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Chinese Visa Information Australian Citizens

Australian citizens apply Chinese visa

How to apply

1. Foreigners holding ordinary passports (including Australian citizens) should submit their visa applications to the Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth. For more detailed information, please visit the official website of the Chinese Visa Application Service Center.

2. The Chinese Embassy and Consulates General in Australia no longer handle visa applications from foreigners holding ordinary passports (including applications sent by mail).

3. The Chinese Visa Application Service Center will notify the applicant if an interview is required by the embassy or the consulate general.

Service Processing options

1. Regular service: 4 working days.

2. Express service: 3 working days (subject to approval).

3. Urgent service: 2 working days (subject to approval) .

Schedule of fees

It usually takes 4 working days to process a visa application to mainland China. The schedule of fees is as follows:

Schedule of Fees (Unit: Australian Dollar)

Entries

Australian Citizens

American Citizens

Third Country

Single entry

60

169

50

Double entry

90

169

75

Multiple entries (6 months)

120

169

100

Multiple entries (12 months)

180

169

150

Australian Dollars will be charged if the applicant applying for a visa to Hong Kong is not from a visa-free country.

Note: The fees for applicants of third countries may be different from those stated in the schedule.

The Chinese Visa Application Service Centers operate in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth. Applicants for visas to mainland China should submit their applications to their nearest Service Center. They can either submit the application in person or through a travel agency, representative agency or other third party. Meanwhile, payment needs to be made according to the payment methods and schedule of fees required by the center. http://www.visaforchina.org/

Special services: If you should encounter an emergency situation, you may apply for Express or Urgent services by using emergency documents (for example, applying for an emergency travel document).

Extra fees are also charged for such services:

Services

Processing Time

Extra Fees

Express service

3 working days

30

Urgent service

2 working days

50

Tip: Foreigners holding Australian or New Zealand passports do not need visas if they are visiting Hong Kong or Macau, and NOT mainland China, provided their stay in Hong Kong and Macau is for a maximum of 90 days and 30 days respectively.

The Chinese Embassy in Australia and its consular section

In addition to the Chinese Embassy in Australia (Canberra), there are another four Chinese Consulates General in Australia, located in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane respectively.

The Chinese Embassy in Australia exercises jurisdiction over the capital city, South Australia and the northern territory. Major cities are Canberra, Adelaide and Darwin.

Address: 15 Coronation Drive, Yarralumla, ACT 2600 Australia

Tel: 0061-2-62734780

Fax: 0061-2-62734878

Website: http://au.china-embassy.org

The Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Canberra: https://www.visaforchina.org

The Chinese Consulate in Sydney and its consular section

Chinese citizens and foreigners in Australia (those who do not hold ordinary Australian passports) need to submit their applications to the appropriate consulate according to their geographic location in order to apply for consular documents or other consular services.

The Chinese Consulate General in Sydney exercises jurisdiction over New South Wales. The major city is Sydney.

Address: 39 Dunblane Street, Camperdown, NSW 2050 Sydney

Tel: 0061-2-85958013

Fax: 0061-2-85958011

Website: http://au.china-embassy.org

The Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Sydney: https://www.visaforchina.org

The Chinese Consulate General in Melbourne and its consular section

The Chinese Consulate General in Melbourne exercises jurisdiction over Victoria and Tasmania. Major cities are Melbourne and Hobart.

Address: 75-77 Irving Road, Toorak, VIC 3142

Tel: 0061-3-98043683

Fax: 0061-3-98220320

Website: http://melbourne.chineseconsulate.org

The Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Melbourne: https://www.visaforchina.org

The Chinese Consulate General in Perth and its consular section

The Chinese Consulate General in Perth exercises jurisdiction over Western Australia. The major city is Perth.

Address: 45 Brown Street, East Perth, WA 6004

Tel: 0061-8-92220300

Fax: 006-8-92216144

Website: http://perth.chineseconsulate.org

The Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Perth: http://www.visaforchina.org

The Chinese Consulate General in Brisbane and its consular section

The Chinese Consulate General in Brisbane exercises jurisdiction over Queensland. Major cities are Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Cairns.

Address: Level 9, 79 Adelaide Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

Tel: 0061-7-32106509 Fax: 0061-7-38448531

Website: http://brisbane.chineseconsulate.org

The Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Brisbane: https://www.visaforchina.org