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.

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

- Last modified on Dec. 19, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Consulate in Los Angeles
Asked by Arunee from THAILAND | Jan. 02, 2020 00:05Reply
How much is a rush visa for Thailand passport holders
i bought the ticket to fly back to Malaysia and did not notice need to apply China visa for transit.
I need sameday visa in order for me to catch my flight.

Please advise. What i should do in order for me fly back by tomorrow night.

Best regards,
Answers (1)
Answered by Webster from USA | Jan. 02, 2020 22:07

The cost for a rush-service visa in the China consulate in LA is 67 dollars. However, you can only get it on the next day after you submit the application.
Asked by Peter chang from USA | Nov. 26, 2019 11:05Reply
How to get my grandson birth certificate notarized by China consulate
I’m the grandfather wanna get grandson’s birth certificate certified by consulate ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Joey from USA | Nov. 26, 2019 19:19

Step 1 Have your document notarized by a local notary public unless it is an original certified copy/certification issued by a competent Federal/ State/local Office.

Step 2 The document needs further to be authenticated by the Secretary of the State where it is executed. Some states require that the document be certified by the County Clerk first. For Federally issued certifications, skip this step, go directly to Step 3.

Step 3 If one of the Chinese Consulate-Generals holds consular jurisdiction over you state, you may submit your document to that Consulate-General for final legalization; if not, please get your document authenticated by the U. S. State Department before the Chinese Embassy can finally legalize it. (Please note that your legalization application may be rejected by the Embassy/Consulate General that does not hold consular jurisdiction over the state where your document is executed.)
Asked by Shahid from PAKISTAN | Nov. 11, 2019 09:57Reply
I have spent 5.5 years in China, Phd and postdoctoral from China, now I would like to apply for
Now I like to apply for visit visa , what to do ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Alan from USA | Nov. 12, 2019 18:24

Shahid, if you want to apply for tourist visa, you may need to join a tour group organized by a travel agency. However, I noticed that you posted this question on the page of China consulate in LA, so do you plan to apply from US? If so, it's possible that you are able to apply for an individual tourist visa. Just have a try.
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.
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