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.

 Recommended Tours:
China Tours from USA
China Tour from Los Angeles
China Tour from Hawaii

- Last modified on Aug. 25, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Consulate in Los Angeles
Asked by Laura from USA | Aug. 23, 2019 16:16Reply
How much is a rush visa for Mexican passport holders
Answers (1)
Answered by Wendy from USA | Aug. 25, 2019 23:17

If you apply from the China consulate in LA, the visa fee is 30 dollars for a single entry visa, and you also need to pay 37 dollars for the rush service.
Asked by Anikka Thompson from UNITED STATES | Aug. 05, 2019 09:23Reply
Wrong embassy
I sent my documents to the wrong embassy. I should have sent it to DC. How do I get back the documents I mailed to you?
Answers (1)
Answered by Monica from USA | Aug. 05, 2019 22:54

You should contact the embassy to see what to do next. By the way, even if you sent your documents to the right embassy, they may send them back because mailed applications are not accepted.
Asked by Sandy Thomas from USA | Jul. 25, 2019 09:41Reply
My visa is still good for several years.
What can I do?
My US passport is out of pages and the US does not add pages. My visa is still good for several years.
What can I do?
Answers (1)
Answered by Helen from USA | Jul. 25, 2019 19:00

Dear, you can apply for a new passport and then use your visa with both old and new passports.
Asked by paul from USA | Jun. 11, 2019 13:50Reply
Applying for chinese documents for my kids...
1) does LA consulate provide same day services?
2) do the children need to be present? can it just be the parents that go to the appointment?

thank you.
Answers (2)
Answered by paul from USA | Jun. 11, 2019 13:50

** chinese travel documents
Answered by Nancy from USA | Jun. 11, 2019 19:06

1. Chinese Consulate in LA provide same day service.
2. Parents can help children go to the appointment.
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