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 Tour from Toronto Canada
China Tour from Vancouver Canada
China Tour from Montreal Canada

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

- Last modified on Jan. 21, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Canada
Asked by Greg from CANADA | Dec. 13, 2018 18:38Reply
Winter 2018-19 holiday hours in Ottawa?
I will be applying for a Z over the winter holiday in Ottawa (Dec-Jan); I will need to submit documents in late December and early January.

What are your December and January hours?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mckinney from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 13, 2018 19:33

Business Hours of the CVASC in Ottawa: Monday-Friday(except Chinese and Canadian public holidays on December 25 and December 26. Application Submission: 9:00AM to 3:00PM (Urgent Application Submission: 9:00AM to 11:30AM)
Asked by Susan Milligan from CANADA | Oct. 01, 2018 12:53Reply
I am travelling with a tour to China in April 2019 to May 5, 2019 with a friend.
Please advise how to get a travel visa. We are from a PEI, Canada.
Answers (1)
Answered by Fred from DENMARK | Oct. 07, 2018 23:05

First, you need to provide a filled-out application form affixed with passport-style photo, your passport and its photocopy, round trip air tickets and hotel reservation. Next, submit the application to the CAVSC in your country to apply one month prior to the trip.
Asked by Megan from CANADA | Sep. 26, 2018 08:59Reply
I have to change airports, do I need a travel visa?
Hello, I will be travelling from Canada to South Korea and my layover is in Shanghai for 13 hours. However, I am arriving at Pudong (PVG) airport in the evening and have to stay in a hotel overnight, and my connecting flight leaves from Hongqiao (SHA) airport the following morning? Do I need to apply for a visa to travel from one airport to the other?
Answers (1)
Answered by Edith from GERMANY | Sep. 27, 2018 18:32

Your trip qualifies for the 24h twov in Shanghai, and if you have hotel reservation, you would be fine foe changing the airports.
Asked by TD from CANADA | Jul. 23, 2018 13:02Reply
May I travel through China's two airport with bangladeshi passport?
My travel route,
(1)Vancouver to Nanjing..(layover 2 hour)
(2)Nanjing to Kunming(17 hour 20 min)
(3)kunming to dhaka.
Will there be any problem with bangladeshi passport? I am a permanent resident of canada but don't have canadian passport. do I need any transit Visa?
Answers (1)
Answered by Helen | Jul. 24, 2018 00:23

You had better contact the Chinese embassy in Canada or Bangladesh to confirm this. Actually, I do think you are eligible for the 24-hour direct transit but I can't guarantee that.
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