You may have heard about some people having difficulties getting visa to China. If you look on the Web, it’s very easy to find a host of rumors about China’s harsh visa policies. If you’re planning on traveling to China, it may seem like a reason to get worried.
The best cure for such worries is to approach the problem step by step. While it is true that some people have had difficulties in getting visas, it is primarily those who are trying to live or spend an extended period of time in China that have had trouble. Chances are, if you are planning on spending a few weeks in China traveling on one of WildChina’s tours, you will have no trouble as long as you know what to do.
The first step is to find a reliable source of information about changes in visa policy. There are several companies in the United States whose staff is always up-to-date on the latest visa policies. One such company is Travel Documents Express. They are based in Washington DC, are very easy to get in touch with, and charge a very reasonable fee for processing.
They can be reached on the Web at http://www.traveldocument.com/ or contacted over the phone in the US at: 202.785.3250
Another company that offers great services is Zierer Visa Service. It is a company with decades of experiences in the travel documents business and they have offices in many cities throughout the US. Zierer can be reached on the web at http://www.zvs.com/ and contacted by phone at: 866.788.1100
Finally, one excellent website with up-to-date information about current Chinese visa policies and how they are being applied is available at: http://fxzl.blogspot.com/
Good luck everyone and happy travels.
For the most up-to-date information on visas to China, please visit your country’s consulate website or our TRAVEL ADVISORY page here.