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 May. 06, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in New Zealand
Asked by Jack De-Bruyn from NEW ZEALAND | Jun. 24, 2020 19:15Reply
My name is Jack de bruijn from tekaha New Zealand, when am i allowed to fly back to China to see my
Answers (1)
Answered by John from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 28, 2020 23:47

Dear, it's unknown at present.
Asked by Bahram from NEW ZEALAND | May. 03, 2020 00:46Reply
Hong Kong transit visa
I am Iranian and want to travel from NZ to Iran via Hong Kong airport. Do you know which type of visa I need to apply, and how?
Answers (1)
Answered by Barry from USA | May. 06, 2020 02:04

Bahram, you need to apply for a Hong Kong transit visa. You can apply for it either from the Chinese embassy in New Zealand or by post to the HK Immigration Department. The required documents include your passport, application form, transportation arrangements, and recent passport size photo, etc.
Asked by Robert Wilson from NEW ZEALAND | Jan. 29, 2020 00:42Reply
Multiple entry visa
I’m Australian but live in New Zealand. I have an Australian passport. I need to renew my visa for multiple entry. My current visa was obtained in Sydney. Can I get my visa renewed in Wellington when I’m home from China in 3 weeks?
Answers (1)
Answered by Thomas from NEW ZEALAND | Feb. 05, 2020 19:19

Yes, you can.
Asked by Julie from NEW ZEALAND | Jan. 14, 2020 00:47Reply
Australian passport holders applying for a China visa Whilst in New Zealand
It seems from my reading, One of the requirements for applying for a China visa in NZ if New Zealand is a third country for the passport holder is that you provide proof you are allowed to be in New Zealand. I am not sure how to do this as Australian passport holders are allowed to freely come and go from New Zealand by law with no visa or other requirements. I will have no proof documents to put in my visa application and can only rely on the fact that its law Australians can stay indefinitely in NZ (and visa versa). Do you have any suggestions how I should deal with this issue when applying for a China visa from Nw Zealand, the issue must have come up many times before? Thanks
Answers (2)
Answered by Mandy from NEW ZEALAND | Jan. 14, 2020 18:43

As long as you have an entry stamp of NZ on your passport, this should be fine.
Answered by Julie from NEW ZEALAND | Jan. 14, 2020 22:54

Thanks for your reply but NZ never stamp passports on entry, border control at NZ airports is all electronic now via a smart gate so that wont work for us. Do you have any other suggestions, I really appreciate any help!
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 (4)
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
Answered by Nella from NZ | Jan. 09, 2020 18:55

I hope you see this in time.... the visa free period is for HOURS not DAYS!
Wishing you a good trip.
Answered by Nella from NZ | Jan. 09, 2020 19:05

Also, be VERY careful that the single entry visa does not get stamped by mistake when you enter the first time as it will be very difficult, if not impossible ,to change. Do NOT hand your passport over until you are certain that the officer understands this as they are VERY fast to stamp and it will be too late afterwards. If worst come to worst, you can probably get another visa in Macau, or failing that, possibly in Hong Kong. I suggest you check with the Chinese Embassy in NZ before you go, if you haven't already left.
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