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China Visa Fees

China visa fees vary enormously according to your nationality, the number of entries required, the country you are applying in, and whether you want an express service. Generally the cost is $140 for an American citizen, and for citizens of other countries, the fee ranges from $30 to $90. It is normally paid on visa collection, but in some localities it must be paid when you apply.

In most countries, the embassy and consulate charge fees according to the number of entries on the issued visa. Usually, the more entries you get, the more expensive your visa is. While for some countries, like the US, UK, and Canada, citizens need to pay a fixed fee no matter how many entries they apply for. Besides, extra money is required for express services.

Countries Exempt from China Visa Fees

Albania Bosnia Bulgaria Maldives
Micronesia Pakistan Slovakia the Republic of Montenegro

China Visa Price List for Some Major Countries

Country 1 Entry 2 Entries
Australia * AUD 109.5 AUD 139.5
Brazil BRL 460 BRL 460
Canada * CAD 142 CAD 142
France *
EUR 126 
EUR 126
Germany * EUR 125.45 EUR 125.45
India * INR 5,552 INR 7,502
Ireland EUR 40 EUR 60
Italy * EUR 127.1 EUR 127.1
Japan * JPY 8,000 JPY 10,000
Netherlands * EUR 126.55 EUR 126.55
New Zealand NZD 140 NZD 210
Mexico MXN 730 MXN 1,090
Poland PLN 220 PLN 220
Russia SUR 3,300 SUR 6,600
Singapore * SGD 85 SGD 95
Spain * EUR 126.55 EUR 126.55
United Kingdom * GBP 151 GBP 151
United States of America USD 140 USD 140 

1. The fees listed here only apply to those who apply in their own country rather than in a third country.
2. For countries marked with *, citizens must apply through the Chinese Visa Application Service Center, also called CVASC. The fees shown in the table include the cost of visa to China, the service fee charged by CVASC, and tax as well. In some countries, tax varies in different regions, so there might be slight change in the China visa fees.
3. For details of China visa fees in your country, please click the link of Chinese Embassies and Consulates.

The application fees of China Visa on Arrival and the cost of getting or renewing a visa at the exit and entry administration of the local PSB within China are the same as a single-entry visa, ie., CNY 168 for most countries.

China Visa Cost for Application from Visa Agents

They operate in China and in some other countries. At the simplest they can take over your application and handle it for you. This is convenient if you do not live in a city where there is a consulate, or if your situation is more complex, especially when you apply within China.

Visa agents will be helpful for they can provide supporting documents such as invitation letters. The agent is genuine in being able to deliver the application more flexibly than the individual applicants. A disadvantage is that they will charge higher fees from you.

Further reading: How much is a 10-year visa to China?

Currently, only UK, US, Canada, and Argentina citizens are eligible for the 10-year multiple-entry China visa. The fee is:
UK US Canada Argentina
321 pounds 140 US dollars About 142 Canadian dollars 2,470 pesos
- Last modified on May. 23, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Visa Fees
Asked by Jeannette Nelson from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 17, 2019 07:29Reply
Application for visa
Persons between 14 and 70 years have to apply in person. What about those over 70?
Asked by DARSHIT ZATAKIYA from INDIA | Aug. 16, 2019 05:04Reply
is invitation requried as i am traveliing china for the first time for my business work ???
Asked by Helen Pyne from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 12, 2019 23:45Reply
Passport return
Do I need to take a self addressed envelope to have my passport posted back, or can I pay for one at the visa office please?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jenny from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 14, 2019 01:17

You need provide a prepaid, traceable envelope with asigned receiving address when submitting (extra charge will occur if the visa centre provides you with the envelope).
Asked by Kay from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 12, 2019 09:55Reply
dutch passport, Chinese visa as an intern for 10 months.
I am currently an undergrad student in the UK who has received an internship in Changzhou for 10 months and am a little confused on how to apply and for which visa to apply?

I have a Dutch passport.

Any information will greatly be appreciated, thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Russel from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 13, 2019 01:57

Kay, since your intern is more than 180 days, I think you can't apply for an M visa. You can try to apply for a Z type instead. You will need a passport, application form, recent photo, UK visa, and a work permit. The work permit should be obtained through your employer. After collecting all documents, book an appointment on the website of CVASC and go there to submit your documents.
Asked by Brian from UGANDA | Aug. 10, 2019 13:20Reply
How much is a 6 month visa for china?
Answers (1)
Answered by Susie from UGANDA | Aug. 12, 2019 00:52

It depends on how many entries you want.

Single entry: 390,000 shillings

Half year double entry: 580,000 shillings
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