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China Embassy in Thailand

Ambassador: Mr. Han Zhiqiang
Address: 57 Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Tel: +66-2-2450088
Fax: +66-2-2468247

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Thailand

Address: 2nd Floor, AA Building, 55 Ratchadaphisek Soi3, Bangkok 10400
Tel: 0066-2-2450888 (09:00 - 11:30, 14:30 - 16:30 from Monday - Friday)
Fax: 0066-2-2457037

For Consular Protection 
Tel: 0066-2-2457010

Consular Districts: Except for the consular districts of Chinese consulates in Chiangmai, Songkhla, Khon Kaen and Consular Office in Phuket.

 Consular Districts of the Consulates

Consulate General Consular Jurisdiction
The Consulate General in Chiang Mai Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Mae Hongson, Lamphun, Lampang, Phayao, Nan, Phrae, Utta Radit, Phitsanulok, Sukho Thai, Tak
The Consulate General in Songkhla Krabi, Chumphon, Trang, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Nara Thiwat, Pattani, Phang Nga, Phatthalung, Phuket, Yala, Ranong, Songkhla, Satun, Surat Thani
The Consulate General of Khon Kaen Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratcha Sima, Udon Thani, ong Khai, Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon, Ubon Ratchathani, Si Sa Ket, Surin, Buri Ram, Muk Dahan, Maha Sarakham, Chaiyaphum, Loei, Bueng Kan, Yasothon, Roi Et, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Amnat Charoen, Kalasin
The Consular Office in Phuket Krabi, Phuket, Phang Nga

30-Day Visa Free Policy

China and Thailand have made an agreement on mutual visa exemption. From March 1, 2024, citizens of Thailand enjoy visa-free entry to China Mainland and can stay for up to 30 days (no more than 90 days every 180 days).

Besides, Thai people can enter and stay in Hong Kong or Macau, China for no more than 30 days without applying for a visa. 

Visa Application

All the ordinary passport holders of Thailand who want to stay in mainland China for more than 30 days should submit their applications to Chinese Visa Application Service Center, the CVASC in Bangkok or Chiang Mai. Postal service for applications is currently not available. 

Applicants holding Diplomatic, Service or Official passport and planning to stay more than 30 days should still submit the application directly to the Embassy.

Meanwhile, the CVASC office provides 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 for CVASC

 CVASC in Bangkok
Address: 5F, 1550 Thanapoom Tower, New Petchaburi Road, Makkasan, Bangkok, 10400
Office hours: Monday-Friday, closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.
Submission of applications: 9:00 to 15:00
Payment and collection: 9:00 to 16:00
Call: +66-(0)22075888

 CVASC in Chiang Mai
Address: Green Mall Plus3, No.161/48 Moo. 4, Nongpakrang, Mueang Chiang Mai, 50000
Office hours:
Monday-Friday, Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
Submission of applications: 9:00 to 15:00
Payment and collection: 9:00 to 16:00
Express Application Submission: 9am-11:00am
Tel: +66-(0)52080577


Visa Application Fees (in THB)

Visa Fees Charged by the Embassy


Types Regular Express Rush
Single Entry 750 1,550 1,950
Double Entry 1,500 2,300 2,700
6-month Multi-Entry 2,250 3,050 3,450
12-month Multi-Entry 3,370 4,170 4,570
US citizens
Types Regular Express Rush
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 4,720 5,520 5,920

Types Regular Express Rush
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 1,950 2,750 3,150

Types Regular Express Rush
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 3,900 4,700 5,100
Types Regular Express Rush
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 3,450 4,250 4,650

Citizens of Other Countries
Types Regular Express Rush
Single Entry 820 1,620 2,020
Double Entry 1,230 2,030 2,430
6-month Multi-Entry 1,650 2,450 2,850
12-month Multi-Entry 2,470 3,270 3,670

1. The CVASC service fee is not included.
2. The regular processing time is 4 working days; express service takes 2 working days; rush service takes 1 working day.
3. The CVASC accepts cash only. 

Service Fees of the CVASC

Types Fees
Regular service fee 720
Express service fee 1,065
Urgent service fee 1,440

The required documents for applying Tourist Visa (L)

1. The original passport with at least one blank page and at least 6-month validity.
2. One properly completed Application Form. 
3. One recent passport photo attached on the Application Form.
4. Documents showing the itinerary including air ticket booking record (round trip) and proof of a hotel reservation, etc. or an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. Read the detailed requirements about the Invitation Letter. Other supporting and supplementary documents may also be needed by the consular officer when necessary. 
5. Foreign citizens should provide valid Thai visas or residence permits or other documents to prove their legal status.

Thailand Profile

Full Name: The Kingdom of Thailand

Capital: Bangkok

Language: The official language is Thai. In addition, English is also widely used in many tourist areas, such as hotels, restaurants and shopping centers that are frequented by tourists.

Population: As of 2023, the population of Thailand is 67.9 million. Over 30 ethnic groups make up this population, with the Thai ethnic group being the major one accounting for 40% of the total. The others include Lao, Chinese, Malay, Khmer, and some mountainous ethnic groups.

Religion: The national religion is Buddhism, with 90% of its people believe in it. The Malays adhere to Islam, and some minority groups believe in Christianity, Catholicism, Hinduism and Sikhism.

Climate: Thailand has a tropical monsoon climate with no distinct four seasons in a year. However, there are three distinct periods: the hot season from February to May, the rainy season from June to October, and the cool season from November to early February. Therefore, the best time for a Thailand tour should be from November to February.

What to see: Thailand is a country full of charm and diversity, boasting numerous stunning tourist attractions. No matter you prefer relaxed beach holidays, ancient historical relics, or beautiful natural scenery, Thailand has it all and will exceed your expectations in every aspect.

 Please contact Embassy of Thailand in China if Thais are in trouble there.
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- Last updated on Feb. 02, 2024 by Catherine He -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Thailand
Asked by Morad from FRANCE | Aug. 03, 2023 02:34Reply
As a temporary tourist in Thailand with no residence permit, can I apply for a Chinese visa ?
Good afternoon, I'm a French citizen spending a month holiday in Thailand and I would like to go to China at the end of my 30 days. Can I apply for a Chinese visa at the Chinese visa center in Chiang Mai or the Chinese embassy in Bangkok even though I'm not a thai resident and don't have a long term visa? The reason why I'm asking is that it looks like it's one of the documents required by the Chinese embassy.
Answers (1)
Answered by Andy | Aug. 03, 2023 20:35

Generally, it is highly risky if you don't have the long-term stay permit.
Asked by Ekow from GUINEA BISSAU | Jul. 31, 2023 03:02Reply
Chinese students visa requirement in a third country
My son has just finished his first degree in China . He has been given pré-admission letter to study for his masters. He is waiting for jw2 forms . His stay visa is to expire today. He wants to exit China today to Thailand and apply for Chinese students visa free there. Is he illegible to apply for the visa in Thailand as he does not have a permanent resident permit in Thailand?
Answers (1)
Answered by Vivian | Aug. 01, 2023 00:36

I'm afraid he will be very possibly be rejected in Thailand. A better way is to extend the current stay in local Entry and Exit Administration Office in China.
Asked by Erwin from INDONESIA | May. 21, 2023 03:10Reply
Apply tourist visa
Hello, i am from indonesia currently in bangkok using tourist visa. Can i apply china tourist visa in bangkok? And what requirements i need to prepare? Thankyou
Answers (1)
Answered by Jenny | May. 23, 2023 00:29

It is not suggested to apply for in Thailand because you are probably rejected as you have only a tourist visa rather than a residence permit.
Asked by Richard from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 23, 2023 19:02Reply
Notarising document for foreigner residency permit Hainan
Can I go to the Chinese Embassy in Bangkok and get a birth certificate notarised there for the above permit
Answers (1)
Answered by Jessica | Apr. 26, 2023 18:08

No, you cannot. If you are an Australian citizen, you have to go back to Australia and the birth certificate should be certified by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and then you can get a birth certificate notarized in Chinese Embassy in Australia.
Asked by Olivier KAREMERA from RWANDA | Feb. 22, 2023 10:48Reply
Rwanda National for china
Hello, i am Rwandese currently in Thailand for tourist visa, i was a student in china then went back home to visit with valid visa then pandemic happened. Last two months i came to Thailand then heard that china is open now, i already got my school documents to go back to finish my studies, so can i apply for visa from Thailand? Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Nat | Feb. 23, 2023 18:11

Yes, you can apply for it in Thailand, but it's not guaranteed you will succeed for sure. Anyway, give it a try at first.
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