What’s a Chinese Visa

A Chinese visa is a permit issued by visa authorities of the People’s Republic of China in accordance with its laws and regulations to a foreign citizen for entry into, exit from or transit through Chinese territory. The Chinese visa authorities will issue a diplomatic visa, courtesy visa, service visa or ordinary visa according to the foreign citizen’s status, purpose of visit and type of passport.

 

China's Visa Authorities are:
 

1. Chinese embassies, consulates general, Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and in the Macao Special Administrative Region, and other resident organizations abroad authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are responsible for handling visa applications by foreign citizens for entry into and transit through Mainland of China and the Hong Kong or Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR).
 

2. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the local foreign affairs offices authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are responsible for issuance, change and extension of diplomatic and service visas and for issuance of a residence permit to holders of this type of visa.
 

3. The Ministry of Public Security, and the local public security bureaus authorized by it, are responsible for inspection on entry and exit of foreigners, issuance of visas at the port of entry, extension and change of ordinary visas, and issuance of residence permit to holders of ordinary visas already in China. 
 

4. The Immigration Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is responsible for matters relating to foreigners' entry into and exit from the SAR.
 

5. The Public Security Police Force of the Government of Macao Special Administrative Region is responsible for matters relating to foreigners’ entry into and exit from the SAR.  

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Melbourne Chinese Visa Application Service Centre
Business Hours: Monday-Friday (Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays)
Visa application: 9:00-15:00
Payment and collection: 9:00-15:00 
Our visa counter will accept rush service(the second working day collection) application until 12:00.
Location:Ground Floor, 570 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
Call: +61-3-99372308  
Fax: +61-3-99372338  +61-3-99372337
PO Box: P.O.Box 7227, Melbourne, VIC 3004
Email: melcenter@visaforchina.org

Adelaide Chinese Visa Application Service Centre
Business Hours: Monday-Friday (Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays)
Visa application: 9:00-15:00
Payment and collection: 9:00-15:00 
Adelaide Chinese Visa Application Service Centre does not provide express, rush or postal services. If required, please directly contact Melbourne Chinese Visa Application Service Centre to submit the express, rush or postal application.
Call: +61-8-81133800
Fax: +61-8-84100245
Email: adlcenter@visaforchina.org  

What’s a Chinese Visa

A Chinese visa is a permit issued by visa authorities of the People’s Republic of China in accordance with its laws and regulations to a foreign citizen for entry into, exit from or transit through Chinese territory. The Chinese visa authorities will issue a diplomatic visa, courtesy visa, service visa or ordinary visa according to the foreign citizen’s status, purpose of visit and type of passport.

 

China's Visa Authorities are:
 

1. Chinese embassies, consulates general, Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and in the Macao Special Administrative Region, and other resident organizations abroad authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are responsible for handling visa applications by foreign citizens for entry into and transit through Mainland of China and the Hong Kong or Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR).
 

2. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the local foreign affairs offices authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are responsible for issuance, change and extension of diplomatic and service visas and for issuance of a residence permit to holders of this type of visa.
 

3. The Ministry of Public Security, and the local public security bureaus authorized by it, are responsible for inspection on entry and exit of foreigners, issuance of visas at the port of entry, extension and change of ordinary visas, and issuance of residence permit to holders of ordinary visas already in China. 
 

4. The Immigration Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is responsible for matters relating to foreigners' entry into and exit from the SAR.
 

5. The Public Security Police Force of the Government of Macao Special Administrative Region is responsible for matters relating to foreigners’ entry into and exit from the SAR.