I'm a canadian passport holder residing in US (SF Bay area, with green card)and I'm applying for a Chinese visa (L visa). Since this is the first time of my Chinese visa application, I was told that the San Francisco Chinese consulate would not process my application and I have to submit it to a Chinese consulate in Canada, like the one in Vancouver, BC.
Does anyone know if this rule is valid, and if I have to physically travel to Canada to complete the application? can I just mail the application to the Chinese consulate in Vancouver, or can I find an local agency to apply on behalf of me?
I couldn't find instruction on the chinese consulate website.