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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 Nov. 04, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Visa Fees
Asked by Cristina from SOUTH KOREA | Dec. 09, 2019 05:11Reply
I am pilipjno, working in south korea, my boss wants me to work on their company in shanghai,.
For direct hiring, since i am in seoul should i go back to my country in Philippines and wait for my china working visa? I need your highlights please thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Jeremy from REPUBLIC OF KOREA | Dec. 10, 2019 18:18

Actually you can apply for it in the China Visa Application Service Center in Seoul.
Asked by Paul from NIGERIA | Dec. 05, 2019 12:21Reply
What is the Visa cost for Nigerians?
Answers (1)
Answered by Larry from NIGERIA | Dec. 08, 2019 18:22

Single Entry 14000 nairas
Double Entries 21000 nairas
Multiple Entries/6 Months 28000 nairas
Multiple Entries/1 Year 42000 nairas

Plus, you need to pay 17250 nairas as the service charge.
Asked by Julie from ENGLAND | Dec. 05, 2019 09:02Reply
UK cruise passenger
I am going on a cruise which is stopping in Sekou, then Hong Kong, then Keelung. What type of visa do I need?
Also, will there be any problems as I have visited Turkey many times as I own a property there.
Answers (1)
Answered by Edward from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 08, 2019 18:18

Julie, if your cruise route is Country A - Shekou - Hong Kong, and Country A is different from HK, you may enjoy the 144h visa-free transit if the layover in Shekou is longer than 24 hours but no less than 144 hours.

You don't need to tell the immigration officers that you own a property in Turkey. Just tell them you visit for sightseeing to avoid troubles.
Asked by LG from SWEDEN | Dec. 03, 2019 23:49Reply
Hi! If I plan to do a day's work for my Swedish company while in China, do I need a category Z visa?
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Answered by Leo from SPAIN | Dec. 04, 2019 19:24

A business visa is fine. You don't need to get a Z visa, as the process is too complicated for only one-day work.
Asked by Eleonor from PHILLIPINES | Dec. 01, 2019 14:51Reply
Did I need tourist visa in China just for only 2days stay there and I'm here in Macau at this moment
I am a Filipino and I'm here now in Macau just arrived yesterday and I want to go to zhuhai China did I need visa? And how much? Just only 2 days
Answers (1)
Answered by Rachel from USA | Dec. 02, 2019 00:15

Yes, you need a visa. If you have been granted a mainland China visa before, you can get a visa on arrival. The cost is CNY 168.
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