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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 $185 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 185 USD 185 

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 updated on Sep. 06, 2023 by Catherine He -
Questions & Answers on China Visa Fees
Asked by KL from HK | Sep. 22, 2023 01:39Reply
HKSAR permanent ID holding Malaysian passport
the department staff said I have a three stars ID but I don't have a China return home card and I can't apply for China visa in HK, is it correct? thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Diana | Sep. 24, 2023 19:14

Generally they are correct.
Asked by Thian Hock Chew from MALAYSIA | Sep. 09, 2023 03:38Reply
Can I go to the China service centre in Saint Kilda personally or I have to apply online
What is the cost for single entry of 10days. I am holding a Malaysian passport but I live in Melbourne Australia with an Australian PR status.
Answers (1)
Answered by John | Sep. 11, 2023 02:52

You need to fill in the application form online and make an appointment online before going. A singel-entry costs AUD99.5.
Asked by Jack Murphy from IRELAND | Sep. 06, 2023 11:43Reply
X2 Visa fees
How much are the fees for an X2 visa for an Irish student
Answers (1)
Answered by Ivy | Sep. 06, 2023 23:31

It costs EUR 40.
Asked by Ling from SINGAPORE | Aug. 25, 2023 11:06Reply
Im a singaporean. Can apply L visa for 12 mths & how much is fee
Answers (3)
Answered by Eric | Aug. 27, 2023 20:19

An one-year multiple-entry visa costs 126S$. However, it is not easy to get it if this is the first time you apply for the visa.
Answered by Ling | Aug. 28, 2023 04:58

Hi, if not easy for Singaporean to apply 1 yr visa (type L), may i try with 6mths type L visa with multiple entries ? How much will it cost ? How long is waiting time for visa approval ?
Answered by Amanda | Aug. 28, 2023 18:41

You may have a try and it costs S$106. Generally, it needs 4 working days.
Asked by Karan Vadehra from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 23, 2023 05:09Reply
Tourist Visa
I hold the Indian Passport with valid BRP .
I'm here on a Dependent Visa .
Can I Apply for Chinese Tourist Visa from United Kingdom.

Looking forward to hear from your side Soon.
Answers (1)
Answered by Daisy | Aug. 23, 2023 20:22

Yes, it's possible if you have a local dependent visa. Good luck~
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