Diplomatic and official visas

Classified Visa And Passport Services


(Beijing, CGs Chendu, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenyang, Wuhan)

Visa Requirements

  • Original, signed United States Diplomatic or Official passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity, after completion of stay in China, and contain at least two blank visa pages (other than amendment/endorsement pages)
  • Completed and signed Application form-1-Visa application must be completed online and printed out for submission.
  • Passport-type photographs: 1 DO NOT STAPLE!
  • Application must be TYPED IN ALL CAPS

  • Title and purpose required
  • Must include name of person replacing for PCS
  • Must provide last Post of assignment for PCS; for new JO’s last Post of assignment will be U.S. State Dept., Washington, DC
  • S/E or D/E visa issued only, No M/E
  • Spell out full name on letter
  • If no Dip title, request Official visa, provide Functional title
  • All blanks on visa form must be filled in, including POC information. This includes a POC (with phone number) at the Post you are visiting in China
  • All travelers must submit Declaration Form with package 
  • Copy data page must be stapled to each application
  • For assignment travel, traveler’s must submit China Visa Letter Request Form PCS
  • If a large group is traveling and names are on one request letter, please order the passports according to the order on the letter
  • If visiting with Chinese Officials, must submit copy of invitation
  • Chinese visa required for Hong Kong PCS – See Hong Kong

Minimum Processing Time –   10 Business Days for TDY; 8 Weeks for PCS

Get in touch

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.: Room C1-7: Washington, D.C. 20523: Tel. 202.842.8617 / 8618: Fax 202.842.8619:

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