China Embassy in Italy

 Visa Application Form of PRC

Ambassador: Mr. Li Junhua
Address: No.56, Via Bruxelles, 00198 Rome, Italy
Tel: +39-06-96524200
Fax: +39-06-85352891

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Italy

Tel: +39-06-96524266 (Passport) 
      +39-06-96524268 (Authentication & Notarization)
      +39-06-96524265 (Consular Protection)
Fax: +39-06-96524260
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

Consular Districts of the Consulates

Consulate General Consular Jurisdiction
Consulate General of PRC in Firenze Liguria, Marche, Toscana, Umbria
Consulate General of PRC in Milano (Milan) Emilia-Romagna, Lombardia (Lombardy), Piemonte, Veneto

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. Online appointment at the website of CVASC is requested.

Holders of diplomatic, service/official passport, or applicants qualified for applying for Chinese diplomatic, courtesy and service visa, or applicants applying for Hong Kong/Macao 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 
Fax: 06-44260770
Business Hours: 09:00-15:00 (application submission); 09:00-16:00 (payment and collection), Monday-Friday (except holidays)

2021 Holiday Schedule of CVASC in Rome

Festival Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Friday
Epiphany January 6 Wednesday
Good Friday April 2 Friday
Easter April 5 Monday
Liberation Day April 25 Sunday
International Labor Day May 3 Monday
Republic Day June 2 Wednesday
The Feast of the Assumption August 15 Sunday
All Saints' Day November 1 Monday
Immaculate Conception Day December 8 Wednesday
St. Stephan's Day December 26 Sunday

Detailed information about the CVASC in Milan

Address: Via Federico Confalonieri 29, Milan
Tel:  02-83201385
Fax:  02-83201407
Business Hours: 09:00-15:00 (application submission); 09:00-16:00 (payment and collection), Monday-Friday (except holidays)

Detailed information about the CVASC in Florence

Address: Via lorenzo di credi 20 50136, Firenze
Tel: 02-83201385
Fax: 02-83201407
Business Hours: 09:00-15:00 (application submission); 09:00-16:00 (payment and collection), Monday-Friday (except holidays)



Types Regular Express Rush
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 127.1 175.5 198.7

US citizens

Types Regular Express Rush
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 182.1 231.5 253.7


Types Regular Express Rush
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 142.1 191.5 213.7


Types Regular Express Rush
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 69.1 118.5 140.7


Types Regular Express Rush
3-month Single Entry 127.1 176.5 198.7
6-month Double Entry 147.1 196.5 218.7
6-month Multi-Entry 187.1 236.5 258.7
12-month Multi-Entry 187.1 236.5 158.7

Citizens of Other Countries

Types Regular Express Rush
3-month Single Entry 107.1 156.5 228.7
6-month Double Entry 127.1 176.5 248.7
6-month Multi-Entry 147.1 196.5 268.7
12-month Multi-Entry 187.1 236.5 308.7

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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- Last modified on Jan. 27, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in 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.
Asked by Sharyn from ITALIAN | Dec. 04, 2020 01:05Reply
What happens if you are from Italy and went China before lockdown and got caught up in the lockdown
and now your visa expired and in order to get an exit visa you have to pay a fine. Cant this fine be not charged due to no fault of us
Answers (3)
Answered by Vera | Dec. 06, 2020 22:12

Sharyn, do you mean you have overstayed in China for several months? If yes, you have to pay the fine in order to get an exit visa.
Answered by Sharyn | Dec. 07, 2020 00:01

Hi Vera

Thank you for the response. Yes overstay due to lockdown, no fault of ours. Why should a fine be paid for something beyond our control. Sort of like natural disaster. Just asking
Answered by Vera | Feb. 17, 2021 22:20

Well, hope the reply is not too late. Did you pay for the overstay, dear?
Asked by Devon from UNITED STATES | Feb. 26, 2020 05:02Reply
Tourist Visa to run Great Wall marathon
I am an American Soldier stationed in Italy and want to do the Great Wall marathon. Can I go to Milan to do the visa paperwork since I live only a few hours away? Also is there a ban for Americans to go to China, and will everything be ok to enter and return with no issues. Thank you.

Answers (1)
Answered by Ellen from USA | Feb. 27, 2020 00:26

Devon, you can apply for a China visa at the China Visa Center in Milan. As far as I know, there is no ban for Americans to go to China and return.
Asked by BBYSNOW | Dec. 13, 2019 00:00Reply
US applying for X1 visa on italian vacation
as a US citizen do I need to be in Italy for a long period of time in order to be accepted for the X1 visa? If i'm only visiting on a vacation is it possible to apply?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jeremy from USA | Dec. 15, 2019 19:52

It's possible to apply even if you are only visiting on a vacation.
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