China Embassy in France

 Visa Application Form of PRC

Ambassador: Mr. Zhai Jun
Address: 11, avenue George V - 75008 Paris, France 
Tel: +33-1-49521950
Fax: +33-1-47205946, 47202422, 53758914
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, 14:30-18:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)


Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in France:

Address: 20, rue Washington, 75008 Paris
Passport, Authentication & Notarization:
Tel: +33-1-53758831
Fax: +33-1-53758806

Consular Protection:
Tel: +33-1-53758840, +33-6-15742537 
Office Hours: 09:30-12:00, 14:30-17:00 , Monday-Friday (except Chinese and French public holidays)
Notice: You can't pick up your documents in the afternoon of Thursday. 

Transportation to Consular Office

Take Metro Line 1 and get off at Station Georges V, go out from Sortie Avenue Champs Elysées and walk about 20 meters towards Place de la Concorde, then, turn left to Rue Washington and continue to walk for 150 meters, you will see the Consular Office on the right side of the Rue Washington. 

Consular Districts of the Consulates

Consulate General Consular Jurisdiction
Embassy of PRC in Paris Except the consular districts of Chinese consulates in Marseiles, Strasbourg, Lyons and Saint-Denis.
Consulate General of PRC in Marseille Midi-Pyrénées, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Corse
Consulate General of PRC in Strasbourg Alsace, Lorraine, Champagne-Ardenne, Franche-Comté regions
Consulate-General of PRC in Lyons Rhône, Ain, Ardèche, Drôme, Isère, Loire, Haute-Savoie, Savoie, Puy de Dôme, Allier, Cantal, and Haute-Loire
Consulate-General of PRC in Saint-Denis Saint-Denis, Saint-Paul, Saint-Pierre and Saint-Benoit

Notice of Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC)  

CVASC in Paris has begun its operation on 14th January, 2011. The Center is responsible for receiving applications of ordinary passport holders for visiting mainland PRC. Online appointment is required for submission of  applications.

Meanwhile, diplomatic or official/service passport holders and Hong Kong/Macao visa applicants are required to submit their applications to the embassy directly. 

Detailed Information of CVASC in Paris:
Address:25  Rue de Bassano, 75008 Paris.
Tel: +33-1-40700401
Fax: +33-1-47206328 
Office Hours: 09:00-15:00 (submission of application), 09:00-16:00 (payment and collection), Monday-Friday (except Chinese and French public holidays)

Fees (in Euro)

Citizens of Schengen Countries

Types Regular Express Rush
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 126 175 197
Group Application 111 160 ---

US citizens

Types Regular Express Rush
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 180 229 251
Group Application 164 213 ---

Citizens of Other Countries

Types Regular Express Rush
3-month Single Entry 96 145 167
6-month Double Entry 109 158 ---
6-month Multi-Entry 123 172 ---
12-month Multi-Entry 152 201 ---
Group Application 89 138 ---

1. The regular processing time is 6 working days; express service takes 3 working days; rush service takes 1 working day.
2. Please pay on pick-up day by Debit Card or Credit Card.
3. Rush service, only available to single-entry visa application, needs approval of consular official.

The Map of the Embassy

 Please contact Embassy of France in PRC if Frenches are in problems there.

 Recommended tours:
11 Days China Tour from Paris France: to Shanghai, Huangshan, Suzhou, Hangzhou
13 Days China Tour from Paris France: to Kunming, Jianshui, Sapa, Hanoi

 Related Chinese Embassies in Europe: Germany, GreeceHungary, Ireland
- Last modified on Nov. 09, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in France
Asked by Terasa Holmes from FRANCE | Nov. 08, 2018 01:59Reply
British Citizens living in France but wanting to go to China
We have British passports but live in France. We would like to go to Hong Kong and China next July (2019). My son is married to a Chinese girl and they live in Hong Kong. We would like to visit them first and then go to China to meet the Chinese parents. Do we get a visa from France or do we get it from the UK? Do we book the flights first and then ask for it? Thank you. Terasa Holmes.
Answers (3)
Answered by Wesley from FINLAND | Nov. 08, 2018 17:28

It's possible for you to apply from the CAVSC in France. If you can get an invitation letter, you don't need to provide the round trip air tickets and hotel reservation for the application.
Answered by Terasa Holmes from FRANCE | Nov. 08, 2018 22:55

Thank you for your reply. Am I right in thinking that a visa lasts for 6 months? If I am visiting China in July 2019 should I apply in January/February?
Answered by Ryan | Nov. 09, 2018 01:56

Usually, one is advised to make the application one month prior to the trip.
Asked by Alie from FRANCE | May. 20, 2018 21:56Reply
I have permanet resident in france and want to visit china just for one week; what am i to provide?
Answers (1)
Answered by Irene from USA | May. 21, 2018 22:13

Alie, if you go to China for sightseeing purpose, first, you need to provide a filled-out application form, passport-style photo, your passport and its photocopy, residence permit in France, round trip air tickets and hotel reservation as well as other documents the consular officers consider necessary. Next, submit the application to the CVASC to apply for a Chinese tourist L type.
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