China Consulate in Toronto, Canada

 Visa Application Form of PRC

Consul General: Mr. Xue Bing
Address: 240, St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2N5 Canada
24-Hour Tel: +1-416-6160807, 5290068 (for emergencies)
Tel: +1-416-9647260, 9649646
Fax: +1-416-3246468
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, 13:30-17:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

Consular Office of Chinese Consulate in Toronto

Tel: +1-416-9648861 (24-hour automatic telephone, manual service during 09:00-10:00 and 15:00-17:00)
Fax: +1-416-3249010 
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Consular Districts: Ontario, Manitoba  
Notice: In order to insure safety, all visitors to the Consulate in Toronto should show their ID Card.

Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC)

All ordinary passport holders visiting Mainland China are required to submit their applications to the center.

Detailed Information about CVASC:
Address: Suite 1501, University Center, 393 University Avenue, Toronto, Canada M5G 1E6
Business Hours: Monday-Friday
Application Submission: 09-15:00
(Urgent applications must be submitted before 11:30)
Payment and Passport Collection: 09:00-16:00
Tel: 416-345-8472
Fax: 416-345-8473


Tips for Applicants

1. The peak of application: Monday, 1-2 working days after every holiday, between 11:00-12:00, 13:30-14:30 in every working day. You'd better avoid the time quantum; otherwise, you will queue up for a long time. 

2. The off-peak time: Between 09:00-10:30, 14:30-15:30, from Tuesday to Friday. During this time quantum, applicants are rare and you can save your time. 

3. There are many applicants between May-June, September-October every year. In order to save your time, you can apply in advance based on your planned travel. 

4. Make a good preparation for required documents for application. 

5. Please make an appointment first at the website of CVASC.

2020 Public Holidays of the CVASC in Toronto

Festival Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Wednesday
Chinese New Year January 24 - 28 Friday - Tuesday
Family Day February 17 Monday
Good Friday April 10 Friday
International Labour Day May 1 Friday
Victoria Day May 18 Monday
Dragon Boat Festival June 25 Thursday
Canada Day July 1 Wednesday
Civic Day August 3 Monday
Canada Labor Day September 7 Monday
Chinese National Day October 1 - 5 Thursday - Monday
Thanksgiving Day October 12 Monday
Remembrance Day November 11 Wednesday
Christmas Day December 25 Friday

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- Last modified on Dec. 25, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Consulate in Toronto
Asked by Adeel from CANADA | Jan. 25, 2020 06:08Reply
144 hour visa free ?
Flying to Tokyo for Olympics, staying 8 days. Then Tokyo direct to Beijing, staying 5 days, then Beijing directly to USA. Canadian citizen (with green card) and US citizen traveling together. Will we need a visa or will the 144 hour visa free transit apply?
Answers (1)
Answered by Edward from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 02, 2020 17:47

Adeel, if you hold Canadian and US passports (not the green card), the 144h visa-free transit will apply to you.
Asked by Sylvia from CANADA | Jan. 08, 2020 20:23Reply
Uk passport, Canadian permanent resident. Arriving Shanghai on cruise. Leave Beijing to Canada
Arriving Shanghai on cruise ship. 2 nights hotel in Shanghai then fly Beijing to connect to flight to Toronto. Do I need visa?
Answers (1)
Answered by Helen from CANADA | Jan. 09, 2020 17:49

Yes, you need to get a China visa for this trip.
Asked by Debi from CANADA | Dec. 20, 2019 17:54Reply
return from Bali to Toronto we stop in Shanghai Mar.26 got flight layover to 31st. Do we need visa?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ross from USA | Dec. 22, 2019 18:26

Debi, so you will fly from Bali to Toronto via Shanghai and stay for not more than 144 hours in Shanghai? If yes and you don't have any other layovers in mainland China, you will be able to enjoy the 144h visa-free transit and no visa is required.
Asked by DORA MCGOEY from CANADA | Dec. 17, 2019 11:37Reply
Answers (1)
Answered by Amanda from CANADA | Dec. 18, 2019 22:43

Dora, if you arrive in China from Country A, and only have layover in Shanghai of mainland China, then leave China for Country C, you may not need the visa because you can enjoy the 144h visa-free transit.
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