Information, Applications and Procedures for:
China Visas

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China Visa
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Applying for a China Visa
Through our website, we can provide you with any type of China visa that you may require. Our website also provides a direct link to the necessary China visa application forms. Simply fill out this form, include with it the other items needed as detailed on our site, and FedEx the package to our offices. Our experienced team will take over from there, hand delivering your paperwork and speeding up your application process.

In addition to the traditional paperwork and fees typically for any visa, China has a few additional for requirements. For example, tourists who simply need to travel through China to another destination (such as North Korea, Mongolia, or Hong Kong) must get special visas allowing multiple reentries.

In addition to important Chinese visa information, our website also provides detailed information about the country itself. This includes Consulate and Embassy locations, population information, climate and information on local medical facilities. Our website and customer service agents guarantee the most informative and cheapest China visa service available on the Internet.

China Facts
Conventional long form: People's Republic of China
Conventional short form: China
Local long form: Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo
Local short form: Zhong Guo
Abbreviation: PRC

U.S. Embassy/Consulates In China
Beijing: The U.S. Embassy is located at No. 2 Xiu Shui Dong Jie,
Chaoyang District, Beijing, the American Citizen Services section can be reached at (86)(10) 6532-3431 (8:30-12:00 a.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m., Mon-Fri),
after hours (86)(10) 6532-1910
For detailed information please visit the Embassy's website at http://beijing.usembassy-china.org.cn.

The Embassy consular district includes the following provinces/regions of China: Beijing, Tianjin, Shandong, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Qinghai, Xinjiang, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, and Jiangxi.

Chengdu:
The U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu is located at
Number 4, Lingshiguan Road, Section 4,
Renmin Nanlu, Chengdu 610041,
tel. (86)(28) 8558-3992, 8555-3119, after hours (86)(28) 1370 8001 422,
and email address the consularchengdu@state.gov.

This consular district includes the following provinces/regions of China:
Guizhou, Sichuan Xizang (Tibet), and Yunnan, as well as the municipality of Chongqing.

Guangzhou:
The main office of the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou is located at
Number 1 South Shamian Street,
Shamian Island 200S1,
Guangzhou 510133

The Consular Section, including the American Citizens Services Unit , is now located at 5th Floor, Tianyu Garden (II phase),
136-146 Lin He Zhong Lu,
Tianhe District,
tel. (86)(20) 8518-7605; after hours (86)(20) 8121-6077,
and email GuangzhouACS@state.gov.

This consular district includes the following provinces/regions of China:
Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, and Fujian.

Shanghai:
The Consular Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai is located in the Westgate Mall, 8 th Floor,
1038 Nanjing Xi Lu,
Shanghai 200031;
tel. (86)(21) 3217-4650, ext. 2102, 2013, or 2134, after hours (86)(21) 6433-3936; email shanghaiacs@state.gov

This consular district includes the following provinces/regions of China:
Shanghai, Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang.

Shenyang:
The U.S. Consulate General in Shenyang is located at
No. 52, 14 th Wei Road,
Heping District, Shenyang 110003;
tel. (86)(24) 2322-2374;
email ShenyangACS@state.gov.

This consular district includes the following provinces/regions of China:
Liaoning, Heilongjiang, and Jilin.

Chinese Medical Facilities
Western style medical facilities with international staff are available in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and a few other large cities. Many other hospitals in major Chinese cities have so-called VIP wards (gaogan bingfang). These feature reasonably up-to-date medical technology and physicians who are both knowledgeable and skilled. Most VIP wards also provide medical services to foreigners and have English-speaking doctors and nurses. Most hospitals in China will not accept medical insurance from the United States, with the exception of the following hospitals, which are on the BlueCross BlueShield's worldwide network providers - overseas network hospitals’ list: Hong Kong Adventist Hospital, Beijing United Family Hospital, Beijing Friendship Hospital, International Medical Center in Beijing, and Peking Union Medical Center. Travelers will be asked to post a deposit prior to admission to cover the expected cost of treatment. Hospitals in major cities may accept credit cards for payment. Even in the VIP/Foreigner wards of major hospitals; however, American patients have frequently encountered difficulty due to cultural and regulatory differences. Physicians and hospitals have sometimes refused to supply American patients with complete copies of their Chinese hospital medical records, including laboratory test results, scans, and x-rays.

Ambulances do not carry sophisticated medical equipment. Injured or seriously ill Americans may be required to take taxis or other immediately available vehicles to the nearest major hospital rather than waiting for ambulances to arrive. Generally, in rural areas, only rudimentary medical facilities are available, often with poorly trained medical personnel who have little medical equipment and medications. Rural clinics are often reluctant to accept responsibility for treating foreigners, even in emergency situations.

Ambulances do not carry sophisticated medical equipment. Injured or seriously ill Americans may be required to take taxis or other immediately available vehicles to the nearest major hospital rather than waiting for ambulances to arrive. Generally, in rural areas, only rudimentary medical facilities are available, often with poorly trained medical personnel who have little medical equipment and medications. Rural clinics are often reluctant to accept responsibility for treating foreigners, even in emergency situations.

SOS International, Ltd., operates modern medical and dental clinics and provides medical evacuation and medical escort services in Beijing, Nanjing, Tianjin and Shekou, as well as 24hr Alarm Centers in Beijing and Shanghai. Through clinics in Beijing (24 hours), Tianjin, Nanjing and Shekou, SOS offers international standard family practice services, emergency medical services and a range of clinical services.

For medical emergencies anywhere in mainland China, Americans can call the SOS International, Ltd., 24-hour "Alarm Center" in Beijing at telephone (86)(10) 6462-9100 or in Shanghai at (86)(21) 5298-9538 for advice and referrals to local facilities. SOS International Alarm Centers can also be contacted in Hong Kong at telephone (852) 2428-9900 and in the United States at (215) 245-4707. For a full list of SOS locations and phone numbers, consult the SOS website at http://www.internationalsos.com.

Medical Facilities in China
BEIJING
Bayley & Jackson Beijing Medical Center
#7 Ritan Dong Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020
(86)(10) 8562-9998 Fax: (86)(10) 8561-4866
email: info@bjhealthcare.com
Website: www.bjhealthcare.com

Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics
#2 Jiang Tai Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100016
(86)(10) 6433-3960 Fax: (86)(10) 6433-3963
Emergency Hotline: (86)(10) 6433-2345
Website: www.unitedfamilyhospitals.com

Beijing United Family Clinic – Shunyi
Pinnacle Plaza , Unit # 818, Tian Zhu Real Estate Development Zone,
Shunyi District, 101312
(86)(10) 8046-5432 Fax: (86)(10) 8046-4383

Peking Union Medical Hospital
1 Shuai Fu Yuan, Dong Cheng District, Beijing 100730
Tel: (86)(10) 6529-5269(registration and information);
(86)(10) 6529-5284 (24 hours); (86)(10) 6529 6114 (operator)
Modern Facilities with English speaking staff. Separate ward for foreign patients.

SHANGHAI
World Link Shanghai Clinics: Expatriate doctors and imported vaccines.
Hotline: (86)(21) 6385-9990
www.worldlink-shanghai.com.
World Link Medical Centers located at:

Shanghai Center Medical Center
1376 Nanjing Xi Lu Suite 203
Telephone: (86)(21) 6279-7688

Hong Qiao Medical Center
2258 Hong Qiao Lu
Telephone: (86)(21) 6242-0909

Specialty Clinic
Lu Wan Hospital, 3rd Floor
170 Dan Shui Lu
Telephone: (86)(21) 6445-5999

Jin Qiao Medical & Dental Center
51 Hong Feng Lu
Pudong
Tel: (86)(21) 5032-8288

Global Health Care
This is a Hong Kong invested facility with a strong cardiac risk assessment focus.
Staffed by western physicians.
Shanghai Kerry Center
Room 301
1515 Nanjing West Rd
Tel: (86)(21) 5298-6339

Fudan Vision
Managed by VisionHealthOne a Singapore health care company and affiliated to Fudan Medical University. Staffed by Singapore and western physicians.

Silver Tower 3 rd Floor
228 South Xizang Rd
Tel: (86)(21) 6334-3668

Shanghai United Family Hospital
1139 Xianxia Lu
Tel: (86)(21) 5133-1900
Emergency hotline: (86)(21) 5133-1999
www.unitedfamilyhospitals.com