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 Visa Application Form of PRC      Procedure and Fee for Application

Ambassador: Mr. Chen Yuming
Address: 15 Coronation Drive, Yarralumla, ACT2600, Canberra
Tel: +61-2-62734780
Fax: +61-2-62735848 
Email: chinaemb_au@mfa.gov.cn
Website: http://au.china-embassy.org/eng/

 Consular Office
Tel: +61-2-62734783, 62737443
Fax: +61-2-62739615
Telephone Inquiry Hours: 14:00-16:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

 Consular Districts of the Embassy/Consulates

Consulate General Consular Jurisdiction
Embassy of PRC in Canberra Capital Territory (Canberra District), South Australia, North Territory  
Consulate General of PRC in Brisbane Queensland
Consulate General of PRC in Melbourne Victoria, Tasmania
Consulate General of PRC in Perth Western Australia
Consulate General of PRC in Sydney New South Wales

 Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC) 
In order to provide a better service for the applicants, the embassy of PRC in Canberra, and General Consulates in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, Perth have introduced the CVASC. Applications from all ordinary passport holders should be submitted to the center: http://www.visaforchina.org/.

Note: Applicants holding Diplomatic, Service or Official passport, or who are qualified to apply for the Diplomatic, Service, or Courtesy visa , or who apply for Hong Kong or Macao  visa/entry permit, Chinese passport/Travel Document, Notarization or Authentication should still submit the application directly to the Consulate General as usual and don't have to make online appointment.

Detailed information about the CVASC: 

Canberra
Address: Suite 201, Level 2, Canberra House, 40 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra, ACT 2600
Tel: +61-2-62797800
Email: canberracenter@visaforchina.org
Office Hours: 09:00 - 15:00, Monday - Friday (except public holidays)

Sydney
Address: Level 5, 299 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW 2000;
Tel: +61-2-94758800;
Fax: +61-2-92612088;
Mailing address: PO Box 20516 World Squre NSW 2002.

Melbourne
Address: Ground Floor, 570 ST Kilda RD., Melbourne, VIC 3004
Mailing Address: :P.O. Box 7227, ST Kilda Rd., Melbourne, VIC 8004
Tel:+61-3-9937-2308 
Fax:+61-3-9937-2338 

Brisbane
Address: PART level 4, 140 Ann Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000;
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12545 George Street, QLD 4003
Tel: +61-7-3031-6300
Fax: +61-7-3221-9388

Perth
Address: Ground Floor, 256 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA6000 (Entrance via Victoria Ave)
Mailing Address: PO BOX 3090, East Perth WA6892
Tel: +61-8-9220-3800
Fax: +61-8-9221-1888

  Major Types & Requirements

Types

Purpose
Tourist (L) It is issued to those who comes for tourism. Group L is available for tourists who travel in a group basis.
Business (F/M) F is issued to those who intend to go to China for exchanges, visits, study tours and other activities.
M is issued to those who intend to go to China for commercial and trade activities.
Employment/Work (Z) It is issued to an alien who comes for a post or employment, commercial performance or academic exchanges, and to his/her accompanying family members.
Student (X)

It is issued to foreigners who come to study in China.

Private visit (S) it is issued to family members of foreigners with work Z and student X in China or visit for other private affairs.
Transit (G)

It is issued to a foreign citizen who is to transit through China on his or her way to a third country(or region).

Hong Kong SAR & Macao SAR Visa 1. Australia citizens are exempt from Hong Kong Visa if they go to Hong Kong for visit or sightseeing and they stay at Hong Kong for not more than 90 days.
2. Australia citizens are exempt from Macao Visa for up to 30 days.

 Procedure for Application at CVASC            Visa Fees

 2014 Holiday Schedule of the CVASC in Canberra 
Festival Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Wednesday
Australia Day January 27 Monday
Spring Festival January 31 - February 4 Friday - Tuesday
Canberra Day March 10 Monday
Easter Day April 18 - 21 Friday - Monday
Anazc Day April 25 Friday
International Labor Day May 1 Thursday
Queen's Birthday June 9 Monday
Mid-Autumn Festival September 8 Monday
Family & Community Day September 29 Monday
Chinese National Day October 1 - 3 Wednesday - Friday
Australia Labor Day October 6 Monday
Christmas December 25, 26 Thursday, Friday

 Please contact Embassy of Australia in China if Australians are in troubles there.

 Other Chinese Embassies in Oceania: Suva, Fiji, Kiribati, Micronesia, New Zealand