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. Wang Donghua
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)
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)
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.
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.
2021 Holiday Schedule
|New Year's Day||January 1||Friday|
|Martin Luther King's Birthday||January 18||Monday|
|Chinese New Year||February 11 - 12||Thursday - Friday|
|Qingming Festival||April 5||Monday|
|Labor Day||May 3||Monday|
|Memorial Day||May 31||Monday|
|Independence Day||July 5||Monday|
|US Labor Day||September 6||Monday|
|Mid-Autumn Festival||September 20||Monday|
|Chinese National Day||October 1 - 4||Friday - Monday|
|Thanksgiving Day||November 25 - 26||Thursday & Friday|
|Christmas Day||December 24||Friday|
Map of the Consulate General in San Francisco
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.
China Tours from USA
China Tours from San Francisco
It expires in 2025.
Travel was restricted for COVID-19.
What is the status of my Visa now?
When should I expect a Tourist Visa to be available?
How could I renew my Chinese Visa?
You should wait until China announces that they have lifted the entry ban. It's not necessary to renew your Chinese visa.
Tel: 415-872-9091 (09:00AM -- 17:00PM)