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Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of Korea kindly inform you: Non-Korean applicants in South Korea are required to provide the alien registration card in South Korea (ARC) with at least 6 months remaining validity. Diplomatic and Official/Service passport holders are excluded.

 Visa Application Form of PRC 

Ambassador: Mr. Qiu Guohong
Address: 54, Hyoja-Dong, Jongno-GU, Seoul, 110033, Korea
Tel: +82-2-7381038
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, 13:30-17:30, Monday-Friday (except holidays) 

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in South Korea
Address: 50-7, No.2 Street, Namsan-dong, Chung-gu, Seoul
Automatic Answer Tel: +82-2-060-7045004 
Manual Tel: +82-2-7567300, 7550453, 7550456
The manual answering service is available during 09:00-12:00, 13:30-17:30, working days.
Office Hours:
 Application Time:
09:00-11:30, Monday-Friday (except holidays) 
13:30-15:30, Monday-Thursday (except holidays)
 Collection and Payment: 09:00-11:30, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

 Consular Districts of the Embassy/Consulates

Embassy/Consulate General Consular Jurisdiction
Embassy of PRC in Seoul Seoul, Inchon, Taejon, Kyonggido, Kangwondo, Chungchong Puktodo, Chungchong Namdo
Consulate General of PRC in Busan (Pusan) Busan (Pusan), Taegu, Ulsan, Kyongsang Namdo, Kyongsang Puktodo
Consular Office of PRC in Gwangju (Kwangju) Cheju-do, Gwangju (Kwangju), Cholla Namdo, Cholla Puktodo

 Notice on Changes of Individual Visa Application Methods
From January 24th, 2014, applicants with ROK passport or other foreign passport in ROK are required to apply for Chinese visa (visas to China's Hong Kong are not included) through Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC):

CVASC in Seoul:
1. (Seoul Square)
Address: 6th Floor, Seoul Square building, 416 Hangang-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul, the Republic of Korea
Tel: 1670-1888/02-6260-8888       
Fax: 02-6260-8855 

2. (Namsan Square)
Address: 3rd Floor, Namsan Square, 60-1, Choongmu-ro 3ga, Joong-gu, Seoul, the Republic of Korea

 Office hours: Monday - Friday (except public holidays)
 9:00 am-3:00 pm. (Submission of applications)
 9:00 am-4:00 pm. (Collection and payment)
Note: Express applications should be submitted before 11:30 a.m.

For applicants who hold diplomatic, service passport holder of ROK; ordinary passport holders with note verbal issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of ROK; members and their relatives of other countries' diplomatic missions, international institutions and international organizations to ROK; and congressman visa applicants, they can either submit application directly to the Consular Section of the Chinese Embassy or through the designated travel agencies. 

The embassy only accepts Cash as means of payment if you are individual applicant. The Checks and Credit Cards are not accepted. Please make payment when you collect passport.

1. Regular Fee per Person (the Currency is in Korean Won)
Types Korean Citizens American Citizens Canadian Citizens Romanian Citizens Serbian Citizens Bulgarian Citizens Citizens of Other Countries
Single-Entry 35,000 170,000 90,000 85,000 3,000 80,000 35,000
Double-Entry 53,000 170,000 90,000 115,000 3,000 120,000 53,000
Multi-Entry with 6-month Validity 70,000 170,000 90,000 170,000 3,000 160,000 70,000
Multi-Entry with 12-month Validity 100,000 170,000 90,000 170,000 3,000 240,000 105,000

2. Expedited Service Fee per Person (charged by Chinees embassy/Consulates)
The regular processing time is 4 working days. For urgent cases, you can apply for the expedited service. Extra service fee will be charged as following:
2 working days processing KRW 35,000
3 working days processing KRW 24,000

3. Service Fee per Person (charged by CVASC)
Regular 4 working day processing KRW 20,000
Express processing KRW 30,000
Urgent processing KRW 40,000
Postal application (single-way) KRW 25,000
Postal application (double-way) KRW 30,000

The Map of the Embassy
Address: 54, Hyoja-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea

1. Take Subway Line No.3 and get out at Exit No.3 of Gyeongbokgung Subway Station, then walk along Jahamun Tunnel about 10 minutes.
2. Take Bus No. 7022 or 7018 and get off at Hyoja-dong Stop, then walk about 1 minute.

Address of Consular Office: 50-7, No.2 Street, Namsan-dong, Chung-gu, Seoul, Korea

Take Subway No.4 Line, exit at Exit No.3 of Myeong-dong Subway Station, then walk about 400 meters (437.4 yards) toward Namsan. The Consular Office is close to the Ticket Office of Namsan Cable Car Station.

 Please contact Embassy of South Korea in China if korean are in troubles there.

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