China Visa Application Procedure and Fee

 Main China Visa Types       
 2023 Holidays of the Embassy/Consulates/CVASC in Australia 

Procedure of Application at CVASC

1. Complete the Application Form on the CVASC's web, print it out, and sign it;
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.

Tip: Application by post is currently not available. 

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; and rush service takes 2 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 updated on May. 24, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on China Visa Application Procedure and Fee
Asked by Luke from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 02, 2023 01:10Reply
I live in Tasmania, There isn't a service center here.
Ive never had a visa before so its a little confusing for me but, I live in Tasmania, does this mean I have to fly to Melbourne to have an appointment? and if so could I get everything done on the same day, fly in and out?
I dont understand why I cant just apply for the visa online.

Thanks in advance!
Answers (3)
Answered by Hailey | Jun. 02, 2023 01:27

In fact, you can apply for your visa in Melbourne by post. However, the processing time may be a little longer than applying in person, generally for 10 working days if your documents are complete.

The visa center generally recommends to post by Australia Post Express Post. Office address: Ground Floor, 570 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia

It is suggested to download the List of the Required Documents for Postal Application on the official website of the visa center:
Answered by Dylan | Jun. 04, 2023 15:30

This is not correct. You cannot apply by post.

They no longer accept postal applications, they only accept applications in person at the Visa Centre. This is so you can be fingerprinted.

There is no allowance made for where in Australia you might live or whether you can get to a capital city.

So you'll have to fly to Melbourne. You'll need to leave your passport with them and go back a second time to collect your passport.

You can't get it done the same day. It's four business days turnaround for the normal service, three for the express service (which costs more) if they are offering it.

You can confirm this by emailing them at Be scrupulously polite.
Answered by Hailey | Jun. 04, 2023 19:18

In fact, the post service is not accented in most visa centers, but I do find it is available in Melbourne Office Center's official website. Of course, confirming it with the visa center is the best way.

Contact information:

Asked by em from AUSTRALIA | May. 29, 2023 07:37Reply
Do I need to provide copies of previous Chinese visas?
My old Australian passport with previous Chinese visas was stolen. Can I still obtain a tourist visa if I am unable to provide this info?
Answers (1)
Answered by Hank | May. 29, 2023 22:54

Yes, it won't influence your new application a lot.
Asked by Dylan from AUSTRALIA | May. 24, 2023 09:14Reply
how do I get a China Visa if I live in a remote outback area of NSW?
The guide here says "Tip: Application by post is currently not available." I live in outback far west NSW, two days drive from Sydney. I've tried to find the info on the official site but find it very confusing.
Answers (1)
Answered by Andrew | May. 24, 2023 23:23

I'm afraid you have to get to the China Visa Application Service Center in Sydney in person as the post service is not available.
Asked by Adriaan Bal from AUSTRALIA | May. 17, 2023 02:44Reply
Do I have to leave my passport at the embassy?
I am writing to inquire about the procedure for passport submission and visa collection at the embassy. I am currently residing in Perth, Australia. I have upcoming travel plans and would like to know if it is necessary to leave my passport at the embassy when submitting my visa application. Alternatively, would it be possible to bring my passport during the appointment for visa collection? The reason for my query is that I require my passport for travel purposes.

Specifically, I intend to submit my visa application before traveling to Bali and then collect the visa after I return from Bali. I understand that there is a time constraint, as I will only have a two-week window for visa collection upon my return.

I would greatly appreciate your guidance on this matter. If there are any specific instructions or alternative arrangements to accommodate my travel plans, I kindly request you to provide the necessary information.

Thank you for your attention to this inquiry. I look forward to your prompt response.
Answers (1)
Answered by Daisy | May. 17, 2023 19:12

Yes, you have to leave your passport at the embassy or the visa application service center. However, it won't take too much time. Generally, it only takes about 4 working days after you submit all the required documents. If you use express service, only 2-3 days are needed.
Asked by Adriaan Bal from AUSTRALIA | May. 17, 2023 02:28Reply
I am a New Zealander citizen resident in Perth but do not have a valid certificates of residence.

I plan to visit Shanghai end of July buyt leave Perth mid June. As a New Zealander, retired here, I do not need a residency permit do you need any other "proof" so I can get a Visa to visit China? What do you suggest? Thank you.

(3) Proof of legal status (applicable for those not applying for the visa in their country of citizenship) If you are not applying for a visa in the country of your citizenship, you must provide the original and photocopy of your valid certificates of residence, employment or student status, or other valid certificates of legal stay provided by the relevant authorities of the country where the Visa Centre is located.
Answers (1)
Answered by Frank | May. 18, 2023 01:09

You can print the Australian visa information on VEVO website of Australian Department of Internal Affairs and providing International Movement Record may also be required.
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