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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 Jun. 03, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on China Visa Fees
Asked by Ray from USA | Jul. 04, 2020 08:58Reply
Visa renewal
I recently moved back to the US but my wife is still in China (Chinese citizen). Can I renew my multiple entry family visa while I'm in the States? Be good to have for when I go back to visit.
Answers (1)
Answered by Linda from USA | Jul. 08, 2020 23:33

No, if your multiple entry visa is going to expire, you can only apply for a new visa for China after the visa expires.
Asked by AYEBARE EDISON from UGANDA | Jun. 23, 2020 23:05Reply
Greetings.. I am a Ugandan.. But I don't see my country listed in list up.. And I need China M Vi
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Answered by Greta from USA | Jun. 29, 2020 00:17

So dear, what is your question?
Asked by Shakil Khan from INDIA | Jun. 16, 2020 22:50Reply
HELLO I'm From India. I want to visit China. may i know how much the price of Visit Visa or hotel room

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Answered by Sally from INDIA | Jun. 21, 2020 20:15

A single entry visit visa costs 5,552 Rs if you apply for the visa center in India. A hotel room costs CNY 300 - 1,000 per night according to the conditions.
Asked by Ivana from SERBIA | Jun. 11, 2020 07:45Reply
Visa Agents
Do you have any visa agents that you can recommend? I am a Serbian national and I would like to apply for a business visa.
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Answered by Sally from CHINA | Jun. 14, 2020 19:34

Sorry, I don't know any visa agents...
Asked by Zafar Artist from PAKISTAN | Jun. 09, 2020 13:57Reply
i want to visit chendu city of china and want stay few days there i am from pakistan
i have many friends there and i want to know how much it costs for visa and tickets and other things like hotel food, please tell me how much all this will cost
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Answered by Judy from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 14, 2020 19:32

Zafar, visa is free, but you need to pay some money to the visa application service center as the service fee. The round-trip tickets and hotel, food, may cost about CNY 20,000 - 30,000.
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