Chinese visa application

To attend the China IP Summer Program in Beijing, you will need a tourist visa to China if you are not a Chinese citizen.  To apply for a Chinese visa:

1. Complete the visa application form (instructions here) using Adobe Acrobat.  The Consulate will NOT accept your application if you hand-write the application (except the signature block).  You will need one passport-sized photo.

2. Application fee of $140.00 (as of 03/04/2014).

3. Submit the application to the Consulate-General in person.  You will be asked to conduct a personal interview there and will be asked to return to pick up the passport and pay for the visa at the time of pick up.  Please find the Consulate-General that is closest to you.  If you live in or close to Chicago, the visa processing office of the Consulate General is:

Passport & Visa Office

Address: 1 East Erie Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60611
 

Note: If you wish to enter China more than once, you will need select multiple entries.

Also, you do NOT need to apply for your visa on April 24, 2014.  You should apply for the visa no later than mid May.