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China Embassy in Philippines

 Visa Application Form of PRC 

Ambassador: Mr. Zhao Jianhua
1235 Acacia Street, Dasmarinas Village, Makati City, Metro Manila, Republic of the Philippines ( Front Gate).
4896 Pasay Road, Dasmarinas Village, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines (Rear Gate).
Tel: +63-2-8443148
Email: chinaemb_ph@mfa.gov.cn
Website: http://ph.china-embassy.org/eng/ 
Office Hours: 08:30-12:00, 14:00-17:00, Monday - Friday (except holidays)

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Philippines 

Address: 2nd & 3rd Floor, the World Center, 330 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Enquiry Tel: +63-2-8482395 (09:00-11:00, 14:00-16:00 during weekdays)
Fax: +63-2-8482386
Email: phchinaembassy@hotmail.com
Office Hour: 09:00 am - 11:00 am, Monday - Friday (except holidays)
 Consular Districts: Except for the consular districts of the consulate in Laoag and Cebu 


Consulate-General of the PRC in Cebu

Consul General: Mr. Zhang Weiguo
Address: 5th Floor, Unit 5C, Cebu IT Tower, Corner Archbishop Reyes Street and Mindanao Street, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City
Tel: +63-32-5051037, 5051035 (for consular services)
Fax: +63-32-5051038
Email: consulate_cebu@mfa.gov.cn

 Consular Districts: Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, Lanao Del Sur, Lanao Del Norte, Southern Cotabato, North Cotabato, Davao Oriental, Davao Del Sur, Davao Del Norte, Surigao Del Sur, Surigao Del Norte, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Camiguin, Bukidnon, Agusan Del Sur, Agusan Del Norte, Zamboanga Del Sur, Zamboanga Del Norte, Tawi-Tawi, Sulu, Basilan, Leyte, Northern Samar, Western Samar, Eastern Samar, Southern Leyte, Siquijor, Iloilo, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, Bohol, Cebu

Accredited Hospitals for Physical Examination 

Chong Hua Hospital and Cebu Doctors Hospital are two accredited hospitals for foreigner's physical examination by the Consulate in Cebu.


Consulate of the PRC in Laoag

Consul General: Mr. Zhao Qiaoliang
Address: No. 216 National Highway, Brgy 1, San Francisco, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte 2901
Tel: +63-77-7721874, 6706355
Fax: +63-77-6706338
Email: consulate_laoag@mfa.gov.cn

 Consular Districts: Cordillera Administrative Region (Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province), Region 1 (Ilocos Norte, Inocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan) and Region 2 (Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino)

Main Visa Types

Types Purpose
Tourist (L) It is issued for an alien who comes to PRC for sight-seeing.
Business (F/M) F is issued for an alien who comes to PRC for non-commercial business activities, such as research, lecture, science and technology exchange visits on invitation.
M is issued to those who intend to visit for commercial and trade activities.
Employment/Work (Z) It is issued for applicants going to PRC for employment or work.
Student (X)

It is issued for an alien who comes to PRC for study.

Private Visit (S) It is issued to family members who intend to visit the foreigners with Z or X in PRC, or to those who intend to go to PRC for other private affairs.
Family Reunion (Q) It is issued to family members of Chinese citizens or foreigners with permanent residence in PRC.
Transit Visa (G) It is issued for applicants going to PRC for transit to another country/region.
Hong Kong SAR & Macao SAR Visas Philippine citizens holding valid passports are exempt from Visa/Entry Permit to Hong Kong for less than 14 days, and Macao for less than 30 days.

Notice about Application 

You may come to the Consular Office of the embassy/consulates in person to submit application according to consular districts; or you may send someone else or a travel agent to act on your behalf if you cannot come personally. Representatives of a company must present an authorization letter and a company ID. Applications by mailing are not accepted and will be refused. 


1. Regular Fee per Person
Types Philippine Citizens American Citizens Canadian Citizens Citizens of Other Countries
Single-Entry 1,400 Peso 6,500 Peso 3,500 Peso 1,700 Peso
Double-Entry 2,100 Peso 6,500 Peso 3,500 Peso 2,550 Peso
Multi-Entry with 6-month Validity 2,800 Peso 6,500 Peso 3,500 Peso 3,400 Peso
Multi-Entry with 12-month Validity 4,200 Peso 6,500 Peso 3,500 Peso 5,100 Peso
Hong Kong Visa/Entry Permit 1,600 Peso 1,600 Peso 1,600 Peso 1,600 Peso

2. Expedited Service Fee per Person
The regular processing time is 4 working days. For urgent cases, expedited service is available. Moreover, additional fees will be paid as following: 

2 working days processing 1,700 Peso
3 working days processing 1,100 Peso
Note: Please pay when collecting passport. Only cash is accepted now as means of payment.

 Please contact Embassy of Philippines in China if Filipinos are in a difficult situation there.
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- Last modified on May. 06, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Philippines
Asked by Carlos from PHILIPPINES | Aug. 20, 2019 20:58Reply
do you need to have proof of your booked flight itinerary to apply for a Chinese Visa from the Phili
Answers (2)
Answered by Brandon from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 21, 2019 18:46

yes, if you apply for a tourist visa, you need to submit your Travel itinerary and reservation of round-trip airline ticket and hotel, or Invitation Letter from China and the photocopy of the inviter's Chinese ID / Passport with Chinese Residence Permit.
Answered by Carlos from PHILIPPINES | Aug. 22, 2019 07:26

Hi Brandon. Thanks so much for your reply. So I I have an invitation letter from the business that’s sponsoring the trip, then I don’t need a flight and hotel reservation?
Asked by Fran from CANADA | Aug. 18, 2019 19:49Reply
Canadian getting chinese visa in Philippines
Can a canadian get a visa for china at the chinese consulate in Cebu? Getting conflicting info online. Thanks!
Answers (1)
Answered by Anna from USA | Aug. 19, 2019 20:46

You can't. If you want to apply for it in Philippines, you need to go to the China embassy in Makati City.
Asked by Mary Jane Balderas from PHILIPPINES | Aug. 16, 2019 02:20Reply
Chinese Visa Application
So Sir, we will apply our Chinese visa in going to Shenzhen upon arrival at Macau ? Can we not immediately apply for our visa here in the Philippines ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Anita from USA | Aug. 18, 2019 19:34

Dear, if you have got China visa previously, it's possible for your to get the Shenzhen VOA, but it only allows you to travel within Shenzhen. Therefore, if you have never been to China or you want to explore other areas, you need to apply for a visa in advance.
Asked by Margarita from PHILIPPINES | Aug. 14, 2019 23:39Reply
My children studied in china from primary until grade 12 ? How can they take gaokao ?
My children who studied primary school luntil grade 12 in china but cannot take gaokao because we don’t have the permanent visa ? What we should do ?
Answers (2)
Answered by Gino from SINGAPORE | Aug. 15, 2019 20:45

you children must have the Permanent Residence Permit before they take gaokao. If they want to study in university of China, they can apply as a foreign student.
Answered by Margarita from PHILIPPINES | Aug. 16, 2019 01:06

Thank you so much for the reply . Very much appreciated .
Asked by Mary Jane Balderas from PHILIPPINES | Aug. 14, 2019 19:50Reply
Chinese Visa Application M
We would like to apply for a chinese visa M via Macau for multiple entry. How to apply? Do we need to specify that it is via Macau? Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by George from HONG KONG | Aug. 15, 2019 19:45

You should go to the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC in Macao SAR with needed documents to apply for the visa. The address is No. 992 Av. Dr. Rodrigo Rodrigues, Macao SAR. You don't need to specify that it is via Macau.
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