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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 Sep. 02, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Singapore
Asked by Terry Tong from SINGAPORE | Oct. 25, 2020 18:35Reply
Proof that Destination Country has a Pre-Departure Test Requirement
Hi, I've a worker under WP whom parents pass away over the weekend. She need to do a PCR test and where can I obtain this information from the website? Proof that Destination Country has a Pre-Departure Test Requirement.
As this is a standard requirement upon online application. Appreciate your soonest reply as her flight is on 1st Nov'20.

Thank you,
Asked by Matt from EGYPT | Oct. 20, 2020 00:47Reply
Family visa
I have china family visa , will expire on December 2020.
Can I renew it in Singapore ( I have long pass singapore visa) ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Eric | Oct. 22, 2020 19:46

Yes, you can.
Asked by Wei Bo from SINGAPORE | Oct. 19, 2020 01:18Reply
A holder with valid resident permit of china,how to get a permit go in china now?
what is the procedure i should follow to get a permit go back at moment? thanks.
wei bo
Answers (1)
Answered by John | Oct. 22, 2020 19:49

Dear, if you have a valid resident permit of China now, you can go to China with a valid COVID test report.
Asked by Sherin from SINGAPORE | Oct. 13, 2020 18:50Reply
Travel to China under Fast Lane
Please advise is quarantine needed in China for Singapore citizen apply under fast lane arrangement?
Answers (2)
Answered by Kevin | Oct. 13, 2020 20:10

Yes, it's still needed.
Answered by Sherin Tan | Oct. 14, 2020 01:39

Will that still be 14 days or 2 days waiting for swab test?
Asked by EDWARD WEE from SINGAPORE | Oct. 09, 2020 02:22Reply
Apply for Z Visa in Singapore in order to go china for work permit
Suppose to in shanghai in Mar 2020 for work permit but due to lockdown cannot go and hv the work permit extend to June 2021.
Intend to apply for z visa in Singapore so as can go to Shanghai for work permit approval.
Plse advice what docu u need for z visa in order to go Shanghai for work permit.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ruth | Oct. 13, 2020 20:09

To apply for the Z visa, actually you should have a valid work permit and a PU letter. Therefore, I advise you to ask your employer to first get a work permit in China for you.
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