China Consulate in San Francisco, 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. Luo Linquan
Address: 1450 Laguna Street, San Francisco, CA 94115.
Tel: +1-415-852 5900
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, 13:30-17:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

Consular Office of Chinese Consulate in San Francisco

Tel: +1-415-852 5941 (service staff, 15:30-17:00 on working days) 
Fax: +1-415-852-5940
Consular Protection Hotline: +1-415-852 5924 (working hours), +1-415-216 8525 (non-working hours)
Office Hours: 09:00-14:30 Monday-Friday (except holidays) 

Consular Districts

Northern California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska

If you don't reside in these regions, please contact the consulate in your region. Otherwise, your application will be delayed or even denied.

Important Notice

Please do not bring any audio/video electronic devices, such as camera, video camera and video/audio recorder, MP3s, or PDAs as they are not allowed within the Consulate. The consul also strongly advises that you do not bring large bags, such as backpacks, suitcases or packages as there are no storage facilities on Consulate grounds.

Means of Payment

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.
1. Money Order, Cashier's Check, and Company Check made payable to "Chinese Consulate General".
2. Credit Card and Debit Card - ONLY Visa/Master Card are acceptable.
Please note: Cash and Personal check are not acceptable.

Mail Applications are not acceptable

The Consulate in San Francisco does not accept mailed applications. And the mailing back service is not available as well.

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
Qingming Festival April 5 Friday
Dragon Boat Festival June 7 Friday
Independence Day July 4 Thursday
Mid-Autumn Festival September 13 Friday
Chinese National Day September 30 & October 1 Monday & Tuesday
Columbus Day October 14 Monday
Veterans Day November 11 Monday
Thanksgiving Day November 28 & 29 Thursday & Friday
Christmas Day December 25 Wednesday

Map of the Consulate General in San Francisco

How to Get to the Consulate General?

1450 Laguna Street is at the intersection of Laguna and Geary streets.

If you go Freeway 101, exit at Fell and Laguna streets, and then turn right at the first traffic light on to Laguna Street.

The consulate is about 0.6 mile ahead on your right hand side.

You can also take Bus No. 38 and get off at Laguna to reach there.

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- Last modified on Aug. 29, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Consulate in San Francisco
Asked by Gloria from USA | Aug. 28, 2019 09:28Reply
Do we have to have fingerprints? I would like to know because I am taking my friends applications
Answers (1)
Answered by Cameron from USA | Aug. 29, 2019 18:09

Generally speaking, it is required. You could contact the embassy and ask.
Asked by Gloria from USA | Aug. 27, 2019 13:25Reply
I am applying for 4 people, can I take all of us application or all of us need to go
Answers (1)
Answered by Ann from USA | Aug. 27, 2019 22:54

You can take all the applications if you belong to the same consular district. However, if the consulate requires every applicant to go there to make fingerprints, they may need to go in person.
Asked by Juanita Daniels from UNITED STATES | Aug. 02, 2019 09:19Reply
Can we fax?
Can I fax or email my applications and others to recieve a visa ?
or how can I obtain a Visa from Washington state? I dont have the time to fly down to san fran who can i talk to up here in washington state to help me?
Answers (2)
Answered by Tracy from USA | Aug. 05, 2019 20:41

Juanita, you can't fax or email your applications. If you don't have time, you can ask your friend or a visa agent to submit the application for you.
Answered by Richard from USA | Aug. 05, 2019 20:57

Mailed applications are not accepted. You may either submit your application in person, or you may entrust someone else or a travel/visa agent to submit your application at the visa office.
Asked by Angelica Barron from UNITED STATES | Jul. 24, 2019 08:10Reply
Rita, Thank you for your answer.
I was no able to locate the Chines Embassy in Portland. Can you provide the address for me?
Answers (1)
Answered by Rita from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 24, 2019 19:29

Dear, you can apply at Chinses Consulate in San Francisco, which is located at 450 Laguna Street,San Francisco, CA 94115.
Asked by Angelica B. from UNITED STATES | Jul. 23, 2019 08:44Reply
I live in Portland Oregon. Can I mail out my application? or how I can get my tourist visa?
Answers (1)
Answered by Rita from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 23, 2019 20:00

Dear, you can't mail out your application. You can submit the application to Chinese Embassy in Portland.
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