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China Embassy in Singapore

 Visa Application Form of PRC  

Ambassador: Mr. Chen Xiaodong
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)

CVASC officially started its operation from 17th May 2010. Applicants who hold ordinary passports are required to submit their applications to the centre.  

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. 

 From May 20, 2015, the CVASC office in Singapore begins to provide 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 (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 (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).

2019 Holiday Schedule of the CVASC

Public Holiday Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Tuesday
Chinese New Year February 4 - 6 Monday - Wednesday
Good Friday April 19 Friday
International Labor Day May 1 Wednesday
Vesak Day May 19 Sunday
Hari Raya Puasa June 5 Wednesday
National Day August 9 Friday
Hari Raya Haji August 11 Sunday
Chinese National Day To be decided To be decided
Deepavali October 27 Sunday
Christmas Day December 25 Wednesday

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- Last modified on May. 06, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Singapore
Asked by Larry Lim from SINGAPORE | Jun. 14, 2019 11:02Reply
Tourist Visa to Business Visa
Hello, i’m Singapore passport holder currently in China for sightseeing and visiting. My 15 days tourist visa expired on 25th but i have a trade show in Guangzhou to attend on 27th as a exhibitor, what should I do to avoid having to leave and come back again? Please advise, thank you!
Answers (3)
Answered by Linda from USA | Jun. 16, 2019 20:21

Larry Lim, you can renew your type at local Public Security Bureau.
Answered by Linda from USA | Jun. 16, 2019 20:21

Larry Lim, you can renew your type at local Public Security Bureau.
Answered by Linda from USA | Jun. 16, 2019 20:21

Larry Lim, you can renew your type at local Public Security Bureau.
Asked by Fun Wey from SINGAPORE | Jun. 09, 2019 09:32Reply
I am Singaporean and starting a company in China. Can I apply for permanent residence ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Linda from USA | Jun. 10, 2019 00:15

Well, it's very hard and complicated to get China's permanent residence. You can check whether you meet the requirements on the page of "Permanent Residence Permit" on this website.
Asked by NL from SINGAPORE | Jun. 06, 2019 19:11Reply
Tourist visa to mainland China
I’m Malaysian and holding a work permit in Singapore. Wish to get a tourist visa to China less than a week. may I know how to apply in Singapore?
Answers (1)
Answered by Daniel from USA | Jun. 09, 2019 23:58

You should prepare the requirements and submit the application to CVASC in Singapore.
Asked by Babu from SINGAPORE | May. 30, 2019 21:00Reply
Singapore citizen touring China
I am a Singaporean planning to visit China. I land in Chengdu on the 15th of June. I fly out of Urumqi on the 29th evening (6 pm), which is my Day #15 in China. My flight out of Urumqi is not direct. I have a close to 3 hours layover in Beijing and my flight out of Beijing departs at 0010h on the 30th, which would be Day #16. Do I need a visa? Though I will be physically leaving China on the 30th, I presume I would be clearing immigration at Urumqi on the 29th.
Answers (1)
Answered by Linda from USA | May. 31, 2019 01:35

Hi, you can enjoy visa exemption.
Asked by Joy from SINGAPORE | May. 29, 2019 02:05Reply
How are the dates count for the visa-free program?
May I know which day is count as the first day staying in China? Is it the day I enter or the day after I enter?
For example, if I enter China on June 1 and leaves on June 2, I actually had only spend 1 day within China. Does it mean that the last day I can stay until is June 1+15 = June 16?
Answers (1)
Answered by Andy from USA | May. 29, 2019 22:56

Joy, the first time count from the day upon arrival. If you enter China in June 1, you can stay until June 15 without visa.
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