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 Oct. 31, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Consulate in Houston
Asked by larry mc glothlin from USA | Oct. 31, 2019 10:57Reply
what should i do to obtain my visa ?
chicago consulate (designated as serving Colorado) is no longer taking applications for visa by mail or e-mail.
is any other consulate accepting applications from this service area ?

i know a visa must be picked up in person if granted/approved, but i don't want to go east in order to go west. i would rather spend my travel money in the people's republic than in the US.

i have been to china twice ('88 and 96-7), to taiwan province to study, and on to sichuan once, but i never traveled much in-country. i would like to remedy that on my next trip(s).

larry in colorado
Answers (1)
Answered by Debby from USA | Oct. 31, 2019 20:45

Larry, sorry, but if you live in Colorado, you have to apply from the Chicago consulate. If it's not convenient for you, you can ask an agent to do the application for you.
Asked by Kenneth Ibe from UNITED STATES | Oct. 10, 2019 09:19Reply
what is your consulate office address for visa processing?
Answers (1)
Answered by Clinton from USA | Oct. 10, 2019 19:51

Address: 3417 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006
Asked by Shaun l Mosley from UNITED STATES | Sep. 26, 2019 11:03Reply
Travel visa
My family and I are traveling directly to Beijing and will be there for 6 days. Flying into PEK.. Will we only need a US Passport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Emily from ITALY | Sep. 28, 2019 19:23

After your stay in Beijing, will you fly to another country, not China or your departure country? If you will, visa is not needed. You just prepare passport, and flight ticket to the next destination.
Asked by Shawn Dreyer from USA | Sep. 23, 2019 18:08Reply
Is weather affecting business hours
I applied for my Z visa today in Orlando. I requested expedited processing and was told it will be submitted tomorrow. They mentioned that weather might cause delays in getting my Visa. Are you operating normally?
Answers (1)
Answered by Donald from USA | Sep. 24, 2019 19:36

Generally speaking, weather won't affect the working hours of the embassy.
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