China Consulate in Vancouver, Canada

 Visa Application Form of PRC

Consul General: Ms. Liu Fei
Address: 3380 Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6H 3K3
Tel: +1-604-7347492
Fax: +1-604-7364343 
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:30  (Monday-Friday) 
Night Emergency Assistance: +1-7782380003

Consular Office of Chinese Consulate in Vancouver

Address: 200A-1595 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6J 1W6
Tel: +1-604-3368866
Fax: +1-604-7340311
Office Hours: 09:00-13:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)
                    09:00-12:00 (Notarization, Chinese Passport & Travel Document, HKSAR Passport & ID card) 
Consular Districts: British Colombia, the Yukon Territory 

Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC)

Canadian regular passport holders and non-Canadian citizens with legal status in Canada should submit their applications to the center.

Holders of diplomatic, service (official) passport, or applicants qualified for applying for Chinese diplomatic, courtesy and service visa, or applicants applying for Hong Kong or Macao visa/entry permit still submit their applications directly to the Consulate-General.

Detailed Information of CVASC: 
Address: 250-999 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1K5
Business Hours: Monday to Friday (public holidays excepted)
09:00-15:00 (submission), 09:00-16:00 (payment and collection)
Tel: 604-336-8866
Fax: 604-738-1100
Notice: CVASC accepts urgent service (2nd working day collection) application until 12:00. 

Change of the Policy of Tourist Visa (L) to China

From December 12, 2011, all applicants who apply for L are required to submit the following documents:
1. Completed Application Form affixed with a recent 2x2 passport-size color photo
2. Passport with at least 6 months validity and 2 blank pages
3. Invitation letter from a Chinese unit or an individual
4. If the invitation letter is not available, applicants should submit the itinerary, air ticket and hotel reservation.

Map of the Consulate


2019 Public Holidays of the CVASC in Vancouver

Festival Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Tuesday
Chinese New Year February 4 - 6 Monday - Wednesday
Family Day February 18 Monday
Good Friday April 19 Friday
International Labour'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

 Recommended Tours:
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China Tour from Vancouver Canada

- Last modified on Sep. 10, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Consulate in Vancouver
Asked by Deanna from CANADA | Sep. 24, 2019 13:14Reply
Do we need a visa to leave the airport in Guangzhou for overnight accommodation while in transit
We have a 15 h 15m layover in Guangzhou on our way to Nepal from Vancouver. We are both Cdn citizens. The airline will provide free accommodation for layovers longer than 8 hrs but the hotel is outside the airport and we are not sure if we must have some sort of visa to exit the airport. We will be in China for less than 24 hrs. If we require a visa can we get it when we arrive there or do we have to get this in Canada before we leave?
Answers (1)
Answered by Amber from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 25, 2019 20:39

Dear, you are eligible for the 24h visa-free transit. To leave the airport, you need to apply for a temporary stay permit at the airport upon arrival.
Asked by Arleen from VANCOUVER CANADA | Sep. 10, 2019 21:46Reply
How much is the application for China visa?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lisa from CANADA | Sep. 11, 2019 23:01

If you apply from the CVASC office in Vancouver, the fee is 162.15 Canadian dollars in total.
Asked by suzanne from CANADA | Aug. 20, 2019 16:22Reply
Do I have to surrender my passport to apply for the VISA?
I am required to have my passport at all time as an airline pilot.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ken from CANADA | Aug. 20, 2019 23:30

Yes, you have to submit the original passport for visa processing. If you want to get your passport back soon, you can use rush service.
Asked by Carolyn from CANADA | Apr. 24, 2019 10:40Reply
Time to authenticate documents?
For a teaching job in China, I am asked by my school to have several documents (degree, criminal record check, daughter's birth certificate) authenticated by the Chinese Embassy or Consular services here in Canada. I'm wondering if this is done in one day. (Wondering if I need to stay overnight in Vancouver.)
Answers (2)
Answered by Lyn from CANADA | Apr. 25, 2019 23:27

Dear, you need to have these documents authenticated by the CVASC in Vancouver. The fastest application needs a working day by paying extra. You need to get the documents on the next day.
Answered by c from CANADA | Apr. 26, 2019 09:28

Many thanks!
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