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 Aug. 23, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in New Zealand
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.
Asked by Gemma from NEW ZEALAND | Aug. 02, 2019 14:41Reply
Old Visa + Turkey
My parents are NZ Citizens and have had a Chinese Visa before but never actually went to China as their cruise was cancelled. This was well over 10+ years ago but don't have the original passports with the visa. Will this matter? As the visa application asks for evidence of old visa etc.

Also another question - is it true if you've been to Turkey your visa could be denied?

Thanks in advance for your response.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ben from NEW ZEALAND | Aug. 06, 2019 01:16

It doesn't matter if they can't provide the previous visa because they actually didn't use it.

If you've been to Turkey, you may meet with difficulties during the application process, but that doesn't mean your visa will definitely be denied.
Asked by Justin from UNITED STATES | Jul. 21, 2019 20:06Reply
US Citizen in New Zealand
I'm a US Citizen with a Working Holiday Visa here in NZ. I want to go straight to China when I leave NZ. Is it possible for me to apply for a Chinese Visa here in NZ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jenny from USA | Jul. 23, 2019 02:02

Justin, it is possible for you to apply in New Zealand.
Asked by Daniela from ARGENTINA | Jul. 07, 2019 19:54Reply
Boyfriend application?
My boyfriend is from NZ, he wants to come to stay with me for about 3 monts. Is it possible? NZ have some special deal with China, that could allow him to stay for that period of time?
I have student Visa, living in Shanghai.
Answers (1)
Answered by Kelly from USA | Jul. 08, 2019 19:48

Daniela, your boyfriend can apply for tourist L type, which is usually 30 days. So I am not sure whether he can get one for 3 months. If he can only obtain 1-month L type, he can extend it twice at Shanghai PSB upon arrival in China.
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