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United States
Population: 310,232,863
Area: 9,826,675 sq km
Ethnic groups: white, black, Asian, Amerindian and Alaska native
Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, other Christian, Jewish
Languages: English, Spanish, other Indo-European, Asian and Pacific island
Capital: Washington, DC
Country Phone Code: +1
Currency: US dollar
Holiday Schedule of 2012

January 2, New Year's Day
January 16 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr
Februrary 23-24 Chinese New Year's Day
April 30-May 1 International Labor Day
May 28 Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day
September 3 Labor Day
October 1 China's National Day
October 8 Columbus Day
November 12 Veterans Day
November 22-23 Thanksgiving Day
December 24-25 Christmas Day

Consular Districts

Consular Districts

Embassy of China in Washington DC: Washington DC, Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming
Consulate General of China in Chicago: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin
Consulate General of China in Houston: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi Oklahoma, Texas
Consulate General of China in New York: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
Consulate General of China in Los Angeles: Arizona, Hawaii, New Mexico, Southern California
Consulate General of China in San Francisco: Alaska, Nevada, Northern California, Oregon, Washington

Visa fees (USD)

US passport
Visa: 140

Other passport
Single Entry: 30
Double Entry: 45
6 Months Multi-Entry: 60
12 Months Multi-Entry: 90

Rush service: 30 (same day)
Express service: 20 (the third business day)

Note:

Please pay by money order, cashier's check or Visa/MasterCard. Cash or Personal checks are not acceptable.

Visa Application Form 2011A

http://www.chinese-embassy.info/visa-form/2011a.pdf

Visa Application Form 2011B

http://www.chinese-embassy.info/visa-form/2011b.pdf

Visa-free entry

1. Direct Transit
A foreign citizen who is transiting through China by air is exempted from a visa if he/she will stay only in the airport for no more than 24 hours and has a valid connecting ticket with confirmed seating on an international flight.
Citizens holding passports issued by the following countries are exempted from a visa if transiting through Shanghai and staying for no more than 48 hours in Shanghai. These visitors can leave the airport but must enter into and exit from China via Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport or Shang Pudong International Airport: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.S.

2. Visiting the Pearl River Delta or Hainan Island
A foreign citizen holding an ordinary passport issued by any country with diplomatic relations with China is exempted from a visa if he or she is already in Hong Kong or Macao and joins a tourist group organized by a travel agency, which is registered in Hong Kong or Macao, for a visit to the Pearl River Delta region (including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Zhaoqing and Huizhou ) and his/her stay is no more than 6 days.
A foreign citizen holding an ordinary passport issued by any of the following countries is exempted from a visa if he or she joins a tourist group(of 5 or more persons)organized by an international travel agency registered in Hainan with the approval of China National Tourism Administration to visit Hainan Province and his/her stay is no more than 15 days: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the U.K., Ukraine and the U.S.
Citizens of Germany, Republic of Korea and Russia may join an international tourist group (of 2 or more persons) and can stay up to 21 days.

3. Citizens of Singapore, Brunei and Japan
A citizen of Singapore, Brunei or Japan with an ordinary passport is exempted from a visa if he/she visits China's mainland for tourism purpose, business, or meeting with friends or relatives, enters China through ports open to foreigners, and stays for no more than 15 days.

4. Holders of Valid APEC Business Travel Card
The APEC Business Travel Card is a substitute of a multiple-entry visa valid for 3 years.A card holder who presents a valid passport of the same person at the same time can enter China multiple times during the validity of the card for a stay of no more than 2 months each time.

Documents required

1. Business Visa (F Visa):
An Invitation Letter by a Duly Authorized Unit or a Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by an authorized Chinese agency; or An invitation letter issued by the host company, meeting or exhibition organizers in China.
According to China-U.S. Agreement on Mutual Granting of Multiple-Entry Visas Valid for One Year to Business and Tourist Travelers, U.S. citizens may apply for a single-entry or double-entry, or a multiple-entry F/L visa valid for half a year or one year.
U.S. citizen may apply for a multiple-entry F visa valid for two years, if he or she has obtained an F visa at least twice in the past two years and he or she should provide a photocopy of the original F visas and of the above-mentioned document.

2. Tourist (L) Visa
A U.S. Citizen who was of Chinese origin and born in China and had obtained L visa at least twice in the past two years may apply for a multiple-entry L visa valid for two years.
A U.S. citizen who was of Chinese origin or a Chinese citizen's American spouse or child, when applying for a multiple-entry L Visa valid for two years, should submit the relevant marriage certificate, birth certificate, proof of kinship and other documents required by the visa officer.

3. Student (X Visa)
The original and a photocopy of the school admission letter, and Foreign Student Visa Application Form (JW201 or JW202) issued by the Chinese authorities are required. X Visa holders must apply for a residence permit at the local public security authorities within 30 days of entry into China.

4. Work (Z Visa)
The original and a photocopy of an Invitation Letter by A Duly Authorized Unit, or a Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by an authorized Chinese agency, and one of the following documents:
(1) Foreigner Employment Permit issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security;
(2)Foreign Expert Confirmation Document issued by State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs;
(3)Letter of Invitation to Foreigners for Offshore Petroleum Operations in the People's Republic of China issued by China National Offshore Oil Corporation;
(4)Registration Certificate of Foreign Enterprises' Permanent Representative Offices in China issued by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, or the approval document for the permanent representative offices of foreign enterprises issued by related commercial departments;
(5)Approval document issued by the Ministry of Culture for those who come to China for commercial performances.
(6)Invitation Letter by a Duly Authorized Unit or a Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by the Foreign Affairs Office of a province (autonomous region, city).
Accompanying family members of foreigners working in China should submit an Invitation Letter by A Duly Authorized Unit or Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by an authorized Chinese agency, and proof of kinship, e.g. marriage certificate, birth certificate, etc. There is no need for them to submit documents of employment permit.
Z Visa holders must apply for a residence permit at the local public security authorities within 30 days of entry into China.

5. Transit Visa (G Visa)
A valid visa of the country/region of destination, and a connecting airline ticket for the destination. A transit visa is generally a single-entry visa valid for 3 months with a stay of up to 7 days, unless otherwise specified on the visa application form and approved by visa officers. No multiple-entry transit visas are issued as a rule.

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