Chinese Embassy in Germany

Ambassador: Mr. Wu Ken
Address: Märkisches Ufer 54, 10179 Berlin
Tel: +49-030-27588-0
Fax: +49-030-27588221
Office Hours: 08:30-12:30, 13:30-17:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Germany

Address: Brückenstraße 10, 10179 Berlin
Email: (China visa application of diplomatic or official passport holders) (consular protection)
Tel: Consultation of consular documents for Chinese citizens: 0049-30-27588572 (09:30 - 11:30, 14:30 - 16:30 from Mon. to Fri.)
Consular Protection: 0049-30-27588551
Fax: +49-030-27588519
Office hours: 09:00 - 12:00
 Further reading: Consulates in Germany

15-Day Visa Free Policy

From December 1, 2023 to end of 2025, ordinary passport holders from Germany who plan a trip to China Mainland for business, tourism, visiting family and friends, or transiting for no more than 15 days can visit without a visa.

Diplomatic passport holders can enter and stay in China Mainland for less than 30 days without a visa. Service or official passport holders, however, should still apply for a China visa.

 Germans can stay in Hong Kong and Macau, China for up to 90 days.

Requirements for Visa-Free Entry

1. A visa application is still required for other purpose except for business, tourism, visiting family and friends and transiting.
2. Germans are encouraged to take necessary documents that verify their purpose to China like invitation letter, flight tickets, hotel reservation letter …
3. Without any additional requirements, minors are likewise eligible for the visa-free policy.
4. Citizens should make sure their passports are valid during their stay in China. Temporary, emergency, and travel documents are not eligible.
5. No restrictions on the departure country as long as you are ordinary passport holder of Germany.
6. Multiple entries are allowed.
7. If you happen to stay more than 15 days in China, application for temporary stay permit should be submitted to the Chinese exit&entry administration of the public security departments before the 15-day stay permit expires.

China Visa Application Service Center

Chinese Visa Application Service Centre (CVASC) in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg and Dusseldorf have been opened for handling normal Chinese visa applications. All ordinary passport holders are required to submit their applications to the CVASC. The Centre will charge the application fee on behalf of the embassy and consulate and return passports to appliants. 

Holders of diplomatic or service (official) passport, or applicants qualified for Chinese diplomatic, courtesy and service visas should still submit their applications directly to the Embassy or Consulate General.

 Detailed Information of CVASC in Berlin
Address: Invalidenstraße 116, Berlin
Tel: +49-0-30979920000
Fax: +49-0-30979920001
Office Hours: 09:00-14:30 (Submission), 09:00-15:30 (Payment and Collection), Monday-Friday (except public holidays)

 Detailed Information of CVASC in Frankfurt
Address: Bockenheimer Landstraße 51-53, 60325 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: +49-069-26919130                   
Fax: +49-069-269191350               
Office hours:
Monday-Friday (except Chinese and German public holidays)
Application Submission: 9:00 - 14:00
Payment and Passport Collection: 9:00 - 15:00
The Center is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

 Detailed Information of CVASC in Munich
Address: Lutzstraße 2, 80687 München
Opening time: Monday to Friday (except for public holidays)
Agency: 9:00 - 10:00
Individual: 10:00 - 15:00
Visa collection time: Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)
Regular Visa: 09:00 - 10:00
Express Visa: 13:00 - 14:00
Phone: (089) 5892 7460 (10:00 - 15:00)        
Fax: (089) 5892 74628          

 Detailed Information of CVASC in Hamburg
Address: Willy-Brandt-Strasse 57, 5.OG,20457 Hamburg
Office Hours:
Submission of applications: 9:00 to 14:30.
Collection: 9:00 to 15:30. from Mon. – Fri. except public holidays
Tel: 040-323106000 (9:00 - 15:00)
Fax: 040-323106001

 Detailed Information of CVASC in Dusseldorf 
Address: Pempelforter Strasse 50, 40211 Dusseldorf
Office hours:
Monday to Friday, except Chinese and German public holidays
Application Submission and Payment: 9:30 - 14:30
Tel: 0211- 5408850
Fax: 0211-54088530

Visa Application Fees (in EUR)

Citizens of Schengen Countries

Types Regular Postal Express Rush
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 110.45 146.15 155.25 177.15

US citizens

Types Regular Postal
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 180.45 216.15


Types Regular Postal
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 145.45 181.15


Types Regular Postal
3-month Single Entry 155.45 191.15
6-month Double Entry 175.45 211.15
6-month Multi-Entry 255.45 291.15

Citizens of Other Countries

Types Regular Postal
3-month Single Entry 95.45 131.15
6-month Double Entry 115.45 151.15
6-month Multi-Entry 135.45 171.15
12-month Multi-Entry 165.45 201.15

2024 Holiday Schedule of the Embassy in Berlin

Festival Date Day
New Year's Day Dec. 30, 2023 - Jan. 1, 2024 Saturday - Monday
Chinese New Year Feb. 10 - 14 Saturday - Wednesday
Easter Holiday March 30 - April 1 Saturday - Monday
Labour Day May 1 Wednesday
Chinese National Day September 28 - October 3 Saturday - Thursday
Christmas Day December 25 Wednesday
 Please contact Embassy of Germany in PRC if Germans are in problems there.


2024 Holiday Schedule of the CVASC in Berlin

Festival Date Day
New Year's Day Jan. 1, 2024 Monday
Chinese New Year Feb. 10 - 14 Saturday - Wednesday
International Women's Day May 8 Friday
Easter Holiday March 29 - April 1 Friday - Monday
Labour Day May 1 Wednesday
Ascension Day May 9 Thursday
Whit Monday May 20 Monday
Chinese National Day September 28 - October 3 Saturday - Thursday
Reformation Day October 31 Thursday
Christmas Day December 25 - 26 Wednesday - Thursday

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- Last updated on May. 07, 2024 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Embassy in Germany
Asked by Nicholas from GERMANY/UK | Feb. 28, 2024 02:04Reply
Can I use the 15 day visa free scheme as a dual citizen (Germany/UK)?
I am studying in Japan on my UK passport, which has all my Japanese residence entry/exit stamps. Can I still enter/exit China under the 15-day visa free scheme using my German passport, even though all my entry/exit stamps are in my UK passport? Although my name on both passports are identical, the passport numbers are different and check in/gate agents at the airport might see I have booked flights under my German passport, but my German passport has no record of me entering/exiting Japan because these records are only in my UK passport.
Answers (1)
Answered by Thomas | Feb. 28, 2024 18:57

Don't worry, it is okay.
Asked by Roxi from GERMANY | Sep. 24, 2023 05:38Reply
Chinese visa for Romanians living in Germany
My husband and I are planing to apply for a visiting visa to visit my daughter who has a residence permit in China. We are from Romania, my husband works in Germany and I am his codependent (the trailing spouse), in this case, can we apply for the Chinese visa in Germany, or we must apply in Romania? If we can apply here, do we need any additional documents? Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Olivia | Sep. 25, 2023 20:40

You can apply in Germany and the additional document is your legal residence permit in Germany.
Asked by Jake from UNITED STATES | Sep. 08, 2023 02:15Reply
American abroad
The country I am currently in does not give tourist visa to China for me. I am planning on being in Berlin for about 2 weeks is there a chance I could get it there?
Answers (1)
Answered by John | Sep. 10, 2023 23:47

I can only say the chance is not high if you are only a tourist there.
Asked by Joanna from GERMANY | Jun. 05, 2023 13:08Reply
how many days does regular and express take?
Hi, I need to go to China in 20 days. the number of days for regular or express is not specified in the online form. Which should I choose?
Answers (1)
Answered by Emily | Jun. 06, 2023 18:24

Theoretically, the processing time of the regular service is about 4 working days and express means about 3 working days. However, the time generally takes longer in practice. So it is more recommended to choose express service if you are in a hurry.
Asked by Kitosi Ronald from GERMANY | Mar. 19, 2023 08:57Reply
What is the visa application for Ugandan citizens who are currently studying in Germany?
I am a Ugandan citizen, studying in China since 2020 online studies at Taiyuan University of Technology, the university requested me to go to school to complete my studies this year in August 2023 but am currently on a short course in Germany from February 2023 to July 27th so i would like to connect from Germany to China other than going back to Uganda.
Answers (2)
Answered by Trace | Mar. 20, 2023 18:59

The requirements for a student visa include the enrollment notice of the university, your passport, application form and residence permit in Germany as you will apply there. They may ask for more requirements during the process. Also, apply through the closest China Visa Application Centers to you instead of China embassy.
Answered by Kitosi Ronald | Mar. 21, 2023 02:59

I don't have a residence permit I just have a long stay visa in Germany for 6 months because I'm here on a short course of 5 months and am supposed to leave immediately of after the short course completed which will end in July.
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