The Chinese government requires that your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the expiry date of your visa.
You'll need at least one-entire blank page in your passport for the visa. Your country's embassy or consulate can usually add additional pages to your passport if need be.
Losing your passport is very bad news indeed. Getting a new one takes time and money. However, if you will be staying in China or any foreign country - for a long time, it helps tremendously to register your passport with your embassy. This will eliminate the need to send telexes back to your home country to confirm that you really exist.
If you lose your passport, you should certainly have some ID card with your photo many embassies require this before issuing a new passport. Some embassies will accept a driver's license, but others will not - an expired passport will often save the day.
For New Chinese Passports:
For Renewal of Chinese Passports:
Instructions for Chinese Passport Extension
Also make one photo copy of following pages: first 7 pages (please skip blank page), and page with most recent China exit stamp, most recent US entry stamp.
The following is the list of regulations regarding passport-style photographs:
Original Green Card or a notarized photo copy. If you haven't obtained Green Card, provide a copy of most recent US visa.
Prepare your passport by removing plastic cover (if any), passport wallet (if any), staples on all pages. FYI: your passport will be scanned and processed by computer, the staples may cause damage to your passport.
We accept check, money order or cash. Please make check or money order payable to VisaRite Service, Inc. You can write the total amount on one check or money order, no need to send separate checks or money order. You may also pay by American Express card (other credit cards are not accepted at this moment). If you select this option, please fill out one credit card charge authorization form and enclose it in your application package.
China Embassy Information
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