How to Get a
Transit (G) Visa for China

Chinese Visas for Transiting are issued for:


Period of Transiting through Chinese Territory is more than 72 hours

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4 EASY STEPS:

How to Get a
Transit 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 Visas to Transit Through
Chinese Territory has never been easier!

UVC Step by Step China Transit Visa Help Guide 
 Easy to Follow Comprehensive Instructions
Detailed Application Requirements
Current Entry Information
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Downloadable Forms

STEP 1: CHINA TRANSIT (G) VISA


Carefully Review the Following Information & Gather Together the Required Documents

Overview


China Transit (G) Visa

72-Hour Visa-Free Transit: US Citizens can transit and stay for up to 72 hours in 18 Chinese cities without a visa.
The 18 cities where visa free transit is available are: Chongqing, Harbin, Xi'an, Guilin, Changsha, Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Shenyang, Dalian, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Shijiazhuang, Qinhuangdao, Chengdu, Wuhan, Xiamen, Qingdao, Kunming and Guangzhou.

The Chinese Transiting (G) Visa is Issued to those transiting through the territory of the Peoples Republic of China and the transit period will be more than 72 hours.

The Validity of Chinese Transiting (G) Visas for U.S. citizens is normally for three months with the allowed maximum duration of each stay ranging from 7 to 10 days.

 

Passport


The Applicants Actual, Currently Valid & Signed Passport must be submitted with their China Transit 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 Transit 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 Transit 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 Visa to Transit through China.

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

 

Proof of Departure


Proof of Onward Travel must be provided with your China transit visa application.

This can be a copy of round trip tickets or emailed flight itinerary confirmation which should include applicants name and show entry into and exit from China. The itinerary must show the applicant's name, date of arrival and departure from the country, flight or cruise information.

 

Minors

Applicants under the age of 18 must provide a clear copy of their birth certificate and both parents main passport pages.

 

More Important Instructions & Helpful Information


Non U.S. Passport Holders Applying for a Chinese Transit (G) 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 transit 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 TOURIST VISA


Carefully Complete the Following Required Forms

China Tourist Visa Application Form


Complete, print, and sign two copies of the China Transit 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 TRANSIT (G) 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 TRANSIT (G) VISA


Place Your order

Fees

China Transit Visa Fees


The US Visa Connection Fee for Chinese Visas for transiting through China 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 Visas for transiting through China 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 TRANSIT (G) VISA


Carefully Review the Following Information & Gather Together the Required Documents

Overview


China Transit (G) Visa

72-Hour Visa-Free Transit: US Citizens can transit and stay for up to 72 hours in 18 Chinese cities without a visa.
The 18 cities where visa free transit is available are: Chongqing, Harbin, Xi'an, Guilin, Changsha, Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Shenyang, Dalian, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Shijiazhuang, Qinhuangdao, Chengdu, Wuhan, Xiamen, Qingdao, Kunming and Guangzhou.

The Chinese Transiting (G) Visa is Issued to those transiting through the territory of the Peoples Republic of China and the transit period will be more than 72 hours.

The Validity of Chinese Transiting (G) Visas for U.S. citizens is normally for three months with the allowed maximum duration of each stay ranging from 7 to 10 days.

 

Passport


The Applicants Actual, Currently Valid & Signed Passport must be submitted with their China Transit 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 Transit 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 Transit 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 Visa to Transit through China.

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

 

Proof of Departure


Proof of Onward Travel must be provided with your China transit visa application.

This can be a copy of round trip tickets or emailed flight itinerary confirmation which should include applicants name and show entry into and exit from China. The itinerary must show the applicant's name, date of arrival and departure from the country, flight or cruise information.

 

Minors

Applicants under the age of 18 must provide a clear copy of their birth certificate and both parents main passport pages.

 

More Important Instructions & Helpful Information


Non U.S. Passport Holders Applying for a Chinese Transit (G) 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 transit 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 TOURIST VISA


Carefully Complete the Following Required Forms

China Tourist Visa Application Form


Complete, print, and sign two copies of the China Transit 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 TRANSIT (G) 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 TRANSIT (G) VISA


Place Your order

Fees

China Transit Visa Fees


The US Visa Connection Fee for Chinese Visas for transiting through China 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 Visas for transiting through China 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)

How soon do you need your
Transit Visa to China?

$99.00

Regular
7-10 Business Days

$125.00

Expedited
4-6 Business Days

$149.00

Urgent Rush (available only in select areas)
1-3 Business Days

Regular Processing
7-10 Business Days

UVC Fee: $99.00

Expedited Processing
4-6 Business Days

UVC Fee: $125.00

*Urgent Rush Processing
1-3 Business Days

UVC Fee: $149.00

(* in select areas only)

 

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