China Embassy in Australia

                                   Visa Application Form of PRC
                                    Procedure and Fee for Application

                                  Ambassador: Mr. Cheng Jingye
                                  Address: 15 Coronation Drive, Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Canberra
                                  Tel: +61-2-62283999
                                  Fax: +61-2-62283836

                                  Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Australia

                                  Tel: +61-2-62283979, 0434716788
                                  Fax: +61-2-62283997
                                  Telephone Inquiry Hours: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)
                                  Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

                                  Consular Districts of the Embassy/Consulates

                                  Consulate General Consular Jurisdiction
                                  Embassy of PRC in Canberra Capital Territory (Canberra District), North Territory
                                  Consulate General of PRC in Brisbane Queensland
                                  Consulate General of PRC in Melbourne Victoria, Tasmania
                                  Consulate General of PRC in Perth Western Australia
                                  Consulate General of PRC in Sydney New South Wales
                                  Consulate General of PRC in Adelaide South Australia

                                  Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC) 

                                  In order to provide a better service for the applicants, the embassy of PRC in Canberra, and General Consulates in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth have introduced the CVASC. Applications for China visa and Hong Kong or Macao visa/entry permit from all ordinary passport holders should be submitted to the center:

                                  Note: Applicants holding Diplomatic, Service or Official passport, or who are qualified to apply for the Diplomatic, Service, or Courtesy visa, Chinese passport/Travel Document, Notarization or Authentication should still submit the application directly to the Consulate General as usual and don't have to make online appointment.

                                  Detailed information about the CVASC: 

                                  Address: Suite 201, Level 2, Canberra House, 40 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra, ACT 2600
                                  Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1862, Canberra, ACT 2601
                                  Tel: +61-2-62797800
                                  Fax: +61-2-62472888
                                  Office Hours: 09:00 - 15:00, Monday - Friday (except public holidays)

                                  Address: Level 5, 299 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
                                  Mailing address: P.O. Box 20516 World Square NSW 2002
                                  Tel: +61-2-94758800
                                  Fax: +61-2-92612088

                                  Address: Ground Floor, 570 ST Kilda RD., Melbourne, VIC 3004
                                  Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7227, ST Kilda Rd., Melbourne, VIC 3004
                                  Tel: +61-3-9937-2308 
                                  Fax: +61-3-9937-2337, +61-3-9937-2338

                                  Address: PART level 4, 140 Ann Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000;
                                  Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12545 George Street, QLD 4003
                                  Tel: +61-7-3031-6300
                                  Fax: +61-7-3221-9388

                                  Address: Ground Floor, 256 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6000 (Entrance via Victoria Ave)
                                  Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3090, East Perth, WA 6892
                                  Tel: +61-8-9220-3800
                                  Fax: +61-8-9221-1888

                                  Address: Suite 1.2, Level 1, 33 King William Street, Adelaide, SA 5000 
                                  Tel: +61-8-8113-3800
                                  Fax: +61-8-8410-0245

                                  Major Types & Requirements


                                  Tourist (L) It is issued to those who comes for tourism. Group L is available for tourists who travel on a group basis.
                                  Business (M) It is issued to those who intend to go there for commercial and trade activities.
                                  Noncommercial Visit (F) It is issued to aliens who are invited to a lecture, scientific-technological & cultural exchanges, study tours, etc.
                                  Employment/Work (Z) It is issued to an alien who comes for a post, employment, or commercial performance.
                                  Student (X)

                                  It is issued to foreigners who come to study in China.

                                  Family Reunion (Q) It is issued to those who are family members of Chinese citizens or of foreigners with Chinese permanent residence and intend to go to China for family reunion, or to those who intend to go there for the purpose of foster care.
                                  Q1 grants a stay of more than 180 days, while Q2 allows a stay of no more than 180 days.
                                  Private visit (S) it is issued to family members of foreigners with work Z and student X in China or visit for other private affairs.
                                  Transit (G)

                                  It is issued to a foreign citizen who is to transit through China on his or her way to a third country(or region).

                                  Talent (R) It is issued to aliens who are high-level talents or whose skills are urgently needed in China.
                                  Hong Kong SAR & Macao SAR Visa 1. Australia citizens are exempt 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. Australia citizens are exempt from Macao Visa for up to 30 days.

                                   Procedure for Application at CVASC            Visa Fees

                                  2020 Holiday Schedule of the CVASC in Canberra

                                  Festival Date Day
                                  New Year's Day January 1 Wednesday
                                  Chinese New Year January 24 - 28 Friday - Tuesday
                                  Australia Day January 29 Wednesday
                                  Canberra Day March 9 Monday
                                  Easter Day April 10 - 13 Friday - Monday
                                  Anazc Day April 24 Friday
                                  International Labor Day May 1 Friday 
                                  Reconciliation Day June 1 Monday
                                  Queen's Birthday June 8 Monday
                                  Mid-Autumn Day October 1 Thursday
                                  Chinese National Day October 2 - 6 Friday - Tuesday
                                  Christmas Day December 24 & 25 Thursday - Friday

                                   Please contact Embassy of Australia in China if Australians are in troubles there.

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                                  China Tour from Sydney
                                  China Tour from Brisbane
                                  China Tour from Melbourne
                                  China Tour from Canberra
                                  China Tour from Perth

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                                  - Last modified on Nov. 04, 2020 -
                                  Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Australia
                                  Asked by Susan | Aug. 31, 2020 17:36Reply
                                  Chinese passport renew
                                  Hello, my Chinese passport has expired in July 2020, I could not renew it in Sydney as Chinese consulate has been closed since April 6 due to the covid-19, can i renew it in Canberra?

                                  Answers (1)
                                  Answered by Doris | Sep. 03, 2020 02:00

                                  You can have a try.
                                  Asked by Wendy Lo from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 26, 2020 19:24Reply
                                  Renewal of HKSAR Passport in Canberra

                                  My son's HKSAR Passport is due to expired by the end of the year. He is 15 years old and is now studying in Australia. I would like to enquire on how I should proceed on the renewal of his passport in Canberra, Australia.

                                  Thank you.
                                  Answers (1)
                                  Answered by Emily | Aug. 30, 2020 23:23

                                  He can renew this passport at the Chinese embassy in Australia. For details, please browse the website of the embassy.
                                  Asked by fifi from CHINA | Jul. 09, 2020 03:36Reply
                                  We have some documents which require China Embassy to certify. How do we get this done?
                                  Answers (1)
                                  Answered by Candy from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 13, 2020 00:31

                                  If the documents are produced by an Australian entity, you need to have it first notarized by a notary public and then have it authenciated by the Chinese embassy in Australia.
                                  Asked by SWEE CHOK WONG from MALAYSIA | Mar. 26, 2020 09:14Reply
                                  Application For A China Visa.
                                  I hold a Malaysian Passport with a Permanent Resident status in Australia. I am living in Perth. My present Category M China Visa with Multiple Entries and 60 Days Duration of Each Stay will expire on 27th March 2020. I am a Consultant for a Mattress Manufacturing Company in China and wish to apply for a Category M China Visa with Multiple Entries and 90 Days Duration of Each Stay. Can I apply for this Visa in Perth? How much is the Application Fee? How long to obtain the Visa? Thank you.
                                  Answers (1)
                                  Answered by Carie from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 29, 2020 23:42

                                  Yes, you can apply for it from Australia. the fee is AUD 199.5 for a one year multiple entry visa. It normally takes four week days to obtain the visa.
                                  Asked by Elizabeth from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 05, 2020 20:21Reply
                                  Australian Passport with Hong Kong PR Status moving to Macau
                                  I am an Australian Passport holder with Permanent Resident status in Hong Kong, would I be able to move to live in Macau? What kind of a visa should I apply for?
                                  Answers (1)
                                  Answered by Chris from USA | Feb. 11, 2020 19:29

                                  Elizabeth, as you have a HK PR card, you can live in Macau for as long as one year without a visa.
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