China Visa Application Procedure and Fee

 Main China Visa Types       
 2019 Holidays of the Embassy/Consulates/CVASC in Australia

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 Oct. 20, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Visa Application Procedure and Fee
Asked by Steve from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 20, 2019 16:18Reply
90 Day Stay duration
Hello. Is it possible to get a single entry 90 day duration stay L visa in Australia? Reading a lot on conflicting reports. Thank You. Steve.
Answers (1)
Answered by Grace from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 20, 2019 19:07

The chance is not very big. Usually you can get 60 days stay duration at most for a 3-month L visa.
Asked by Paul Secretan from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 13, 2019 19:25Reply
Visa for tranist
We are travelling from Australia to Russia and have 2 stops in China. Is a visa required for this? I am hearing conflicting reports so would like to be sure. I am sure the total time in China is less than 1 day. Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Frank from GERMANY | Nov. 14, 2019 18:57

Paul, in your case, you can enjoy the 24-hour visa-free transit so visa is not required.
Asked by Russell from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 10, 2019 17:04Reply
Arriving by cruise ship departing by plane staying 2 nights 3 days how do you I get 72 hour visa
Answers (1)
Answered by Ken from NEW ZEALAND | Nov. 11, 2019 18:57

Russell, you need to tell your exact route so that others can give you an answer.
Asked by Phuong from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 17, 2019 05:00Reply
Ask by Phuong Le from Australia. 17. October 2019

Hi, we are family of 6 go to China, do we all need to go to Chinese Embassy for submit? Or can I go by myself to present for them?
Answers (1)
Answered by Wendy from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 20, 2019 19:53

Yes, you can, but before you head for the CVASC, you had better make a call to confirm this.
Asked by Steve from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 10, 2019 02:36Reply
Entering by train leaving by ship
Hi - 2 questions
1: can we get a chinese visa more than 3 months before we enter China (we are travelling Europe for 4 months before entering China and will not be in our home country Australia within 3 months of entering China
2: we would like to enter China by train from Kazakhstan. It is hard to provide train details but we are leaving by ship from Hong Kong - is it ok to provide just the cruise ticket leaving Hong Kong when applying for a visa?
Thank you!
Answers (1)
Answered by Sarah from IRELAND | Oct. 11, 2019 19:51

1. Generally speaking, the earliest time you can apply is three months before your intended travel date so I doubt whether you can apply for visa four months in advance.

2. You can submit the flight ticket to Kazakhstan and state that you will take a train from there to China.
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