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 Apr. 01, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in France
Asked by MH from BELGIUM | Mar. 11, 2019 02:49Reply
Passport validity. I wish to travel from Paris to Ningbo with my 13-year old son in April 2019.
His passport expires on 29.06.2019. Do we need to renew his passport before we apply for a visa to enter China?
Thanks for your help.
Answers (1)
Answered by Alexander from THAILAND | Mar. 11, 2019 19:04

You are advised to renew the passport before making the visa application.
Asked by Hanz from CANADA | Mar. 10, 2019 17:51Reply
Canadian living in France. I am a Canadian citizen living in Paris.

Can i apply for the multiple entry tourist visa to China that covers the whole life of the passport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Blake from FINLAND | Mar. 11, 2019 01:53

You can have a try, but I’m afraid it is difficult to get multiple entries when you make the application in a third country.
Asked by Chatzidakis Evangelos from GREECE | Jan. 22, 2019 08:12Reply
Documents required for Visa
I'm Greek living in France and I need to travel to Shanghai for business purposes. Which are the documents that I must submit together with the Visa form?
Answers (1)
Answered by Johnston | Jan. 22, 2019 18:31

You need to prepare all the required documents including passport and its copy, a completed application form attached with a passport-style photo, residence permit in there and an invitation letter from your Chinese partner.
Asked by Vlam from FRANCE | Dec. 16, 2018 21:35Reply
Connecting flight. We are a filipino but we live in france.
Hi good morning
We have a connecting flight for 22hrs my son is 5yrs old we need to go out from the airport and stay in hotel. Just want to know do we need to get transit visa and how? Thanks
Answers (5)
Answered by Well from GERMANY | Dec. 17, 2018 18:21

May I know your specific travel route and in which Chinese city you will transit?
Answered by Alan from PHILIPPINES | Dec. 19, 2018 14:59

Fuzhou airport to xiamen 11.50hrs waiting connecting

Xiamen airport to manila 22hrs waiting again
Answered by Jones from GERMANY | Dec. 19, 2018 17:27

You are advised to apply for a visa for the trip beforehand.
Answered by Alan from PHILIPPINES | Dec. 21, 2018 00:51

We hold french resident card ,do we still need to apply?
Answered by Lee | Dec. 21, 2018 01:58

There is no TWOV in Fuzhou, so you need a visa for the trip beforehand.
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