Russian citizens with a U.S. permanent resident card (green card) can apply for single, double or multiple entry tourist (L/Q2) and business (M/F) visas. Please visit the respective visa page for non-US citizens tourist (L/Q2) and business (M/F) visa information. Russian citizens with a U.S. long term visa can apply for single or double entry tourist (L/Q2) and business (M/F) visas. Holders of B1/B2 U.S. visas must return to Russia to apply for a Chinese Visa.
Russian citizens must have a U.S. permanent resident card or long term U.S. visa (such as L1 or H1B) to apply for ‘Z” visas and “S1” long-term work dependent visas. The validity of the visa will be based on the duration of the work permit issued from China. Russian citizens can apply for an S2 visa as long as they have legal status in the U.S. excluding B1/B2 US visas. For more information on the differences between S1 and S2 please visit our work dependent S1 and S2 difference page.
Russian citizens must have a U.S. permanent resident card or long term U.S. student visa to apply for a student visa. The validity of the visa will be based on the duration of the study which is stated on the admission letter issued by the university. If the applicant’s studying duration is less than 180 days, it will be an X2 visa with 12 months validity, multiple entries and each entry 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 visas by visiting our student visa page. For questions about China resident permits, please visit our residence permit page.
For Crew Visa (C)
Russian citizens must have a permanent resident card to apply for crew “C” visas. The visa will be valid for 12 months.
Russian citizens must have a permanent resident card to apply for crew “J” visas. Please see J visa page for requirements and information.
Applicants can select the visa’s validity for “L” “Q” “F” and “M” and for “X” “Z” “S” “C” and “J” and it is depending on the documents you submit, however, the Chinese consulate reserves the right to make the final decision on the visa’s validity, entry and duration of stay based on passport expiration date and supporting document.