China Embassy in Netherlands

 Visa Application Form of PRC

Ambassador: Mr. Chen Xu
Address: Willem Lodewijklaan 10 2517 JT, The Hague
Tel: +31-70-3065063
Fax: +31-70-3551651
Office Hours:
09:00-12:00, Monday-Friday,
14:00-16:00, Thursday (except holidays)

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Netherlands

Address: Willem Lodewijklaan 10, 2517 JT The Hague
Tel: +31-70-3065091 (available between 09:00-12:00, 14:30-17:00 on working days)
Fax: +31-70-3065085 
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

Important Notice about the Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC)

To provide a better service for the applicants, the Embassy in the Netherlands, following the success of the application centers of other countries, decides to introduce the CVASC.  It is responsible for receiving applications of ordinary passport holders for visiting mainland, collecting fees on behalf of the Embassy and returning passports to applicants. To ensure CVASC's operation, a service fee will be charged in accordance with the published rate.

The following applicants are still requested to apply directly to the Embassy:
1. Holders of diplomatic, service (official) passport, or applicants qualified for the diplomatic, courtesy, service visa as well as important delegations;
2. Dutch ordinary passport holders, who apply for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) visa for a stay over 90 days in HKSAR;
3. Notarization and authentication applicants;
4. Chinese citizens applying for a new or renewed passport, travel document or HKSAR entry permit. 

 The related information of CVASC in the Hague:
Address: 6th floor, Rijswijksweg 60 2516EH, Den Haag 
Tel: +31-(0)70-2629150
Fax: +31-(0)70-3886595 
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, except holidays
For submission of applications: 09:00-15:00 (Rush applications should be submitted before 12:00 noon)
For collection and payment: 09:00-16:00

Method and Time for Submission of Applications

1. Method: An applicant may submit his or her application to the Center in person or entrusts someone else or a travel agency to submit on his or her behalf. You are suggested to book in advance via the center's website for submission. If you apply by post, please check Section 'Instructions for application by post' from the center's website. You may be required to go to the Embassy for an interview if the Embassy deems it necessary.

2. Processing time: Regular processing time needs four working days. The center offers express service and urgent service. For express service, it will be ready for collection on the third working-day. For urgent service, it will be ready for collection on the second working-day (application should be submitted before 12:00 noon). Post service normally takes 10 working days. 
Note: As from July 5, 2012, the processing time will be 4 working days for the passport holders of the following countries: Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, France.

Fees (in EUR)

Citizens of Schengen Countries
Types Regular Express Rush Postal
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 126.55 175.75 197.85 162.85

US citizens
Types Regular Express Rush Postal
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 181.55 228.75 250.85 217.85

Types Regular Express Rush Postal
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 139.55 186.75 208.85 175.85

Citizens of Other Countries
Types Regular Express Rush Postal
3-month Single Entry 99.55 146.75 168.85 135.85
6-month Double Entry 116.55 163.75 185.85 152.85
6-month Multi-Entry 132.55 179.55 201.85 168.85
12-month Multi-Entry 166.55 213.75 235.85 202.85

1. The regular service takes 4 working days; express service takes 3 working days; rush service takes 2 working days; postal service takes 10 working days.
2. This CVASC accepts cash and debit card. If you use the postal service, you should make the payment through remittance.

The Map of the Embassy

1. Take Tramway No.10 at The Hague Central Station (CS), then get off at Adriaan Goekooplaan, then walk about 3 minutes to reach the embassy. 

2. Take Tramway No. 1 at the city center of The Hague or The Hague Holland Spoor Station, then get off at Adriaan Goekooplaan, and then walk about 3 minutes to reach the embassy.
 Please contact Embassy of Netherlands in PRC if Dutches are in distress there. 
 China Tour from Amsterdam Netherlands
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- Last modified on Mar. 15, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Netherlands
Asked by Lihua Fan from NETHERLANDS | Jun. 18, 2020 01:38Reply
Hi, my mother is serious sick in China.I wonder if I can apply urgent Q2 visa during this period?
Hi, my mother is serious sick in China. She is Chinese citizen. I wonder if I can apply urgent Q2 visa during this period? Th
Answers (1)
Answered by Michelle from CANADA | Jun. 21, 2020 23:03

You can contact the Chinese embassy or the visa center to see if you are eligible for an emergent visa.
Asked by Brett Ofield from THE NETHERLANDS | Jun. 15, 2020 12:28Reply
Z Working Visas
Is it possible to process a Z working visa at this time?
Answers (1)
Answered by Juliet from NETHERLANDS | Jun. 17, 2020 20:52

Sorry, I'm afraid you have to wait a few months.
Asked by Alice from USA | Mar. 13, 2020 05:11Reply
Are visas still being processed at this time?
I would like to apply for an S2 Visa, but due to the current situation; I would like to know if visas are still being processed because I want to avoid making any unnecessary trips.
Answers (1)
Answered by Clara from USA | Mar. 15, 2020 20:22

Yes, visa are still being processed, but if you are not in a hurry, it's not advised to apply for a China visa and enter China soon.
Asked by Bart from NETHERLANDS | Jan. 14, 2020 13:30Reply
Stopover Hongkong, transit visa Cambodian citizen.
My wife had a cambodian passport, we have a 9 hours stopover in Hongkong, can she get a transit visa in AirPort???
Answers (2)
Answered by Helen from NETHERLANDS | Jan. 15, 2020 17:43

If she holds a normal passport, she needs to get a transit visa for Hong Kong in advance.
Answered by Bart from NETHERLANDS | Jan. 16, 2020 23:47

Okay, but i find this list on internet.

Nationals of the following countries must obtain a Transit Visa for Hong Kong, even if they are to remain at the airport transit area.

AfghanistanDR CongoIraqSierra LeoneAngolaEritreaIvory CoastSomaliaBangladeshEthiopiaLiberiaSouth SudanBurundiGambiaLibyaSudanCameroonGhanaNepalSri LankaCentral African RepublicGuinea BissauNorth KoreaTogoCongoIranRwandaYemen
Asked by Nick from NETHERLANDS | Jan. 10, 2020 07:50Reply
Transit Visa or Tourism Visa?
I will travel from Amsterdam - Vietnam and transit in Shanghai Pudong for 15 hours each way. I would like to utilize the time to visit the cities within my transit hours.

Should i apply for Transit Visa or Tourism Visa? and should it be Double-entry?
Answers (3)
Answered by Brian from USA | Jan. 12, 2020 18:04

Nick, actually you are eligible for the 24h visa-free transit in Shanghai on both ways, so you don't need a visa. Note that whether you will be allowed to leave the airport is at the discretion of immigration officers. If you have a hotel reservation,you chance of beling allowed to leave the airport is big.
Answered by Nick from NETHERLANDS | Jan. 13, 2020 00:20

Hi, thanks for your reply. Sorry for not give enough clarity about the case. I am EU permanent residence, not Dutch Nationality yet, I am Vietnamese. About the upcoming trip to China in March:

Amsterdam - Vietnam ( 15 hrs transit in Shanghai Pudong)
Vietnam- Amsterdam ( 17 hrs transit in Shanghai Pudong)

The question is which visa should i apply? and should it be double-entry or multiple-entry?

Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks! Nick
Answered by Brian | Jan. 13, 2020 00:24

The 24h visa-free transit of China applies to Vietnamese also.
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