Chinese Embassy in Russia

Ambassador: Mr. Zhang Hanhui 
Address: No. 6, UL. Druzhby, Moscow, 117330, Russia
Tel: +7-499-9518433

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Russia

Tel: 007-495-1390165 for visa consultation, 09:00 - 16:00 from Mon. - Fri
      007-499-9518661 (consular protection) 09:00 - 12:30, 15:30 - 19:00 from Mon. to Fri.
Fax: +7-499-9518436 
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

Consular Districts of the Consulates

Consulate General Consular Jurisdiction
Consulate General of PRC in Khabarovsk Khabarovsk Territory, Primorsky Territory, Sakhalin State, Amur State, Jewish Autonomous Oblast
Consulate General of PRC in St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Leningrad State, Republic of Karelia, Murmansk State, Pskov State, Arkhangelsk State, Novgorod State
Consulate-General of PRC in Ekaterinburg Chelyabinsk State, Chelyabinsk State, Tyumen State, Novosibirsk State, Omsk State and Krasnoyarsk
Consulate-General of PRC in Irkutsk Irkutsk State, Republic of Buryatia, Zabaikalsky Krai, Khakassia Republic, Tuva Republic
Consulate-General of PRC in Vladivostok Primorye-Territory, Sakhalin Oblast, Kamchatskaya Kray, Magadanskaya Oblast, Chukotskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug

Chinese Visa Application Service Centers in Russia

The Chinese Visa Application Service Center, CVASC for short, in Moscow and Saint Petersburg were set up to provide visa application services in August  2023. Applicants holding ordinary passports and who apply for visas to Hong Kong and Macau, China should all go to the two service centers for application submission.

CVASC in Moscow

Address: Area I, 1st floor, No. 1 Vasilisakozna Street, Moscow, Russia
Office hours:
Submission: 09:00 - 15:00
Collection: 09:00 - 16:00
Tel: +7(495)1390165

CVASC in Saint Petersburg

Address: Office No.217, Room No.220, Building A, No.26 Pr.Liteiny, St.Petersburg, Russia Federation 191028.
Tel: +78126706376
Fax: +78126706375
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday (except for public holidays) 
Application submission: 9:00 to 15:00.
Payment and passport collection: 9:00 to 16:00


Countries Regular service  Express service Urgent service
Russia Single entry 6,300 10,300 14,700
Double entries 8,800 12,800 17,200
Multiple entries 11,200 15,200 19,600
America Except J type 13,000 16,700 19,300
J type 15,100 18,800 21,400
Romania Single entry 7,600 11,300 13,900
Double entries 8,800 12,500 15,100
Multiple entries 11,200 14,900 17,500
Canada 9,300 13,000 15,600
Serbia 3,900 7,600 10,200
Brazil 10,600 14,300 16,900
Israel 5,200 8,900 11,500
Argentina 11,200 14,900 17,500
Panama 6,800 10,500 13,100
Uruguay 5,900 9,600 12,200
  The fees shown above include the visa fee, service fee of the visa center and the tax. The visa center  accepts Rouble cash and debit card.

Expedited Service Fee

The regular processing time is 4 working days. For urgent cases, the expedited service is available. Moreover, additional fees will be paid as follows:

Pick-up Time Fees
The 2nd working day SUR 7,600
The 3rd working day SUR 5,800
The 4th working day (regular service) SUR 3,800

2024 Holiday Schedule of CVASC in Moscow

Festival Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Monday
Russian New Year & Chrismas Day January 2 - 8 Tuesday - Monday
Chinese New Year February 10 - 17 Saturday - Next Saturday
Defender of Fatherland Day February 23 Friday
International Women's Day March 8 Friday
Qingming Festival April 4 - 6 Thursday - Saturday
Labor Day May 1 - 5 Wednesday - Sunday
Victory Day May 9 Thursday
Dragon Boat Festival June 10 Monday
Day of Russia June 12 Wednesday
Mid-Autumn Festival September 15 - 17 Sunday - Tuesday
Chinese National Day October 1 - 7 Tuesday - Monday
National Unity Day November 4 Monday

Notice about Requirements for Application:

General Requirements:
1. A valid passport and a copy of its data page. The passport should be valid for at least 6 months with a blank page.   
2. Application Form.
3. A recently colored photo glued or stapled on the application form.
4. For foreign passport holders, they should provide the original and a copy of their permanent residence or work permit with validity for at least half a year.

In addition, the following documents are required according to purpose of visit:

a. For tourism, an invitation letter from a Chinese travel agency is required (original or copy). If an invitation letter can not be provided, round-trip air ticket and hotel reservation are required.
b. For business, an invitation letter issued by a Chinese company, institution or a Duly Authorized Unit is required.
c. If going for study, the Admission Notice and Form JW-201/JW-202 are required (originals and copies).
d. For work visa application, "Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit" or "Confirmation Letter of Invitation"; the Work/Employment Permit is needed.
e. For transit, a valid visa and an onward air ticket to the destination country should be provided.

Russia Profile

Full Name: Russian Federation
Capital: Moscow,
Language: Russian is the official language, and few people can speak English. While the staff at hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and ticket selling counters may have some basic English proficiency, they often have a strong accent. Therefore, a translation app is essential for travelers
Geography: With a land area of 1,707.54 million square kilometers, it is the largest country in the world.
Population: 144 Million. It is a diverse country, composed of 194 ethnic groups, with the Russian people as the main ethnic group, accounting for approximately 77.7% of the total population.
Climatic Feature: Located at high latitudes, Russia experiences a temperate and sub-Arctic continental climate. Winters are long, dry, and chilly, while summers are brief and mild. Spring and autumn are fleeting.
Best time to travel: The ideal time to visit Russia is from May to October. May and June are perfect for a leisurely vacation, August is the prime season to appreciate Siberian alpine vegetation, and September to October is the best time to enjoy the red autumnal leaves of the Caucasus. However, winter also has its own charm, offering opportunities for skiing and hunting.
What to Expect: As the largest country in the world, Russia boasts a vast coastline, extensive forests, and a quarter of the world's lakes. With its diverse landscapes and rich historical cultural heritage, Russia has something for every traveler. A Russia tour package is a must-do on your travel bucket list.

 Please contact Embassy of Russia in China if Russians are in problems there.
 Related Chinese Embassies in Europe: Belgrade, SerbiaSlovak Republic, Slovenia

- Last updated on Jan. 04, 2024 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Embassy in Russia
Asked by Hazem from SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS | Aug. 01, 2023 18:49Reply
permanent residence
I am sorry for asking a lot of questions, but I have a student visa here in Russia. is it necessary to have a permanent residence in order to get the X1 visa from the embassy or consultant offices. if I can’t what other solutions I have . Thank you in advance 😊😊
Answers (1)
Answered by Amanda | Aug. 01, 2023 20:14

Generally, you only need to offer your proof of legal stay or residence status. Permanent residence is not a must.
Asked by Hazem from SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS | Jul. 30, 2023 06:53Reply
The appointment
Hello. I have been trying to find an appointment in the AVAS website in the embassy in Moscow for a week. I could not find any. What should I do. Do you think I would find an appointment in August. Please help me with that. I feel so bad about it
Answers (1)
Answered by Vicky | Jul. 31, 2023 20:57

That's because there are more applicants than appointments. You may go for it at the first time they are released.
Asked by Moa from IRAQ | Jul. 28, 2023 09:34Reply
How can i offer an invitation to my wife ?
I got invitation from Chinese uni for studying visa how can i offer an invitation to my Russian wife? i want her to come with me to China because i will study many years there ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Dorothy | Jul. 31, 2023 00:00

You need to get your Cina visa at first and then send her an invitation letter.
Asked by Hazem | Jul. 26, 2023 13:52Reply
Is the original jw202 important
Someone told me that I only need a copy of the jw202. I don't need the original. is that true
Answers (1)
Answered by Lisa | Jul. 26, 2023 23:59

Generally, the original is also needed.
Asked by Moa from IRAQ | Jul. 26, 2023 08:51Reply
Ask for studying visa
I’m an Iraqi student and i want to apply for studying visa in Moscow , how? And what doc i need ?
Can i apply for family visa to my Russian wife ?
And what is the best option to bring her with me ?
Answers (3)
Answered by Dorothy | Jul. 27, 2023 01:21

Generally, if you apply for a student visa, you need to prepare the following documents including: valid passport, passport photo, completed application form, JW201 or JW202 form, admission notice issued by Chinese university, residence permit in Russia. Your wife can apply for S visa and you need to offer an invitation letter to her.
Answered by Moa | Jul. 28, 2023 01:46

How can i offer invitation letter for my wife ?
Answered by Dorothy | Jul. 30, 2023 18:54

After you arrive in China, you can offer an invitation to her.
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