New Zealand

China Embassy in New Zealand

 Visa Application Form of PRC

Ambassador: Ms Wu Xi
Address: 2-6 Glenmore Street, Kelburn, Wellington, New Zealand
Postal Address: P.O. Box 17-257, Karori, Wellington, New Zealand
Tel: +64-4-4749631
Fax: +64-4-4990419
Emergency call: +64-21-528663
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, 13:30-16:30, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in New Zealand

Address: 4 Halswell Street, Thorndon, Wellington
Tel: +64-4-4733514, 4749631  
Fax: +64-4-4995572
Office Hours: 09:00-11:30 & 14:00-16:00 for Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 09:00-11:30 for Tuesday and Thursday

Consular Districts

Embassy/Consulate Consular_Jurisdiction
Embassy of PRC in Wellington Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wellington
Consulate General of PRC in Auckland Northland, Auckland, Waikato
Consulate General of PRC in Christchurch Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago, Southland


Regular Fee per Person

Types New Zealand Citizens U.S. Citizens Canadian Citizens Citizens of Other Countries
Single-Entry with 3-month Validity NZ$ 140 NZ$ 200 NZ$ 110 NZ$ 90
Double-Entry with 6-month Validity NZ$ 210 NZ$ 200 NZ$ 110 NZ$ 60
Multi-Entry with 6-month Validity NZ$ 280 - - NZ$ 120
Multi-Entry with 12-month Validity NZ$ 420 - - NZ$ 180
 Note: The embasy only accepts Credit Card (Visa/MasterCard only), Bank Cheque (excluding Personal cheque and Company cheque), and Money Order as means of payment. Make the check payable to "Embassy of the PRC in New Zealand". EFTPOS and Credit Card is acceptable at the counter of the consular office.

Express & Rush Service Fee per Person

The regular processing time is 4 working days. For urgent cases, the express or rush service is available, but urgent application must be lodged in person and extra fee is charged as following: (It may take 6-8 working days if the application is couriered to the Embassy, and the rush and express service are not applicable for applications lodged via post or courier)

Rush Service (1 working days processing) NZD 60
Express Service (2-3 working days processing) NZD 40
 Note: The urgent process is only available with approval of consular officer at the time the application is lodged. Proof of outward travel, such as a fully paid fight ticket may be required.

Application by Post/Mail

Fee per Package/Mail NZD 15
Note: Applicants should enclose visa fee, handing service fee (bank check and company check payable to "Chinese Embassy", please write down your name and contact details on the back of the check)  in a self-addressed, pre-paid return envelope. Otherwise you have to collect the passport at the Embassy. Please do not include any cash with your application. Only one handling fee is charged if you have include more than one applications in the same envelope.

Major Visa Types & Requirements


Tourist (L) It is issued to those who comes for tourism. Group L is available for tourists who travel on a group basis.
Business (F/M) F is issued to those who intend to go to China for exchanges, visits, study tours and other activities.
M is issued to those who intend to go there for commercial and trade activities.
Employment/Work (Z) It is issued to an alien who comes for a post or employment, or commercial performance.
Student (X)

It is issued to foreigners who come to study in China.

Family Reunion (Q) It is issued to those who are family members of Chinese citizens or of foreigners with Chinese permanent residence and intend to go to China for family reunion, or to those who intend to go there for the purpose of foster care.
Q1 grants a stay of more than 180 days, while Q2 allows a stay of no more than 180 days.
Private visit (S) it is issued to family members of foreigners with work Z and student X in China or visit for other private affairs.
Talent (R) It is issued to aliens who are high-level talents or whose skills are urgently needed in China.
Transit (G)

It is issued to a foreign citizen who is to transit through China on his or her way to a third country(or region).

Hong Kong SAR & Macao SAR Visa New Zealand citizens are exempt from Hong Kong Visa if they go to Hong Kong for visit or sightseeing and they stay at Hong Kong for not more than 90 days, and Macao for up to 30 days.

 Please contact Embassy of New Zealand in China if New Zealanders are in troubles there.
 Other Chinese Embassies in Oceania: Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Embassy of China in Tonga
 Recommended Tours: From Newzealand, From Wellington, From Auckland
- Last modified on Oct. 07, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in New Zealand
Asked by Alice Hii from NEW ZEALAND | Nov. 30, 2019 02:10Reply
How to change from a single entry visa to a double entry visa?
I already applied for a single entry visa to China but has just been told that if I go from Shanghai to Macau and then to Beijing, I will require double entry visa. Is that right? How can I change my visa from single entry to double entry?
Thank you
Answers (2)
Answered by Sally from USA | Dec. 02, 2019 00:12

You can't change your visa from single entry to double entries. However, if you fly from New Zealand to Beijing, and then fly from Beijing to Macau, you may use the 144h visa-free transit in Beijing. Then you can save the single entry for the trip from Macau back to Beijing.
Answered by Alice Hii from NEW ZEALAND | Dec. 02, 2019 02:34

Hi Sally, thanks for your reply. My trip is from NZ to Shanghai for 5 days then fly to Macau and then to Beijing. So I can use the 144 days free visa from Shanghai to Macau and then use the 1 entry visa from Macau to Beijing? Thanks
Asked by John from PETERSEN | Nov. 11, 2019 16:22Reply
I want to visit China. What all requirements I need to fulfill ? I live in Wellington. Please advise
Answers (1)
Answered by Belly from NEW ZEALAND | Nov. 12, 2019 18:39

Do you visit China for tourism purpose? If yes, beside your passport, application form, and photo, you need to prepare round-trip tickets and hotel bookings for the application.
Asked by Asad from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 29, 2019 15:13Reply
i am from pakistan but now a new zealand citizen. Do i need a Transit visa if i am travelling to pak
as far as i know newzealanders are eligible for 24 hour visa on arrival but last time i was travelling to pakistan i was denied the visa with no reasons. Does it means i have to apply for Transit visa if i want to travel via china everytime. I want to go out becuase the times between the flights are too long, 10 hour going and 17 hours coming back.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ross from USA | Oct. 07, 2019 23:57

To avoid any problems, I would suggest you apply for a double-entry transit visa for this trip.
Asked by Mark from USA | Sep. 22, 2019 04:25Reply
IS it possible to get a 6 months multiple entry business visa to China since Im not applying from my home country? I just lodged my application and took the rush service but they called me after 2 hours telling ke they need another week since Im a US citizen. Is it their normal process for non residents?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nancy from NEW ZEALAND | Sep. 23, 2019 23:16

It's normal. They may need more time deciding whether to give you, a non-resident a long-term visa.
Asked by Nats from NEW ZEALAND | Aug. 21, 2019 02:26Reply
Payment by credit card (MasterCard)
We applied for in person at the Chinese Consulate in Auckland for our China visas with prepaid self addressed courier pack to have passports with visas delivered to us in Hamilton - I understood I could pay by credit card but was informed Bank Cheque only - so had to leave and go get bank cheque - I cannot read this ruling anywhere in guidelines - in fact , I do not think it is correct - Answers welcomed please
Answers (1)
Answered by Justin from USA | Aug. 21, 2019 20:26

may be the guilines has not been updated.
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