Get in Touch with the Chinese Consulate in New York
The Chinese Consulate in New York covers 10 American states, including:
- New York
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island
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
- 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 (in the New York consulate)
- 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 Contact the Chinese Consulate-General in New York?
|Address||The Chinese Consulate in New York is located at:
520 12th Ave
New York, NY
|The Chinese Consulate has two standard emails for its New York office:|
|Phone||The Consulate can be telephoned at:
|Fax||The Consulate can be faxed at:
|Office Hours||The Office is open from:
9 a.m EST - 2:30 p.m EST
Where is the Chinese Consulate in New York Located?
The Chinese Consulate in New York is located between Hell’s Kitchen and Midtown West, in the borough of Manhattan. ConsFrom Grand Central Station:
- Walk 3 minutes to 42 Street & Lexington Avenue
- Board the M42 MTA Bus, West Side Pier 12 Ave Crosstown, and ride for 11 stops
- Get off of the bus at W 42 St/12 Ave
- Walk 1 minute, and you’ve reached the consulate
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.
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