Several folks have used their service now, and I’ve gotten universally good feedback.
Here’s one email from a reader, Susan.
My husband and I are traveling to China later this month to visit our daughter, and when I read about Allied’s offer to process China visas free for readers of View from the Wing, I just had to give it a try.
I was concerned that Allied would not be able to process an application from someone in Colorado, so I emailed the company before sending in our apps to be sure they could handle the request. I received a reply the next morning assuring me that they would be able to process the application.
Because this is our second go-around getting a Chinese visa, I knew what to send (letter from daughter, etc) and how to fill out the application. I sent everything to Allied via FedEx on August 27. I even was able to upload our visa photos to their web site, saving me a trip and the expense of having someone else take the photo. Allied charged $5.00 per person to print the photo.
Allied kept me informed all along the way via an email when they received our documents and when they were being shipped back to me. I received the passports with visas back today, August 4, and that included the Labor Day weekend. As promised, they waived the $45 per person processing fee and only charged the Chinese processing fee of $140, $10.00 for printing the visa photos and the FedEx overnight return shipping of $26.00. Last year when we used another service to get our visas, the tab was over $400!
I’ve heard only good things about the Allied Passport & Visa folks so when they approached me about making the offer to readers I was happy to do it. (For avoidance of doubt, I have not received anything from them — just a good offer that seemed worth passing along.)