Canadian citizens will be granted a visa with a validity that is equal to or less than the validity of their passport regardless of the applicants’ legal status in the U.S. Please visit the respective visa page for non-us citizens tourist (L/Q) and business (M/F) visa information.
F business visas will only be at most one year multiple entries.
Canadian citizens will be granted work and work dependent visas with a validity based on the duration of work permit issued from China. The validity of S2 visas can be longer, however, the duration of stay will be shorter. For information on work “Z” visas, please visit non-us citizens “Z” visa page. For more information on the differences between S1 and S2 please visit S1 and S2 difference page.
Canadian citizens will be granted student visas with validity based on the duration of the admission letter issued from the university. If the applicant’s studying duration is less than 180 days, it will be an X2 visa with a 5 year validity, multiple entries and each entry the applicant can stay for up to 180 days. If the studying duration is over 180 days, then it will be an X1 visa. X1 is the prerequisite to obtain a residents permit in China. You can find out more information about X1 and X2 by visiting our non-us citizens student visa page. Questions about resident permit, please visit our resident permit page.
For Crew Visa (C)
Canadian citizens will be granted crew visas with a maximum validity of 5 years or equal to the validity of the applicant’s passport. Please visit non-us citizens C visa page for requirements and information.
Canadian citizens must have a permanent resident card to apply for foreign journalist “J” visa. Please see J visa page for requirements and information.
Please look at the applicant’s passport expiration date to determine the length of the applicant’s visa. Applicants cannot select the visa’s validity, it is granted automatically based on the application, Canadian passport expiration date, and supporting documents.