China Embassy in Canada

                                   Visa Application Form of PRC

                                  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.

                                  2020 Public Holidays of CVASC in Ottawa

                                  Festival Date Day
                                  New Year's Day January 1 Wednesday
                                  Chinese New Year January 24 - 28 Friday - Tuesday
                                  Family Day February 17 Monday
                                  Good Friday April 10 Friday
                                  International Worker's Day May 1 Friday
                                  Victoria Day May 18 Monday
                                  Dragon Boat Festival June 25 Thursday
                                  Canada Day July 1 Wednesday
                                  Civic Day August 3 Monday
                                  Labor Day September 7 Monday
                                  Chinese National Day October 1 - 2 Thursday - Friday
                                  Thanksgiving Day October 12 Monday
                                  Remembrance Day November 11 Wednesday
                                  Christmas Day December 25 Friday
                                  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 modified on Dec. 30, 2020 -
                                  Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Canada
                                  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.
                                  Asked by Tina Zhang from CANADA | Sep. 23, 2020 06:53Reply
                                  Can Q2 visitor holder enter China now from September 29, 2020?
                                  I am a Canadian citizen holding a your Q2 visa. Lately I heard Q2 visa holder is allowed the entry to PRC now starting from September 28, 2020. Is the news true? Just to confirm with you. Thanks!
                                  Answers (1)
                                  Answered by Sabrina | Sep. 27, 2020 20:17

                                  I'm afraid not, because only those with a temporary residence permit of China will be allowed to enter, but in normal cases, a Q2 visa holder does not have a temporary residence permit.
                                  Asked by Michelle from CANADA | Aug. 18, 2020 08:26Reply
                                  Can i travel to China now with a 10 year Chinese visa?
                                  i am a Canadian citizen with a valid 10-year Chinese visa. can I travel to China right now or do i need a special permit? do i need to wait for 14 days before departing and another 14 days quarantine after arriving?
                                  Answers (1)
                                  Answered by Nancy | Aug. 23, 2020 20:32

                                  Michelle, you will need a special permit, which requires you to undergo a test for the COVID virus. It's not necessary to be quarantined for 14 days before departing, but you may be asked to do so upon arrival in China.
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