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China Embassy in Singapore

Ambassador: Mr. Hong Xiaoyong
Address: 150 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247969
Email: chinaemb_sg@mfa.gov.cn

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Singapore

Tel: 65-64712117
Fax: 65-64795345
Office Hours: 
09:00 - 11:30 (application & Collection), Monday-Friday (except holidays)
09:00 - 11:30 & 15:00 - 16:00 (Collection only), Monday-Friday(except holidays)

Chinese Visa Application Service Centre (CVASC)

 Applicants who hold ordinary passports are required to submit their applications to CVASC.  

However, applicants holding Diplomatic, Service or Official passport, or who apply for Hong Kong/Macao visa/entry permit, should still submit the application directly to the Embassy. 

 The CVASC office in Singapore also provides document authentication service at a certain cost. Foreigners in need of this service should go to the CVASC instead of the embassy while Chinese applicants are still required to apply for the authentication service from the embassy.

Detailed Information about CVASC

Address: 80 Robinson Road, #16-01/02/02A, Singapore 068898
Office Hours: Monday - Friday (except public holidays)
Application Time: 09:00 - 15:00
Collection and Payment: 09:00 - 16:00
Tel: 65-67139380
Fax: 65-62260852
Email: singaporecentre@visaforchina.org

Notice: Rush service applications (the second working day collection) should be lodged to the center before 14:00 in weekdays.

Visa Exemption

1. Singapore diplomatic, service or official passport holders are exempt from a visa to Mainland China for up to 30 days.  

2. Singapore ordinary passport holders can go to Mainland without applying for visas for up to 15 days for business, sightseeing, visiting relatives and friends, or transit, however, for those who intend to stay for more than 15 days to study, work, reside or gather news, they are required to apply in advance.

3. Singapore passport holders are exempt from visa if they go to Hong Kong for less than 90 days stay, and Macao for less than 30 days. 

Main Visa Types

Types Purpose
Tourist (L) It is issued for an alien who comes to PRC for sight-seeing.
Business (M) M is issued to those who intend to visit for commercial and trade activities.
Noncommercial Vist (F) 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.
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 (G) It is issued for applicants going to PRC for transit to another country/region.
Hong Kong SAR & Macao SAR Visas Singaporean 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.

Fees (SGD)


Types Regular Express Rush
3-month Single Entry 85 150 195
6-month Double Entry 95 160 205
6-month Multi-Entry 105 170 215
12-month Multi-Entry 125 190 235

US citizens

Types Regular Express Rush
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 260 325 370


Types Regular Express Rush
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 165 230 275

Citizens of Other Countries

Types Regular Express Rush
3-month Single Entry 110 175 220
6-month Double Entry 135 200 245
6-month Multi-Entry 160 225 270
12-month Multi-Entry 210 275 320
1. Regular service takes 4 working days; express service takes 3 working days; rush service takes 2 working days.
2. Please pay in Cash or Debit Card (NETS & UnionPay).

2023 Holiday Schedule of the CVASC

Public Holiday Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 - 3 Saturday - Monday
Chinese New Year January 21 - 25 Saturday - Wednesday
Qingming Festival April 5 Wednesday
Good Friday April 7 Friday
Hari Raya Puasa April 22 Saturday
International Labor Day April 29 - May 1 Saturday - Monday
Vesak Day June 2 Friday
Dragon Boat Festival June 23 Friday
Hari Raya Haji July 29 Thursday
Singapore National Day August 9 Wednesday
Mid-Autumn Festival & Chinese National Day September 29 - October 4 Friday - Wednesday
Deepavali November 12 - 13 Sunday - Monday
Christmas December 25 Monday

  Please contact Embassy of Singapore in China if Singaporeans are in a difficult situation there.
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- Last updated on May. 18, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Singapore
Asked by Melinda from SINGAPORE | May. 31, 2023 00:12Reply
Do you retain our passport for the visa application?
I am a airline crew staff and is applying for L-Visa to Shanghai in July 2023. Do you keep my passport during the application? If yes, how can I get it back within 1 or 2 working days? I need my passport for work.
Please advise. Thank you very much.
Answers (1)
Answered by Gloria | May. 31, 2023 18:26

As I know, they will keep the passport during the application. You may apply for a rush service whose processing time is usually 2 working days.
Asked by Sally Hia from SINGAPORE | May. 17, 2023 22:40Reply
Going to Nanjing China in Jan 2024
Do I need visa for 13 days as tourist and visiting friends who is holding SPass working in Spore( visiting period China in Jan 2024)
Answers (1)
Answered by Kelly | May. 18, 2023 00:39

Singapore citizens could visit China for 15 days without a visa before the pandemic. But the policy hasn't resumed yet. So you can wait for several months to see if there will be any update.
Asked by Zen from SINGAPORE | May. 01, 2023 22:39Reply
Singapore Citizen by applying L Visa or Z Visa
Could you please advise on the maximum waiting period for a visa application to be processed.
Answers (1)
Answered by Molly | May. 04, 2023 22:56

Generally, the processing time of regular service is usually 4 working days after all the required documents are provided.

You are advised to apply a visa at least one month in advance but no earlier than 3 months of your travel date.
Asked by IT from SINGAPORE | Apr. 26, 2023 22:28Reply
Taiwan Passport holder in Singapore, how/ where to apply for travel pass ? going for business trip
Answers (1)
Answered by Jeremy | Apr. 27, 2023 19:08

If you have a Mainland travel permit for Taiwan residents, then you can go to mainland China directly. If you don't have one, then you need to apply for a travel permit in Chinese embassies and consulates in Singapore.
Asked by Soh Beng Tiat from SINGAPORE | Apr. 13, 2023 18:58Reply
Singaporean to China for holiday
May I know whether a Singaporean passport holder requires to apply for visa to entry China for holiday?
Answers (3)
Answered by Rita | Apr. 14, 2023 02:08

Currently the answer is Yes. The 15-day visa free visit for Singapore passport holders has not been resumed yet.
Answered by Soh Beng Tiat | Apr. 17, 2023 23:31

We are planning a free & easy tour plus visit relatives in Hainan somewhere in Oct 2023. Do we still need to apply for visa?
Answered by Rita | Apr. 18, 2023 22:34

If you only stay in Hainan, you are eligible for the Hainan 30-day visa-free access. But you need to register with a local agency.
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