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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).

2020 Holiday Schedule of the CVASC

Public Holiday Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Wednesday
Chinese New Year January 25 - 29 Saturday - Wednesday
Good Friday April 10 Friday
International Labor Day May 1 Friday
Vesak Day May 7 Thursday
Hari Raya Puasa May 24 - 25 Sunday - Monday

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- Last modified on Jun. 07, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Singapore
Asked by Lucia from SINGAPORE | Aug. 04, 2020 00:05Reply
Return to China
Dear person I charge,

I have a Chinese worker who has requested to cease his employment and wished to go back to his family soon. We have tried to ask him to stay but he doesn't want to.
Please advise procedure soon.

Thank you for your help.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ada from SINGAPORE | Aug. 05, 2020 20:04

Lucia, you can ask him to browse the website of the Chinese embassy and register through the QR code shown on the website. And he may need to go through the virus test before going back.
Asked by Spike from MALAYSIA | Jul. 19, 2020 23:17Reply
I am wondering if the embassy allow walk-in for document legalization at the moment?
Answers (1)
Answered by Joecy from MALAYSIA | Jul. 26, 2020 23:19

I'm afraid not.
Asked by SERENE CHIN from SINGAPORE | Jul. 15, 2020 00:34Reply
How to renewal or extend the passport for my china worker holding work permit which going to expired
Answers (1)
Answered by Oliver from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 16, 2020 01:00

They need to make an online appointment on the website of the embassy first, and then prepare documents like passport and photo. Then go to the embassy to submit the documents.
Asked by QUEK JOSEPH from SINGAPORE | Jul. 08, 2020 18:46Reply
Return to Singapore for 2 months and back to SZ again
I am a Singapore citizen and I have been in Shenzhen since Feb 2020 and now I need to return back to Singapore as my mum needs to have a medical check-up and I am the only son.

My wife is china and I have my own property here in Shenzhen. And, I am also a partnership with a company here in SZ where I need to come back to handle a project in Aug till Dec.

Meanwhile, I have a letter of invitation from the company in SZ and also I did apply for visa for a year.

Apparently, I am also holding a work permit ID in HK where I have my own registered office in HK.

So, I would like to check if I am able to return back to SZ china in Aug based on all the above information and letter from SZ company?

Your kind support would be very much appreciated.
Answers (1)
Answered by Tina from SINGAPORE | Jul. 13, 2020 00:38

Dear, you need to contact the Chinese embassy in Singapore to check whether you are eligible for using the green channel established recently.
Asked by Shelly Tan from SINGAPORE | Jun. 30, 2020 20:36Reply
Urgent Travelling to China
I am a Singapore citizen, I may have to travel to Shanghai for visiting a gravely ill family member. Is it possible to obtain a visa that allows me to stay there for 1 month with a single entry? Do I need to provide any other documents to obtain the visa?

Additionally, am I required to quarantine?

Thank you for your response.
Answers (2)
Answered by Chris from SINGAPORE | Jul. 02, 2020 00:50

Shelly, I'm afraid you can't. You can contact the Chinese embassy or visa center to confirm this.
Answered by jason from MALAYSIA | Aug. 03, 2020 02:58

yes, you could try a humanitarian visa.
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