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How long it takes to apply a visa to China

Oct 14th, 2005, 08:29 PM
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How long it takes to apply a visa to China

How long does it take to apply for a visa to China? Who should I contact to get me this Visa ? I am Houston TX. thanks a bunch
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Oct 14th, 2005, 10:57 PM
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You can get your Visa in one day. Granted you do have to pay a bit more money to do this. If you only want a tourist Visa (L), you should have no problem. If you are trying to get a business visa (F), make sure to have all your documents with you. You can download all the forms you need from the Chinese Consulate webpage. Google it, it will pop up immediately. Huston is one of the easiest places to get Visa's in The US from everything I know. They seem to be very efficient and straight to the point. If you have questions, you can email me.
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Oct 14th, 2005, 10:58 PM
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There's a Chinese Consulate office in Houston--they have a website (or you can google it).

E-mail:[email protected]

Our visas took less than a week in the Los Angeles office and we didn't use the rush service.
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Oct 24th, 2005, 06:16 PM
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I tried to contact www.chinahouston.org but unsuccessfully. I couldn't get to talk to a person through the automated system since I don't have a specific extension # to enter. I sent email more than 1 week ago, but there's no response. Do you think I could just walk in to their office, and they would help to get my visa? I don't know which third person to trust with my passport, but trying to get to the Consulate office in Houston is such a pain! Plz help
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Oct 25th, 2005, 04:24 AM
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If you live in or close to Houston, then just go to the consulate on Montrose.
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Oct 25th, 2005, 05:38 AM
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We applied for our China visas at the consulate in Houston as rkkwan suggests. We paid the postage fee to have them mailed to us but we could have gone back to the consulate to pick them up the next day. The passports with visas arrived within a week via mail.
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