I am a Canadian living in the US. I am leaving for Central and South America for 6 months in October. I come back on April 4th and am supposed to leave for China on April 11th. I thought I would apply for my Chinese visa before I go, but from what I have read, I cannot apply more than 3 months before my trip. Clearly I cannot apply while I am traveling. I live in Seattle and I would have to mail my passport since we do not have a local office.
Does anyone have any kind of solution for me?