YWPW Chinese Visa Service
We provide Chinese visa application, document authentication and Secretary of State certification services by mail.
- Upcoming consulate closure: Nov 23-24 (Thanksgiving Day), Dec 25 (Christmas)
- 2017/11/13: New 2-page authentication form must be typed in upper case, cannot be filled with a pen.
- 2017/09/07: Mail delivery basically normal now. Our Houston office operates normally.
- 2017/08/31: The consulate re-opened, but mail delivery is not yet resumed as of yesterday. We mailed some urgent orders from Austin.
- 2017/08/27: Hurricane Harvey has dumped 20-30 inches of rain as of Sunday morning in Houston area, and more are expected until Wednesday. (Aug 28) Roads in Houston are closed, so we expect that Houston consulate will remain closed until Labor Day.
- 2017/05/26 consulate processing time update: visa: no rush service (except for family emergency), express may be one day faster than regular (thus do not recommend); authentication: rush/express services normal at Houston, but at DC Chinese Embassy, regular may take 3 weeks (as of Oct 3), rush/express may be only 1-3 days faster (thus do not recommend).
- 2017/04/01: Work visa (Z): invitation letter no longer needed at Houston consulate, work permit alone is enough.
- 2016/12/01: visa photo requirement change at Houston consulate: need white background -- no color or gray background.
- 2016/10/06: The regular processing time for authentication at Chinese Embassy is DC changed to 7 business days (currently about 2 weeks). Please plan accordingly.
- 2016/07/29: We are converting our site to a more mobile friendly design since June. Please excuse us for any inconvenience.
- 2015/03/09: Canadian passport holder can now apply for Chinese visa of up to 10-year multiple entry.
- 2014/11/12: Per Sino-US agreement, Chinese consulate in Houston and Chinese Embassy in Washington DC began issuing 10-year multiple entry visa to US citizens.
- 2013/08/22: Changes in Chinese visa application effective Sept. 1, 2013.
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