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 Aug. 14, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in France
Asked by David from FRANCE | Aug. 12, 2019 02:26Reply
UK citizen living in France
I am a UK citizen living in France and will be visiting China in November. Can I apply for my Chinese Visa in France?
Answers (1)
Answered by Susan from FRANCE | Aug. 14, 2019 00:15

Yes, you can.
Asked by Karen from FRANCE | Jul. 23, 2019 22:41Reply
I believe I no longer need a visa is that correct ?
Stopping off in Guangzhou for 4 days en route to Australia - I believe I no longer need a visa is that correct ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ann from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 24, 2019 01:13

If your route is Country A - Guangzhou - Country C, and you hold a French passport, you will be eligible for the 144 hrs visa free transit in Guangzhou.
Asked by Chris Durban from FRANCE | Jun. 16, 2019 17:10Reply
What type of visa? 10-day teaching at Chinese univ
I'm a US citizen, and resident of France (10-year resident card). A Chinese university has invited me to lecture at their summer school in China starting July 20. I have an official letter of invitation.
*Which type of visa do I need?*
On a similar trip two years ago, the Chinese Embassy in Paris issued the "wrong visa" and the university was unable to meet its promise to pay me, which made us all very unhappy. In July 2019, my flight and other travel expenses will be reimbursed and I will be paid an honorarium. Thank you for your hlep.
Answers (3)
Answered by Leo from USA | Jun. 16, 2019 18:19

Chris, as you will be paid, it seems like a short-term job in China, so I advise you to apply for a short-term work visa.
Answered by Chris from FRANCE | Jun. 19, 2019 00:06

Actually, Leo, this is not all that helpful -- I need to know *which visa* with reference to the PRC's system of letters. What reference is "a short-term work visa" please?
Answered by Leo from USA | Jun. 19, 2019 00:56

It falls into the Z category, which requires a work permit issued by the school.
Asked by Aaron Boone from FRANCE | Jun. 04, 2019 04:11Reply
American citizen (French resident card holder): where to go in France for a visa to visit China?
I am an American citizen (American passport) with a valid 10 year French residence card. i have the visa application form. I need an F-visa. Do I need to come to the Chinese embassy in Paris? Can I make a rendez-vous?
Answers (1)
Answered by Cissy from USA | Jun. 04, 2019 20:37

Hi, you should prepare the requirements and submit the application at CVASC in Paris by yourself or someone else.
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