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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 Sep. 09, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Singapore
Asked by douglas jacobs from UNITED STATES | Oct. 18, 2019 21:24Reply
My fiancee (business partner) and I plan on visiting Shanghai for three days (November 13 to 17)
traveling from SIN/SHA and departing SHA/DFW on the 17th. We will briefly be in SIN on October 24th. can we apply for our visas on October 24th and pick them up when back in SIN on Nov 11th? Both are US passport holders. Thank you
Asked by Ning from SINGAPORE | Oct. 14, 2019 20:48Reply
Single Entry S2 Visa going for Business Trip
I am currently holding a single-entry S2 visa for internship purposes in China. It expires on 31st Jan 2020, and I am flying back to Singapore on 23rd Jan 2020. But, I may have an upcoming business trip on 10th Jan 2020. Going for the business trip would make my S2 visa void, as it is single-entry. However, can I re-enter China after the business trip based on the 'free' 14 days? As based on my understanding, Singapore passports allow the holder to enter mainland China for 14 days without a visa.
Answers (1)
Answered by Marie from CANADA | Oct. 15, 2019 01:39

Yes, you can re-enter by using the 14-day visa-free policy for Singaporean passport holders.
Asked by CHEONGVILLE | Oct. 10, 2019 21:17Reply
How do I apply China Visa for my domestic helper holding Philippines passport?
My family plans to visit China for 14 days or so and are planning to bring our domestic helper along with us. What and where can we process China Visa for her?
Answers (1)
Answered by Yoki from SINGAPORE | Oct. 11, 2019 23:06

You can apply for a tourist visa for her at the CVASC in Singapore city.
Asked by PK from SINGAPORE | Oct. 03, 2019 01:13Reply
Visiting China with a side trip to Hong Kong in between
I am a Singapore passport holder and plan to visit China for 7 days, then make a day trip to Hong Kong before going back to China again the same day. Does the 15 day without visa rule applies from the date of my first visit, or from the date I re-enter China?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nelly from MALAYSIA | Oct. 08, 2019 19:48

When you go back from HK, another 15-day visa-free stay starts.
Asked by Tan Sock Lian from MALAYSIA | Sep. 20, 2019 10:48Reply
Malaysian with Singapore Work Permit
I’m a Malaysia with Singapore work permit, I would like to visit China during my leave, can I apply for Tourist visa to visit China at the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre (CVASC) in Singapore.
Answers (1)
Answered by Wendy from SINGAPORE | Sep. 23, 2019 18:57

Yes, you can.
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