Chinese Embassy in Netherlands

Ambassador: Mr. Tan Jian
Address: Willem Lodewijklaan 10 2517 JT, The Hague
Tel: +31-70-3065099
Fax: +31-70-3551651

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Netherlands

Address: Willem Lodewijklaan 10, 2517 JT The Hague
Tel: +31-68-2065084 (available between 09:00-12:00, 14:00-16:00 on working days)
Fax: +31-70-3065085 
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

15-Day Visa Free Entry

The Dutch with ordinary passports who go to the Chinese mainland for business, travel, visiting family or friends, or transit enjoy a 15 days visa-free entry from December 1, 2023 to end of 2025. It is still necessary to apply for a visa if staying for more than 15 days.
Diplomatic passport holders can visit China Mainland visa-free for a stay of less than 30 days. Holders of official or service passports should still apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate-General.
 The Dutch are permitted a maximum of 90 days of stay in Hong Kong and Macau, China.

Notes for the Visa-Free Policy

1. Chinese immigration inspection authorities will check the purpose of visit. Thus it is advised to take supportive documents upon entering China, such as the invitation letter, flight tickets and hotel booking confirmation, which will help to verify your purpose of visit.
2. Dutch people holding ordinary passports should make sure that their passports are valid during their stay in China. Travel documents, temporary or emergency certificate holders are not eligible for the visa-free entry policy. 
3. Dutch citizens eligible for visa-free entry to China can depart from any country outside China.
4. Tourist groups are also eligible for the visa-free entry policy.
5. An extension can be made if you have to stay for more than 15 days. You need to submit the extension submission to the Chinese exit & entry administration of the public security departments before the 15-day stay permit expires.
6. There are no restrictions on the number of visa-free entries or the total days of multiple entries.
7. Visitors are not allowed to engage in activities inconsistent with the purpose of entry.

The Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC)

The CVASC is responsible for receiving applications from ordinary passport holders for visiting China mainland, Hong Kong and Macau and citizens of other countries staying in the Netherlands with appropriate legal status.

Holders of diplomatic, service (official) passport, or applicants qualified for the diplomatic, courtesy, service visa as well as important delegations are still requested to apply directly at the Embassy.

 The related information of CVASC in the Hague:
Address: Maanweg 174,2516AB Den haag  9th floor
Postal Address:
Maanweg 174,9th floor, 2516AB's-Gravenhage (Den Haag)
Business Hours: Monday-Friday. Closed on weekends and Public Holidays.
Applications Submission: 9:00 - 15:00
Payment and collection: 9:00 - 16:00
Tel: +31-702629150   

Visa Application Fees (in EUR)

Visa Fees Charged by the Embassy

Citizens of Netherlands and Schengen Countries
Types Regular Express Rush
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 45 66 76

US citizens
Types Regular Express Rush
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 131 152 162

Types Regular Express Rush
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 52 73 83

Citizens of Other Countries
Types Regular Express Rush
Single Entry 25 46 56
Double-Entry 37 58 68
6-month Multi-Entry 49 70 80
12-month Multi-Entry 74 95 105
 Visa Fees above are effective from Dec. 11, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2024.

Service Fees of the CVASC in The Hague

Service Types Fees
regular service 55
express service 75
rush service 85
postal service 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. 

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.
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- Last updated on May. 07, 2024 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Embassy in Netherlands
Asked by Dian Prasantio from NETHERLANDS | Feb. 12, 2024 11:42Reply
Indonesian pasport living in netherland
Hello,i have indonesian pasport but im living in netherland. I’m planning to go to Beijing for 10 days . How do i apply the visa?
Answers (1)
Answered by Harry | Feb. 17, 2024 18:39

If you have legal residence permit in Netherlands, you can apply for it at the local Chinese visa service center.
Asked by D.N. Huele from NETHERLANDS | Jan. 29, 2024 05:56Reply
China Visa Exemption for Dutch citizens
I read that Dutch citizens are no longer required to obtain a Chinese Visa for a stay of not over 15 days.
Do I get a Visa on arrival or just the entry stamp in my passport?
What if I overstay the 15 days for whatever reason?
Appreciate your advice.

Answers (1)
Answered by Molly | Jan. 29, 2024 23:11

No visa is needed and you just enter by an entry stamp. If you have to stay longer, it is suggested to apply for a temporary stay permit at local entry and exit administration bureau. You can also go to Hong Kong and then enter mainland China again to obtain another 15-day visa-free visit.
Asked by Chen from NETHERLANDS | Oct. 31, 2023 07:34Reply
travel document for my children
according to the visa office my children need to apply for a travel document at the ambassy instead of a visa as my husband is chinese and they will travel to China for the first time. How do I apply for it.Can anyone help me as I can not get in contact with the embassy
Answers (1)
Answered by Andrew | Oct. 31, 2023 18:49

You may need to download a “中国领事”APP to apply for a travel permit online. It is better to contact the embassy for more details. Tel: 0031(0)682065084(Monday-Friday 09:00am - 12:00am, 14:00pm - 16:00pm)
Asked by Wang Ning from NETHERLANDS | Oct. 09, 2023 07:08Reply
I am holding Chinese passport, how can I apply HK visa in the Netherlands?
Answers (1)
Answered by Trace | Oct. 10, 2023 00:52

You can apply for an entry permit to HK at China embassy in Netherlands.
Asked by Frans van Diessen from CHINA | Jul. 13, 2021 21:35Reply
Best I have a question about the VOG Netherlands.

I am in China and my wife ( Chinese ) and I are working on a residents permit (Green card).
The VOG must be authorized by the Chinese embassy according to the authorities here, but I am not in the Netherlands.
I sent this to a friend, but my question is can he have this authorized by the embassy or do I have to provide more information?
Can he make appointment for that.
Answers (1)
Answered by Louis from NETHERLANDS | Jul. 19, 2021 19:26

I personally think you can send this to your friend and authorize him or her to do the authentication for you. You can consult the relevant affairs by sending an email to

By the way, this is also the email address for making an appointment.
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