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China Tour from USA


China is one of the top destinations for American travelers. In 2013 China attracted 975,300 American tourists. The most popular destinations in China for American travelers are: Beijing, Pearl River Delta Region, Xi’an, Shanghai, Guilin and Tibet. 

For US travelers visiting China for the first time there are always many questions that come to mind when planning a trip to China. Our China trip planning page is especially designed for your nationality to provide you with all the basic information you need to know before your travels. 


Visa for USA Travelers


For American travelers who are planning on visiting China a Visa is required. For more information about Visa Free destinations in China, please check the Visa Free Section below. 

Visa Application Fees


Single Entry - 3 Months USD 140
Double Entry - 6 Months USD 140
Multiple Entry - 6 Months USD 140
Multiple Entry - 1 Year or 2 Years USD 140

1) Regular Service: Visas can be obtained on the fourth business day.

2) Express service: Visas can be obtained on the second or third business day. An additional fee of $20 per person will be charged.

3) Same-day rush service: Visas can be obtained in the afternoon if application is submitted before 12:00 p.m. An additional fee of $30 per person will be charged.

4) Please pay by money order, cashier's check, or Credit Card (Visa or Mastercard only). Cash or personal/company check is not accepted. Please make checks or money order payable to "Chinese Embassy".

Chinese Visa Application Service Center


Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States of America

3505 International Place, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008 U.S.A.
Tel: +1-202-495-2266
Fax: +1-202-495-2138
E-mail: chinaembpress_us@mfa.gov.cn

Visa Section
2201 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 110
Washington, D.C. 20007 U.S.A.
Tel: +1-202-337-1956
Fax: +1-202-588-9760
E-mail: visa_us@mfa.gov.cn


Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles


The Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles is located at
443 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Office hours: 9:00 am-12:00, 14:00-17:00 pm


The Passport & Visa Office is located at
3rd Floor, 500 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Office hours: 9:00 am - 14:00 pm

Chinese Consulate General in Chicago

Address: 100 West Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60654 USA
Tel: 312-803-0095
Fax: 312-803-0110
Email: chinaconsul_chi_us@mfa.gov.cn
chineseconsulgeneral.chicago@gmail.com
(Inquiries about Visa Affairs send e-mail to chinavisachicago@gmail.com)

Passport & Visa Office
Address: 1 East Erie Street, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Tel: 312-453-0210
Fax: 312-453-0211
Email: chinavisachicago@gmail.com

Chinese Consulate Office in Houston

3417 Montrose Boulevard , Houston , Texas 77006
Phone: 7135201462 Fax: 7135213064
Website: http://chinahouston.org http://houston.china-consulate.org
Visa Office Hours: 9:00-11:30a.m ; 1:30-3:00p.m. (Monday-Friday)

Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in New York

520 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10036
Tel: 212-2449392 / 212-2449456

Visa Exemptions to China for United Kingdom Travelers

Destinations Duration Visa Type Terms
Hong Kong 90 Days Visa Exemption US citizens are exempt from Hong Kong Visa if they are visiting for sightseeing and do not exceed 90 days stay. 
Macau 30 Days Visa Exemption US citizens are exempt from Macau Visa if they do not exceed 90 days stay.  
Pearl River Delta (Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Zhaoqing, and Huizhou) 6 Days 144-hour Convenient Visa 1. You are already in Hong Kong or Macau. 2. You joined a tourist group organized by a travel agency registered in Hong or Macau. 3. Your visit is restricted in the Pearl River Delta Region. > Read More
Hainan Province 15 Days Tourist Exemption Visa You joined a tourist group of five or more people organized by a travel agency with the approval of China National Tourism Administration to visit Hainan Province. > Read More
Beijing 72 Hours Transit Visa With confirmed onward tickets, transit via Beijing International Airport and stay in Beijing. > Read More
Shanghai 72 Hours Transit Visa With confirmed onward tickets, transit via Pudong Airport or Hongqiao Airport in Shanghai.  > Read More
Guangzhou 72 Hours Transit Visa With confirmed onward tickets, transit via Guangzhou Baiyun Airport and stay in Guangdong province. > Read More
Chengdu 72 Hours Transit Visa With confirmed onward tickets, transit via Chengdu Shuangliu Airport and stay in Chengdu. > Read More

Airlines Flights to China


There are many frequent flights between USA and China's main cities. Below are just a few of the many flights from different airlines to Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Shanghai

Airlines to China: direct and indirect flights between Beijing and major cities in USA

Flight schedules between USA and China

China Airport Airline Flight
Beijing Capital International Airport Air China New York (JFK) 12.50p.m. ― Beijing (PEK) 2.20p.m.  13 Hours 30 Minutes (Direct)
Beijing Capital International Airport United Airlines New York (JFK) 4.50p.m. ― Beijing (PEK) 6.20p.m.  13 Hours 30 Minutes (Direct)
Shanghai Pudong International Airport Air China Los Angeles (LAX) 12.35p.m. ― Shanghai (PVG) 5.40p.m.  14 Hours (Direct)
Shanghai Pudong International Airport China Eastern Airlines Los Angeles (LAX) 1.30p.m. ― Shanghai (PVG) 5.30p.m. 
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport China Southern Airlines New York (JFK) 2.50p.m. ― Guangzhou (CAN) 9.25p.m.  18 Hours 35 Minutes (1 Stop)
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport Cathay Pacific Los Angeles (LAX) 10.35p.m. ― Chengdu (CTU) 10.35p.m.  1 Day 9 Hours (2 Stops)
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport Air China Los Angeles (LAX) 10.35p.m. ― Chengdu (CTU) 10.35p.m.  1 Day 9 Hours (2 Stops)
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport China Southern Airlines Los Angeles (LAX) 01.00a.m. ― Chengdu (CTU) 12.15a.m.  19 Hours (1 Stop)

Food in China


Dining in Shanghai 

Shanghai
enjoys a good reputation in Chinese gourmet circles, and numerous restaurants have sprung up here specializing in almost all of China’s regional cuisines, like Beijing cuisine, Sichuan cuisine, Canton cuisine, Suzhou Cuisine as well as Shanghai local dishes. 

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Dining in Chengdu

Most of Chengdu's local food specialties started out as snacks or Xiaochi (small eats). They originated in little stands or stalls located on sides of the road. Being located in Sichuan Province, Chengdu's local specialties are famous for their delicious spiciness. Sichuan Province is one of the four famous local cuisines in China.

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Dining in Beijing 

Dining in Beijing you will be spoilt for choice with unlimited options. Whether you want to try out the local delicacies or dine at the finest restaurants you will not be disappointed with what Beijing has to offer.

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Dining in Guangzhou  

Guangzhou is universally known for its excellent food. Cantonese cuisine is one of the Famous Eight in China with different flavors and styles, by using diverse and delicate materials, exotic spices and various cooking skills. Cantonese cuisine, as epitome of Chinese food culture, is a mixture of tradition and modern, east and west. 

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USA Embassy and Consulates in China

Consulate General of the United States of America in Chengdu

Consul General: Mr. Peter Haymond
Address: 4 Lingshiguan Road, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041 China
Tel: +86-28-85583992, 85583792
Fax: +86-28-85577540
Office Hours: 08:00-17:00, Monday-Friday
E-mail: consularchengdu@state.gov
Website: http://chengdu.usembassy-china.org.cn/
Consular Areas: Yunnan Province, Guizhou Province, Sichuan Province, Chongqing Municipality, Tibet Autonomous Region

Consulate General of the United States of America in Guangzhou

Address: 5th Floor, Tian Yu Garden (II phase),136-142 Lin He Zhong Road, Tian He District, Guangzhou
Postal Code: 510133
Tel: (+86)20 8518 7605, (+86)10-8531 4000 (Call from the U.S.) 010-8531 4000 (Call from China)
Fax: (+86)20 3884 4410
Office Hours: 08:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:45 (Mon. - Fri.)
Email: GuangzhouACS@state.gov
Mailing address: No. 1, Shamian South Street, Guangzhou, 510133, PRC
Website: http://guangzhou.usembassy-china.org.cn/
Consular Areas: Guangdong Province, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Fujian Province, Hainan Province

Consulate General of the United States of America in Shanghai

Address: 1469 Huai Hai Zhong Road(Near Wulumuqi Nan Lu), 200031 Shanghai, China
Tel: (+86)21 6279 7662
Fax: (+86)21 6279 7603
Email: ShanghaiACS@state.gov
Website: http://shanghai.usembassy-china.org.cn/
Office Hours: 8:00 - 11:30 and 13:30 - 15:30 (Mon. – Fri.)
Consular Areas: Shanghai, Zhejiang Province, Jiangsu Province, Anhui Province
Note: The U.S. Consulate in Shanghai’s consular section is located on the eighth floor of Westgate Mall, 1038 West Nanjing Road, Shanghai, China.

Consulate General of the United States of America in Shenyang

Consul-general: Mr. Sean B. Stein
Address: No.52 14th Wei Lu, Heping District, Shenyang 110003
Tel: +86-24-2322 1198
Fax: +86-24-2322 2374
Office Hours: 08:30-17:30, Monday-Friday
09:00-12:00 and 13:30-16:00, Monday-Friday (for visa)
Website: http://shenyang.usembassy-china.org.cn/
Consular Areas: Jilin Province, Liaoning Province, Heilongjiang Province

Consulate General of the United States of America in Wuhan

Consul-general: Mr. Sean B. Stein
Address: New World International Trade Tower I No. 568, Jianshe Avenue, Hankou, Wuhan 430022
Tel:027-8555-7791
Fax:027-8555-7761
Office Hours: 09:00 - 18:00, Monday-Friday
E-mail: chenz@state.gov
Website: http://wuhan.usembassy-china.org.cn/
Consular Areas: Hubei Province, Hunan Province, Henan Province and Jiangxi Province

Time Difference


Beijing is 13 hours ahead of District of Columbia (Standard Time) and 12 hours ahead of District of Columbia (Daylight Saving Time).
Beijing Time Now (GMT+8)
USA Time Now (GMT -5)

Currency


The official currency of China is the Chinese Yuan (¥) otherwise known as Renminbi (RMB). For the latest exchange rate from US$ to Chinese Yuan use our currency convertor below: 
Exchange Rate: 6.75
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