China Consulate in Manchester, UK

 Visa Application Form of PRC
 Procedure for Application at CVASC/by Post

Consul General: Mr. Li Yongsheng
Denison House, 71 Denison Road, Rusholme, Manchester M14 5RX, United Kingdom
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Consular Districts:
Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire, Tyne and Wear, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Durham and Derbyshire

Consular Office of Chinese Consulate in Manchester

Inquiry Tel: +44-0161-2248672 (answered by staff during 14:00-16:30, Monday to Friday, except for public holidays) 
Tel: +44-0161-2247443 (Chinese citizen consular assistance only, not for general inquiry)
Fax: +44-0161-2572672
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

Important Notice about Application

From July 7th, 2009, all the ordinary passport holders must submit applications to the Centre (CVASC), and the General Consulate of PRC in Manchester doesn't accept any application from ordinary passport holders. 

CVASC is a commercial entity completely independent from the Consulate General in Manchester, neither its consular office, nor part of it, nor its subordinate. CVASC has no involvement in the visa assessment and decision-making process. Whether a visa is to be issued or not, and what type is to be issued as well as its period of validity, number of entry and duration of stay shall be decided by the consular office in the light of China's relevant laws and regulations.

CVASC collects visa fees from each applicant on behalf of the Consulate General, and at the same time charge each applicant a fee for its service regardless of approval or rejection of his or her visa application. The applicants are strongly encouraged to make online appointment at CVASC's website to shorthen their waiting time at the center.

Detailed Information about CVASC

Address: First Floor, 75 Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3HR 
Business Hours: Monday - Friday
Submission: 09:00-15:00                     
Payment and collection: 9:00-16:00
Tel: 0161 236 1070                                 
Fax: 0161 244 5883    

By Metrolink tram: St Peter's Square or Mosley Street stations are the nearest Metrolink stations. Both are on the Altrincham and Eccles lines.

By bus: Nearest bus stops are St Peter's Square or Piccadilly Gardens.

By car: Manchester is ringed by the M60, linking to the UK's extensive motorway network. Follow signs to the city centre. Car parking is available at the NCP car parks on Chepstow Street, Faulkner Street or Sackville Street. All are within five minutes of the centre. The nearest disabled parking is on Nicholas Street or Princess Street, approximately 60m from the main entrance.

By taxi: The drop off point could be the crossover between Princess Street and Mosley Street.

Map of the Consulate

Address: Denison House, 71 Denison Road, Rusholme, Manchester M14 5RX, United Kingdom

The Consulate-General of the PRC is located in the south of Manchester. Go from the City Center, Piccadilly Gardens (close to Piccadilly Railway Station); take Bus No. 41, 42, 142 or 143 to get off at Rusholme; walk eastward through Park Crescent, and then go along Denison Road. Look at the map for detailed information.

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- Last modified on Sep. 10, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Consulate in Manchester
Asked by Mark beggs from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 10, 2019 05:24Reply
Do I need to make an appointment to bring a Visa application form to the embassy
Answers (1)
Answered by Matthew from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 11, 2019 19:23

You should apply though nearby China Visa Application Service Center, not the embassy. You should first complete the application form on the website of the Service Center, and then make an appointment before you submit them to the service center in person.
Asked by Mrs Madison from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 12, 2019 04:27Reply
UK Degree Attestation for China job
Dear Team,

Please can you kindly help as I am getting very confused regarding an important matter.

I have been offered a new job in Shabghai to start as soon as I obtain my Work Permit and Z Visa. I am British and live in the UK with British Passport. I am a Kindergarten Teacher. I will be working in a kindergarten.

I had my Degree attested by the Foreign Commonwealth Office for Saudi Last year. Will I need to have it re-attested agai for China again by the FCO now? Also, do I need to contact my issuing University again. They certified my Degree as an original document.

Thank you for your kind help with this matter.

Mrs Madison
Answers (2)
Answered by Danniel from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 14, 2019 00:28

Well, Mrs Madison, I think you can submit the attested degree directly to the China embassy in UK for authentication. Or to play safe, you can confirm with them by phone before visiting there.
Answered by Mrs Madison from ENGLAND | Aug. 14, 2019 02:14

Thank you for your kind advice. 😊
Asked by Bernie from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 07, 2019 03:14Reply
Annual household income section 3.2a
Is it the joint annual I come of us both or our individual income please?
Answers (1)
Answered by Robert from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 07, 2019 19:42

You need to fill in your individual income.
Asked by TERESA KAPEC from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 29, 2019 10:09Reply
Can I apply for a 144 Hour Free Transit Visa.
Hi, am flying from Manchester-Zurich-Shanghai on 2nd October then flying from Shanghai-Frankfurt-Manchester on 6th October. Can I apply for a 144 Hour Free Transit Visa. If so do I inform the carrier in Manchester or Zurich of my intention to apply for one. Thanks T
Answers (1)
Answered by Simon from FRANCE | Jul. 29, 2019 23:42

Yes, you can apply. You can inform both the carriers in Manchester and Zurich if they are different in case that they don't allow you to board the plane.
Asked by Gary Smith from ENGLAND | Jul. 25, 2019 07:29Reply
Application Form for a Chinese Visa.
On the 1st of October we are going to China on 4 night stay and cruise.
We are flying To XIAN on the 1st and will be staying in 2 Hotels for 2 nights, the first in Xi'an and then Beijing for 2 nights.
We are being told that we need a visa for the 4 night stay, we have been quoted £151.00 each...The problem is that we do not know which application forms we need, we have been on Google and there are so many different Company's charging different amounts for their services?
We also know that we will have to have finger prints taken, Manchester is closest to us (We live Leicester).
Can you please explain to us (we are totally confused!) what we have to do, where do we find the correct forms we need and how do we get an appointment to have the finger printing done.
We are getting very nervous because our time is getting shorter and we would obviously need to take the visa's with us.
We are travelling as a couple and intend to stay that way throughout the holiday,
Hope you can help us with this problem.
Answers (1)
Answered by Nancy from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 25, 2019 21:02

Dear, you should fill in the application form and make an appointment on the official website of CVASC in UK. Bring all the required documents and submit them to CVASC in Manchester.
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