China Embassy in Canada

 Visa Application Form of PRC

Ambassador: Mr. Luo Zhaohui
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: +1-613-7893434 ext. 232 (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 (F/M) 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.
M is issued to those who intend to visit for commercial and trade activities.
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 Jan. 03, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Canada
Asked by Tanya from CANADA | Jan. 16, 2020 14:37Reply
Business trip with the family member
My husband goes to China for business trip with an invitation from university for 2 weeks. I am joining him as a family member. What kind of visa do we need? Should we apply for visa separately or it can be done for two of us?
Answers (1)
Answered by Justine from CANADA | Jan. 16, 2020 19:36

You can apply for an F visa together.
Asked by Caroline Godin from CANADA | Jan. 12, 2020 07:15Reply
visa price by mail
Hi! We are three family members going on a tour of China with an american tour company in march. We live in New-Brunswick so we will have to send the applications. Can I send all three applications with passeports, ect in the same envelope? What would be the price including processing fees?
Answers (2)
Answered by Jonno from CANADA | Jan. 12, 2020 22:30

Caroline, actually I'm afraid that you can't apply for China visa by post.
Answered by Caroline from CANADA | Jan. 13, 2020 02:57

Well how can I apply then? We live 9 hours drive from the nearest ambassy or consulat.
Asked by Sonia from CANADA | Jan. 04, 2020 16:11Reply
We have a long lay over in Du Pong is a visa needed to leave airport
Answers (1)
Answered by Mary from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 05, 2020 18:53

Sonia, is Du Pong actually Pu Dong? If so, as long as your route qualifies, you can enjoy the 144h visa-free transit in Pudong Airport.
Asked by Divakar from CANADA | Dec. 28, 2019 09:26Reply
Should I include a self-addressed envelope when applying in person?
I am applying for a tourist visa and will be submitting the application in person at the Calgary Office. They are suppose to return the passport with the visa in mail.

My question: should I also submit a self-addressed envelope with this application in person?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nelly from CANADA | Dec. 29, 2019 23:02

Yes, if you prefer to have the passport mailed back, you need to notify the staff in CVASC when you submit documents with the Canada Post pre-paid envelope (Xpresspost).
Asked by Midha Khan from CANADA | Dec. 05, 2019 21:57Reply
Travel Visa less than 22 Hour Layover
I am a Canadian citizen flying to Pakistan on Dec 13, 2019. I have a 22 hour layover in Beijing and have booked a hotel outside of the airport. Will I receive a travel visa upon entry or do I need to apply in advance?
Answers (1)
Answered by Paul from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 08, 2019 18:47

You can enjoy the 24h visa-free transit, so no visa is required.
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