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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 Jan. 21, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on China Visa Fees
Asked by Joy Zhang from PHILIPPINES | Mar. 31, 2021 06:35Reply
hello how can apply a spouse visa in China? how long it will takes and how much the fee?
Asked by Hamed from IRAN | Feb. 21, 2021 23:20Reply
family reunion
hello, I am a foreigner (newcomer) with valid work and resident permit. I want to bring my wife here to china to live with me as long as I am here. is it open and possible to apply for an S visa?
Answers (1)
Answered by Irene | Mar. 03, 2021 18:19

Currently, she cannot apply for an S visa. She needs to apply for it later when China reissues such visas.
Asked by Mukesh Singh from INDIA | Feb. 21, 2021 06:46Reply
How to get china invitation letter from India
Hi dear sir actually I work in china last year November my work visa is expired I’m in India now I want go back to my work I have work permit and contract one more year so I just need working visa and invitations letter please help me how to get it
Answers (1)
Answered by Corey | Mar. 03, 2021 18:18

You should apply for a new work visa at the Chinese visa center in India.
Asked by Wallace from LITHUANIA | Feb. 18, 2021 08:12Reply
VISA PRICE for Lithuania
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Answered by Leona | Feb. 24, 2021 19:39

It costs 60 euros.
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