Starting November 12, the United States and the Peopleís Republic of China will reciprocally increase the validity of short-term business and tourist visas and student and exchange visas issued to each otherís citizens.
Chinese applicants who qualify for a B-category nonimmigrant visa (NIV) may now be issued multiple-entry visas for up to 10 years for business and tourist travel. Qualified Chinese students and exchange visitors and their dependents who qualify for F, M, or J-category visas are now eligible for multiple-entry visas valid for up to five years or the length of their program. U.S. citizens eligible for Chinese short term business and tourist visas should also receive multiple-entry visas valid for up to 10 years, while qualified U.S. students may receive student residency permits valid up to five years, depending on the length of their educational program. See the announcement from the U.S. Department of State.
people's Republic of China currently maintains one Embassy in Washington D.C.,
but also maintains 5 consulates-general in the following U.S. cities: New York,
NY; Chicago, IL; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Houston, TX. Please be
advised that sending your visa application or documents to the incorrect office
may result in complication or delay in processing or even denial of application.
(click the name of embassy or consulates for detailed visa information)