China Tourist Visa Guide (DEPT CANADA)
ATTENTION: Due to X-mas & New Year Holidays most of our Canadian offices will be closed from 1 pm Dec 24 to Dec 26 inclusive & from 4 pm Dec 28 to Jan 1, 2019 inclusive. 

IMPORTANT CHINA VISA ANNOUNCEMENT: From January 02, 2019 China consulates in Canada will require each applicant to come personally for fingerprinting. Visa Center advises to get China visa before the end of 2018 to avoid visa process complexities of new procedure! Apply at any Visa Center office before Dec. 31!

【Important】Process Modification for Visa Application and Authentication

Process Modification for

Visa Application and Authentication

From Dec. 13th, 2018,a new process of application will be implemented at Chinese Visa Application Center (Toronto) 

Ⅰ. New Process of Visa Application

a. Submission

Check-in | Applicants need to submit passports for scanning and take on-site photos ( for security use ). Then you will get a ticket to Counters.

Counter | Submit your application form and profile. You will get a Payment Notice and a ticket to Cashier. Collection of applicants’ all ten fingerprints is needed from Jan. 1st, 2019.

Cashier | Finish the payment of visa fee and service fee then you can get your Pickup Form.

b. Delivery

Check-in | Get a ticket at the Reception desk.

Delivery | With your Pickup Form  to get your passport and receipt.

Ⅱ. New Process of Authentication

a. Submission

Check-in | Get a ticket at the Reception desk. No need to make an appointment.

Counter | Submit your profile. And you will get a Payment Notice and a ticket to Cashier.

Cashier | Finish the payment of Authentication fee and service fee then you can get the Pickup Form.
b. Delivery

Check-in | Get a ticket at the Reception desk.

Delivery | With your Pickup Form  to get your documents and receipt.
Ⅲ. Good to Know

a. Pay at First Visit

Payment must be finished before you get the Pickup Form.
b. Incoming Mail Service Application Cancelled

You need to submit the profile for application in person. And delivery by mail is still available.
c. New Application Form from Dec. 17th, 2018

Click the Quick Access on our webpage and you will see Online Application Form button. Study the preface, finish the form, make an appointment, print the Application Form and the Appointment Form, bring them and welcome to Chinese Visa Application Center!
d. Fingerprints Collection

In accordance with the notification issued by the Chinese Embassy and Consulates in Canada, applicants’ all ten fingerprints shall be captured at our Counter.

 Dear applicants, to facilitate your travel arrangements, please kindly pay attention to the process modification above, and we are glad to serve you well.


Chinese Visa Application Center (Toronto)

Dec. 6th, 2018

China Visa - For Canadians


Canada/USA citizen must present a passport to visit China.


Canada/USA citizen must also be in possession of a visa.

Preparation before Apply 

(A)Your passport must be at least 6 month valid from the date you return and has at least two blank pages left. If you’ll need another visa to enter another country for the same trip, you’ll need to have at least four blank pages left with the same passport.

(B) Visa Application Form and Photo
One completed Visa Application Form with a recently-taken (within 6 months) color passport photo (bare-head, full face) against a white background (size: 48mm x 33mm) attached. Click for photo requirements You may complete an application form, print it out and sign it. The application form should be completed and printed by computer; no manually completed form will be accepted.

Or you may download the form and complete it by computer, print and sign it.

Please remember to bring the completed form to the Visa Center to submit your application.

(C) Proof of legal status (applicable for those not applying for the visa in their country of citizenship)

If you are not applying for a visa in the country of your citizenship, you must provide the original and photocopy of your valid certificates of residence, employment or student status, or other valid certificates of legal stay provided by the relevant authorities of the country where the Visa Center is located.

(D) Photocopy of previous Chinese passports or previous Chinese visas (applicable for those who were Chinese citizens and have obtained foreign citizenship).

If you are applying for a Chinese visa for the first time, you should provide the last Chinese passport held and a photocopy of its data page.

If you have obtained Chinese visas before and apply for a Chinese visa with a renewed foreign passport that does not contain any Chinese visa, you should present the photocopy of the previous passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate, as well as the previous Chinese visa page (If your name on the current passport differs from that on the previous one, you must provide an official document of name change).

(E) Copy of your tour voucher (obtained from your booking manager).

(F) Copy of your passport photo page. 


For The Third Country Passport Holder: also fill out V.2011B form, MUST submit Original Canadian Immigration Document like PR card, work/study permit;

For Chinese Children under 8 years old: must submit Original Birth Certificate (long form), Copies of Parent's Canadian Passport;

For Applicants Born in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan: must submit Old Chinese (Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan) passport, ID Card or Birth Certificate.