1.How do I get a Chinese visa?
Visas for leisure travel to China are quite easy to get, and are usually granted for a one month´s stay. You can contact the China National Tourist Offices in New York or Los Angeles. Your travel agent or visa services provider can also help you.? Visas can also be obtained from Chinese embassies or consulates. In North America, you can contact the Chinese Embassies in Washington DC and Ottawa, or Consulates in San Francisco, Los Angeles, or Chicago, Houston, New York, Vancouver or Toronto.
US citizens can stay in Hong Kong without a visa for up to 30 days. For other passport holders, please inquire at your nearest PRC embassy or consulate.
A tourist visa requires a completed application form, a passport-size photo and a fee which will vary depending on visa type. It takes about seven business days for an application to be processed. For Tibet, the Chinese Embassy must get approval from the Tibet Tourism Administration before issuing a visa.
2. What type of visa do I need if I want to visit China?
It depends on the duration and the purpose of the visit. For individual travelers, they only need to apply for a single-entry at any Chinese Embassy, which usually takes about 4-7 working days.
3.Can I visit every place in China with my China visa?
In China today there are about 1220 cities and counties opened to foreigners with valid passports and tourist visas. For entering some special regions such as Tibet, foreigners should apply for special permits. And foreigners should respect Chinese laws and keep away from other special regions that are forbidden to visit.
4.What kinds of people need a Tibet Travel Permit?
People without a Chinese citizen ID card or Chinese passport are required a Tibet Travel Permit to get into Tibet, including tourists from Taiwan area and foreign passport holders. In addition, overseas Chinese without a Chinese passport also need apply for a Permit to travel in Tibet.