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
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

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
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


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 Apr. 22, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Consulate in Los Angeles
Asked by Brenda from USA | Apr. 22, 2019 10:26Reply
union station in los angeles
Is the China consulate near the Union Station in Los Angeles?
Answers (1)
Answered by Grace from USA | Apr. 22, 2019 19:49

Dear, the address is 443 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, CA 90020 and you can see if it is near the Union Station on google map.
Asked by David from USA | Apr. 16, 2019 14:26Reply
do I have to apply for a new Visa or can I get a replacement one?
I think I lost my China Visa which is still valid. I do have a copy of the Visa,
Answers (1)
Answered by Abrahams | Apr. 17, 2019 19:36

Hi, you are advised to apply for another visa.
Asked by Jockerz from USA | Apr. 05, 2019 16:03Reply
Does the LA consulate offer Same Day Service?

I know you mention it on this website, but it doesn't say so on the consulate website. I just found out I need a Visa at the last moment. Also, my jurisdiction is SF, would I be able to still do it in LA? I live right in between the two cities. I'm flying out of LAX. Thanks!
Answers (1)
Answered by Alexander | Apr. 08, 2019 22:59

As I know, you can try to apply for 2-day rush service from the consulate. You should apply from the consulate general where your living area belongs to.
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

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
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