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 Oct. 28, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Consulate in Manchester
Asked by Ellie Slater from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 15, 2020 01:09Reply
Can we get a visa to travel in one day
We are UK citizens who are residents in Portugal. We aim to go to China in March 2020 on a 14 day tour. We need visas and will be flying from Manchester so we want to come to Manchester then collect the visas and then fly on our holiday. Is this possible? We don’t want to spend a long time in Manchester but need to be able to get the visas quickly. It takes 4 days to get them in Lisbon and we don’t live anywhere near Lisbon. We want to know the best solution.
Answers (1)
Answered by Anna from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 15, 2020 19:24

Ellie, sorry, you can't get a visa in Manchester in one day. Even the express service takes 3 working days. I would advise you to apply from Manchester, and stay there for a few days to wait for the visa.
Asked by Marie from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 26, 2019 12:37Reply
Uk citizen - visa requirements for Shekou
We are going on a cruise in March 2020 which stops in Shekou for 9 hours only. If we don’t get off the ship, do we still need to get visa for China?
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Answered by Ellen from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 27, 2019 19:40

Marie, so what is your route? If your immediately stops before and after Shekou are different and do not belong to China, you don't need the visa.
Answered by Marie from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 28, 2019 01:35

Thank you for such a quick response. The stop before Shekou is Singapore and the stop after Shekou is Hong Kong.
Answered by Marie from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 28, 2019 02:56

..sorry also meant to say that after Hong Kong we stop in Taiwan With our final destination being Japan
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
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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.
Answered by Marie from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 28, 2019 01:38

...sorry also meant to say that after Hong Kong we stop in Taiwan With our final destination being Japan
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
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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?
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Answered by Robert from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 07, 2019 19:42

You need to fill in your individual income.
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