I received my Chinese Visa in the mail this week. Since I do not currently live in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York or Washington DC, I mail my passport to a visa agent in one of these cities instead of going in person. This time I decided to apply for a multiple entry visa which in many ways is superior to the single entry visas I used for my last few visits. The last time I was in China I had to go to the police station to extend my 30 day visa since my visit lasted longer than I originally planned. My multiple entry visa is valid for as many visits (up to 60 days each) as I can make to China within the next year.