Due to the pandemic there are some changes in visa and passport requirements. Please call our office for updated information



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: [email protected]

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