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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 Oct. 18, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on China Visa Fees
Asked by Gloria Dy from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 18, 2018 05:37Reply
Can I apply for Chinese visa in Australia with no definite travel date yet to China?
Hi, I'm going to Philippines on 28/11/18 and ask my sisters in Philippines to accompany me to a temple in Quanzhou, Fujian. I'm an Australian passport holder. As travel date to Fujian is not definite yet, can I still apply for a Chinese entry permit here in Australia before I travel to Philippines?
I might also join a China tour in Australia in April or Sept/Oct 2019. Also, what type of entry permit do I get? Thanks so much. Kim Yan
Answers (1)
Answered by Enzo from GERMANY | Oct. 18, 2018 18:57

If you can get long term visa to make sure that your visa will still be valid when you go to China, then you can apply in your country.
Asked by YG from US | Oct. 12, 2018 13:28Reply
Malaysian transiting in Xiamen from Los Angeles
Hi, I will be flying from from Los Angeles --> Xiamen --> Kuala Lumpur. Do I need a transit visa? I'm a Malaysian passport holder.
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Answered by Anthony from SAN MARINO | Oct. 14, 2018 20:02

Yes, you need to apply it for the trip before your departure.
Asked by CHOW SHIP KUAN from MALAYSIA | Oct. 11, 2018 18:13Reply
Multiple entries to visit my son working in shenzhen
Hi My son is working in Southern university of science n technology as a Assistant to professor recently , me n my husband (Malaysians,age 68 n 66 ) would like to apply visas to visit him often , kindly advise the type of visas we need to apply n the cost. What are the procedures
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Answered by Rob from FINLAND | Oct. 11, 2018 20:50

You can try to apply for S1 type for that. First, you need to provide passport and the copy, 2 passport-style photos, a completed application form, an invitation letter from your son and copy of his Chinese residence permit and passport, as well as his birth certificate. Next, submit the application to the CAVSC. You may need to pay MYR100 per person for the application.
Asked by Tplay from CAPE VERDE | Oct. 10, 2018 08:14Reply
Apply for a x2 visa
I have an admission notice and jw202 from a university in mainland can i apply for the visa in macau??
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Answered by Bruce from DENMARK | Oct. 10, 2018 19:54

It's possible for you to apply for student X type from the office of the commissioner of the ministry of foreign affairs of PRC in Macau after you prepare all right documents. You can have a try.
Asked by ZAKIR Afridi from PAKISTAN | Sep. 28, 2018 05:35Reply
One year student visa extensions fee?
I'm a Pakistani students studying here in China .
So please let me know about the visa extensions fee for one year to 3 years ?
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Answered by Bill from UKRAINE | Sep. 28, 2018 19:54

Hi, if you extend that from the exit and entry administration of the local PSB within China, you maight need to pay CNY800 or so for that.
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