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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 May. 17, 2023 by Catherine He -
Questions & Answers on China Visa Fees
Asked by Pat from FRANCE | Aug. 19, 2023 13:45Reply
China visa to visit friends. UK passport. Resident in France. Travelling Asia. Apply in Vietnam?
Travelling Asia from 7th December. We are British citizens with French residency. Want to visit friends in China in March. Can we apply for the visa in Vietnam or Cambodia? Or can we apply in November in France (Marseille) to travel to China in March? How much would it be in Cambodia, Vietnam and Marseille please? Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Bob | Aug. 21, 2023 00:50

The success rate will be much higher in France, so you are recommended to apply there. It costs 126€.
Asked by sam from PAKISTAN | Aug. 18, 2023 02:41Reply
I am a Pakistani Passport holder. May I apply for a one (1) month tourist visa to travel in PRC,
and i want to know what kind of docs require for tourist visa.
Answers (1)
Answered by Bella | Aug. 20, 2023 18:43

The requirements include passport, application form, round-trip flight tickets and hotel orders or an invitation letter from a China entity. The immigration staff may ask for more case by case.
Asked by Yiannis Kotsimbos from GREECE | Aug. 15, 2023 08:22Reply
I am a Greek Passport holder. May I apply for a three (3) month tourist visa to travel in PRC ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Sally | Aug. 15, 2023 20:47

Generally, there is no problem if you can submit enough documents to support your 3-month itinerary.
Asked by Andrew from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 13, 2023 18:02Reply
China visa fee
I am an Aussie. How much is 2 years’ visa for an Aussie?
Answers (1)
Answered by Emily | Aug. 14, 2023 20:19

Generally, a multiple-entry visa for one year costs AUD 229.5 for regular service.
Asked by T from US | Jul. 31, 2023 09:37Reply
US citizen visa fees
Hi! Can I apply china visa in Malaysia? Do i pay local fees? Still paying $140 for china 10 year visa? Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Vivian | Aug. 01, 2023 01:21

I'm afraid 10-year visa is not available in Malaysia. It costs RM540 local fees for US citizens.
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