Questions on the China visa application form concern the purpose of the visit, intended length of stay and itinerary, according to the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States of America. The form may be completed at a Chinese Embassy or Consulate General.
The visa application for Mainland China requests the applicant's contact information and passport details. It also inquires about criminal history, infectious disease exposure and any serious mental disorders.
Travelers must submit separate visa applications for trips to Hong Kong and Macao.
The Chinese Embassy states that U.S. citizens must obtain visas before arriving in China.