I am a U.S. citizen and have been invited to an event in Beijing, China. How long will it take me to get a visa to travel to China?


The visa processing times listed in the Chinese embassy's web site are:

Regular service: 4 business days

Express service: 2-3 business days

Rush service: 1 business day. Available only in extreme emergencies and subject to approval by the consular officer.


  1. The above processing time is average and for reference only. Some applications may require longer processing time that a pick-up date cannot be confirmed until notified by the Visa Office.

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