China Embassy in Italy

 Visa Application Form of PRC

Ambassador: Mr. Li Ruiyu
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


Chinese Visa Application Service Centers (CVASC) in Rome and Milan have started its operation on 30th March and June 22, 2010. All ordinary passport holders should submit applications to the CVASC. Online appointment at the website of CVASC is encouraged.

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)

2018 Holiday Schedule of CVASC in Rome

Festival Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Monday
Epiphany January 6 Saturday
Easter Monday April 1 & 2 Sunday & Monday
Liberation Day April 25 Wednesday
International Labor Day May 1 Tuesday
Republic Day June 2 Saturday
Rome Patrons Saints' Day June 29 Friday
The Feast of the Assumption August 15 Wednesday
All Sants' Day November 1 Thursday
Immaculate Conception Day December 8 Saturday
St. Stephan's Day December 25 & 26 Tuesday & Wednesday

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)



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 Nov. 11, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Italy
Asked by Maggie from HK | Nov. 11, 2018 18:38Reply
I have a friend holding Italian passport.
Is there any China visa on arrival at border of China for him? Which borders of China can he do this?

Answers (1)
Answered by Shea from RUSSIA | Nov. 11, 2018 23:55

May I know in which Chinese city he wants to transit?
Asked by Carole A from ITALY | Nov. 08, 2018 13:36Reply
Canadian travelling from Italy to China
I might be going to visit my work place colleagues in Hangzhou China for one week in January, not sure what kind of visa I need, how do I apply for it and how much it costs and what it entails. I am a Canadian Citizen with residency in Italy.
Answers (1)
Answered by Sarah from DENMARK | Nov. 08, 2018 19:13

You can try to apply for a tourist L type for that trip beforehand.
Asked by Ugo from FR | Oct. 08, 2018 19:57Reply
Hello, Italian passport: Arriving in Shanghai Honghiao airport and leaving from Shanghai PVG
I am Italian and have a flight from HKG into Shanghai, Honghiao airport.
Stay 2 days and leaving back to Europe with a flight PVG to Paris.
Can I obtain 144 or 72 hours VISA on arrival at Honghiao airport ?
Can I then leave from Shaghai Pudong?
thanks for your help and answer.
Ugo Quaglino
Answers (1)
Answered by Warren from GERMANY | Oct. 09, 2018 23:54

You can get the 144h free transit in Shanghai, and you can leave from Shaghai Pudong. No need to worry.
Asked by Stella from ITALY | Jul. 10, 2018 23:43Reply
I want to apply for visa to China Guangzhou from Italy
Answers (1)
Answered by Laverne from UK | Jul. 11, 2018 02:57

If you go there for sightseeing purpose, first, prepare your passport and copy of its data page, the application form, a passport-style photo, round trip air tickets and hotel reservation. Next, submit the application to CVASC to apply for tourist L type.
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