China Embassy in Finland

 Visa Application Form of PRC

Ambassador: Mr. Yu Qingtai
Address: Vanha kelkkamäki 11, Kulosaari, 00570, Helsinki
Tel: +358-9-22890110, 22890162, 22890167
Fax: +358-9-679851, 22890149
Office Hours: 08:30 - 12:00 and 13:30 - 16:30, Monday - Friday (Except Holidays)  

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Finland

Address: Vanha kelkkamaki 9-11, Kulosaari, 00570, Helsinki
Tel: +358-9-22890129
Fax: +358-9-22890155
Office Hours: 09:00-11:30, Monday - Friday (except holidays)


Regular Fee per Person

Types Finnish Citizens American Citizens Citizens From Other Countries
Single-Entry EUR 60 EUR 120 EUR 33
Double-Entry EUR 90 EUR 120 EUR 50
Multi-Entry with 6-month Validity EUR 120 EUR 120 EUR 60
Multi-Entry with 12-month Validity EUR 180 EUR 120 EUR 100
Group Type EUR 48 EUR 96 EUR 27
1. Chinese embassy does not accept Cash or Personal checks as means of payment. Please pay by Visa, MasterCard or Visa Electron. 
2. Fees for other countries may differ from that listed above, and will be charged according to the reciprocity agreement by the Chinese Embassy.

1. The regular processing time is 4 working days.
2. The Embassy has suspended the express and rush service to the applicants temporarily from July 5, 2012.
3. Mailed applications are not acceptable.
4. No appointment is required for submission of application.
5. Applications can be dropped off by someone else entrusted or a travel agent at the Consular Section of the Embassy if applicants cannot go in person. 
6. Applicants can pick up their passports themselves or by someone else entrusted or travel agencies with the pickup form (pink colored) on or after the pick-up date.

Main 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 with Z or X 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 Finnish citizens (including Chinese who have joined Finnish Nationality) are exempt from Visa to both Hong Kong and Macao for 90 days.

The Map of the Embassy

Address: Vanha kelkkamäki 11, Kulosaari, 00570, Helsinki

Take Bus No. 16 at City Center to Vanha Kelkkamäki.
Take Subway to Kulosaari, and then walk southward about 300 meters (328 yards).

 Please contact Embassy of Finland in PRC if Finns are in problems there.
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- Last modified on Nov. 19, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Finland
Asked by Nhi Nguyen from FINLAND | Nov. 19, 2019 09:14Reply
Vietnamese in Finland
Hi, I am a Vietnamese living in Finland with a residence permission, so what type of visa do I need to apply for to travel to China, and how long does it usually take? I would like to visit China at the end of January and beginning of February. Thanks!
Answers (1)
Answered by Rachel from FINLAND | Nov. 19, 2019 19:19

If you travel for tourism purpose, you need to apply for a tourist L visa. It usually takes four working days to process visa.
Asked by Yenny from FINLAND | Sep. 16, 2019 02:10Reply
Hei i have Indonesia passport, my husband and my kids Finland passports
we will traveling Helsinki to japan but transit to Shanghai around 8 h and we want try out from immigration and walk in outside around 5 h, what the visa we must make because only short time
Answers (1)
Answered by Roger from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 16, 2019 19:06

You don't need a visa for that, for you are eligible for the 24-hour visa free transit. You could apply a 24-hour visa-free entry permit upon arrival at the Shanghai airport before leaving the airport for a short sightseeing of the city.
Asked by Yenny Uuttu from FINLAND | Sep. 16, 2019 00:20Reply
Hi i have Indonesian pasport
Hi i have Indonesian pasport and i have flight from Helsinki to Japan but must transit in Shanghai 8 h waiting until next my flight to japan, i need transit visa or not for go out from airport and come back again when my flight coming, and where i can apply the visa in helsinki
Answers (1)
Answered by Derek from USA | Sep. 16, 2019 00:44

Dear, actually you can enjoy the 24h visa-free transit in Shanghai, therefore the visa is not required. However, as your layover is only 8 hours, whether you can leave the airport is at the discretion of the immigration. Anyway, you can have a try.
Asked by Jennifer from USA | Sep. 04, 2019 10:36Reply
My boss is a Finnish national living in the US are we able to apply for a China visa here in the US?
This is for a business meeting in China so do we apply for a business visa or a employment/work visa? Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Gary from USA | Sep. 05, 2019 18:32

Yes, you boss could apply in US. You should apply for the business M visa.
Asked by Kara from USA | Aug. 18, 2019 02:11Reply
Us citizen wanting to apply for Chinese Visa in Helsinki
Can a US citizen apply for a Chinese 10 yr visa in Helsinki? I an going to continue traveling and wint be home before I plan to go to China.

Answers (1)
Answered by Gillian from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 19, 2019 02:43

yes, you can.
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