Notice on the Reopening of the Visa Office
2023/01/12 10:00

The Visa Office of the Chinese Embassy will reopen as of January 25, 2023. Those who enter the Visa Office are required to wear masks and follow the instructions of the office staff.

The application procedures for Visa and Authentication are as follows respectively:

1. Visa

(1) Visa applicants need to log on to the website “China Online Visa Application (COVA)” to fill in the COVA forms, and make appointments for on-site submission at the Visa Office by the website Appointment for Visa Application Submission (AVAS) . AVAS website appointment function will open as of January 16, 2023.

* For diplomatic and official visa applications, no AVAS appointment is required for on-site submission. 

* Applicants must refer to the“Important Tips for online COVA visa form filling” , to ensure the COVA forms are true, accurate and complete. Once the COVA form is submitted online, no information in the form can be changed. If any adjustment needs to be made, the whole COVA forms must be filled out again. 

After completing the COVA forms as required, please make sure to print the full set of COVA forms (8-9 pages) and sign on the Confirmation Page and the 8th page. If the COVA forms are not prepared as guided, the application will not be accepted.

(2) In addition to the printed and signed COVA forms, visa applicants also need to prepare the physicalRequired Documents (include "A.Basic Documents" and "B.General Documents")  to submit on-site to the Visa Office. If the physical documents do not meet the requirements or not sufficient, the application may be returned, and the applicant may need to fill in the COVA forms again and make another appointment for on-site submission.

(3) The physical application documents can be submitted to the Visa Office at the appointed time by the visa applicant or by an agent with the printed "AVAS Confirmation" page. If they are unable to be present at the Visa Office at the appointed time, they must log on to the website "Appointment for Visa Application Submission (AVAS)" to cancel the appointment at least 1 business day in advance. Otherwise, the COVA Application ID and the AVAS Appointment Number will be invalidated. The applicant needs to fill in a new COVA form and make another appointment on AVAS.