Home / Embassy / Visa /

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 Dec. 24, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Visa Fees
Asked by Helmarri from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 17, 2020 03:39Reply
Visa enquiry for Australian passport holders
I will be on a cruise ship that is in port at Shanghai for a few hours. Do I need a visa to walk around Shanghai before reboarding our ship?
Asked by Igor Bor from BRAZIL | Jan. 16, 2020 22:39Reply
Trip itinerary: China to Taipei and back to China
My trip itinerary is: 10 days between Beijing and Xi'an. Then I'll fly to Taipei for three days, and then back to Shangai for four days, and back to China. I'm a brazilian China. I'll need to apply for a double-entry visa to China and the single entry visa to Taiwan. Given the political stress between China and Taiwan, is this a bad/problematic idea? I plan to get the airfares this weekend, apply for the Chinese visa next week and then the Taiwan immediately after.
Asked by Joshua from UNITED STATES | Jan. 16, 2020 07:41Reply
144 hours visa free
I wanna know if with this itinerary I will be qualified for the 144 hrs free visa without having to apply for a visa.
Visiting Shanghai in 2 weeks for 5 days.

Dallas, Shanghai then Shanghai to Osaka and Osaka to Dallas.

Answers (1)
Answered by Keith from CANADA | Jan. 16, 2020 19:06

Yes, you are qualified.
Asked by Muhammed | Jan. 16, 2020 05:35Reply
Iam an indian citizen studying in canada and i want to visit china. How much will it cost
I want to visit there for 2 weeks
How long it will take
Answers (1)
Answered by Sara from CANADA | Jan. 16, 2020 19:09

If you apply from the China visa center in Canada, the cost is around CAD 112.15. The cost may differ in different visa centers because of different tax rates. It normally takes four working days to process a visa.
Asked by knarf from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 15, 2020 20:52Reply
Transit Visa / Layover for <24hrs
If we have layover in Xiamen for less than 24 hrs do we need a transit visa?
Route trip for example:
Taipei to Amsterdam (Layover in xiamen)
Amsterdam to Taipei (Layover in Xiamen)
For Philippines passport and Taiwan passport holders
Answers (2)
Answered by Louise | Jan. 15, 2020 21:03

You don’t need visas.
Answered by Knarf from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 16, 2020 20:39

worried if a Taiwanese citizen need a additional requirement, what do u think?
Ask a Question
Question Summary (100 characters)
Details (optional) (2,000 characters)