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 Jan. 03, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on China Consulate in New York
Asked by Patricia A Sic from UNITED STATES | Jan. 14, 2020 14:13Reply
what days will the NYC consulate be closed for Chinese New Year? When will it reopen for visa ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Louise from USA | Jan. 14, 2020 19:46

The NYC consulate will be closed from January 27 to 28, 2020 and reopen on Jan. 29.
Asked by Jacob from USA | Dec. 04, 2019 08:28Reply
Except Passport, do I need present an additional prof of residence to apply in specific Consulate?
Answers (1)
Answered by Monica from USA | Dec. 04, 2019 19:35

No. You just need to fill your Driver License No. or Social Security No. on the application form, which can indicate your residence.
Asked by Karen from USA | Nov. 28, 2019 22:14Reply
How many years is a Chinese visa good for
How many years is a Chinese visa good for
Answers (1)
Answered by Jeremy from USA | Dec. 01, 2019 18:32

The validity ranges from 3 months to 10 years for US citizens.
Asked by Joy Babwiriza from USA | Nov. 26, 2019 21:07Reply
Can I complete my application for China Visa by pen if I walk in?
Can fill up my application with pen if I walk-in to the consulate of China Embassy?
Answers (1)
Answered by Sally from USA | Nov. 27, 2019 17:55

No, the application form should be typewritten.
Asked by dg from USA | Oct. 30, 2019 07:29Reply
Notary Services
I have a dossier document to submit, do i need to do this in person or can this be mailed in?
Answers (1)
Answered by Andrew from USA | Oct. 30, 2019 23:38

You need to do it in person.
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