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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 Dec. 24, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Singapore
Asked by J from SINGAPORE | Jan. 20, 2020 05:49Reply
Student Visa
I am travelling to China for an exchange. However, the chinese university has sent out the visa papers late, which means that it may arrive in my country very close to my flight date. Is it a MUST to carry the student visa with me when I enter the country, or can I travel visa-free for 15 days and then arrange for the visa to be delivered to me? I can exit mainland china to Hong Kong before the 15 days visa-free period ends and return back to mainland with the visa papers if necessary.
Answers (1)
Answered by Vera from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 20, 2020 18:24

You had better apply for the X visa in your country. It's hard to say whether you can get it in another country now.
Asked by Jeremy from SINGAPORE | Jan. 20, 2020 01:55Reply
What's the duration for the M and Z Visa?
I am going to China for work purposes for about 2-3 months. Would I be able to apply for the 3 or 6-month multi-entry Visa? Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Helen from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 01, 2020 02:38

Jeremy, you may apply for a 3-month double-entry business M visa or a short-term work Z visa.
Asked by Venus from SINGAPORE | Jan. 15, 2020 05:55Reply
Visa to Chengdu
Do I require a visa (I am a Singaporean) for entry to Chengdu? I am visiting from 20th Feb 2020 to 23rd Feb 2020.
Answers (1)
Answered by Amanda from USA | Jan. 15, 2020 18:37

Singaporeans can enjoy a visa-free stay of up to 15 days in China, so you don't need a visa for this trip.
Asked by Kitty from UK/SG | Jan. 13, 2020 01:06Reply
Shenzhen Visa on Arrival
Hi there, I am looking to see if I can get the 5 day Visa on Arrival to Shenzhen?

I am flying from Singapore direct to Shenzhen, am from the UK and being invited by a Chinese company for a last minute meeting (they can arrange a invitation letter). I would only being staying 2 nights and flying back to Singapore.

Please let me know

Answers (2)
Answered by Erika from CANADA | Jan. 13, 2020 01:42

Yes, you can possibly get the Shenzhen 5-day VOA.
Answered by Kitty from SG/UK | Jan. 13, 2020 02:02

I need to know for sure if possible? Does anyone know.
Asked by Diana Goh from SINGAPORE | Jan. 03, 2020 03:27Reply
Visa Required
Hi there! May I ask if I need any China visa for travelling period of 22nd Jan-6th Feb? Please advise. TIA
Answers (1)
Answered by Janet from SINGAPORE | Jan. 05, 2020 19:55

Yes, you need a visa. Your stay is longer than the allowed 15-day visa-free stay duration.
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