How do I apply for my China Tourist (L) Visa?

You can apply to your local Chinese embassy/consulate, or ask a visa/travel agent for help. Most embassies and consulates do not accept applications by post so you have to visit in person or use a visa/travel agent. Check the websites of Chinese Embassy/Consulate-General in your country of residence.

  • http://big5.fmprc.gov.cn/gate/big5/www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/wjb_663304/zwjg_665342/2490_665344/
  • http://big5.fmprc.gov.cn/gate/big5/www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/wjb_663304/zwjg_665342/2498_665360

Or find a visa/travel agency that can help you at http://www.visaforchina.org

If you’re in the U.S., try http://mychinavisa.com/

Visiting Tibet requires a special permit.