China Consulate in Houston, USA

 Visa Application Form of PRC
  Detail Procedure for Application
  (How to Apply - Processing Time - Visa FeesPick-up, etc)
  For Children Born in USA with Chinese Descent Going to China

Consul General: Ms. Li Qiangmin
Address: 3417 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77006, U.S.A
Tel: +1-713-5201462
Fax: +1-713-5213064 
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, 13:30-17:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)


Consular Office of Chinese Consulate in Houston

Tel: +1-713-5217459 (24-hour Answering Service)
      +1-713-5278954 (Manned Service between 09:00-10:00 in workday)
Office Hours: 09:30-11:30; 13:30-15:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

 Consular Districts: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas and Puerto Rico.
If you live in other regions, please contact the embassy or consulate in your region. Otherwise, your application will be delayed or even denied.

Means of Payment

The Consular Office in Houston does not accept cash payment for all document services. For all services, the consulate only accepts Master Card, Visa Card, Money Order, Cashier's Check and company check made payable to "Chinese Consulate General in Houston".

2019 Public Holidays of the Consulate in Houston (Consular Section)

Festivals Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Tuesday
Chinese New Year February 4 & 5 Monday & Tuesday
Qingming Festival April 5 Friday
Dragon Boat Festival June 7 Friday
Mid-Autumn Festival September 13 Friday
Chinese National Day September 30 & October 1 Monday & Tuesday
Thanksgiving Day November 28 & 29 Thursday & Friday
Christmas Day December 25 Wednesday

Notice of Parking-lot

For the convenience of applicants, the Consulate in Houston has leased a designated parking-lot which is located at the parking area north and west of the La Columber D'Or restaurant (the restaurant faces the front gate of the consulate across the street).

Parking hours: 08:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 16:00, Monday through Friday.


Map of the Consulate in Houston


Drive on highway 45: Exit at 47A, drive along Allen Pkwy and turn left on Montrose Blvd., arrive at 3417 Montrose Blvd. on the left. 

Drive on highway 59: From South of Houston, drive on highway 59N, exit at Richmond Ave., turn left on Richmond Ave., turn right on Montrose Blvd., arrive at 3417 Montrose Blvd. on the right; From North of Houston, Drive on highway 59S, exit at McGowen St., drive along Hamilton St., turn right on Elgin St. (Elgin St. will change to Westheimer Rd.), turn left on Montrose Blvd., arrive at 3417 Montrose Blvd. on the left.
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- Last modified on Sep. 10, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Consulate in Houston
Asked by Alba from USA | Sep. 09, 2019 15:34Reply
How much the tourist visa cost?
Answers (1)
Answered by Victor from USA | Sep. 10, 2019 20:57

USD 140 for a regular single entry tourist visa.
Asked by phuongchi p sen from UNITED STATES | Sep. 04, 2019 10:01Reply
CHINA VISA 144hrs exemption
We are US citizens.
We will arrive to Shanghai from US on OCtober 20,2019.
On October 22, taking the cruise to Japan Nagasaki.
On October 27, come back to Shanghai from Kagoshima Japan.
On October 29, leaving Shanghai to Kyoto Japan and November 02 go back to US.
Our itinerary : US- Shanghai-Japan Nagasaki
Japan Kagoshima - Shanghai - Japan Kyoto - US.
Are we eligible for 144hrs visa transit.

Answers (1)
Answered by Garfield from USA | Sep. 05, 2019 18:29

The route US-Shanghai-Japan Nagasaki is eligible for the 144-hour visa free transit, but Japan(Kagohima)-Shanghai-Japan (Kyoto) is not a transit but a visit and need to apply for the tourist visa. It is suggested that you change the second route into Japan-Shanghai-Macau or Hong Hong-Japan Kyoto.Then it is eligible for the 144-hour free tranist too.
Asked by Gilda Yvonne Salinas from UNITED STATES | Aug. 20, 2019 06:43Reply
Can a person who is not a resident in one of the Texas districts apply for a visa in Houston?
Three of us are travelling together on a cruise which begins in Tokyo and ends in Shanghai.
We are all booked together for all our flights which begin and end in Houston. All our hotels are are booked as a group.
Two of us are Texas residents but the third lives in Denver, Colorado. She is meeting us here in Houston to start our journey.
Answers (1)
Answered by Christine from USA | Aug. 21, 2019 00:36

Well, the person has to apply from the consulate in Chicago.
Asked by Neil from USA HOUSTON TEXAS | Aug. 05, 2019 10:17Reply
How do I make a appointment for a visa application
Answers (2)
Answered by Amber from USA | Aug. 05, 2019 23:14

Actually you don't need to make a visa application appointment if applying from the consulate in Houston.
Answered by Neil from USA | Aug. 06, 2019 09:32

Thank you very much for you response I also need to know do I need to list all countries I visited over the past 12 months
And do I need to print out those pages with the stamps
Asked by Su from UNITED STATES | Aug. 01, 2019 13:27Reply
International Notary Public
Does the embassy offer International notary public that is recognized in Hong Kong? Is so, what are the fees associated with it?
Answers (1)
Answered by Dora from USA | Aug. 02, 2019 00:57

I'm afraid not.
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