People's Republic of China
This information is for citizens of all countries who intend to visit China. For Chinese Visa purposes, Hong Kong is considered a separate principality and not a part of mainland China. American citizens do not require a Chinese visa to enter Hong Kong.
NON U.S. citizens please see our NON U.S. China Visa page.
Learn about the Chinese Visa Types.
Taking a cruise to/in China? Learn more.
Chinese Transit Visa Information.
Apply for a Chinese Crew Visa C.
Apply for a Chinese Employment / Work Z visa.
The Chinese visa is valid for either 3, 6 or 12 months. You may enter at any time during the Chinese visas validity. The Chinese visas' duration of stay is typically 30-days per entry. Your Chinese visas' duration of stay begins the day you enter China.
Chinese Visa FAQ:
How long is a Chinese visa valid for?
When should I apply for a Chinese Visa?
How long does my China visa allow me to stay?
Do I need a visa to enter Hong Kong or Macau?
Do I need a visa to travel between China and Hong Kong?
I'm a non US citizen. Can you obtain my China visa?