(How to Apply - Processing Time - Visa Fees - Pick-up, etc)
For Children Born in USA with Chinese Descent Going to China
Consul General: Mr. Gao Zhansheng
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)
Tel: +1-415-852 5941 (service staff, 15:30-17:00 on working days)
Consular Protection Hotline: +1-415-852 5924 (working hours), +1-415-216 8525 (non-working hours)
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.
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.
2013 Holiday Schedule of the Consulate in San Francisco
|New Year's Day||January 1||Tuesday|
|Martin Luther King's Birthday||January 21||Monday|
|Spring Festival||February 11, 12||Monday, Tuesday|
|President's Day||February 18||Monday|
|International Labor Day||May 1||Wednesday|
|Memorial Day||May 27||Monday|
|Independence Day||July 4||Thursday|
|Labor Day||September 2||Monday|
|Mid-Autumn Festival||September 19||Thursday|
|Chinese National Day||September 30, October 1||Monday, Tuesday|
|Veterans Day||November 11||Monday|
|Thanksgiving Day||November 28, 29||Thursday, Friday|
|Christmas Day||December 25||Wednesday|
Map of the Consulate General in San Francisco
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.