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China Embassy in Singapore

 Visa Application Form of PRC  

Ambassador: Mr. Hong Xiaoyong
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 (M) M is issued to those who intend to visit for commercial and trade activities.
Noncommercial Vist (F) 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.
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 Dec. 30, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Singapore
Asked by Jennifer from SINGAPORE | Jan. 14, 2021 00:34Reply
Procedures and documents required of business travellers from Singapore to China

Kindly advise in details what is the procedures and documents required for Singaporean businessmen to travel to China in March 2021. The traveller is holding a APEC card. Does he still need to apply visa for this trip?
Asked by Low Gek Hiang from SINGAPORE | Dec. 30, 2020 17:21Reply
Is S2 visa opening for apply now?
Answers (1)
Answered by Alex | Dec. 30, 2020 18:39

Sorry, I'm afraid not.
Asked by Dennis Ng from SINGAPORE | Dec. 27, 2020 17:59Reply
Business Travel to Shanghai/Shenzhen/Fujian
I plan to travel to China for Business's visits to meet customers somewhere in March or April, may I know hat is the procedure now to enter China since the Covid-19 has changed the situation?
Answers (1)
Answered by Linda | Dec. 30, 2020 18:42

Besides the regular application documents, you need to submit a PU or TE invitation letter, which should be obtained through your Chinese business partner from local government. In addition, before entering China, you need to go through the COVID tests within 48 hours before flight departure.
Asked by Tak from SINGAPORE | Dec. 01, 2020 22:11Reply
Visiting my GF in China after the covid 19 crisis cross border closure ended.
Usually for last 6 years my visit to China as a Singaporean lasted less than 15days as my singapore passport allow 15 days visa free. Thus this time i decided to visit her and might stay over at her family hometown to discuss about marriage. So might do other sightseeing and visit friends in other cities. Which visa would you suggest for me? Can long term visiting visa open a chinese bank account for local usage like payment for meals, train tickets as i dont like carrying much cash. Pls advise.
Answers (1)
Answered by Molly | Dec. 03, 2020 22:25

Dear, actually you are only eligible for a tourist visa, but now due to the COVID, China does not issue tourist visas, so you have to wait.

You don't need to open a Chinese bank acount as many supermarkets and restaurants accpets foreign debit and credit cards.
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