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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 US, Canada, and Argentina citizens are eligible for the 10-year multiple-entry China visa. The fee is:
US Canada Argentina
140 US dollars About 142 Canadian dollars 2,470 pesos
- Last modified on Feb. 17, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Visa Fees
Asked by Mel from CANADA | Feb. 17, 2019 14:11Reply
Qualify for 144hrs free transit visa in only Beijing area?
Hi, I am a Canadian & I want to visit Beijing for 144 hours. My ticket agent booked my flights from Toronto to Shanghai (just transit, about 2hrs in PVG airport) and to PEK (stay for 6 days in Beijing) then to Thailand. So Will I qualify for 144hrs free transit visa in only Beijing area?

Thanks in advance.
Asked by Ma Kristina from PHILIPPINES | Feb. 15, 2019 18:30Reply
Visa fee fr Phils toShanghai
How much is the tourist visa fee fr the Philippines to Shanghai for individualsand how much is the group tourist visa for the same route? Thanks
Asked by An Tran from US | Feb. 10, 2019 18:41Reply
Can I pay for Visa by credit card? or cash?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jean from USA | Feb. 11, 2019 18:55

Acceptable methods of payment are: credit card (Visa or Mastercard only), money order, cashier's check or company check. Cash, personal check or online payment is NOT accepted. NO credit card other than a Visa or Mastercard is accepted.
Asked by Vinny from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 10, 2019 05:11Reply
Shanghai to Beijing within the 144-transit visa-free entry
Is it possible to go from Shanghai to Beijing within the 144-visa free entry?
i.e. Stay in Shanghai for 3 days then leave for Beijing and stay there for 3 days? (after which leaving China entirely)

Thanks in Advance,
Answers (1)
Answered by Andrew from DENMARK | Feb. 11, 2019 18:50

You won't qualify for 144h twov in China.
Asked by Tuanga from INDIA | Feb. 10, 2019 00:06Reply
Teaching career in China for tha applicant with a degree Master of Arts in Public Administration
While doing graduation, started a career as a substitute teacher for 3 years. After completion of master degree, worked in an Indian company (insurance sector). Starting from 2012, started a home based tuition class for children age group between 6 to 17 years apart from insurance job. Dealing mainly with English grammer problems and social sciences. Do you guys think I am good enough to be working in a primary/middle school in China? I do not possess further certificates in teaching, but I do have precious experience which is very often far more important than just a certificate. Do you know a way to go to China in order to bring up new environment of studies and to become better educator?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mark from SAN MARINO | Feb. 11, 2019 18:48

If you want to study in China, you need to apply for a student X type from the China embassy. If you want to work in China for teaching, you need a work Z type visa.
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