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Visa Guidance:


Travellers might be required to have a valid visa to enter the destination countries, depending on varous visa requirements from different countries. Please refer to: travel.gc.ca/travelling/documents/visas for detailed information about visa requirement. You must hold a valid passport for visa application.


Travelling to China:

Canadian and US passport holders traveling to China are required to have a valid visa prior to entering the country. The Chinese Visa Appication Service Center announced a long-term visa to China started to issue for tourists from April 9th, 2015. The visa length will be along with your passport validity or less.


The Chinese Visa Appication Service Center in Toronto:

Official website: http://www.visaforchina.org/YTO_EN/

Visa Knowledge: http://www.visaforchina.org/YTO_EN/generalinformation/visaknowledge/index.shtml

Schedule fees: http://www.visaforchina.org/YTO_EN/yyxz/266742.shtml


The information of the Chinese Visa Service Center in Toronto:

Service districts:

The provinces of Ontario & Manitoba except Ottawa

Office address:

Suite 1501, University Center, 393 University Avenue, Toronto, CANADA

Office hours:

Business Hours: Monday-Friday

Application Submission: 9AM to 3PM

Payment and Passport Collection: 9AM to 4PM

The Center is closed on Saturdays and Sundays

Contact information:

Phone: 416-345-8472

Fax: 416-345-8473

E-mail:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Basic notes:

1. The valid passport must have at least six months of remaining validity with enough blank visa pages;

2. One typewritten complete Visa Application Form signed by the applicant;

3. One recent standard passport photo. Please check with your professional photographer for standard type;

4. After the applicant enters China, if his/her actual length of stay is longer than the visa given, he/she must apply for extension of stay at the local public security bureau before his/her visa expires. The applicant will be fined or subjected to other penalties if he/she stays beyond the specified date.


For other information about Chinese visa please contact Chinese Consulate in Toronto:

Consular districts:

The provinces of Ontario & Manitoba except Ottawa

Office address:

240 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5R2P4

Office hours:

9:00am-12:00am 1:30pm-3:30pm Monday through Friday(except holidays)


Tel:416-964-8861 Fax: 416-324-9010


Other links (Chinese Embassies and Consulates across Canada):

Chinese Embassy in Ottawa Jurisdiction: City of Ottawa, Quebec, Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia , Prince Edward Island

Chinese Consulate in Toronto Jurisdiction: Ontario (except Ottawa), Manitoba

Chinese Consulate in Calgary Jurisdiction: Alberta, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories

Chinese Consulate in Vancouver Jurisdiction: British Columbia, Yukon


Important: please consult with your local Chinese Embassy or Consulate for detailed information about their latest requirement on Chinese visa application.


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