I really think the kids who were adopted from China should go back to visit, so they could see what kind of life they might have in the orphanages if they never immigrated to America and of course to see China. I will definitely recommend Lotus Travel to others because Ms. Lea and her staff provided us with great service, interesting tours and kept us safe the entire trip.
- Ana Caroline Huiwen Joros (age 12)

Step by Step Instructions

  • Have all travelers valid passports in hand.(Please note you will need more documents if you are non-US citizen or child borned in another country rather than in US, and please check with below additional required documents list)
  • Complete visa application form per each traveler(Please note the form of New York  Chinese Consulate is different from other states)
  • Contact the visa agents in Lotus Travel  for detailed  documents you need for your China visa application
  • Complete a cover page for your family/group.
  • Settle payment directly to Lotus Travel prior to mailing visa application documents (do not include any payment with mailed visa package). You may pay online or mail check to Lotus Central Regional office.
  • Mail required documents to designated address after you make the payment with Lotus Travel.

Chinese Visa Processing Information

Lotus Travel welcomes visa applications from all 50 states. We recommend that you apply for a visa approximately 2-3 months prior to travel. During adoption process please apply after receipt of an adoption referral.
Please remember, a cover page is required for visa application packets to be processed. If you have questions, you may contact our Travel Advisors via email at info@lotustours.net or via phone at 425 223 4641 during our office hours of 8 am – 5 pm PST.
Click to read FAQs' here: Frequently Asked Questions

Mail these Documents

  • Cover Page - click Cover Page (1 form per mailed package)
  • Visa Application - Completed and signed Visa Application (1 form per traveler)
  • A 2” x 2” standard passport photo clipped to top right corner of Visa Application (1 photo per traveler)
  • Original signed US Passports with over eight (8) months validity and at least one (1) blank visa page
  • Pre-paid, self-addressed express mailer (e.g. Fed Ex envelope)  This allows expedited and trackable return of your original passport documents. Please use Fed Ex or UPS.
  • Effective Aug. 1, 2012, Supporting Documents must be provided. 

    **********Click HERE for detailed mailing instructions********

*****************Additional Required Documents******************

Note: For required photocopies files, please do NOT send the original files. The Consulate will not return them to you.

For children 12 years and under:

  • A photocopy of their U.S. birth certificate issued by the state
  • A photocopy of both parent’s Passports (if not already applying for Visas at the same time)

For children originally born in China:

  • Original China Passport (it will be returned with one of the corners cut to complete cancellation of Passport) OR Proof of prior issued China Visa (if the child has gone back since being adopted)
  • A photocopy of U.S. birth certificate
  • A photocopy of Chinese birth certificate (both English and Chinese version) (page White Pamphlet stating: Name, Sex, Date of Birth, and any knowledge regarding birthplace and parents)
  • A photocopy of the China Adoption Certificate (both English and Chinese version)
  • A photocopy of the document which shows both Chinese name and American name on the same page. You may use a photocopy of one of the following three documents or any other document that shows both names is also qualified.
  • Adoption Decree from China (the one with your family picture on it)
  • Adoption Decree from U.S. (reissued by your state when you readopted your child in the U.S.)
  • Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration
  • A photocopy of both parent’s Passports (if not applying for Visas at the same time)

    For Non-US Citizens:
    A photocopy of both the front and back of their Permanent Residence/Green Card.
    If it is the first time one is applying for a Chinese visa, please submit the Original Permanent Residence/Green Card.

****************Visa Forms****************

Please click on the Adobe graphic to download and install free copy of Acrobat reader if you can't open the form.

Visa Fees for U.S. Citizens

Visa Type

Consulate Fee

Service Fee


Single or Double Entry
with Regular Processing
Takes up to 14 days

(valid for 6 months)


$220 per person

Single or Double Entry
with Express Processing

(valid for 6 months)


$280 per person

Multiple Entry
with Regular Processing
Takes up to 14 days

(valid for 6 months or 12 months)


$240 per person

Multiple Entry
with Express Processing

(valid for 6 months or 12 months)


$300 per person

The Total Fee covers the Consulate Fee for the visa and Service Fee to submit your application in-person. For NON-U.S. citizens visa fees, please click here.

The Consulate General of China Offices close on the following holidays

Chinese New Year (3 days)

International Labor Day: May 1st

Memorial Day: 4th Monday in May

 US Independence Day: July 4th

US Labor Day: 1st Monday in September

China National Holiday: Oct. 1st, Oct. 2nd  & Oct. 3rd

Veterans Day: 2nd Monday in November

Thanksgiving:  4th Thursday & Friday in November

Christmas Day: Dec 24th & Dec 25th

*******Payment Procedures******

Payment for visa cost and processing cost is made directly to Lotus Travel. Do NOT include payment in your mailed visa application packet.

You can pay via one of our three convenient methods:
  1. Online via credit card or via PayPal at: https://www.lotustours.net/payment/PaypalPayment.jsp
  2. Download a credit card authorization form: Credit Card Authorization Form and fax to your travel advisor at 425-484-2133; or scan and email to your designated travel advisor.
  3. Mail in check payment to Lotus Travel central region office at: Lotus Travel, 8312 S. 100th E. Ave., Tulsa OK 74133.

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