China Embassy in Canada

Ambassador: Mr. Cong Peiwu
Address: 515 St. Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON. K1N 5H3
Tel: +1-613-7893434
Fax: +1-613-7891911
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:30, Monday-Friday (except holidays) 

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Canada

Tel: +1-613-4550117 (manned service available between 15:30 to 17:30 on working days)
Fax: +1-613-7891414
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)  

Consular Districts of the Embassy/Consulates in Canada

Consulate General Consular Jurisdiction
Embassy of PRC in Ottawa Ottawa Region,  Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador
Consulate General of PRC in Calgary Alberta, Saskatchewan and Northwest Territories
Consulate General of PRC in Toronto Ontario, Manitoba
Consulate General of PRC in Vancouver British Colombia, the Yukon Territory
Consulate General of PRC in Montreal Quebec, New Brunswick

Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC)

Tourists to China have grown rapidly in recent years. To provide a better service for the applicants, CVASC in Ottawa, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary are introduced. Applications from all ordinary passport holders should be submitted to the center (applications to HK and Macao are not included): 

 CVASC in Ottawa:
Address: 220 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 1450, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5Z9
Working Hours: 09:00-15:00 (submission)
                   09:00-16:00 (payment and collection), Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Tel: 613-563-8472
Fax: 613-563-8473

 CVASC in Vancouver:
Address: 250-999 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1K5 
Business Hours: 09:00-15:00 (submission)
                     09:00-16:00 (payment and collection), Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Tel: 604-336-8866
Fax: 604-738-1100

 CVASC in Toronto:
Address: Suite 1501, University Center, 393 University Avenue, Toronto
Business Hours: 09:00-15:00 (submission)
                    09:00-16:00 (payment and collection), Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Tel: 416-345-8472
Fax: 416-345-8473

 CVASC in Calgary:
Address: Suite 200, 855, 8th Avenue, SW, Calgary
Business Hours: 09:00-15:00 (submission)
                    09:00-16:00 (payment and collection), Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Tel: 403-930-2288
Fax: 403-699-9776

 CVASC in Montreal:
Address: Suite 700, Centre Manuvie, 2000, Mansfield Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2Z6
Business Hours: Business Hours: 09:00-15:00 (submission)
                    09:00-16:00 (payment and collection), Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Tel: 514-680-8472 
Fax: 514-680-8473

Fees (in CAD)

Location Types Regular Express Rush Postal
In Vancouver & Calgary Single / Double / Multiple Entries 142 199.05 240.3 158.8
In Toronto & Ottawa 145.2 203.93 247.18 165.28
In Montereal 145.99 205.13 148.88 164.39

US Citizens 
Location Types Regular Express Rush Postal
In Vancouver & Calgary Single / Double / Multiple Entries 222 279.05 323.3 238.8
In Toronto & Ottawa 225.2 283.93 327.18 243.28
In Montereal 225.99 285.13 328.88 244.39

Citizens of Other Countries
In Vancouver & Calgary 

Types Regular Express Rush Postal
3-month Single Entry 92 149.05 190.3 108.8
6-month Double Entry 117 174.05 215.3 133.8
6-month Multi-Entry 142 199.05 240.3 158.8
12-month Multi-Entry 192 249.05 290.3 208.8

In Toronto & Ottawa 
Types Regular Express Rush Postal
3-month Single Entry 95.2 153.93 197.18 113.28
6-month Double Entry 120.20 178.93 222.18 138.28
6-month Multi-Entry 145.2 203.93 247.18 163.28
12-month Multi-Entry 195.2 253.93 297.18 213.28

In Montereal 
Types Regular Express Rush Postal
3-month Single Entry 95.99 155.13 198.88 114.39
6-month Double Entry 120.99 180.13 223.88 139.39
6-month Multi-Entry 145.99 205.13 248.88 164.39
12-month Multi-Entry 195.99 255.13 298.88 214.39
1. The regular processing time is 4 working days; express service takes 3 working days; rush service takes 2 working days; postal service takes 10 working days.
2. This CVASC in Vancouver and Calgary accept cash, debit card and money order (please make the money order payable to: CITS V Service (Canada) ltd.) The CVASC in Toronto accepts cash and debit card. The CVASC in Montreal accepts cash, debit card and money order.

Major Visa Types & Requirements

Types Purpose
Tourist (L) It is issued for an alien who comes to PRC for sight-seeing.
Business (M) M is issued to those who intend to visit for commercial and trade activities.
Noncommercial Visit (F) F is issued for an alien who comes to PRC for non-commercial business activities, such as research, lecture, science and technology exchange visits on invitation.
Employment/Work (Z) It is issued for applicants going to PRC for employment or work.
Student (X)

It is issued for an alien who comes to PRC for study.
X1 is for those who plan to stay for more than 6 months, while X2 is issued for short stay.

Private Visit (S) It is issued to family members who intend to visit the foreigners working or studying in PRC, or to those who intend to go to PRC for other private affairs.
Family Reunion (Q) It is issued to family members of Chinese citizens or foreigners with permanent residence in PRC.
Transit (G) It is issued for applicants going to PRC for transit to another country/region.
Hong Kong SAR & Macao SAR Visas

1. Canadian citizens are exempted from Hong Kong Visa if they go to Hong Kong for visit or sightseeing and they stay at Hong Kong for not more than 90 days.
2. Canadian citizens are exempted from Macao Visa for up to 30 days.


10-year China Visa for Canadian Citizens

Canadian citizens can get a Chinese visa (L / M / S2 / Q2 type) valid for up to ten years by submitting all required documents. Generally speaking, the longest granted validity shall not exceed the passport’s remaining validity and each stay may not exceed 120 days. The cost for such entry permit is 110 Canadian dollars. Applicants should pay attention that if the remaining validity of their passports is relatively short they had better secure a new passport before setting about the application.

2023 Public Holidays of CVASC in Ottawa

Festival Date Day
New Year's Day January 2 Monday
Chinese New Year  January 23 - 25 Monday - Wednesday
Family Day February 20 Monday
Commonwealth Day March 13 Monday
Qingming Festival April 5 Wednesday
Good Friday April 7 Friday
International Worker's Day May 1 Monday
Victoria Day May 22 Monday
Dragon Boat Festival June 23 Friday
Canada Day July 3 Monday
Civic Day August 7 Monday
Labor Day September 4 Monday
Chinese National Day October 2 - 4 Monday - Wednesday
Thanksgiving Day October 9 Monday
Remembrance Day November 10 Friday
Christmas Day December 25 Monday
Note: The holidays schedules above are subject to change as necessary according to the embassy.

 Please contact Embassy of Canada in China if Canadians are in problems there.

 Recommended Tours:
China Tours from Canada
China Tour from Toronto Canada
China Tour from Vancouver Canada
China Tour from Montreal Canada
China Tour from Ottawa

 Other Chinese Embassies in North America:
Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada

- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Canada
Asked by Alan Ma from CANADA | Aug. 11, 2023 16:59Reply
Renew Hong Kong ID and apply for HK Passport
I am a Chinese Canadian living in Ontario.
I have a 10 years old Hong Kong ID card which expired.
Can I renew my expired Hong Kong ID in Canada, preferably Toronto?
Can I also apply for Hong Kong Passport together?
Answers (1)
Answered by Andrew | Aug. 13, 2023 23:12

Yes, you can prepare all the required documents and submit them to the local Chinese embassy or consulate in person.
Asked by Jie Shi from CANADA | May. 22, 2021 10:51Reply
Chinese passport renew: My Chinese passport expired in April 2021
I need new passport to apply US Visa to visit my parents. It’s urgent since they haven’t seen me for long time due to COVID and my Mom is sad and can’t sleep recently causing health condition. What I should do to get passport renewed?
Answers (1)
Answered by Leo | May. 25, 2021 02:08

You can make an appoinment at to renew your passport.
Asked by Nic Chung from CANADA | Dec. 21, 2020 16:04Reply
HK SAR passport application
I want to renew my son's Hong Kong Specoal Administrative Region passport which will expire by mid 2021. Right now we are living in Ottawa, Canada. I have filled in the download form ID843 and ID853. Where should we go for the submission and should I book an appointment beforehand.
Answers (1)
Answered by Doris | Dec. 30, 2020 18:52

You need to make an online appointment first and then submit the documents to the Chinese embassy in Canada by post. For the details, please refer to the website of the Chinese embassy in Canada.
Asked by Linda from CANADA | Nov. 25, 2020 18:28Reply
Visa Processing Time during Covid
It says it takes 4 business days to process but what about the time for processing because of covid?
If I need to purchase a plane ticket ahead of time, I'm not sure without the approximate processing time.
Answers (1)
Answered by Maria | Nov. 29, 2020 22:12

Linda, actually, I assume it takes one to two weeks for visa processing because of COVID. You can confirm this with the visa center before purchasing the plane ticket.
Asked by JF from CANADA | Nov. 12, 2020 14:19Reply
Business Travel allowed?
Is it now possible to travel to China, with a valid Business Visa (M)?
What are the current requirements to travel to China?
Answers (1)
Answered by Karos | Nov. 15, 2020 23:22

I'm afraid not. If you want to enter China at present, you need to get a new visa with the PU or TE invitation letter obtained from Chinese government.
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