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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 Apr. 16, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Visa Fees
Asked by Favour from NIGERIA | Apr. 19, 2019 03:30Reply
Cost of tourist visa from nigeria as a nigerian
Pls I want to inquire the cost of visa (tourism) for family vacation.Also ,is there no china embassy in Lagos except Abuja in Nigeria.
Asked by Alina from RUSSIA | Apr. 18, 2019 23:57Reply
Can Russian passport...
Can Russian passport visa holders get one year or 60days multiple entry visa to China ? What documents need to be provided and how much ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Larissa | Apr. 19, 2019 02:26

It would be possible for you to apply for it from the visa office. If you go to China for sightseeing purpose, you need to provide a filled-out application form affixed with a passport-style photo, your passport and its photocopy, round trip air tickets and hotel reservation. You may need to pay 9,900 roubles.
Asked by Mahbod Mahir from CYPRUS | Apr. 18, 2019 13:17Reply
Im Iranian and wanna get work visa.what should I do? can i get or not?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lee | Apr. 18, 2019 18:15

If you can find a job and get the work permit from your employer, you can try to apply for work Z type from the China embassy.
Asked by Doris Lim from MALAYSIA | Apr. 17, 2019 20:23Reply
Can Malaysian apply visa to go to Zuchai at the border.
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Answered by Hall | Apr. 17, 2019 23:19

It would be possible. But you are advised to contact the Zhuhai border to confirm it beforehand.
Asked by OBC from US | Apr. 16, 2019 11:24Reply
Cost of applying for visa to China as US citizen while in foreign country. Local or US price?
As a US citizen, if I apply for a visa to China when I am in a foreign country, would I pay US price or the fee of the country from which I apply?
It's more expensive from the US than any other country.
Since I am in other countries all the time, I could apply from elsewhere.
Would that be done at the local American Embassy?
Answers (1)
Answered by Addison | Apr. 17, 2019 19:19

Yes, I think the application fee is the same no matter where you apply for the visa.
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