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.
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- Last modified on Nov. 22, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in New Zealand
Asked by George Tapara from NEW ZEALAND | Nov. 21, 2018 17:55Reply
visit China mainland
Is the condition of your health considered in your application
Answers (1)
Answered by Fitch from RUSSIA | Nov. 22, 2018 16:57

If your medical certificate is not required by the visa office, they would not consider your health condition during the application processing.
Asked by Mimi Lee from UNITED STATES | Nov. 16, 2018 13:30Reply
Lagalize documents
I would like to know does Travel China Guide provide legalize document in Wellington China Embassy.
Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Emma | Nov. 18, 2018 18:54

No, they don't. You can check the information from the official website of the Chinese consulate for the legalization processing.
Asked by Sheikh from NZ | Sep. 25, 2018 18:40Reply
Can you please advise how I can get visa before coming over there?
Hi There,
I have a Pakistani Passport and am going to Pakistan from Newzealand with Airchina in November, I want to see China wall when waiting over there.

Please advise asap.
Answers (1)
Answered by Well from REPUBLIC OF KOREA | Sep. 26, 2018 20:24

If you want to apply for tourist L type from the China embassy in New Zealand, first, prepare the relevant documents including your passport and its copy, the residence permit or visa in there, the application form, a passport-style photo, round trip air tickets, hotel reservation, and an invitation letter from a duly authorized unit. Next, submit the application to the China embassy.
Asked by Muhammad Ramzan from NEW ZEALAND | Sep. 16, 2018 20:30Reply
Transit Visa for Pakistanis residing in New Zealand
I'm holding Pakistani passport living in New Zealand on a student entry permit. I want to apply for Chinese transit visa in New Zealand.
1) Is it possible for me to apply through the Consulate General of PRC in Christchurch rather than Chinese embassy New Zealand?
2) Pakistanis are exempted from visa application fees residing in Pakistan, is it applicable while applying though New Zealand?
Answers (1)
Answered by Greeley from BELGIUM | Sep. 17, 2018 01:22

1) You should apply from the consulate general where your living area belongs to, so I'm afraid you need to do that from the Chinese embassy New Zealand.
2) Hi, I suppose you need to pay the application fee while applying though New Zealand.
Asked by Craig Bonner from NEW ZEALAND | Sep. 12, 2018 20:34Reply
Cruise ship passengers visiting Sanya.
We are to visit Sanya on MS Westerdam on 14 November,arriving at 8am and departing at 5pm. We will book a shore excursion through the offices on the ship. My question is; will we need to arrange a visa or does the shore excursion cover it.
Answers (1)
Answered by Rand from GREECE | Sep. 12, 2018 23:32

Hi, if you will be received by a travel agency after arrival, you can ask the agency to apply for the 30-day visa free access for you. If it can be done, you can go to Sanya for sightseeing without visa.
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