China Consulate in Zurich, Switzerland

 Visa Application Form of PRC

Consul General: Ms. Mao Jingqiu
Address: Bellariastrasse 20, CH-8002 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel: +41-44-2011005 (Duty Phone)
      +41-44-2091518 (Administrative Office)
      +41-44-2058421 (Protocol Office)
Fax: +41-44-2017712
Office Hours: 08:30-12:00, 14:30-18:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

Consular Section of Chinese Consulate in Switzerland 

Address: Mythenquai 100, 8002 Zuerich
Tel: +41-44-2091500 (available between 15:00-17:00 on Tuesday and Friday except holidays)
Fax: +41-44-209150
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

Consular Districts

Aargau, Appenzell Ausserhoden, Appenzell Innerhoden, Glarus, Graubunden, Luzern, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, ST. Gallen, Zug, Thurgau, Zurich, Principality of Liechtenstein 


Take tram  No.7 at the Zurich Railway Station, get off at Brunaustrasse and then walk for about three minutes. 

2020 Public Holidays of China Consulate in Zurich
New Year's Day Wednesday January 1
Chinese New Year Monday - Wednesday January 27 - 29
Easter Friday April 10
International Labor Day Friday May 1
Swiss National Day Saturday August 1
Chinese National Day Wednesday - Friday September  30 - October 2
Christmas Day Friday - Monday December 25 & 28

 For American Citizens:
No matter what kind they apply for, they are charged CHF 150.

 For Canadians Citizens:
No matter what kind they apply for, they are charged CHF 80.

For Serbian Citizens:
No matter what kind they apply for, they are charged CHF 5.

 For citizens of Pakistan, Albania, and Bosnia and Herzegovina: Free.

 For Citizens of Other Countries (except the countries mentioned above):
CHF 80 for single-entry, CHF 100 for double-entry, CHF 130 for multi-entry with six months validity, CHF 190 for multi-entry with twelve months validity.

 China Tour from Zurich Switzerland


Selected Questions and Answers:

 Asked by Mrs. Kinoshita
1. Can I apply for a visa in Geneva or only in Berne?
2. Is it necessary to visit in person both to deposit the application and to pick it up? Or can it be returned by post?
3. Are there any special arrangements for diplomats?
Sorry for lots of questions. And thank you for providing this enquiry service - many Embassies don't!

 Answered by Mr. Albert
1. You have to go to Berne for application.
2. You must visit the embassy to deposit the application and pick it up in person or entrust a friend or travel agency to do it for you. The embassy doesn’t accept mail application and they don't provide post-back service.
3. No, but you'd better confirm it with the Chinese embassy in Berne.

  Asked by Mr. laurent
I am planning a trip to Shanghai and Beijing in the end of the month , but nothing is confirmed yet, do I need a return flight booked and the hotel address where I will stay in shanghai to get a visa or I can just turn up in Bern and will get it on the day. Thank you for your answer

 Answered by Mr. Warren
You have to get it in advance for your trip to Beijing and Shanghai.
The round-way air tickets and confirmed hotel booking are necessary.

- Last modified on Dec. 31, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Consulate in Zurich
Asked by Giovanna from SWITZERLAND | Nov. 27, 2019 01:12Reply
Multiple entry visa
Hello, I may be travelling to China for work one or more times in 2020. I am considering applying for the multi-entry visa with 12 months validity to go through the process just once. Is it sufficient to have the tickets and itinerary booked for the 1st trip to apply or do I need to submit details about future trips as well?
Answers (1)
Answered by Peter from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 27, 2019 18:57

It's sufficient to have the tickets and itinerary booked for the 1st trip.
Asked by Anne from SWITZERLAND | Jun. 11, 2019 03:40Reply
French citizen living in Geneva
Hello, I am French citizen living in Geneva, can I apply for a tourist Chinese visa in Lyon or only in Berne. And if ins Berne, can I come to the consulate in the morning and obtain the visa in the afternoon? Many thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Brenda from USA | Jun. 11, 2019 20:55

Anne, you can apply at CVASC in Berne. Plus, you can't obtain the visa in the afternoon if you submit the application in the morning, but you can get in the next afternoon.
Asked by Catherine Tsung from BRAZIL | May. 19, 2019 04:49Reply
Whats the address of consulate in Bern - website shows 2 address?
Hi, I would like to know which is the accurate address of visa consulate services for chinese visa in Bern, the internet shows 2 of them:
1. Lombachweg 23,3006 Bern
2. 1st Stock, Murifeld, Weltpoststrasse 5, 3015, Bern
Answers (1)
Answered by Troye from SWITZERLAND | May. 21, 2019 01:17

Lombachweg 23,3006 Bern is right address.
Asked by Stephanie from SWITZERLAND | Mar. 05, 2019 05:35Reply
Visa Application. My son is traveling to China to learn Chinese and Maths in May 2019 for 1 month
and visit his aunt till mid Jun. I learnt that he has to apply for X2 for him. I will visit him in June as well as tour china and visit his aunt till mid-Jun. Therefore mine is a L? When is the ideal time to apply the visas ( My son and myself)at the embassy so that it would not be expired before the intended dates of visit?

Stephanie from Switzerland
Answers (1)
Answered by Terry | Mar. 05, 2019 19:05

You can apply for L type, and you should submit the application one month prior to your trip.
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