreign pilots and crew members utilizing a means of international transportation including: aircraft, trains, ships, and motor vehicle drivers engaged in cross-border transport activities. The C Visa is also issued to accompanying family members of C visa holders. Multiple-entry up to 5 years is only issued to US passport holder.

The Validity of Chinese Pilot/Crew (Z) Visas for U.S. citizens can be for up to 5 years. Visa validity, however, is at the discretion of the Chinese Government and issuing China Embassy/Consulate.

The duration of stay of Chinese Pilot/Crew (Z) Visas is normally 7-10 days. If a stay of more than 10 days is needed, it should be specifically noted on the China Visa Application Form and will require the approval of the issuing Chinese Embassy/Consulate.

 

Passport


The Applicants Actual, Currently Valid & Signed Passport must be submitted with their China Pilot/Crew Visa Application.
The passport needs to have a minimum two blank side by side visa pages and must not be expiring 6 months or less from the date of return into the United States.

U.S citizens should note that the last six pages of your U.S. Passport cannot be for entry/exit stamps or visa issuance. These are amendment pages specifically designated for U.S. State Department use only.

If your passport does not meet current Chinese Pilot/Crew Visa Requirements, UVC can process your China Visa Application and your application to Renew Your U.S. Passport, to add Additional Passport Pages, or to Get a New U.S. Passport back to back and in time for your trip.

 

Photo


Two passport photographs are required for a China Pilot/Crew Visa Application submission.
The photo's should be:

  • in color & not blurry;
  • 2×2 in size;
  • front view with body completely facing forward;
  • on a plain white background;
  • with no glasses or head wear;
  • not older than 90 days;
  • taken at a reputable facility such as Walgreen’s, CVS or Fed Ex.

 

Proof of Residence


Proof of the Applicants Residential Address in the United States must be presented when applying for a Pilot/Crew Visa to China.

This should be a clear color copy of the applicant drivers license or state issued photo ID.

 

Business Letter


A Business Letter from the employer (ex. Airline) or sponsoring company on company letterhead.

The letter should:

  • introduce the applicant;
  • be on company letterhead;
  • Provide the applicants passport information & employee number;
  • indicate the applicant's employment status & position in the company;
  • clearly state that the applicant requires a visa as a crew member.

Applicants requesting a multiple entry visa to China must also provide a separate letter stating the need for the multiple entry visa and indicating the dates of future travel to China.

 

Employee/Crew ID

A clear color copy of applicants employee/crew ID is required for a China Pilot/Crew Visa applicantion submission.

 

More Important Instructions & Helpful Information


Accompanying Family Members of Pilot/Crew C Visa Holders must submit proof of kinship (a certified marriage certificate or certified birth certificate).

Non U.S. Passport Holders Applying for a Chinese Pilot/Crew C Visa must provide proof of their current U.S. Immigration status (usually a clear color copy of a Green Card, U.S. immigration documentation, U.S. Immigration form I-94).

Applicants who have previously traveled to China must provide a copy of the previous Chinese visa. If the visa was issued to a previous passport, a photocopy of the canceled passport’s information page must also be included or you may send the canceled passport itself.

For all minors under 13, a copy of the birth certificate is required. If a minor under 18 is traveling with someone other than a parent or legal guardian, a copy of the birth certificate and copy of parents’ passports is required.

Applicants of Chinese origin (born in China) must include a copy of a previous Chinese visa. If you have no previous Chinese Visas, then you will need to send your actual most recent Chinese passport. Also, these applicants must ensure to complete the Chinese Name field on the Chinese Pilot/Crew visa application form in Chinese characters.

Applicants holding passports from France, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Turkey, Congo, Nigeria, and Ghana must appear in person at the Consulate for finger printing. US Visa Connection cannot assist with the China Visa process for these nationalities at this time.

Applicants who have traveled to Turkey, Kazakhstan or Pakistan must submit a signed Letter of Explanation disclosing in detail the exact purpose of each journey with entry and exit dates.

Applicants leaving Mainland China to visit Hong Kong or Macau with the intention to re-enter the mainland before finally departing from China must obtain a multiple entry visa.

Any person suffering from any mental disorders or diseases such as leprosy, AIDS, venereal diseases, tuberculosis or shall not be permitted to enter the Peoples Republic of China.

 

STEP 2: CHINA PILOT/CREW (C) VISA


Carefully Complete the Following Required Forms

China Pilot/Crew Visa Application Form


Complete, print, and sign two copies of the China Pilot/Crew Visa Application Form.

Important Notes:
Every question on the application must be answered with complete information. For questions that do not apply to you type answer as NA. Application forms completed by hand are not accepted by the Embassy of China or Chinese Consulates. All applications must be typed, printed single side and signed with signature matching that in applicant’s passport.

Use the application link below that corresponds with the state you reside in.

 

STEP 3: CHINA PILOT/CREW (C) VISA


Select Your Preferred Shipping Method 

Shipping Instructions

Shipping Instructions

Please send all required documents, completed forms and a printed copy of your order confirmation to:


US Visa Connection

Address: 510 Earls Court Drive, Katy TX 77450
Phone: 877-VISADOC (847-2362)

Once your order has been completed, your passport with visa will be returned to you with the shipping option you choose. It is highly recommended all documents be shipped using FedEx.

 

Shipping Fees

Shipping Fees


FedEx Return Shipping FedEx Logo
Continental USA Only Price
Overnight - Next Business Day $38.00
2 Day - 2nd Business Day $28.00
Saturday Delivery $48.00
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day / 2 Day (No Saturday Delivery) $48.00
International Price
Call UVC for Prices (Varies by Location) Varies

If you are sending a pre-paid return label or will be using a FedEx or UPS account, you can supply that information when placing your order.

 

STEP 4: CHINA PILOT/CREW (C) VISA


Place Your order

Fees

China Pilot/Crew Visa Fees


The US Visa Connection Fee for Chinese Pilot/Crew Visas are:

  • Regular Processing (7-10 business days): 99.00 
  • Expedited (4-6 business days): 125.00
  • Urgent Rush (1-3 business days): 149.00
    (Urgent Processing only available in select areas)

The Chinese Government Fees for Chinese Pilot/Crew Visas are:

US Citizens:

  • Regular (7-10 business days): 145.00 
  • Expedited (4-6 business days): 165.00
  • Urgent Rush (1-3 business days): 175.00
    (Urgent Processing only available in select areas)

Foreign Nationals:

  • Regular: 95.00
  • Expedited: 115.00

Please Note: The Consular Fees above include a 5.00 money order fee.

 

Place Your Order

Place Your Order


Complete, print & sign the US Visa Connection Visa Order Form.

The Order Form provides UVC with your contact, payment, and return shipping information as well as the level of service needed to meet your intended travel date.


Have Questions? Need Assistance?

Call the Doc!  877-VISADOC (847-2362)

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Regular Processing
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UVC Fee: $99.00

Expedited Processing
4-6 Business Days

UVC Fee: $125.00

*Urgent Rush Processing
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UVC Fee: $149.00

(* in select areas only)

 

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