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 Oct. 18, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in France
Asked by Zavid from U.K | Nov. 12, 2019 07:12Reply
Long term (5 Years) Multi entry Chinese visa for french national
I am living U.K at the moment and have to travel for visiting customers, trainning, machine installations, etc. We have many customers in China and we are some times required to plan last minute travel to China. Is there any type of VISA that I can apply in U.K for having multi entry long term chinese visa?
Answers (1)
Answered by Enno from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 13, 2019 17:30

Zavid, it's difficult for you to apply for a 5-year visa. You can try to apply for a one or two years M visa with multiple entries.
Asked by Freddy from FRANCE | Oct. 14, 2019 03:51Reply
I am French and need authentication of my education certificate from China Consulate.
I am quite far from Paris and I want to make sure that it can be done in Paris China Consulate and How much per copy?
Answers (1)
Answered by Karen from FRANCE | Oct. 14, 2019 20:29

You need to submit the application to the China embassy or consulate in your residence area. Please check which one you should go to. The cost is 19 euros for civil affairs documents, and 38 euros for business affairs documents.
Asked by Perminder Singh from SPAIN | Oct. 12, 2019 13:57Reply
residence in spain
I am Indian nationality and my residence in Spain this time i am in Paris for holidays and will be visiting China in November. Can I apply for my Chinese Visa in France? or should I go to Madrid for a Chinese visa?
thank you
Answers (2)
Answered by Kimi from SPAIN | Oct. 14, 2019 00:09

You should go to Madrid CVASC to apply.
Answered by Perminder from SPAIN | Oct. 14, 2019 13:25

Thanks you for your reply,
Could you tell me which documents need before apply Chinese visa?
Asked by Andreas Schleicher from FRANCE | Oct. 03, 2019 12:48Reply
Do I need to come in person or can I ask my office to apply for my visa at the CVASC? (OECD)
Answers (1)
Answered by Andrew from FRANCE | Oct. 09, 2019 19:14

According to the requirements of the Chinese Embassy and Consulate General, all applicants aged between 14 and 70 inclusive need to come to the Visa Center in person to submit their application and their fingerprints will be collected. If you want to entrust someone else to do so, the entrusted person will be responsible to confirm with you about the submission and the fingerprint collection.
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