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China Crew Visa Application Requirements (C Visa)

China Crew visa (C Visa) is Issued to foreign crew members utilizing means of international transportation including: aircraft, trains, ships, and motor vehicle drivers engaged in cross-border transport activities. Also issued to accompanying family members of crew members. Multiple-entry up to 5 years is only issued to US passport holder. In order to apply for China Crew Visa, please prepare and send in your application according to the detail requirement explained below.

Please prepare your application paperwork according to the instruction below

1 Actual passport, plus a photocopy of the name page
  • Please submit your actual passport. Visa will be issued in the passport.
  • Passport should have at least 12 months validity left. Otherwise, you must renew your passport first. If you need passport services, please visit our expedited passport services section.
  • Passport should have at least 2 blank visa pages. The last 3 pages in US passports are not visa pages. These are amendment pages, reserved by the US Department of State for amendment to the passport. They won't be acceptable for visas. If your passport has no blank visa pages left, you may add additional visa pages. If you need passport services, please visit our expedited passport services section.
  • If you have a valid China visa in another passport, you will need to submit that passport together with the new passport when applying for a new visa.
  • Non-US passport holders must provide a photocopy of the US Green Card (Exception: notarized copy is required, if you reside in CO, IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, WI. Origin US Green Card is required, if you reside in AZ, Southern CA, HI, NM, Pacific Islands) or a valid long term US residence visa such as: L, H, F. Please note B1/B2 visa doesn't count.
  • Some non-US passport holders (holding passport from countries on the attached list ) are required to apply in person.
  • Please fill out the application form on your computer, print a hard copy and sign it.
  • Hand written form is not acceptable.
  • All fields are mandatory. If a section doesn't apply, please type in "None" or "N/A'. Incomplete form will be rejected.
  • Please check for omission and error before you print the form. Change or correction is not allowed on the printed form. You must print a new form in case of any change or correction.
  • Please print out and submit only single-sided pages of the application, not back to back.
3 One recent passport-type photograph
  • Full face, frontal with a plain white or off-white background, 33mm (wide) x 48mm (tall) in size.
  • Photo printed on regular paper or photo of poor quality is not acceptable.
  • Photo needs to be taken within 6 months.
  • Please use paper clip to attach the photo to the form. Do not staple or glue the photo.
  • Please refer to the link for China visa photo specific requirement.
4 A formal letter of introduction from the US employer on the business letter head
The letters needs to be on the cruise company letter head and addressed to the Chinese Consulate.
5 Photocopy of Employee ID
Please provide a clear copy of your employee ID.
6 A detail day by day cruise itinerary (only for ocean ship crew)
A detail day by day itinerary on the cruise company letter head with ports of call in China circled.
7 Submit the online Visa Service Request Form
  • This is the best way to tell us your application is coming as well as your return address and contact information so that confirmation and status updated can be sent to you via email.
  • Multiple applicants can be entered using one service request form.
  • Please print two copies of the confirmation page.
  • Please include one copy with the documents you ship to us and keep one copy for your records.
8 Payment for visa processing, service and shipping
Chose A
Service Level
Time needed
All Fees
Review
Processing
Shipping
Embassy Fee
Service Fee
Shipping
Total
Price Saver Service
1 day
15-20 days
1 day
$140
$79
$29
$248
Price Regular Service
1 day
6-14 days
1 day
$140
$89
$29
$258
Price Express Service
1 day
4-6 days
1 day
$160
$129
$29
$318
Price Express Plus Service
1 day
2-3 days
1 day
$160
$159
$29
$348
  • Express Plus is not available for all states, please click here or call for details.
  • Processing time means the time Chinese Consulate needs to process visa application. It doesn't include the return shipping time. Day of receiving is not processing day.
Remarks:
  • We accept money order, cashiers check, certified check or cash. Please make check or money order payable to VisaRite Service. and write your service request confirmation number in the memo.
  • You can write the total amount on one check or money order, no need to send separate checks or money order.
  • Personal check or starter check is not acceptable.
  • You may also pay by credit card. If you select this option, please fill out and sign one credit card charge authorization form and enclose it in your application package. Credit card payment is subject to 3% surcharge.
  • If you have paid online, please include a copy of payment confirmation email with your application. Do not send in the credit card payment authorization form in this case.
  • Return shipping fee listed is for return addresses within the continental U.S. If your return address is in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or Canada, please include an extra extended delivery area fee of $10.00 per order. If you need to ship back to other international address, additional fee and time is needed, please call for detail.
9 Additional requirement based on residency jurisdiction
10 Additional requirement for Chinese descendants

 

Our Mailing Address

Please send your application with all required items listed above by FedEx, UPS, DHL, Express Mail, register mail or other traceable courier service to:

VisaRite Service Center
460 Van Emburgh Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Tel: (201) 445-7088