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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 Sep. 10, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Visa Fees
Asked by Adrian from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 17, 2019 05:15Reply
9 day holiday in china
Do I need a visa for a 9 day holiday in China?
Asked by Bas from NETHERLANDS | Oct. 16, 2019 11:54Reply
Do i need a visa?
I fly from Vancouver to bangkok on the 31st of october, our itinarary tells us we only have one transit stop in Kunming for 21 hours, but now we found out that we will make a maintenance stop in Nanjing as well. We got in contact with the website where we booked our ticket and asked them if we need a visa, they asured us that we don't need a visa and the 24hour visa will be enough for us, since we wont leave the airplane while the airplane gets his maintenace in Nanjing (this will take 1h30m).
I just want to be sure, if we will need a visa or not. and if not, can we have a problem when we want to enter our plane on the airport in Vancouver?

Thank you for the help!
Answers (1)
Answered by Tom from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 16, 2019 20:21

Well, you should caculate whether the total time between your arrival and departure is within 24 hours, if yes, the transit visa is not required.
Asked by Rajkumaran Malarvannan from INDIA | Oct. 16, 2019 09:51Reply
Visa for spouse when i travel for business trip?
Hi, I plan to visit China by November and I will be there for a month working with my organization. Can i use my invitation letter for my wife's visa application (tourist) as well?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ross from USA | Oct. 16, 2019 20:18

Yes, you can.
Asked by JM from PHILIPPINES | Oct. 16, 2019 03:46Reply
Beijing to Manila
I am travelling thru Beijing with 10 Hrs. layoff going to Philippines, I have a hotel booking beside the airport. Is it a free transit visa for Filipino Nationals?
Answers (1)
Answered by Rachel from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 16, 2019 18:47

Dear, if your travel route is country A - Beijig - Philippines, you can enjoy the 24-h visa-free transit at the airport. To leave the airport for the hotel, you need to apply for a temporary residence permit upon arrival.
Asked by ravi from INDIA | Oct. 15, 2019 22:38Reply
Extended of S1 visa
i am a Indian, my family are in china with S1 VISA . its possible to extend the S1 VISA or its possible to apply tourist VISA in china itself.
Answers (1)
Answered by Tom from USA | Oct. 15, 2019 23:26

Rvi, you can't apply for tourist visa in China. When mentioning extending the S1 visa, do you mean to extend the residence permit or the 30 days for applying for the residence permit? You question is confusing.
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