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 Visa Application Form of PRC

Ambassador: Mr. Zhang Junsai
Address: 515 St. Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON. K1N 5H3
Tel: +1-613-7893434
Fax: +1-613-7891911
Email: chinaemb_ca@mfa.gov.cn
Website: http://ca.chineseembassy.org/eng/
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:30, Monday-Friday (except holidays) 

 Consular Office 
Tel: +1-613-7893434 ext.232
Fax: +1-613-7891414
Email: consulate_can@mfa.gov.cn
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)  

 Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC)
Tourists to China have grown rapidly in recent years. To provide a better service for the applicants, CVASC in Ottawa, Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary are introduced. Applications from all ordinary passport holders should be submitted to the center (applications to HK and Macao are not included): http://www.visaforchina.org/. 

Detailed Information about CVASC in Ottawa:
Address: 220 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 1450, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5Z9
Working Hours: 09:00-15:00 (submission)
                   09:00-16:00 (payment and collection), Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Tel: 613-563-8472
Fax: 613-563-8473
Email: ottawacenter@visaforchina.org

Detailed Information of CVASC in Vancouver:
Address: 250-999 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1K5 
Business Hours: 09:00-15:00 (submission)
                     09:00-16:00 (payment and collection), Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Tel: 604-336-8866
Fax: 604-738-1100
Email: vancouvercenter@visaforchina.org 

Detailed Information about CVASC in Toronto:
Address: Suite 1501, University Center, 393 University Avenue, Toronto
Business Hours: 09:00-15:00 (submission)
                    09:00-16:00 (payment and collection), Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Tel: 416-345-8472
Fax: 416-345-8473
Email: torontocenter@visaforchina.org

Detailed Information about CVASC in Calgary:
Address: Suite 200,855-8th Avenue,SW Calgary
Business Hours: 09:00-15:00 (submission)
                    09:00-16:00 (payment and collection), Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Tel: 403-930-2288
Fax: 403-699-9776
Email: calgarycenter@visaforchina.org

Detailed Information about CVASC in Montreal:
Address: Suite 700, Centre Manuvie, 2000, Mansfield Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2Z6
Business Hours: Business Hours: 09:00-15:00 (submission)
                    09:00-16:00 (payment and collection), Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Tel: 514-680-8472 
Fax: 514-680-8473
E-mail: montrealcenter@visaforchina.org

 Consular Districts of the Embassy/Consulates in Canada

Consulate General Consular Jurisdiction
Embassy of PRC in Ottawa Ottawa Region,  Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador. 
Consulate General of PRC in Calgary Alberta, Saskatchewan and Northwest Territory
Consulate General of PRC in Toronto Ontario, Manitoba
Consulate General of PRC in Vancouver British Colombia, the Yukon Territory
Consulate General of PRC in Montreal Quebec, New Brunswick

 Fees
1. Regular Fee per Person
Entry Number Validity U.S.A Citizens Citizens of Canada & Other Countries
single 3 months CAD 140 CAD 50
double 6 months CAD 140 CAD 75
multiple 6 months CAD 140 CAD 100
multiple 12 months CAD 140 CAD 150
Group Visa CAD 120 CAD 40

2. Express and Rush Service Fee per Person 
The  processing time regularly takes 4 working days. The expedited service is available as well, and extra fee should be charged as following:

Rush Service 2 working day processing CAD 50
Express Service 3 working days processing CAD 35

3. Application Service Fees of CVASC (including HST) 
Regular Service (fourth working day collection) CAD 31.5
Express Service (third working day collection) CAD 64.05
Urgent Service (second working day collection) CAD 90.3
Post service (excluding postage ) CAD 58.5
Note: 
1. The total fees = visa fees + application service fees charged by CVASC
2. CVASC will no longer accept credit card as the form of payment. Please pay by cash, debit card or company cheque.

 Major Visa Types & Requirements
Types Purpose
Tourist (L) It is issued for an alien who comes to PRC for sight-seeing.
Business (F/M) F is issued for an alien who comes to PRC for non-commercial business activities, such as research, lecture, science and technology exchange visits on invitation.
M is issued to those who intend to visit for commercial and trade activities.
Employment/Work (Z) It is issued for applicants going to PRC for employment or work.
Student (X)

It is issued for an alien who comes to PRC for study.
X1 is for those who plan to stay for more than 6 months, while X2 is issued for short stay.

Private Visit (S) It is issued to family members who intend to visit the foreigners working or studying in PRC, or to those who intend to go to PRC for other private affairs.
Family Reunion (Q) It is issued to family members of Chinese citizens or foreigners with permanent residence in PRC.
Transit Visa (G) It is issued for applicants going to PRC for transit to another country/region.
Hong Kong SAR & Macao SAR Visas

1. Canadian citizens are exempted 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. Canadian citizens are exempted from Macao Visa for up to 30 days.


 2014 Public Holidays of CVASC in Ottawa

Festival Date Day
New Year Day January 1 Wednesday
Chinese New Year January 31 - February 4 Friday - Tuesday
Family Day February 17 Monday
China's Brightness Day April 7 Monday
Good Friday April 18 Friday
International Labor Day May 1 Thursday
Victoria Day May 19 Monday
Dragon Boat Festival June 2 Monday
Canada Day July 1 Tuesday
Civic Day August 4 Monday
Labor Day September 1 Monday
Mid-Autumn Festival September 8 Monday
Chinese National Day October 1 - 3 Wednesday - Friday
Thanksgiving Day October 13 Monday
Christmas Day December 25 Thursday
Boxing Day December 26 Friday
Note: The holidays schedules above are subject to change as necessary according to the embassy.

 Please contact Embassy of Canada in China if Canadians are in problems there.

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