Our Experiences:

Authentication of Marriage Certificate Issued in New York

Our Experiences , 03-10-2020

If you are looking to authenticate a marriage certificate issued in New York, you must obtain an extended certified copy of the certificate. There should be a stamp and original signature of the Acting City Clerk on the back of the certificate. If your marriage certificate does not contain the stamp and signature, it cannot be authenticated for foreign use and you must request a new certified copy. Example:

Authentication of Birth Certificate Issued in New York

Our Experiences , 03-10-2020

If you are looking to authenticate a birth certificate issued in New York, you must obtain a birth certificate issued along with a Letter of Exemplification in order to be certified by County Clerk and further authentications. A Letter of Exemplification can only be issued during processing of a birth certificate request. The letter cannot be requested separately. Example:

Additional Requirement for Birth or Death Certificate in California

Our Experiences , 11-26-2019

For applicants looking to have a birth certificate or death certificate authenticated in the state of California; an additional step may be required prior to authentication by Secretary of State. If a birth or death certificate has the signature of a Health Officer or County Registrar (e.g. Local Registrar, Registrar of Vital Records), prior to State authentication, one of the following will be required: 1.) have that birth or death certificate certified by the county clerk’s off……

What should I do if I had a Chinese visa in the past but I don't have the old passport anymore?

Our Experiences , 03-14-2018

Answer: If you have been previously granted a Chinese visa, but lost the passport, you must provide the exact month and year of your last Chinese visa. The previous Chinese visa must be granted within the past 10 years. The Embassy will investigate and look for your records based on the information given. This process will take longer than normal processing times. If you are on a time constraint, we recommend upgrading to Expedited service for an additional fee.

Original Passport

Our Experiences , 12-19-2017

Occasionally we will have customers that mail in all documents except their original passports thinking a copy of their passport will be enough. Applying for visas require sending in original passports, no exceptions. Do not make this mistake and cause delays in your application.

Packages that require signatures

Our Experiences , 12-19-2017

Sometimes there are delays in processing visas when you send documents to us that require a signature for delivery. This is due to our staff having left for the consulate and are not at the office to sign for delivery. We recommend that you waive signature requirements for deliveries.

Tight timing – flight delayed

Our Experiences , 12-19-2017

A customer had 7 days to process a visa. We recommended Express service with FedEx overnight shipping but customer declined. The application was delayed by a day due to missing flight tickets. The customer also wanted to use their prepaid envelope. We contacted the customer to upgrade to overnight shipping, however, the customer did not want to pay for the upgrade and insisted that if the visa came out on Monday, it would arrive to them on time. We mailed it out per customer's request using thei……

Handwritten application forms

Our Experiences , 12-19-2017

Application forms must be typed by computer. Only certain areas can be handwritten. Application form must also be signed. Handwritten application forms cannot be used and will cause the submission of your application to be delayed until we receive a new properly filled out form.

Outdated visa application form

Our Experiences , 12-19-2017

Every visa applicant must have one visa application form, and it must be the most up-to-date version. Old version of forms obtained elsewhere will need to be redone and will cause the submission of your application to be delayed until we receive the new form. Make sure all your forms are downloaded from our website.

Why use ChinaEntryVisa.net?

Our Experiences , 12-08-2017

Answer: A customer wanted to save money by mailing their application directly to the Chinese Consulate General. Their application was rejected and returned. As a result, the customer had to mail their documents twice, delayed their application by two weeks, and the cost was more than doubled. Obtaining a Chinese Visa can be time-consuming and confusing - you can rest easy knowing that we will be doing the work for you and will do the best we can to obtain your visa in a timely manner. ……