China Consulate in New York, 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: Ms. Zhang Qiyue
Address: 520 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10036, USA
Tel: +212-2449392, 2449456
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, 13:30-17:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

Consular Office of Chinese Consulate in New York

Tel: +212-8682078 (Manned Service between 09:00-12:00, 13:00-16:00 on working days)
Fax: +212-4651708 (Chinese Passport); +212-5640300 (Visa & Authentication)
Office Hours: 09:00-14:30, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

Services Provided by Consular Office

1. Issue visas (including mainland China visa & Visa/Entry Permit to Hong Kong and Macau).
2. Issue Passport and Travel Document to Chinese (including Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan residents).
3. Notarize documents for Chinese citizens.
4. Authenticate documents.

Consular Districts

Connecticut, Maine, Ohio, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont.  

Tips for Applicants

(Avoid the Crowd and Long Line)

Generally speaking, the applicants are less from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and on Wednesdays and Thursdays. There are many applicants in all afternoons, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and the first two days after public holidays.

Instructions for Application

1. Make a good preparation for the required documents (No Need to make an appointment).
2. For a group application with more than 10 passports, the representative should submit application before 12:00.
3. For individual application, please put application form and all other documents into a blank page of passport.
4. Please make sure and check carefully when pick up your visa at the consular office, and contact the officers immediately if there is any mistake.


2020 Holiday Schedule of the Consulate in New York

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
Memorial Day May 25 Monday
Independence Day July 3 Friday
Labor Day September 7 Monday
Chinese National Day October 1 - 2 Thursday - Friday
Columbus Day October 12 Monday
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 New York


1. Bus No. M42 can reach the Consulate-General directly.

2. Many subway lines stop at 42nd Street, 
such as:

6th Avenue: B, D, F.
7th Avenue: 1,2,3,7,9,N,Q,R,S,W.
8th Avenue: A, C, E.
Lexington Avenue: 4, 5, 6.

 Recommended Tours:
China Tours from USA
China Tour from New York USA
China Tour from Boston

- Last modified on Sep. 07, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on China Consulate in New York
Asked by Wei Jia Peng from USA | Oct. 19, 2020 00:48Reply
Can I go to Shanghai for my grandma Burial Italian with my 10years L visa from 2016?
I was born in NYC, I had Q2 every time Went to see my grandma. In 2016 i got 10years L visa, but now I need go to China for my grandma Burial Italian. Should I go to apply Q2 visa for going China ?
Answers (2)
Answered by Jackie | Oct. 22, 2020 20:47

Yes, you should apply for a Q2 visa or a humanitarian visa for going China.
Answered by Joanna | Oct. 23, 2020 16:03

Dear Mr./Ms. Consultate in NY:
Would you please indicate me how to delete my question, thank you very much and your help and time is great appreciated .
Asked by Mourad Braktia USA | Sep. 02, 2020 16:35Reply
Passport / visa to china
Please advise.i did have chance to get my passport back when I submit my application for visa and are they going to open soon ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Helen | Sep. 07, 2020 00:00

When you submit your application for visa, your passport will be kept for a few days until your visa is ready.
Asked by Jose Alves from UNITED STATES | Jul. 29, 2020 06:13Reply
Job in China
I have been working in China since 2012. I came back to the USA in March 2020 because my school was closed. The school is reopening soon and my employer wants me to return. Are Americans currently allowed to travel into China?
Answers (1)
Answered by Wendy from USA | Aug. 02, 2020 20:24

Jose, as far as I know, the entry ban for foreigners is still valid, so I'm afraid you will not be allowed to travel into China.
Asked by Barbara M from USA | Jul. 08, 2020 12:44Reply
How can I go about getting a passport notarized for chinese bank accounts
Answers (1)
Answered by Fiona from USA | Jul. 13, 2020 00:29

You can first get it notarized by a notary public, and then have a Chinese embassy authenticate it.
Asked by Chanhui Cai Jarvis from 美国 | Jul. 06, 2020 13:14Reply
When will the Chinese Embassy in New York reopen? What should I to do verify for my pension ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jasper from USA | Jul. 09, 2020 01:21

It's unknown at present. Just wait patiently.
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