China Consulate in Manchester, UK

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

Consul General: Mr. Zheng Xiyuan
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.

2021 Holiday Schedule of the CVASC in Manchester

Festival Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Friday
Chinese New Year February 11 - 12 Thursday - Friday
Good Friday April 2 Friday
Easter Monday April 5 Monday
May Day May 3 Monday
Spring Bank Holiday May 31 Monday
Summer Bank Holiday August 30 Monday
Chinese National Day October 1 - 4 Friday - Monday
Christmas Day December 27 - 28 Monday - Tuesday

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 Jan. 12, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on China Consulate in Manchester
Asked by Andrew from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 28, 2021 13:09Reply
Business Travel to China
Hi. I work for a Chinese company. But I am a U.K. resident and live in the U.K. I usually visit Shanghai 4 or 5 times as year for 2 weeks at a time. It is possible to travel to China for business. If so, what do I need. I’ve had a covid injection (Astra Zeneca) and can get a negative test result. What else do I need. Is it possible to travel and what would happen on arrival. Would I need to isolate and if so where?
Answers (1)
Answered by Selina from USA | Apr. 06, 2021 02:12

It is possible to get a business visa for you if you can get a negative test result and receive COVID vaccine produced by China. On arrival, you need to be quarantined for 14 days.
Asked by Daniyal hay from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 23, 2021 02:23Reply
Chinese visa
Hi I have been to China almost every year since 2013 and last time it was 2019. I would like to apply for new visa because my visa have finished in 2020. The only reason for applying is to save time avoiding rush. I am a businessman and wanted to sort this early and when travel ban finishes then I don’t need to wait .Please advise can I apply now just to save time .
Answers (3)
Answered by Andrew | Mar. 07, 2021 22:19

If you have a PU or TE invitation letter, you can apply now, but please be aware that the visa is generally only valid for three months. If you can't visit China during this time, it will become invalid.
Answered by D hay | Mar. 09, 2021 02:50

Hi Normally they issue visa for 12 to 24 months ? I never had visa for 3 moths. Can you confirm .
Answered by Andrew | Mar. 14, 2021 20:47

They did issue visa for 12 to 24 months, but under current situation, they may just issue business visa for 3 months.
Asked by david from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 02, 2020 11:22Reply
Renew a Chinese passport
My wife is Chinese we live near Manchester in England. Her Chinese passport has expired, i have looked everywhere on the internet on how to renew it, "download forms " where to submit etc ! and i cannot find any information. Can anyone give us some information.
Thank you .
Answers (1)
Answered by Belle | Dec. 03, 2020 23:51

Actually, you can browse the website of the Chinese consulate in Manchester, which has very detailed information on Chinese passport renewal.
Asked by Shane from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 02, 2020 00:40Reply
I have a residency permit which expires in August 2021.
My flight is due on 6th December, London to Shanghai, can I go ahead and take the two tests required before you issue a green light for health Declaration. I need to book the tests for Friday. If test results are good, will you grant me a health Declaration form to enable me to fly on Sunday. Thanks
Answers (2)
Answered by Keith | Dec. 03, 2020 22:20

Dear, if your residency permit was issued before November 4, 2020, you cannot use it to enter China due to the resurgence of COVID in UK.
Answered by Shane | Dec. 04, 2020 00:19

Ok, thank you for your reply. I will now cancel my flight for sunday.
Asked by JC from UK | Nov. 26, 2020 08:38Reply
I have recently returned from china on 09/10/2020 I have an RP visa
MY Company took the passport to the police station before i came home to see if it is still valid there is still 7 months on it due to fly monday cant get clarification
Answers (1)
Answered by Ruth | Nov. 29, 2020 19:56

Dear, if your RP visa is the same as your company took it to the police station, there should not be problems.
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