Chinese Embassy in France

  China offers at most 15-day visa-free entry to French travelers holding ordinary passports from December 1, 2023, to November 30, 2024.

Ambassador: Mr. Lu Shaye
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)  

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 updated on Aug. 07, 2023 by Kate Liu -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Embassy in France
Asked by Jade from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 06, 2023 06:34Reply
Chinese visa for Australian living in France
Hello, we are Australians living in France. I have a French residency permit that finishes 11 December 2023 and my husband has right to stay in France because he holds both Australian and Polish passport. Can we apply for 30 day Chinese tourist visa in France, we live near marseille, can we do it in marseille or do we need to go to Paris? Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Andrew | Aug. 07, 2023 18:47

Yes, you can apply it in Marseille Chinese Visa Application Service Center at 165 Avenue du Prado, 13008 Marseille. But it's not guaranteed you will get it. Generally, the rejection rate of applying in the third country is higher than in your home country. Anyway, good luck to you!
Asked by Erin from FRANCE | Jun. 20, 2023 12:58Reply
China Visa Renewal
Is there an expedited service in Paris to renew an expired China Visa? My passport expired Nov of 2020 and I need to travel to China on July 9th. Do I need to go to the Chinese Embassy or is there a service that can go in person for me?
Answers (1)
Answered by Daisy | Jun. 20, 2023 20:36

The visa cannot the renewed and you need to go over the procedures to apply for a new one.
Asked by Cathy from UK | Apr. 23, 2023 00:27Reply
French passport UK resident
I hold a French passport, but I have been residing in the UK for 20 years. Do I need to come over to France to pick up my visa application or can it be done electronically or in the Chinese embassy in London?

Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Cindy | Apr. 25, 2023 01:07

Hi, at present, it is not available to apply for a visa on line. However, you can just apply it in the China visa application service center in London as long as you can offer the original and photocopy of the valid proof of legal stay, residence, work or study in London. Make sure to fill an application online and then make an appointment. Learn more on the official site:
Asked by Janet Hastie from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 03, 2023 14:14Reply
Chinese Visa application for French citizen
Please could you advise if a French citizen needs to send off their passport with Chinese Visa application or if there is an e-visa application. If the Visa cannot be applied for electronically do they need to attend the Embassy for an appointment.
Answers (1)
Answered by Cindy | Feb. 07, 2023 17:24

The visas are issued by China visa application service centers. There are 4 offices in 4 different cities in France. You need to go there in person for the application. Before going, make an appoinment at first. This is their offical web:
Asked by nick from FRANCE | Jun. 01, 2021 03:54Reply
valid China Work Permit and residency visa
I'm a British citizen but French resident. I have a valid China Work Permit and residency visa, can i now return to Guangzhou to resume my employment ?

I reside in France and wish to travel to GZ from CDG.

many thanks...Nick
Answers (2)
Answered by Jimmy | Jun. 06, 2021 23:36

Yes, you can if your residency visa is for work, private affairs adn family reunion.
Answered by Nick | Jun. 07, 2021 02:52

Thanks for the reply Jimmy, do I require a PU letter, to travel back to GZ? or any other special requirements?

Many thanks...Nick
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