How to Contact the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles

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Contact the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles

The Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles covers ten southern counties, including:

  1. California
  2. Arizona
  3. New Mexico
  4. Hawaii
  5. U.S. Pacific Islands
  6. Guam
  7. The Northern Mariana Islands
  8. American Samoa

If you do not reside in these states, the Chinese Embassy organization has other available locations.

What Can the Chinese Consulate Do For U.S. Citizens?

Generally, U.S. citizens reach out to the Chinese Consulate to inquire about 


  • VISAs
  • Foreign flights
  • Studying abroad in China inquiries
  • The Chinese language preservation program
  • COVID-19 regulations
  • Guidance for foreign journalists traveling to China for work
  • And more.

What are the Types of Chinese Visas?

There are four types of Chinese Visas:

  • Diplomatic Visa: Issued to foreigners entering China for diplomatic and official purposes.
  • Courtesy Visa: Issued to foreigners with special status who are entitled to special privileges.
  • Service Visa: Issued to foreigners entering China for diplomatic and official and/or service-based purposes.
  • Ordinary Visa: Issued to foreigners entering China for non-diplomatic and non-official purposes, such as work, study, family visits, tours, and business.

How to Obtain a Chinese Visa?

Below, find some of the basics of obtaining and using a Chinese Visa. Keep in mind that U.S. citizens may stay in mainland China for up to 72 hours without a Chinese Visa if transiting certain international airports. 

  • Typically, it takes around 4-5 days for VISA processing
  • Depending on the number of entries you require, the price may vary
    • For all entries for U.S. citizens, the price is $140
    • For entries for citizens of “Third Countries,” the price varies
      • Single Entry: $30
      • Double Entries: $45
      • Multiple Entries for 6 months: $60
      • Multiple Entries for 12 months or more: $90

How to Find the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles

The Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles is located near Wilshire Center and Koreatown.

Below, find a map and directions to the Consulate from Los Angeles’s Union Station. 

Map of the Consulate 
Parking Layout of the Consulate
Directions to the Consulate from LA’s Union Station Begin at Los Angeles’s Union Station

  • Walk 4 minutes and board the Union Station Metro D Line (Purple) towards Wilshire/Western Station
  • Get off at Wilshire/Western Station
  • Walk 5 Minutes (straight)
  • Enter the Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles
  • Take the elevator to the 3rd floor

How to Contact the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles?

Address The Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles is located at:

3rd Floor

500 Shatto Place

Los Angeles

California, 90020

Email The Chinese Consulate has one email for all Visa-related inquiries

Phone The Consulate can be telephoned at:

1-213-348-1778

(9:30 am – 11:30 am and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)

All times are in PST

Fax The Consulate does not currently have a faxing address.
Office Hours Due to COVID-19, the Office Hours have been shortened.

9:30 am – 11:30 am PST on Monday to Friday.

To visit the office, you must make an appointment.

Special Announcements Regarding COVID-19

Please note that the Visa Office is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak until further notice. There are some exceptions to this rule:

  • Travelers who’ve received Chinese COVID-19 vaccines and obtained a vaccination certificate can begin to apply for Visas.
  • Foreign family members of Chinese citizens or permanent residents of China can submit visa applications for the purpose of reuniting with family, taking care of the elderly, visiting relatives, or attending funerals.
  • If you hold a valid residence permit for work, personal affairs, and reunion, you can enter China with that residence permit. If your residence permit has expired, you’ll need to apply for a new visa with an invalid residence permit.
  • If you absolutely need to enter China and do not have a residence permit for work, personal affairs, and reunion, you can apply for the special visa with an invitation letter. You have to prove that you are entering for economic, trade, scientific or technological activities, or emergency and/or humanitarian needs.

How to Contact the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles With DoNotPay?

Wait times are typically extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and appointments on an as-needs basis are often sparse. It may be difficult to obtain an appointment in a timely manner, resulting in a delay in your inquiry.

As a solution to this, DoNotPay offers a form that will generate an email on your behalf, directed at the Consulate. To get in contact with any Consulate/Embassy, all you have to do is:

1. Type in “Contact Embassy” on DoNotPay

 

2. Choose if you want to contact a foreign embassy or consulate in the U.S.

 

3. Explain your issue and any questions you may have

 

4. Tell DoNotPay which embassy or consulate you want to contact by typing in the City/County

That’s it, you’re done! You can expect a direct response from the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles to your issue by email. 

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