Home / Embassy / North America / China Embassy in U.S.A. / Consulate in San Francisco
Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in San Francisco

 Visa Application Form of PRC
  Detail Procedure for Application
  (How to Apply - Processing Time - Visa Fees - Pick-up, etc)
  For Children Born in USA with Chinese Descent Going to China

Consul General: Mr. Yuan Nansheng 
Address: 1450 Laguna Street, San Francisco, CA 94115.
Tel: +1-415-852 5900
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, 13:30-17:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Email: chinasonsul_san_us@mfa.gov.cn  
Website: http://sanfrancisco.china-consulate.org/eng/

 Consular Office
Tel: +1-415-852 5941 (service staff, 15:30-17:00 on working days) 
Fax: +1-415-852-5940
Consular Protection Hotline: +1-415-852 5924 (working hours), +1-415-216 8525 (non-working hours)
Email: visa.sf@gmail.com
Office Hours: 09:00-14:30 Monday-Friday (except holidays) 

 Consular Districts: Northern California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska
If you don't reside in these regions, please contact the consulate in your region. Otherwise, your application will be delayed or even denied.

 Important Notice
Please do not bring any audio/video electronic devices, such as camera, video camera and video/audio recorder, MP3s, or PDAs as they are not allowed within the Consulate. The consul also strongly advises that you do not bring large bags, such as backpacks, suitcases or packages as there are no storage facilities on Consulate grounds.

 Means of Payment at the Consulate
On or after the pick-up date specified in the receipt, applicants can pay and pick up their passports themselves or by entrusted persons, travel agencies with the receipt.
1. Money Order, Cashier's Check, made payable to "Chinese Consulate General".
2. Credit Card and Debit Card - ONLY Visa/Master Card are acceptable.
Please note: Company Check, Cash and Personal check are not acceptable.

  Mail Applications are not acceptable 
The Consulate in San Francisco does not accept mailed applications. And the mailing back service is not available as well.

 2014 Holiday Schedule of the Consulate in San Francisco

Festivals Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Wednesday
Martin Luther King's Birthday January 20 Monday
Spring Festival January 30, 31 Thursday, Friday
President's Day February 17 Monday
Memorial Day May 26 Monday
Independence Day July 4 Friday
Labor Day September 1 Monday
Mid-Autumn Festival September 8 Monday
Chinese National Day October 1, 2, 3 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Veterans Day November 11 Tuesday
Thanksgiving Day November 27, 28 Thursday, Friday
Christmas Day December 25 Wednesday

 Map of the Consulate General in San Francisco 

Transport:

1450 Laguna Street is at the intersection of Laguna and Geary streets.

If you go Freeway 101, exit at Fell and Laguna streets, and then turn right at the first traffic light on to Laguna Street.

The consulate is about 0.6 mile ahead on your right hand side.

You can also take Bus No. 38 and get off at Laguna to reach there.