China Embassy in Canada

 Visa Application Form of PRC

Ambassador: Mr. Luo Zhaohui
Address: 515 St. Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON. K1N 5H3
Tel: +1-613-7893434
Fax: +1-613-7891911
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:30, Monday-Friday (except holidays) 

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Canada

Tel: +1-613-7893434 ext. 232 (manned service available between 15:30 to 17:30 on working days)
Fax: +1-613-7891414
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)  

Consular Districts of the Embassy/Consulates in Canada

Consulate General Consular Jurisdiction
Embassy of PRC in Ottawa Ottawa Region,  Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador
Consulate General of PRC in Calgary Alberta, Saskatchewan and Northwest Territories
Consulate General of PRC in Toronto Ontario, Manitoba
Consulate General of PRC in Vancouver British Colombia, the Yukon Territory
Consulate General of PRC in Montreal Quebec, New Brunswick

Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC)

Tourists to China have grown rapidly in recent years. To provide a better service for the applicants, CVASC in Ottawa, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary are introduced. Applications from all ordinary passport holders should be submitted to the center (applications to HK and Macao are not included): 

 CVASC in Ottawa:
Address: 220 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 1450, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5Z9
Working Hours: 09:00-15:00 (submission)
                   09:00-16:00 (payment and collection), Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Tel: 613-563-8472
Fax: 613-563-8473

 CVASC in Vancouver:
Address: 250-999 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1K5 
Business Hours: 09:00-15:00 (submission)
                     09:00-16:00 (payment and collection), Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Tel: 604-336-8866
Fax: 604-738-1100

 CVASC in Toronto:
Address: Suite 1501, University Center, 393 University Avenue, Toronto
Business Hours: 09:00-15:00 (submission)
                    09:00-16:00 (payment and collection), Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Tel: 416-345-8472
Fax: 416-345-8473

 CVASC in Calgary:
Address: Suite 200, 855, 8th Avenue, SW, Calgary
Business Hours: 09:00-15:00 (submission)
                    09:00-16:00 (payment and collection), Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Tel: 403-930-2288
Fax: 403-699-9776

 CVASC in Montreal:
Address: Suite 700, Centre Manuvie, 2000, Mansfield Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2Z6
Business Hours: Business Hours: 09:00-15:00 (submission)
                    09:00-16:00 (payment and collection), Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Tel: 514-680-8472 
Fax: 514-680-8473

Fees (in CAD)

Location Types Regular Express Rush Postal
In Vancouver & Calgary Single / Double / Multiple Entries 142 199.05 240.3 158.8
In Toronto & Ottawa 145.2 203.93 247.18 165.28
In Montereal 145.99 205.13 148.88 164.39

US Citizens 
Location Types Regular Express Rush Postal
In Vancouver & Calgary Single / Double / Multiple Entries 222 279.05 323.3 238.8
In Toronto & Ottawa 225.2 283.93 327.18 243.28
In Montereal 225.99 285.13 328.88 244.39

Citizens of Other Countries
In Vancouver & Calgary 

Types Regular Express Rush Postal
3-month Single Entry 92 149.05 190.3 108.8
6-month Double Entry 117 174.05 215.3 133.8
6-month Multi-Entry 142 199.05 240.3 158.8
12-month Multi-Entry 192 249.05 290.3 208.8

In Toronto & Ottawa 
Types Regular Express Rush Postal
3-month Single Entry 95.2 153.93 197.18 113.28
6-month Double Entry 120.20 178.93 222.18 138.28
6-month Multi-Entry 145.2 203.93 247.18 163.28
12-month Multi-Entry 195.2 253.93 297.18 213.28

In Montereal 
Types Regular Express Rush Postal
3-month Single Entry 95.99 155.13 198.88 114.39
6-month Double Entry 120.99 180.13 223.88 139.39
6-month Multi-Entry 145.99 205.13 248.88 164.39
12-month Multi-Entry 195.99 255.13 298.88 214.39
1. The regular processing time is 4 working days; express service takes 3 working days; rush service takes 2 working days; postal service takes 10 working days.
2. This CVASC in Vancouver and Calgary accept cash, debit card and money order (please make the money order payable to: CITS V Service (Canada) ltd.) The CVASC in Toronto accepts cash and debit card. The CVASC in Montreal accepts cash, debit card and money order.

Major Visa Types & Requirements

Types Purpose
Tourist (L) It is issued for an alien who comes to PRC for sight-seeing.
Business (F/M) F is issued for an alien who comes to PRC for non-commercial business activities, such as research, lecture, science and technology exchange visits on invitation.
M is issued to those who intend to visit for commercial and trade activities.
Employment/Work (Z) It is issued for applicants going to PRC for employment or work.
Student (X)

It is issued for an alien who comes to PRC for study.
X1 is for those who plan to stay for more than 6 months, while X2 is issued for short stay.

Private Visit (S) It is issued to family members who intend to visit the foreigners working or studying in PRC, or to those who intend to go to PRC for other private affairs.
Family Reunion (Q) It is issued to family members of Chinese citizens or foreigners with permanent residence in PRC.
Transit (G) It is issued for applicants going to PRC for transit to another country/region.
Hong Kong SAR & Macao SAR Visas

1. Canadian citizens are exempted from Hong Kong Visa if they go to Hong Kong for visit or sightseeing and they stay at Hong Kong for not more than 90 days.
2. Canadian citizens are exempted from Macao Visa for up to 30 days.


10-year China Visa for Canadian Citizens

Canadian citizens can get a Chinese visa (L / M / S2 / Q2 type) valid for up to ten years by submitting all required documents. Generally speaking, the longest granted validity shall not exceed the passport’s remaining validity and each stay may not exceed 120 days. The cost for such entry permit is 110 Canadian dollars. Applicants should pay attention that if the remaining validity of their passports is relatively short they had better secure a new passport before setting about the application.

2019 Public Holidays of CVASC in Ottawa

Festival Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Tuesday
Chinese New Year February 4 - 6 Monday - Wednesday
Good Friday April 19 Friday
International Worker's Day May 1 Wednesday
Victoria Day May 20 Monday
Dragon Boat Festival June 7 Friday
Canada Day July 1 Monday
Civic Day August 5 Monday
Labor Day September 2 Monday
Chinese National Day October 1 - 3 Tuesday - Thursday
Thanksgiving Day October 14 Monday
Remembrance Day November 11 Monday
Christmas Day December 25 Wednesday
Boxing Day December 26 Thursday
Note: The holidays schedules above are subject to change as necessary according to the embassy.

 Please contact Embassy of Canada in China if Canadians are in problems there.

 Recommended Tours:
China Tours from Canada
China Tour from Toronto Canada
China Tour from Vancouver Canada
China Tour from Montreal Canada
China Tour from Ottawa

 Other Chinese Embassies in North America:
Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada

- Last modified on Oct. 23, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Canada
Asked by Midha Khan from CANADA | Dec. 05, 2019 21:57Reply
Travel Visa less than 22 Hour Layover
I am a Canadian citizen flying to Pakistan on Dec 13, 2019. I have a 22 hour layover in Beijing and have booked a hotel outside of the airport. Will I receive a travel visa upon entry or do I need to apply in advance?
Answers (1)
Answered by Paul from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 08, 2019 18:47

You can enjoy the 24h visa-free transit, so no visa is required.
Asked by yannie from CANADA | Nov. 29, 2019 22:12Reply
Canadian citizen holds Mainland Travel Permit for HK and Macao Residents
I will fly from Vancouver direct to Shanghai. Can I use my Mainland Travel Permit for HK and Macao Residents to enter China. Is it true that I have to apply China Visa using my Canadian passport if I fly from Canada?
Answers (1)
Answered by Amy from CHINA | Dec. 02, 2019 19:15

Yes, if you use you Canadian passport, you will need a visa. If you use HK or Macau passport, you can use the mainland travel permit.
Asked by Kigooz from USA | Oct. 22, 2019 12:42Reply
native american (american pasport / dual citizenship us-canada) applying for 10 year visa in canada
Can a Native American Indian who was born in the USA, with a Canadian issued Native status card and now living in Canada (who can hold either USA/CA citizenship, currently holding a US passport) apply for 10 year multiple entry L visitor visa in Canada, Ottawa office.
Answers (1)
Answered by Vera from USA | Oct. 23, 2019 19:31

If you apply from Canada, I'm afraid you have to use your Canadian passport and FYI, Canadians are also eligible for China 10-year visa.
Asked by Valery Ndanze | Aug. 18, 2019 16:42Reply
Do I need Visa for entering to China and if so where.
Dear Sir or Madam. I am a Canadian having a permanent resident in DR Congo and need to travel to China for business purpose.
Answers (1)
Answered by Clara from CANADA | Aug. 19, 2019 19:15

Valery, you need to apply for an M visa for China. You can apply for it either in the China embassy in DR Congo or the CVASC in Canada.
Asked by Jordan from CANADA | Aug. 04, 2019 21:00Reply
August 5, 2019 Vancover visa center closed?
Hello, is the Vancouver China visa center closed August 5, 2019?
Answers (1)
Answered by Hilary from CANADA | Aug. 05, 2019 23:03

Yes, it is closed due to the CIVIC Day.
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