10 Year Chinese visas for American passport holders
10 Year Chinese visas are now available for American passport holders living in or visiting the UK. In the UK, Chinese visas for American passport holders are now being issued with a duration of 10 years with multiple entries visas with the ability to stay in mainland China of up to 60 days on each entry.
These visas are being issued even if the passport has less than 10 years validity left. Once the passport has been replaced , the old passport containing the Chinese visa and the new valid passport must be presented together when entering China.
Please note that it is important that all of the personal details in both passports like the name, date of birth are the same.
If any of the details used to identify the American passport holder is different, it will be assumed that the people in the two passports are not the same person and a new visa will need to be applied for.
Please note: It is essential that American passport holders provide the original of their UK visa in order to apply for a visa in the UK.