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".

2020 Holiday Schedule

Festivals Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Wednesday
Martin Luther King's Birthday January 20 Monday
Chinese New Year January 27 & 28 Monday & Tuesday
Labor Day May 1 Friday
Memorial Day May 25 Monday
Independence Day July 3 Friday
US Labor Day September 7 Monday
Chinese National Day & Mid-Autumn Festival October 1 - 2 Thursday & Friday
Veteran's Day November 11 Wednesday
Thanksgiving Day November 26 & 27 Thursday & Friday
Christmas Day December 24 - 25 Thursday & Friday

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 Jun. 29, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on China Consulate in Los Angeles
Asked by Jenny from CHINA | Oct. 25, 2020 04:19Reply
Expired Passport
My China passport is expired since June 2020. I have tried making an appointment, but no response from China Consulate since maybe May/June 2020. What can I do? I want to get married to a U.S. citizen (my fiance) but no valid ID. Please help!!!
Answers (1)
Answered by Tracy | Oct. 25, 2020 20:34

Jenny, dear, you can call the Chinese consulate to see what was wrong with your appointment.
Asked by Tal levin from USA | Oct. 13, 2020 11:22Reply
Passport renew apointment set up issue
my wife needs to renew her passport as its about to expire in one month she has completed the application form on line but is unable to confirm a date with the consulate can you please let me know how can we set up an appointment for the passport renew this is a very URGENT matter
consulate in LA dose not pick up the phone
Answers (2)
Answered by Linda | Oct. 14, 2020 01:54

Well, if you can not get through the consulate in LA, I'm afraid you need to go to the consulate in person to seek advice.
Answered by Tal levin | Oct. 14, 2020 08:13

thanks for the replay
we will be there first thing Monday morning as we need to fly in from Arizona
Asked by Chen from USA | Oct. 06, 2020 16:45Reply
My parents need to have their passport renewed. Do they have to apply in person?
My mom is 86 and very weak. She is not able to walk, and can only be in wheelchair for short time. Does she need to be there in person to apply for the passport renewal?
Answers (1)
Answered by Miranda | Oct. 14, 2020 01:52

Sorry, the applicant has to go to the embassy in person.
Asked by Lihua Golden from UNITED STATES | Sep. 29, 2020 09:48Reply
Need to go to China to take care of elderly sick father
My father is 89 yrs old, blind and d eaf, recently sick, no other relatives around him to help, need me to visit a.s.a.p, I have U.S passport with 10yrs Chiness visa. Can i go to China now?
Answers (1)
Answered by Elvis | Sep. 29, 2020 19:11

You can't use this visa to enter China. It's advised to apply for an emergent humanitarian visa at the Chinese embassy or consulate in the US.
Asked by Lewis Evans from UNITED STATES | Sep. 26, 2020 09:42Reply
Renew passport
My wife is chinese we live in fountain valley ca Orange County my needs to renew her chinese passport do we need a appointment? Or can we go to the Los Angeles consulate ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nancy | Sep. 29, 2020 19:09

Before going to the LA consulate, you need to make an online appointment on the website of the consulate.
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