Chinese Visa Agency Nightmare

Feb 17th, 2014, 06:00 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 2
Chinese Visa Agency Nightmare

As someone who just completed the grueling process of obtaining a Chinese Visa, let me offer one piece of advice to those looking for a reliable visa agency: DO NOT USE OASIS CHINA VISA.

I rarely write reviews, but my experience with this company was so horrendous I feel it is my responsibility to warn future China-goers to stay away. Especially if you're from the West Coast.

They claim to be able to service all 50 states, but emailed me a few days after I'd sent them my documents stating that they wouldn't be able to submit my visa application, and they wouldn't be issuing me a refund. Their reasoning was that because I am from the West Coast, my visa needs to be processed through the consulate in San Francisco (something I was already well aware of).

I told them that their website explicitly states (on the front page!) that they are able to service ALL 50 states. I was very confused. After an entire week of emailing and calling their office, I discovered that they have some shady arrangement with the consulate in D.C. that allows them to by-pass typical consular policy, and process West Coast Visa applications through the D.C. consulate.

However, there's a new consular, and he apparently doesn't endorse this 'shady arrangement' anymore. But they remained adamant that I did not deserve a full refund, because they "attempted to process" my visa - meaning they took it to the visa office, were rejected, and still charged me the full amount ($220!!!)

I was forced to overnight my documents to a different company (China Visa Service Center - I highly recommend this service, by the way) and then dispute Oasis' credit card charges with my bank just to get my money back. It was a nightmare.

tl;dr: OASIS CHINA VISA REVIEW: AVOID AT ALL COSTS. THEY ARE CROOKS.
Hung_Lo is offline  
Feb 22nd, 2014, 07:48 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 7
Try CIBT.com You have a place to enter your state in which you live....then you get the kit for that area's Consulate
ChinaDave1 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Norbert
Asia
3
Jun 25th, 2018 01:58 AM
interestedparty
Asia
15
Sep 30th, 2013 01:01 PM
shelleyk
Asia
5
Mar 18th, 2009 06:35 AM
marathon2
Asia
12
Nov 7th, 2005 02:17 PM
jonathanrhunt
Asia
5
Apr 10th, 2005 04:59 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:07 PM.