China's visa requirements
US citizens need a visa to visit mainland China (but not Hong Kong), and this must be obtained prior to arrival from your local embassy. Once in China you need to register where you’re staying within the first 24 hours. If you’re staying at a hotel this is done on your behalf when you check in.
If you’re intending to stay longer than 6 months you’re required to produce a health certificate that includes a blood test for HIV. If you’re traveling to Hong Kong from mainland China you’ll need a double or multiple entry visa to gain re-entry to the mainland.
To apply for a work permit in China, you must go to your local Chinese Embassy or Consulate. The visa officer may ask the applicant to provide the original and photocopy of their US Green Card,Work Permit, I-20 Form, valid US Visa or other additional documents. There are also plenty of opportunities to volunteer in China. Do your bit for Panda Conservation, teach English, or aid the community by lending a much-appreciated hand to local projects. Click here for more information
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