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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 Jan. 21, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on China Visa Fees
Asked by Atitah from NIGERIA | Jun. 13, 2021 16:19Reply
I need a work visa to China, cost and how to process my application.
Asked by Amaz from PAKISTAN | May. 24, 2021 00:25Reply
I'm from Pakistan. Actually, I am applying for a working Z visa
I'm from Pakistan. Actually, I am applying for a working Z visa from Pakistan and it's my first time and before I was graduated from china.
is there any restriction to apply for a new visa from Pakistan?
Answers (3)
Answered by Amaz | May. 24, 2021 00:26

I'm applying in july.
Answered by Mark | May. 24, 2021 22:52

To apply for work visa, you need to get an job offer from China and your employee will provid you the work permit, which is a special requirement. However, it's not so easy to succeed during the pandemic period.
Answered by Amaz | May. 28, 2021 05:36

My employer is providing me work visa too.
can you please tell me what important docs I must need to arrange before going to embassy?
secondly right now I’ve transcripts of my bachelor degree and I’ll get my original degree in July. Is is ok if I apply my visa with the transcripts?
Asked by Lydia from KENYA | May. 19, 2021 02:05Reply
Hi. My son and I would like to join my husband who is working in China. Can I get S1 visa in July
Answers (1)
Answered by Mark | May. 24, 2021 22:47

It totally depends on the control of the spread of Covid-19 and I predict it's not easy for you to get the visa. Sorry for that:(
Asked by George Scott from UNITED STATES | Apr. 29, 2021 10:06Reply
How can I obtain a visa to go to china to see my finance
I am planing on visiting China in late July or early August of 2021. To met my finance.
Answers (1)
Answered by Stella | May. 11, 2021 01:10

I'm afraid it's difficult for you to get a China visa in July or August since it will still be in the pandemic period.
Asked by Lim from SINGAPORE | Apr. 28, 2021 01:55Reply
Visa Extension: I am seeking the authority for clarification on behalf for a friend.
She is a Singaporean but her father is China Citizen. She intent to visit her father as he is unwell and planning to keep her father accompany for few months as over there no one is taking care of him.

Please advise what kind of Visa should she apply in Singapore for extension beyond the norm.

Thanks much
Answers (2)
Answered by Stella | May. 11, 2021 01:08

She can apply for family reunion (Q) visa.
Answered by Kelvin | May. 11, 2021 22:35

Many thanks, Stella
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