China Visa Application Procedure and Fee

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Procedure of Application at CVASC

1. Complete the Application Form. You can complete the form online and print it out, or download first, then fill it by hand;
2. Make online appointment for your submission;
3. Obtain queue number upon arrival at the center and submit your application when your number is called;
4. Pick up your visa on the collection day and pay the fees.

Procedure of Application at CVASC by Post

CVASC accepts postal applications, but it requires 10 working days for processing. There is no express service or rush service for postal applications.

1. Prepare all required documents and materials, no express available for postal application;
2. Complete the Application Form. You can complete the form online and print it out, or download first, then fill it by hand;
3. Prepare the envelope and postage;
4. Fill out the Payment Authorization Form, which can be downloaded from the Center's website. Only debit card will be accepted as method of payment for postal applications;
5. Prepare the stamped Australia Post Express Post Service envelope for return delivery, the return address must be written on the envelope;
6. Put all the documents into the envelope, seal the envelope and post to the Center. (Please take down the tracking number of your mail in order to check the status of delivery;
7. Check the status of issuance on the Center's website;
8. Passport will be returned to you by post after visa issuance.

Visa Fees (AUD)

Australian citizens

Types Regular Express Rush Post
3-month Single Entry 109.5 167 209 131.5
6-month Double Entry 139.5 197 239 161.5
6-month Multi-Entry 169.5 227 269 191.5
12-month Multi-Entry 229.5 287 329 251.5

US citizens

Types Regular Express Rush Post
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 218.5 276 318 240.5


Types Regular Express Rush Post
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 149.5 207 249 171.5

Citizens of Other Countries

Types Regular Express Rush Post
3-month Single Entry 99.5 157 199 121.5
6-month Double Entry 124.5 182 224 146.5
6-month Multi-Entry 149.5 207 249 171.5
12-month Multi-Entry 199.5 257 299 221.5


1. Regular service takes 4 working days; express service takes 3 working days; rush service takes 2 working days; postal application takes 10 working days.
2. Cash, money order, bank cheque, company cheque and credit card (Visa/Master card) are acceptable. No personal cheques. Please make cheques and money orders payable to: CITS V Service (Australia) Pty Ltd.
3. GST, ie., goods and service tax, is included in the fee.
- Last modified on Jan. 13, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on China Visa Application Procedure and Fee
Asked by Brian symmes from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 27, 2020 16:06Reply
Uk citizen in Australia
I would like to travel to China in 2020 to visit my brother who lives there, I am a uk citizen. Can I apply for the visa in Sydney, and do I need an onward ticket to fly to China?
Also, do I need to have a negative test before travel and quarantine in China on arrival.

Many thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by John | Dec. 31, 2020 00:29

Brian, actually UK citizens cannot get a visa for China now.
Asked by Jenny from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 25, 2020 10:41Reply
multiple entry visa for China
My son and his family live and work in Shanghai. I am Australian, with residency and citizenship in Italy, and therefore I can leave Australia on a valid visa. Is it possible to obtain a multiple entry to China ex Australia? Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Cynthia | Nov. 26, 2020 23:29

Jenny, yes, it's possible, but not during the epidemic peirod.
Asked by Lea Grinter from STH KOREA | Apr. 11, 2020 20:05Reply
Dear Sir/Madam,
I am living and working in Sth Korea. I need the Melbourne Consulate to authenticate my Master's Certificate from Deakin University and my marriage certificate from Western Australia.
I will need to do this by post; I will not return to Australia before relocating to Xi'an, China in July 2020.
Can you provide this service?
If not, what agency could assist me please?
Thank you,
Lea G.
Answers (1)
Answered by Lexi from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 12, 2020 19:43

Lea, sorry, you cannot apply by post. I'm afraid you have to be in Australia when authencitating your documents. You need to call the consulate in Melbourne to confirm this.
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