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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 Judy OC from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 16, 2019 04:57Reply
What type do we need?
We are transiting through Shenzhen on our way to Shanghai to board a cruise ship. The transit in Shenzhen is 11 hours and we were going to exit airport. We are also spending days in Shanghai before and after the cruise. What type of visa do we need?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mandy from USA | Jun. 16, 2019 22:43

Judy, you can apply for transit G type.
Asked by Zelam Rajput from CANADA | Jun. 12, 2019 19:28Reply
I am traveling from Canada to mt.Kailash and Mansarovar is your visa valid for this destination
Can I visit with your visa for this destination
Answers (1)
Answered by Elinor from USA | Jun. 13, 2019 02:45

Hi, you can visit the above destinations with this visa, but you should get confirmation letter to enter Tibet.
Asked by Jon from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 12, 2019 01:57Reply
Dual Nationalities
I have two nationalities, Colombian and Spanish, I live in London UK as European citizen, which passport should I use to apply for my turism Chinese Visa, the Colombian or the Spanish passport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Greta from USA | Jun. 12, 2019 19:59

Actually, both are OK. You are advised to use Spanish passport.
Asked by julian from CANADA | Jun. 11, 2019 14:32Reply
Transit through mainland China
do i need a chinese visa if i am traveling via bullet train from hong kong to GuangZhuo South station. and from GuangZhou south to GuangZhuo airport to fly within same day?

Answers (1)
Answered by Linda from USA | Jun. 12, 2019 01:37

Dear, you need to apply for Chinese visa. But if you take normal train from Hong Kong to Guangzhou, you will enjoy visa exemption transit.
Asked by solo | Jun. 11, 2019 05:33Reply
can i apply from Ukraine
me US and my friend Dutch will like to apply for a china visa from Ukraine is it possible?
Answers (1)
Answered by Monica from USA | Jun. 11, 2019 23:18

It is possible for you to apply in Ukraine.
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