Visa for China
2020/07/30

Please read this guidance carefully before submitting your application.

 

1. The Chinese diplomatic missions in New Zealand reserve the right to interpret, amend and change the Chinese Visa requirements in accordance with the laws and regulations of the People's Republic of China. We also reserve the right to review, delay, refuse and cancel your visa without providing specific reasons. Based on the individual circumstances, the validity of a visa, length of stay and number of entries is decided on a case-by-case basis. The Chinese diplomatic missions in New Zealand are not liable for any financial losses as resulting from any above scenario.


You are fully responsible and liable for your visa become invalid or unused due to change of personal or unforeseen circumstances. The Chinese diplomatic missions in New Zealand will not refund any fees in relation to your visa application.

 

2. The Chinese diplomatic missions in New Zealand has introduced online China visa application and appointment for visa application submission system with effect from 1st August 2020.


All applicants, including diplomats, government officials, but excluding visa applications for Hong Kong SAR of China and Macao SAR of China, are required to access and complete China Visa Application Form through China Online Visa Application website (cova.cs.mfa.gov.cn). Your application will be declined or you can be refused entry permission to China if you provided inaccurate, false or misleading information.

 

After having completed online China visa application, you are also required to make an appointment for visa submission through Appointment for Visa Application Submission website (avas.cs.mfa.gov.cn) if you wish to submit your application in person to the Chinese diplomatic missions in New Zealand. Holders of diplomatic and official passport, or applications for diplomatic, official and courtesy visa, or visa applications for Hong Kong SAR of China or Macao SAR of China are exempted from making a visa submission appointment.

 

 No appointments are required if you submit your applications via post or courier service. More details please refer to "How to Apply for China Visa".

 

3. If necessary, you may be asked to provide further additional documents in support of your application, and you may also require to attend an interview as part of the visa processing.

 

4. It normally takes 4 working days to process visa applications. If you are asked to provide further documents or certain documents need to be verified, we will contact you for the processing time. You may request an express processing service but it must be approved by a consular officer.

 

5. You have the option of getting your visa applications submitted to the Chinese diplomatic missions in New Zealand through travel agents, visa agencies or you nominated representative. Please be aware of that the Chinese diplomatic missions in New Zealand have never built up partnership with any agencies, nor have given authorisation to any agencies to be the official visa agencies, we do not recommend an agency you can use, and we treat all applicants equally, and no individuals or agencies have received any special treatment or exceptions for their visa applications.

 

6. You may not change or withdraw your application once it has been accepted for processing. We will not return any supporting documents submitted, please make additional copies if you want to keep them.

 

7. For New Zealand born children with Chinese descent when travelling to China for the first time:

  (1) A child born in New Zealand is not a New Zealand citizen by birth, nor has other citizenship by descent, and at the time of child's birth, one of the child's parent is Chinese citizen, the child is a Chinese citizen by birth, and the child is eligible to apply for a Chinese passport. Please refer to "How to apply for a Chinese passport".

  (2) A child born in New Zealand is a New Zealand citizen by birth or has other citizenship by descent, and at the time of child's birth, one of the parents is Chinese citizen who does not hold New Zealand Permanent Resident Visa or have permanent residency of other countries, the child is a Chinese citizen by birth, and the child is eligible to apply for a Chinese Travel Document. Please refer to "How to apply for a Chinese travel document".

  (3) A child born in New Zealand is a New Zealand citizen by birth or has other citizenship by descent, and at the time of child's birth, one of the child's parent is Chinese citizen holding New Zealand Permanent Reside Visa or have permanent residency of other countries , the child is not a Chinese citizen by birth, and the child is required to apply for a Chinese Visa.

 

 

How to Apply for China Visa

 

STEP 1: Prepare Documents
1. Basic Documents
  (1) Passport. Original passport with at least six months of remaining validity and blank visa pages, and a photocopy of bio-data page of your passport.
  (2) Photo. Must be a recent coloured ID photo, facing forward and with light coloured background, and bareheaded. (Photo requirement http://www.chinaembassy.org.nz/eng/lsfw/visa/t1420707.htm).

  (3) Proof of legal stay or residence status (applicable to those not applying for China visa in their country of citizenship). For non-New Zealand passport holder, when you apply for your China visa in New Zealand, you must provide the original and photocopy of evidence of your immigration status in New Zealand, such as citizen endorsement, residence, work or student visa.

  (4) Photocopy of previous Chinese passports or previous China visas (applicable to foreign citizens those who were Chinese citizens and have obtained foreign citizenship). If you are applying for a China visa for the first time, you should provide your previous Chinese passport and a photocopy of its data page. If you have obtained China visas before and want to apply for a China visa with a renewed foreign passport that does not contain any China visa labels, you should present a photocopy of the previous passport's data page and the page with your photo if it is separate, as well as the pages with your previous China visa. (If your name on the current passport differs from that on the previous one, you must provide an official document of name change.)

  (5) Please click here to read specified requirement for New Zealand born child who is New Zealand citizen with Chinese descent and is applying for China visa for the first time.

 

2. Supporting Documents Based on Visa Category and Purpose of Travel
You are also required to provide supporting documents and are based on the purpose of your travel and visa category.

 

Visa Category

Purpose of travel

C

Issued to foreign crew members of means of international transportation, including aircraft, trains, and ships, or motor vehicle drivers engaged in cross-border transport activities, or to the accompanying family members of the crew members of the above-mentioned ships.

D

Issued to those who intend to reside in China permanently.

F

Issued to those who intend to go to China for exchanges, visits, study tours and other activities.

G

Issued to those who intend to transit through China.

J1

Issued to resident foreign journalists of foreign news organizations stationed in China. The intended duration of stay in China exceeds 180 days.

J2

Issued to foreign journalists who intend to go to China for short-term news coverage. The intended duration of stay in China is no more than 180 days.

L

Issued to those who intend to go to China as a tourist.

M

Issued to those who intend to go to China for commercial and trade activities.

Q1

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 to China for the purpose of foster care. The intended duration of stay in China exceeds 180 days.

"Family members" refers to spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law.

Q2

Issued to those who intend to visit their relatives who are Chinese citizens residing in China or foreigners with permanent residence in China. The intended duration of stay in China is no more than 180 days.

R

Issued to those who are high-level talents or whose skills are urgently needed in China.

S1

Issued to those who intend to go to China to visit the foreigners working or studying in China to whom they are spouses, parents, sons or daughters under the age of 18 or parents-in-law, or to those who intend to go to China for other private affairs. The intended duration of stay in China exceeds 180 days.

S2

Issued to those who intend to visit their family members who are foreigners working or studying in China, or to those who intend to go to China for other private matters. The intended duration of stay in China is no more than 180 days.

"family members" refers to spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law.

X1

Issued to those who intend to study in China for a period of more than 180 days.

X2

Issued to those who intend to study in China for a period of no more than 180 days.

Z

Issued to those who intend to work in China.

 

Required Supporting Documents Based on Visa Category

 

C-Visa

A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company or an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China.

 

D-Visa

The original and photocopy of the Confirmation Form for Foreigners Permanent Residence Status issued by the Ministry of Public Security of China.

 

Please note that the holders of D Visa shall, within 30 days from the date of their entry, apply to the exit/entry administrations of public security organs under local people's governments at or above the county level in the proposed places of residence for foreigners' residence permits.

 

F-Visa

An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:

  (1) Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, passport number, etc.).

  (2) Information on the planned visit (the purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).

  (3) Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, a signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual).

 

Please Note:

A faxed copy, scanned copy or photocopy of letter of invitation are acceptable. Please make sure the letter of invitation is clear and easy to read. We may require the original documents.    

 

G-Visa

An onward air (train or ship) ticket with confirmed date and seat to the destination country or region.

J1-Visa

Visa Notification Letter issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

 

Applicants should contact the press section of the Chinese Embassy/Consulate General in advance or and complete relevant formalities.

 

J2-Visa

Visa Notification Letter issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China or other authorized units in China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

 

Applicants should contact the press section of the Chinese Embassy/Consulate General in advance and complete the required formalities.

 

L-Visa

Documents showing the itinerary including air ticket booking record (round trip) and proof of a hotel reservation, etc. or an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation letter should contain:

  (1) Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, passport number, etc.).

  (2) Information on the planned visit (arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, etc.).

  (3) Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, a signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual).

  (4) Photocopies of both sides of Chinese ID of the inviting individual or foreign passport and permanent residence permit.

 

Please Note:

A faxed copy, scanned copy or photocopy of letter of invitation are acceptable. Please make sure the letter of invitation is clear and easy to read. We may require the original documents.    

 

M-Visa

Documents on the commercial activity issued by a trade partner in China, or trade fair invitation or other invitation letters issued by a relevant entity or individual. The invitation letter should contain:

  (1) Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, passport number, etc.).

  (2) Information on the planned visit (the purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).

  (3) Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, a signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual).

 

Please Note:

A faxed copy, scanned copy or photocopy of letter of invitation are acceptable. Please make sure the letter of invitation is clear and easy to read. We may require the original documents.    

 

Q1-Visa

For family reunion, the following documents are required:

  (1) An invitation letter issued by a Chinese citizen or a foreign citizen with a Chinese permanent residence permit who lives in China. The invitation letter should contain:

    Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, passport number, etc.)

    Information on the visit (a purpose of visit, intended arrival date, place(s) of intended residence, intended duration of residence, arrival and departure dates, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures)

   ƒInformation on the inviting individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, a signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual, etc.)

  (2) Photocopies of both sides of Chinese ID of the inviting individual or foreign passport and permanent residence permit.

  (3) Original and photocopy of certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship) showing the relationship of family members between the applicant and inviting individual.

  "Family members" refers to spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law.

 

For foster care, the following documents are required:

  (1) Foster entrustment notarisation issued by Chinese Embassies/Consulates General in foreign countries or Foster Care Power of Attorney notarized and authenticated in the country of residence or in China.

  (2) Original and photocopy of the consignor's passport(s), as well as the original and photocopy of certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship) notarized and authenticated certification showing the relationship between parents or guardians and children.

  (3) A letter of consent on foster care issued by the trustee living in China who has agreed to provide foster care services and a photocopy of the ID of the trustee.

  (4) A photocopy of the certificate indicating the permanent residence status abroad of the parent(s) when the child was born, provided that either or both parents of the child are Chinese citizens.

 

Please Note:

A faxed copy, scanned copy or photocopy of letter of invitation are acceptable. Please make sure the letter of invitation is clear and easy to read. We may require the original documents.    

 

Q2-Visa

  (1) An invitation letter issued by a Chinese citizen or a foreign citizen with a Chinese permanent residence permit who lives in China. The invitation letter should contain:

    Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, passport number, etc.).

    Information on the visit (the purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting individual, financial source for expenditures).

   ƒ Information on the inviting individual (name, contact number, address, signature etc.).

  (2) Photocopies of both sides of Chinese ID or foreign passport and permanent residence permit of the inviting individual.

 

Please Note:

A faxed copy, scanned copy or photocopy of letter of invitation are acceptable. Please make sure the letter of invitation is clear and easy to read. We may require the original documents.    

 

R-Visa

The applicant should submit the relevant certification in accordance with the relevent regulations, and meet the relevant requirements of the competent authorities of the Chinese government on high-level talents and individual with special skills urgently needed by China,

 

S1-Visa

  (1) An invitation letter from the inviting individual (a foreigner who stays or resides in China for work or studies) which contains:

    Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, passport number, etc.).

    Information on the visit (the purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place of intended residence, relations between the applicant and the inviting individual, financial source for expenditures, etc.).

   ƒ Information on the inviting individual (name, contact telephone number, address, signature, etc.).

  (2) A photocopy of the inviting individual's passport and residence permit

  (3) Original and photocopy of certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship) showing the relationship of immediate family members between applicants and inviting individual.

  "Immediate family members" refers to spouses, parents, sons or daughters under the age of 18 and parents-in-law.

 

Please Note:

A faxed copy, scanned copy or photocopy of letter of invitation are acceptable. Please make sure the letter of invitation is clear and easy to read. We may require the original documents.    

 

S2-Visa

For visiting family members for a short period, the following documents are required:

  (1) An invitation letter issued by the inviting individual (a foreigner who stays or resides in China for work or studies) which contains:

    Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, passport number, etc.).

    Information on the visit (the purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting individual, financial source for expenditures, etc.).

   ƒ Information on the inviting individual (name, contact telephone number, address, signature, etc.).

  (2) A photocopy of the inviting individual's (a foreigner who stays or lives in China for work or studies) passport and residence permit.

  (3) Photocopy of certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate or notarized certification of kinship) showing the relationship of family members between the applicant and the inviting individual.

  "Family members" refers to spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law.

 

For private affairs, documentation identifying the nature of the private affairs should be provided as required by the consular officer.

 

Please Note:

A faxed copy, scanned copy or photocopy of letter of invitation are acceptable. Please make sure the letter of invitation is clear and easy to read. We may require the original documents.    

 

X1-Visa

  (1) Original and photocopy of the Admission Letter issued by a school or other entities in China.

  (2) Original and photocopy of "Visa Application for Study in China" (Form JW201 or Form JW202).

 

X2-Visa

Original and photocopy of Admission Notice issued by a school or other entities in China.

 

Z-Visa

One of the following documents:

  (1) Foreigners Employment Permit of the People's Republic of China issued by Chinese government authorities for Human Resources and Social Security; if your intended work period is 90 days or less, you need to provide an Approval of Short-Term Employment for Foreigners Working in P.R. China. You must apply for your visa before the commencing work date indicated on the Approval and you will be allowed to work only within the period of time indicated in the Approval.

  (2) Original Permit for Foreign Experts Working in China or Notification Letter of Foreigners Work Permit in China issued by the State Bureau of Foreign Experts.

  (3) Copy of Registration Certificate of Resident Representative Offices of enterprises of foreign countries(regions) issued by Chinese authorities of industrial and commercial administration.

  (4) An approval document for commercial performance (original) issued by Chinese government authority for Cultural Affairs (only applicable to applicants for commercial performances in mainland China) and Approval of Short-Term Employment for Foreigners Working in P.R. China, applicants must submit visa applications before the commence date shown on Approval of Short-Term Employment for Foreigners Working in P.R. China, and shall not work more than the period of time shown on the approval letter.

  (5) Letter of Invitation to Foreigners for Offshore Petroleum Operations in China issued by China National Offshore Oil Corporation;

 

STEP 2: Complete China Online Visa Application Form

The Chinese diplomatic missions in New Zealand has introduced China online visa application form since 1st August 2020. (More information at http://www.chinaembassy.org.nz/eng/lsfw/visa/t1801570.htm)

 

1. Please complete your China Online Visa Application Form through the China Online Visa Application website (cova.cs.mfa.gov.cn). All applicants are required to complete the online application form, including diplomats, government officials, but excluding visa applications for Hong Kong SAR of China and Macao SAR of China.

Please Note:

  (1) Your application will be declined or you can be refused entry permission to China if you provided inaccurate, false or misleading information.
  (2) You must upload an ID photo of yourself and also it must meet the visa photo requirement (Please check the photo requirement at http://www.chinaembassy.org.nz/eng/lsfw/visa/t1420707.htm). Your application will be declined if you uploaded a photo of someone else. You will have to complete the online application again and re-book for your visa submission appointment.
  (3) Applicant who was born in China (including Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR, and Taiwan Province), you must enter your name in Chinese characters, if applicable.  

2. Print out Visa Application Form of the People's Republic of China and Confirmation of Online Visa Application.

Once you have completed China Online Visa Application Form, you must also print all pages of Confirmation of Online Visa Application and Visa Application form of the People's Republic of China which generated automatically.

 

Please Note:

Applicant must sign at both "Applicant's Signature" on the printout of Confirmation of Online Visa Application and Visa Application form of the People's Republic of China. If someone assisted you in completing the application, the person who provided the assistance must also sign at "Signature" on the section 9 of Visa Application form of the People's Republic of China. Signatures must be a wet signature, we do not accept faxed, scanned, photocopied, and electronic signatures.

 

STEP 3: Appointment for Visa Submission

The Chinese diplomatic missions in New Zealand has introduced Appointment for Visa Application Submission website since 1st August 2020.

1. After completing China Visa Online Application Form, you need to book an appointment for visa application submission to the consular office through Appointment for Visa Application Submission website (avas.cs.mfa.gov.cn). Holders of diplomatic and official passport, or applications for diplomatic, official and courtesy visa, or visa applications for Hong Kong SAR of China or Macao SAR of China are exempted from making a visa submission appointment.

2. Please print out the Appointment for Visa Application Submission Confirmation letter (AVAS Confirmation) once you have booked an appointment.

If you are not able to submit your application in person, you can have your application submitted through courier or post without needing a visa application submission appointment.

 

Please Note:

  (1) Prior appointment is mandatory if the applicant, or agent of the applicant intend to submit applications in person to the office. Applications will not be accepted without a booked appointment.

  (2) You may have multiple applications to be booked in for one appointment, but please make sure that you have entered each application ID when booking your appointment online. Applications will not be accepted if you did not enter application IDs for the appointment.

 

STEP 4: Submission of Visa Application

 

Submit in Person by the Applicant (Agent of the Applicant)

1. Please make sure you have already booked an appointment and arrive on time for your schedule appointment.

2. Please bring the following documents for your appointment:

  (1) Visa application form of the People's Republic of China;

  (2) Confirmation of Online Visa Application;

  (3) Appointment for Visa Application Submission (AVAS) Confirmation;

  (4) Original passport and photocopy of the bio-data page;

  (5) One paper-based photo;

  (6) Original or photocopy of supporting documents. (Please check "Supporting document for visa application")

 

If you wish to have your passport to be returned by courier or post, handling service fee is not applied, however you need to provide the following:

  (7) Prepaid envelope or courier package. Please make sure you have written the recipient's name, address and telephone numbers on the package.

  (8) Bank cheque for visa application fee. Please make sure you have paid the correct amount and have the right title for the bank cheque. (Please check "Fees, Processing time and Payment methods".)

 

Please Note:

  (1) Applicant or agent of the applicant must submit applications to the corresponding consular office of the Embassy or Consulate-General in New Zealand in accordance with consular district jurisdiction (http://www.chinaconsulate.org.nz/chn/zjfw/bzxz/P020180925410821982363.pdf) of the applicant's residential address in New Zealand. Application may be declined to process if received from areas outside consular district jurisdiction.

  (2) It is important that you must cancel your appointment for visa application submission and re-book an appointment through Appointment for Visa Application Submission website if you or your agent is unable to attend the scheduled appointment.

  (3) If applicant or agent of the applicant did not attend the scheduled appointment, your application ID will become invalid and your application will no longer be accepted, you will have to complete China Online Visa Application Form again and make another appointment for visa application submission.

  (4) You may appoint a person or company to be your agent. No authorisation letter is required when submitting applications by an agent.

  (5) A pickup slip will be provided once your application has been accepted for processing and please keep the pickup slip in a safe place. You must present your pickup slip at the time of collection.

 

Submit via Post or Courier (Handling Service Fee Applies)

1. If you do not intend to submit your application in person, you can have your application to be submitted via post or courier service to the corresponding consular office of the Embassy or Consulate-General in New Zealand in accordance with consular district jurisdiction (http://www.chinaconsulate.org.nz/chn/zjfw/bzxz/P020180925410821982363.pdf) of your residential address in New Zealand. Application may be declined to process if received from areas outside consular district jurisdiction.

2. Please include the following documents when sending your application:

  (1) Visa application form of the People's Republic of China;

  (2) Confirmation of Online Visa Application;

  (3) Original passport and photocopy of the bio-data page;

  (4) One paper-based photo;

  (5) Original or photocopy of supporting documents. (Please check "Supporting document for visa application")

  (6) Prepaid envelope or courier package. Please make sure you have written the recipient's name, address and telephone numbers on the package.

  (7) Bank cheque for visa application fee. Please make sure you have paid the correct amount and have the right title for the bank cheque. (Please check "Fees, Processing time and Payment methods")

3. Postal (courier) address for the Chinese Consulate-General in Auckland

  Consular Section, Consulate General of P.R. China in Auckland

630 Great South Road, Ellerslie, Auckland 1051

 

Please Note:

  (1) Passport is a valuable personal item, we strongly recommend you using courier delivery which provides tracking service, such as NZ Post, Courier Post, and NZ Couriers. Applications are sent by regular post is not recommended.

  (2) The Chinese diplomatic missions in New Zealand will not responsible for any loss, damage to your passports and documents, or delays caused by the post or courier.

  (3) We do not accept applications are sent by post or courier for express processing service of visa applications. Your application will be processed as regular processing time.

 

STEP 5: Payment and Collection

1. You will be given a pickup slip when submitting your application in person at the consular office. You must bring the pickup slip for passport collection and make the payment for your visa application.  

2. You may appoint someone to collect your passport, your nominated person must also present the pickup slip for passport collection and make the payment for your visa application.

3. If application is submitted by post or courier service, or you have requested your passport to be returned by post or courier service after submitted your application to the consular office in person. We will return your passport using the courier package or envelope you provided.

(Please check "Fees, Processing time and Payment methods")

 

Please Note:

  (1) We do not accept express processing service of visa application if applications are sent by post or courier, or you have requested your passport to be returned by post or courier after submitted application to the consular office in person.

  (2) The Chinese diplomatic missions in New Zealand will not responsible for any loss, damage to your passports and documents, or delays caused by the post or courier.

 

FEES, PROCESSING TIME AND CHARGES

Table of visa fee and processing time
(All fees accepted in New Zealand dollar, per person)

Nationality / Number of Entries / Visa Category

Visa fee

Processing time

New Zealand

Single entry

$140

4 working days1

Double entry

$210

6 Month Multiple Entry

$280

12 month and above, multiple entry

$420

United States

Single, double and multiple entry

$200

4 working days1

Category J visa

$380

Canada

Single, double and multiple entry

$110

4 working days1

Argentina

Single, double and multiple entry

$210

4 working days1

Brazil

Single, double and multiple

$200

4 working days1

Israel

Single, double and multiple

$40

4 working days1

Romania

Single entry

$105

4 working days1

Double entry

$140

Multiple entry

$211

Other countries2

Single entry

$60

4 working days1

Double entry

$90

6-month multiple entry

$120

12-month and above, multiple entry

$180

Other charges

Fee

Processing time

Express processing service3

$37

2-3 working days

Handling service fee4

$15

 

Remarks:

1. You will be given an indication of processing time if your application has been put on hold due to inadequate supporting documents or pending for additional verification processing.

2. Visa fees for other countries may vary and is based on the reciprocal agreements. Please contact us for more information.

3. Express processing service must be approved by a consular officer, and not eligible for applications sent by post or courier, or have requested to be returned by post or courier.

4. Handling service fee is charged regardless of the number of applications. For example, if you are sending one package with multiple applications, you only need to pay one handling service fee.

 

Visa fee waiver countries based on bilateral agreements
(Last update on 1 November 2017)

Country

Visa Fee

Express Processing Fee

Albania

Waived

Not waived

Pakistan

Waived

Waived

Belarus (applicant must not over 16 year old)

Waived

Waived

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Waived

Not waived

Maldives

Waived

Waived

Federated States of Micronesia

Waived

Not waived

Chile (For visa category F, L, M, Q2,S2)

Waived

Not waived

 

How to pay

Application fee can be paid by:

1. Credit card (Visa and MasterCard only)

2. EFTPOS

3. Bank Cheque – Please make the bank cheque payable to Consulate General of P.R.China in Auckland or Chinese Consulate in Auckland. Please make sure the cheque is made for the exact amount due. Cheque with incorrect amount will not be accepted.

 

Please Note:

We do not accept payments made by cash, personal cheque, company cheque and direct credit (online banking transfer). Credit card payments only available at the counter and we cannot process payments by providing credit card numbers.

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