YWPW Chinese Visa Service
We provide Chinese visa application, document authentication and Secretary of State certification services by mail.
- Upcoming consulate closure: Jan 15 (MLK Day), Feb 15-16 (Spring Festival), May 1 (Intl Labor Day).
- 2018/01/03: Property or business related authentications may incur additional delay due to extended review at the consulate.
- 2017/11/13: New 2-page authentication form must be typed in upper case, cannot be filled with a pen.
- 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: 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. 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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