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China Visa for Canadian Passport Holders

China Visa for Canadian Passport Holders
iVisa | Updated on Nov 13, 2018

China is well-known for having a strict and bureaucratic visa application process, with only three nations being allowed to enter China without obtaining a visa beforehand. Since Canada isn't one of them, we are here to save you from the long process.

All you need to do is fill in the China online form and wait for the visa to arrive at your home.


Do Canadian Passport Holders Need a Visa to Go to China?

YES. Canadian passport holders must obtain a visa before entering China.

How Long can Canadian Citizens Stay in China?

15 days. Groups of two or more Canadian citizens can stay in China for 15 days and must enter and exit as a group.

China Visa for Canadian Citizens Fees and Costs

$90 USD for Canadian citizens PLUS the cost of postage and packaging IF you choose to apply by post.

China Visa for Canadian Citizens Requirements

Canadian citizens who want to obtain the 15-day Group tourist visa MUST travel in groups of at least two people.


  1. A valid passport
  2. Passport photocopies
  3. Completed application form
  4. Signed declaration
  5. Letter of invitation and photos to obtain a China visa. Remember to follow the strict guidelines when taking photos.

Currently, the ONLY way to get your China visa without posting any documents is to apply via this online form

How Long Does It Take to Get a China Visa for Canadian Citizens?

  • China Visa Application Service Center up to TWO WEEKS to process your visa, not including postage time.

  • WITH iVisa your China visa takes under FIVE days.

China Visa for Canadian Citizens Application Form

The China visa application forms and the China Visa Application Service Center’s postal addresses can be found here.

HOW to obtain a China Visa

  1. EASY MODE: Fill out the application form in a few easy steps. With iVisa.com, you don’t need to post any documents to get your visa, and processing will take a maximum of FIVE DAYS.

IF you wish to apply for your China visa early, iVisa.com will keep your checked and completed application and submit it at the earliest chance.

  1. HARD MODE: By post or in person.

Send or take your completed application form and supporting documents to your nearest China Visa Application Service Center.

The visa takes up to TWO WEEKS to process, though the process can only commence within 30 days of your departure to China. Expect delays if there are any errors on your application or supporting documents, and follow the guidelines strictly when taking pictures.


  • You MUST enter and exit as a group
  • Number of entries: Single Entry
  • Visa expires: 15 days after arrival


The China visa application process is long and complicated IF you apply at the China Visa Application Service Center. BUT, applying at iVisa.com is easy, and you won’t need to post a single document to obtain your visa.

Join thousands of satisfied customers who’ve applied for the China visa through iVisa.com, a visa service with a 9.5 approval rating from over 1,800 reviews on Trustpilot.

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