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.

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
Qingming Festival April 6 Monday
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
Thanksgiving Day November 26 & 27 Thursday & Friday
Christmas Day December 25 Friday

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 Oct. 16, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on China Consulate in San Francisco
Asked by Lucia Jim from HONG KONG SAR | Oct. 14, 2020 16:01Reply
I need to have a Chinese death certificate translated
My Dad passed away in China. His hospital issued death certificate has been notarized in China. To use in US, I was told that it has to be in English and stamped by Chinese Embassy here. Can I get that done in SF?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nancy | Oct. 16, 2020 00:34

Yes, you can.
Asked by Irene fr usa | Oct. 14, 2020 14:09Reply
Hi i need to renew my Passport, is chinese consulate in san francisco is already open?
Answers (1)
Answered by Chris | Oct. 16, 2020 00:33

Irene, please contact the consulate in SF to ask about this.

Tel: 415-872-9091 (09:00AM -- 17:00PM)
Fax: 415-852-5940
Asked by USA | Oct. 06, 2020 11:01Reply
Why there’re no answers to the listed phone numbers?
Today’s Oct. 6 2020, regular work days. Why there’re no answers to phone calls to website listed numbers 415-8525900 or 415-8525924?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jackie | Oct. 12, 2020 00:19

The consulate may close on that day for celebrating the National Day of China.
Asked by Judy wat from USA | Sep. 26, 2020 14:11Reply
I reside in Houston and the Houston consulate has closed for good , which embassy should I go to?
I need the China embassy to do a notary on a document, do I go to the visa office or if you could point me to the correct department. I reside in Houston and the consulate had been closed, which embassies should I be going to? This document is for my father who is over 90 and is disabled, can I bring him to my sister in San Francisco ? And is that office is opened? Rumor has all the China embassies are closed due to the Covet Virus
Answers (1)
Answered by Helen | Sep. 29, 2020 20:31

You should go to the Chinese embassy in Washington DC.
Asked by Samuel Khan from USA | Sep. 20, 2020 19:25Reply
Requirements for US Citizen to Visit China
I have a 10 year multiple entry tourist visa for China. With this visa, I went to China in early January, this year, to meet a friend, but I had to return to USA due to Corona Virus outbreak there. I live in Bay Area, California. I am perfectly healthy, no exposure to COVID -19, so far. I would like to know if I am eligible to visit Chana in early November. Any helpful information would be appreciated.
Answers (1)
Answered by Tracy | Sep. 24, 2020 00:01

No, China now only allows part of foreigners to enter for emergencies, so you cannot use a tourist visa to enter.
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