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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 Feb. 17, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Singapore
Asked by Steve from CAMEROON | Feb. 14, 2019 18:51Reply
Hello I’m steve Cameroonian passport holder
I want to know if it’s possible for me to apply for Chinese student x while I’m in visit in Singapore
Answers (3)
Answered by Vera from DENMARK | Feb. 14, 2019 19:53

If you have valid residence permit or visa in Singapore, you could apply for student X type from the CVASC in there.
Answered by Steve from CAMEROON | Feb. 14, 2019 20:20

Vera but the problem is my country doesn’t need visa to get in Singapore so I don’t have any resident permit or visa
Answered by Ava | Feb. 17, 2019 17:29

If so, try to contact the visa office to inquire if you can use the entry record.
Asked by MYing from SINGAPORE | Feb. 12, 2019 21:34Reply
What is the total days (1 year, multiple trips) Singaporeans can be in China on a tourist visa?
Hi - I will be travelling in and out of China (less than 15 days per trip) a few times this year. What is the accumulated total number of days (1 year, multiple trips) Singaporeans can be in China on a twov Exemption?

Also, if I do apply for the 6-month Multi-Entry, what is the maximum number of days I can be in China over the course of 1 year?

Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Mark from SAN MARINO | Feb. 13, 2019 01:33

There is no limit on how many days you can stay in China in a year. As long as you have valid visa, and don't overstay in China, there is no limit, either.
Asked by Kenneth from SINGAPORE | Feb. 07, 2019 17:03Reply
If I leave Shenzen and go to Hong Kong, can I re-enter China and stay for another 15 days ?
I will stay in Shenzen less than 15 days.
Answers (1)
Answered by Richard from DENMARK | Feb. 11, 2019 18:38

Yes, you can do that.
Asked by Jx from SINGAPORE | Jan. 05, 2019 21:31Reply
Vacay longer than 15days
Hi i have a singapore visa. But i would like to travel around china for more than 15 days. What entry permit can i apply? The single entries and multi entries visa, allow how many one to stay in the country for how long? Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Gordon from DENMARK | Jan. 07, 2019 00:30

If so, you can leave and re-enter China to start another 15 days free entry. In this case, you don't need to apply for a visa then.
Asked by Gine from SINGAPORE | Dec. 30, 2018 02:17Reply
Hi do I need to apply visa if I’m Singapore PR TO GO TO China ( LI JIANG & Shen Zheng) ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Edwards from RUSSIA | Jan. 01, 2019 21:49

Yes, you are supposed to apply for visit visa for China beforehand.
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