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 Aug. 30, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Visa Application Procedure and Fee
Asked by V Toole from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 14, 2019 21:27Reply
Vise to China
we are having a tour for 9 days in China , then going on a 7 days cruise of Japan , returning to Shanghai for our return flight home ,Do we need double entry on our vise to China
Answers (1)
Answered by Stuart from USA | Sep. 15, 2019 23:58

For your 9-day trip in China, an entry is needed. For your returning trip, if you depart from Japan to Shanghai and then leave for Australia, it's possible to use the 144h visa-free transit. It means in this case a single entry visa is enough for you.
Asked by Keith Chambers from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 11, 2019 14:40Reply
Can you send two visa applications in one envelope
Answers (1)
Answered by Jay from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 12, 2019 02:57

Yes, you can.
Asked by Albert from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 11, 2019 14:24Reply
Urgent - Transit in Haikou from Taipei to Sydney for 30 hours do we need a Visa?
Due to a flight cancellation our transit time in Haikou on the way home from Taipei to Sydney, has changed from 7.5 hours to 30 hours. Do we need to apply for a Visa? If so, what type of Visa do we have to apply. We are holders of Malaysian and Australian passports

We have just been advised of the change yesterday and we are departing next week. Do we have time to get a Visa before we leave Sydney.? If so, please advise the steps to take to expedite the processing of our Visa.

Alternatively, could you apply for the Visa on our arrival at Haikou Meilan Interrnational Airport? If so, please advise how to go about applying for Visa on Arrival and the documents required for the application.

Your prompt advice on the above would be much appreciated as a matter of urgency. Thank you in advanced and look forward to hearing from you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Jason from SINGAPORE | Sep. 12, 2019 02:52

You could apply for the Visa on Arrival at Hiakou Meilan International Airport. When you get to the VOA office at the airport, just complete the application form, take a photo and pay the fee. The visa will be issued within 5 to 10 minutes. what you need for the application is just a valid passport, the ticket of leaving and hotel bookings are required as well.
Asked by Sharon Cripps from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 29, 2019 20:45Reply
Going on a holiday to china for ten days how long do i need a visa for
Answers (1)
Answered by Susie from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 30, 2019 00:42

The application procedure takes four working days, but you need to prepare documents in advance.
Asked by patricia mary hewins from AU | Aug. 26, 2019 21:18Reply
We are flying into shanghai staying 1 night then cruisng to singapore before flying home.Is visa req
Answers (1)
Answered by Jerry from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 27, 2019 20:21

No, you are eligible for the 144-hour visa-free transit.
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