China Consulate in Los Angeles, USA

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

Consul General: Mr. Liu Jian 
Address: 443 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, CA 90020, USA
Tel: +1-213-8078088
Fax: +1-213-8078091
Email: webmaster@chinaconsulatela.org   
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Website: http://losangeles.china-consulate.org/eng/

Consular Office of Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles

Address: 3rd Floor, 500 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, CA 90020, USA
Tel: +1-213-2011765
Fax: +1-213-3800372
Email: losangeles_consulate@hotmail.com  
Office Hours: 09:00-14:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

Consular Districts

Southern California, Arizona, Hawaii, New Mexico and American Pacific islands.

Notices for Application

1. You may submit the application to the Consular Office of the Embassy or Consulate-General which holds consular jurisdiction over the state where you reside. 
2. No appointment is required.
3. Application by mailing is not acceptable. If you cannot go there in person, you may entrust someone else or an agent to drop off your application to the office on your behalf.
4. The regular processing time for application is 4 working days. Express Service (2-3 working days processing) and same day Rush Service are available. Additional fee of USD20 and USD30 will be charged accordingly. For Rush Service, applications should be presented before 12:00 with approval of consular officers,  and visas may be picked up between 13:45 -14:00 on the same day.
5. The visa fee for American citizens is adjusted to USD 140 for individual applicant, and USD 120 per peson for Group application.
6. On or after the pick-up date specified in the receipt, applicants can pay and pick up their passports themselves or by entrusted persons, travel agencies with the receipt.
7. Please pay by Visa Card, Master Card, Money Order, Cashier's Check. Cash and personal checks are not acceptable. And make cashier's check or money order payable to "Chinese Consulate General".

2019 Holiday Schedule

Festivals Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Tuesday
Martin Luther King's Birthday January 21 Monday
Chinese New Year February 4 & 5 Monday & Tuesday
President's Day February 18 Monday
Qingming Festival April 5 Friday
Memorial Day May 27 Monday
Dragon Boat Festival June 7 Friday
Independence Day July 4 Thursday
Labor Day September 2 Monday
Mid-Autumn Festival September 13 Friday
Chinese National Day September 30 & October 1 Monday & Tuesday
Columbus Day October 14 Monday
All Saints' Day November 1 Friday
Veteran's Day November 11 Monday
Thanksgiving Day November 28 & 29 Thursday & Friday
Christmas Day December 25 Wednesday
 

Map of the Consulate in Los Angeles

Transport:


You can take Expressway 101, exit at Vermont Ave. 

And go south on Vermont, turn left at the Fourth Street, then turn right at the next intersection (Shatto Place). 

You continue to walk about 100 meters and will see the consulate on your right hand. 

The Consular Office is on your left hand. 
Please check map for details.

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- Last modified on Feb. 13, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Consulate in Los Angeles
Asked by milagros monclova from US | Feb. 13, 2019 14:32Reply
Free transit
I will be traveling from Pu Dong airport and Hongqiao airport to do a stop in my trip to Korea, I will be 12hours. What are the steps to get my FREE TRANSIT document? Im a USA citizen. Please help me.
Answers (1)
Answered by Pierce from GERMANY | Feb. 13, 2019 19:39
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1. Inform the carrier when boarding
2. Fill an Arrival/Departure Card
3. Apply for the visa-free stay permit upon arrival
4. Claim the luggage
5. Go through the customs
6. Leave the airport
Asked by hea lee from UNITED STATES | Feb. 13, 2019 13:57Reply
DO i NEED VISA FOR STAYING LESS THEN 72 HRS IS SHANGHAI ?
I am going KOREA , on the way I would like to visit Shanghai for 2 night , do i need visa ?
We are one is USA Passport , and one is Korea passport living in USA ,(green card )
Answers (1)
Answered by Ferguson from DENMARK | Feb. 13, 2019 19:35
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You qualify for free transit in Shanghai, and you can stay in Shanghai for 72 hours without visa.
Asked by milagros monclova from US | Feb. 11, 2019 08:02Reply
Visa information. I will be traveling from Puerto Rico,USA to Korea in May.
My trip have one stop in Shanghai Pu Dong airport to Shanghai Hongqiao. I will be in the country just to move from one airport to the other. Do I have to get a Visa just for this movement?
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Answered by Ella from DENMARK | Feb. 12, 2019 18:04
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You would be able to use the free transit in Shanghai, and no visa will be needed.
Asked by JOE FITTS from USA | Jan. 29, 2019 17:00Reply
FOR USA PASSPORT HOLDER, IS A VISA REQUIRED TO VISIT CHINA GOING ON A CRUISE FROM CHINA?
I AM WITH A GROUP OF USA, CANADIAN AND PHILIPPINES PASSPORT HOLDERS (50) GOING ON A CRUISE FOR 14 DAYS FROM SHANGHAI AND ENDING UP IN HONG KONG. WE WILL FLY FROM THE USA TO BEIJING AND WOULD LIKE TO VISIT BEIJING FOR TWO DAYS AND ON THE THIRD DAY FLY FROM BEIJUNG TO SHANGHAI AND BOARD THE SHIP, BUT WILL BE ON THE SHIP FOR ONE DAY IN SHANGHAI BEFORE THE SHIP DEPARTS. WHEN WE ARRIVE AT THE END OF THE CRUISE IN HONG KONG, WE WILL STAY ONE DAY AND THEN FLY BACK TO THE USA THE NEXT DAY. DO WE NEED A CHINA VISA FOR THE ABOVE TRAVEL.
Answers (1)
Answered by Hoover | Jan. 29, 2019 22:03
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Yes, you should apply for visa for the trip beforehand.
Asked by Rachel from USA | Dec. 26, 2018 14:26Reply
We plan to extend our stay in Shanghai after the cruise ends, do we need visa
We are US citizens, we are on a cruise that will stop at Tinanjin port for 3 days, then it will end in Shanghai on a Saturday morning. We plan to stay in Shanghai for 3 nights and fly home on Tuesday afternoon. Do we need to apply for entry permit or any kind of permit for our stay?
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Answered by Atalanta from DENMARK | Dec. 26, 2018 19:32
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Yes, you need to apply for a visa for the layover in mainland China beforehand.
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