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: +64-4-4733514
Fax: +64-4-4990419
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
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 (M) M is issued to those who intend to go there for commercial and trade activities.
Noncommercial Visit (F) F is issued to those who intend to go to China for exchanges, visits, study tours and other 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 Nov. 04, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in New Zealand
Asked by Lindsay from NEW ZEALAND | Oct. 28, 2020 15:43Reply
Booking an appointment online.
I have completed my online application and have been trying to book an appointment, but get a message that says "the maximum number of people making an appointment at one time is 0. Please make a change." What do I need to do to resolve this issue?
Answers (2)
Answered by Eva | Nov. 01, 2020 22:13

It means that this date is not available, you can change to another date to make an appointment.
Answered by Lindsay Douglas | Nov. 01, 2020 22:53

I haven't entered a date. The first page only allows me to enter my name, phone number, email, and Application Number. I have not had the opportunity to enter a date yet.
Asked by Thomas Gomes | Oct. 24, 2020 21:16Reply
Hello, I am a French in New Zealand with a French passport, I have been in NZ for 1 year, I would like to go to China in January for a kung fu school, is this possible?
Answers (1)
Answered by William | Oct. 25, 2020 22:50

Thomas, I don't think it is possible because China seldom issues student visas at present as far as I know.
Asked by Lindsay Douglas from NEW ZEALAND | Oct. 15, 2020 20:38Reply
Visa photos
I have been trying to apply for a visa using the online website and am having problems with my photo. I have tried several different photos from UniChem near the Thorndon centre. They use a white background and advised they are the recommended place for Chinese visa photos.

I'm not sure what to do now. Can you please advise how I can overcome this problem?

Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ares | Oct. 18, 2020 19:39

Lindsay, you can browse the photo requirements on the website of the Chinese embassy and check with each item to see what the problem is.
Asked by Nic from NZ | Sep. 13, 2020 14:44Reply
S1 visa Substitute Teacher
I read that the International Beijing School in Shunyi,Beijing are able to employ substitute teachers only if the individuals have an S1 visa. They have widely advertised this (Glassdoor, their website etc.). Is this legal? Or, have you heard of international schools being allowed to do this?
In addition, do you know if an S visa can be changed to a Z visa while in Beijing?
I was advised with a S visa to change it to a X visa you have to leave China.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ross | Sep. 17, 2020 00:27

Nic, as far as I know, this is illegal. One should have a Z visa in order to work in China. I assume that the school may help these teachers to chage the S visa to Z visa without leaving China after they accept the job offer.
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