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Just went to the Houston consulate to get a Chinese visa. I expected bureaucratic bedlam and that's what I received. First, be prepared to wait behind people who thought they could just turn up and get a visa. Second, apparently you now need a photocopy of your photo page of your passport. Conveniently they have a copier. That will be 25 cents please. Too bad our website which definitely does not list that little requirement.

Sigh. Why is China so crazy about the visa? It's all for show anyway. The hotel reservations are just formalities. They could only be on paper for all they know. Just a giant waste of time.

Oh, and you can't get rush service unless it's a true emergency and you can prove it. Because if you flew here from out of town and thought you could get a visa overnight, well then whoops.

Sorry. Rant over.

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