Chinese Embassy in Italy

Ambassador: Mr. Jia Guide
Address: No.56, Via Bruxelles, 00198 Rome, Italy
Tel: +39-06-96524200  (Consultation) 09:30 - 12:30, 15:30 - 17:30 on working days
Fax: +39-06-96524260 for consular service
Email: for consular service
Consular Office Hours: 09:30-12:30, Monday-Thursday (except holidays)

Consular Districts

Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Molise, Puglia, Sardegna (Sardine), Sicilia, Trentino-Alto Adige, Valle, D'Osta
Consulate General of PRC in Firenze   Consulate General of PRC in Milano (Milan)

15-Day Visa Free Policy

From December 1, 2023 to November 30, 2024, Italian ordinary passport holders going to China Mainland for business, tourism, visiting family and friends, or transiting for no more than 15 days enjoy a visa-free entry. Applying for a visa is still needed if staying for more than 15 days.

Italians with diplomatic passports can visit China Mainland for up to 30 days visa-free. Those with service or official passports, however, should still apply for a China visa.

  Italians can visit Hong Kong or Macau, China for up to 90 days visa-free. 

Requirements & Notice for the Visa Free Entry Policy

1. Only citizens entering China for business, tourism, family visit or transit purposes are exempted from visa. For other purpose, visa application is still needed. Individuals entering China for work, study, or journalism purposes do not apply to visa-free policy. 

2. It is advised to take necessary documents that verify your purpose to China like invitation letter, flight tickets, hotel reservation letter ...

3. Minors are also eligible for the visa free policy without special requirements.

4. Ordinary passport holders should confirm that their passports are valid for their intended stay in China. The visa-free policy does not apply to holders of travel documents, temporary or emergency certificates.

5. Italians holding ordinary passports can depart from any other countries to enter China. 

6. Italians can enter China multiples times. No restrictions on the total days of stay limit.


China Visa Application Service Centers in Italy

Currently, there are branches of Chinese Visa Application Service Centers (CVASC) in Rome, Milan and Florence. All ordinary passport holders wanting to apply for mainland Chinese visas should submit applications to the CVASC. 

Holders of diplomatic, service/official passport, or applicants qualified for applying for Chinese diplomatic, courtesy and service visa should still submit applications directly to the Embassy or the Consulate General.

Detailed information about the CVASC in Rome

Address: 1st Floor, Viale Regina Margherita 279, 00198 Rome
Tel: 06-44250240  09:00 - 16:00 on working days
Business Hours: Visa application submit and Passport collection : 9:30-12:00, 14:00-15:00 

Detailed information about the CVASC in Milan

Address: Via Eugenio Pellini 1, Milano
Office hours: from Monday to Friday, closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
Submission of applications with Regular procedure: 9:00 to 15:00
Payment and collection: 9:00 to 16:00
Tel: 02-38246110

  The visa counter will accept Express 1 service (2nd working day collection) application until 11:00.

Detailed information about the CVASC in Florence

Address: Via Lorenzo Di Credi 20 50136, Firenze
Office hours:
Submission for visa application: 9:00-15:00 (on Thursday 10:30-15:00)
Consular authentication: 9:00-12:00 on Monday and Wednesday     
Payment and collection:   9:00-16:00 (on Thursday 10:30-15:00)
Tel: 055-293277
  The Chinese Visa Application Service Center at Florence provides only Regular Service.

Visa Application Fees (Euro)

Schengen citizens

Types Regular Express Rush
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 127.1 172.5 194.7

US citizens

Types Regular Express Rush
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 182.1 227.5 249.7


Types Regular Express Rush
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 142.1 187.5 209.7


Types Regular Express Rush
Single Entry 127.1 172.5 194.7
Double Entry 147.1 192.5 214.7
6-month Multi-Entry 187.1 232.5 254.7
12-month Multi-Entry 187.1 232.5 254.7

Citizens of Other Countries

Types Regular Express Rush
Single Entry 107.1 152.5 174.7
Double Entry 127.1 173.5 194.7
6-month Multi-Entry 147.1 192.5 214.7
12-month Multi-Entry 187.1 232.5 254.7

Visa for China Hong Kong / Macau

Types Regular Express Rush
Single Entry 100.1 145.5 167.7
Double Entry 117.1 162.5 184.7
6-month Multi-Entry 133.1 178.5 200.7
12-month Multi-Entry 167.1 212.5 234.7

1. The regular processing time is 4 working days; express service takes 3 working days; rush service takes 2 working days.
2. At present, the CVASC only offers post service for return delivery of the processed passport. The applicant will be informed about the application fee when the passport is ready for return and it should be paid by credit card. The processed passport will be posted back in two weeks.
3. This CVASC accepts cash, debit card and credit card. 

  Please contact Embassy of Italy in PRC if Italians are in problems there.
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Questions & Answers on Chinese Embassy in Italy
Asked by Tonny from CHINA | Mar. 22, 2023 19:57Reply
Is in Rome a Chinese wholesale place ?
To find Chinese buyers in rome
We want to visit Rome and have some meetings with big Chinese wholesale and retailers. But where are they located
Answers (1)
Answered by Bruce | Mar. 23, 2023 19:31

I think you may try your luck at ChinaTown.
Asked by Paolo Gozzer from ITALY | Jul. 06, 2021 03:10Reply
Travel to China in November 2021
I am an Italian citizen.

I am organizing a study trip to a school in China for the month of November 2021.

The duration of the stay is 3-4 weeks and the school provides the official invitation letter upon payment of the enrollment.

The VISA recommended by the school is model F or model X2.

I wanted to know if with the visa done it, is possible (with the current restrictions) to go to China from Italy.

Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Serena from UK | Jul. 12, 2021 00:29

If you can get a valid visa, of course it is possible to go to China from Italy.
Asked by Yang wu from CHINA | Feb. 20, 2021 01:17Reply
Italian come to China

my friend is an Italian,he want to come to China for work in March. is it allowed if he already hold the valid China residence permit?what is the application process? Thank you!
Answers (2)
Answered by Wendy | Feb. 25, 2021 00:39

Dear, may I know when he got this residence permit? If it is issued after November 5, 2020, he can use it to enter China.
Answered by yang wu | Feb. 25, 2021 21:52

yes, he got the residence permit after Nov 05th,2020. but seems like the PU letter(the invitation letter from China) is still needed, could you please re-confirm this point?
Asked by Joe from CHINA | Feb. 06, 2021 04:08Reply
Chinese embassy notarisation in Italy

I'm in China at the moment, and I have qualifications from Italy, and I'm not sure how can I get my certificates notarised, is there any agent that I can get hold of. Thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Clark | Feb. 17, 2021 22:22

Yes, Joe, you can find an agent to do this for you, or you can see if the Italian embassy in China can do the certificates notarization.
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