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.


2019 Holiday Schedule of the Consulate in New York

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
International Labor Day May 1 Wednesday
Independence Day July 4 Thursday
Labor Day September 2 Monday
Chinese National Day September 30 & October 1 Monday & Tuesday
Columbus Day October 14 Monday
Thanksgiving Day November 28 & 29 Thursday & Friday
Christmas Day December 25 Wednesday

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. 01, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Consulate in New York
Asked by Eric from USA | Sep. 11, 2019 17:01Reply
Do I need to bring in a photo if I am applying for a tourist visa?
If I am applying for a tourist visa at the New York City embassy, do I need to bring my own photo or will they take my photo there?
Answers (1)
Answered by William from USA | Sep. 11, 2019 23:11

You need to bring your own photo which meets the requirements of visa application.
Asked by Garfield Rose from USA | Aug. 31, 2019 08:12Reply
I live in Georgia and my wife in New York can I come to New York and apply for my visa.
We are both going to China for vacation in Oct. leaving on the 2nd What is the latest we can apply.
Answers (1)
Answered by Leander from USA | Sep. 01, 2019 23:43

You have to apply in Houston and your wife should apply in New York.
Asked by Kam from USA | Aug. 20, 2019 12:02Reply
What additional document is need for applicant, who is born in China?
The spelling of the name in China passport is totally different spelling in the US passport.
I don't have any document which shows the name change. What document do I need to get in order to apply for China Visa? Will the letter of authentication from US Department of State acceptable?
Answers (2)
Answered by Grace from USA | Aug. 21, 2019 01:18

You need to submit the orginal and photocopy of your Chinese passport as well as the name change document. The letter of authencitation from US Department of State may help. Just have a try.
Answered by Kam from USA | Aug. 21, 2019 06:28

Since I was not given a letter of name change at the time of naturalization back in 80s. It was different punctuation of name from China passport vs US passport What other document would you recommend me to get?
Asked by Steven Kapustin from USA | Aug. 19, 2019 08:43Reply
I live in Pennsylvania. I plan to bring my visa application to New York and submit in person.
I also plan to bring my wife's visa application and submit it. She will not be there. Is that acceptable?
Answers (1)
Answered by Gabby from USA | Aug. 19, 2019 23:25

Steven, you can submit your wife's application. However, if her fingerfrints has not been collected by the consulate, she may need to go there in person. Please contact the consulate to confirm this.
Asked by Lee from MALAYSIA | Jul. 03, 2019 16:21Reply
transit waiver of visa for malaysian citizens
malaysian planning for transit in shanghai (less than 24hours). do malaysians qualify for TWOV?

how much would single trip visa application cost for malaysians visiting for tourism?
Answers (1)
Answered by Demi from USA | Jul. 04, 2019 19:02

Dear, I can't figure out if you can enjoy 24h visa exemption transit based on your information. Please provide your entire itinerary. Plus, it costs RM100 for a single entry type.
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