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Embassy and Consulates of Canada in China

State: this information was last updated on January 1, 2011. See the official site to confirm details: http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/china-chine/index.aspx?lang=eng

Canada Embassy in Beijing

Address: No. 19, Dong Zhi Men Wai Avenue, Chao Yang District

For passport applications: Monday to Friday, 08:30 am–11:00 am

For citizenship and notary services: Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30 pm–3:00 pm

Visa and Immigration:

Monday to Thursday, 11:00 am–12:00 noon

(to submit in-person applications only, no representatives or agents, no general or status enquiries)

Monday to Thursday, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm

(for in-person document pick-up only, no representatives or agents, no general or status enquiries)

After Hours Emergency Contact Information (for Canadian Citizens Only)

Call collect: (613) 996–8885 / (613) 944–1310 (TTY)

The embassy is closed in the following Canada and Chinese holidays: New Year's Day, Spring Festival, Good Friday, Easter Monday, International Labor Day, Canada Day, Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, Chinese National Day, Remembrance Day, Boxing Day and Christmas Day. And there will be further notices if any adjustment is made.

Tel: (10) 5139–4000

Fax: (10) 5139–4448 (consular service)

Email: beijing.passport@international.gc.ca(for passport applications inquiries)

beijing.consular@international.gc.ca(for consular assistance)

Canada Embassy in Guangzhou

Consular Regions: Fujian Province, Guangdong Province, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Hainan Province

Address: Suite 801, China Hotel Office Tower, Liu Hua Road (Liu Hua Lu), Guangzhou

Consular Service: 09:00 am–5:00 pm, Mon. to Thu.; 09:00 am–1:00 pm, Fri.

Passport and Citizenship Services: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 09:00 am–12:00 noon (No services on Thursday)

Notary Services: By appointment only

For Canadian citizens requiring emergency assistance, please call 8611-6100 and follow the instructions to be transferred to the Emergency Operations Centre in Ottawa.

The embassy is closed in Canada and Chinese holidays(the same as the Beijing Embassy), and there will be further notices if any adjustment is made.

Tel: (+86)20 8666 0569

Fax: (+86)20 8667 2401

Email: ganzu.consular-consulaire@international.gc.ca

Canada Embassy in Shanghai

Consular Regions: Shanghai, Zhejiang Province, Jiangsu Province, Anhui Province

Address: Suite 604, West Tower, Shanghai Center, No.1376 Nanjing Road (West), Shanghai

Passport & Citizenship Services: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am–11:30am

Notary Services:Wednesday, 9:00 am–11:30am (no appointment needed)

Visa Service: Monday to Thursday, 10:45 am–11:45 am (to submit in-person applications only, no representatives or agents, no general or status enquiries)

Monday to Thursday, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm (for in-person document pick-up only, no representatives or agents, no general or status enquiries)

After Hours Emergency Contact Information(for Canadian Citizens Only):

TOLL-FREE (From Shanghai) : 10–800–140–0125

Or Call collect: (613) 996–8885 / (613) 944–1310 (TTY)

The embassy is closed in Canada and Chinese holidays(the same as the Beijing Embassy), and there will be further notices if any adjustment is made.

Consular Enquiries:

  • Tel: (+86)21 6279 8400
  • Fax: (+86)21 6279 8401
  • Email: shngi-cs@international.gc.ca

Canada Embassy  in Chongqing

Consular Regions: Chongqing Municipality, Hubei Province, Hunan Province, Shaanxi Province

Address: Suite 1705, Metropolitan Tower, Wu Yi Lu, Yuzhong District, Chongqing

Working hours: Monday to Friday, 08:30 am–12:00 noon, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

After Hours Emergency Contact Information(for Canadian Citizens Only)

Call collect: (613) 996–8885 / (613) 944–1310 (TTY)

The embassy is closed in Canada and Chinese holidays(the same as the Beijing Embassy), and there will be further notices if any adjustment is made.

Consular Enquiries:

  • Tel: +86–23–63738007
  • Fax: +86–23–63738026
  • Email: chonq@international.gc.ca

Embassy/Consular Services

  • Applying for a Canadian passport for minors and adults - including renewal, replacement, and temporary travel documents
  • Adding visa pages to a Canadian passport
  • Applying for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA)
  • Applying for a first Canadian passport for children born outside Canada
  • Notarial Services
  • Getting Married in China, etc
  • Renewing/replacing a passport

  • A. Where to apply:

    You can submit your application to the Canadian Embassy in Beijing (Monday to Friday, 8:30am-11:00am) and the Canadian Consulates General in Shanghai and Guangzhou. For service at Guangzhou and Shanghai, please consult their web-sites for specific information.

    B. What's needed:

    For Canadians 16 years of age or over

    • a completed passport application form: Adult Passport Application (PPT040) or Child Passport Application (PPT042)
    • your evidence of Canadian citizenship
    • two passport-size photos(one must be certified and signed by your guarantor)

    Documents to support identity (at least one document to support your identity)

    For Canadians under 16 years

    Both parents are requested to participate in obtaining passport for their child and to sign the application form. This form is to be completed and signed in the presence of the passport officer. A long-form birth certificate showing parents' information may be requested.

    NOTE: Photocopies or certified copies will not be accepted.

    C. How to apply:

    You can submit your application in person or ask someone else( the applicant's spouse or common-law partner, child, or other relatives) to transact your passport affairs on your behalf. The person submitting the application must be 16 years of age or older. Authorization letter is required if application is submitted by the above mentioned third party.

    D. Fee and Payment method:

    Passport Fees

    24-page passport (16 years of age or over)CAD $100RMB 670
    48-page passport (16 years of age or over)CAD $105RMB 700
    24-page passport (less than 3 years of age)CAD $20RMB 130
    48-page passport (less than 3 years of age)CAD $22RMB 150
    24-page passport (3 to 15 years of age)CAD $35RMB 230
    48-page passport (3 to 15 years of age)CAD $37RMB 250
    Emergency passport (Adult)CAD $31RMB 210
    Emergency passport (Child) CAD $6RMB 40
    Extention of ValidityCAD $12RMB 80
    Declaration in lieu of guarantorCAD $50RMB 340
    Declaration of a lost, stolen or destroyed passportCAD $50RMB 340

    Accepted methods of payment

    Pay in person:Cash (RMB or CAD only; please bring the exact change), Credit cards (UnionPay, Visa or Mastercard only), Chinese debit cards (UnionPay).

    Pay by mail:China Post Money Transfer for mail-in applications. Please address your fee to "The Canadian Embassy Consular Section" and add the applicant's name in the remarks column or your application could be delayed by several weeks. Applications sent in by mail should add RMB 25 to the passport fee sent through China Post. Mail-in applications can only be processed upon receiving complete documents and fee.

    E. Processing time:

    The abroad passport service standard for completed applications is 15 working days. If you require a passport in exceptional circumstances, contact the nearest Canadian embassy or consulate office in China that provides passport services.

    F. Passport pick-up/receipt:

    If you submit your passport application in person, you must also pick it up in person. If you do not appear in person, the passport will not be released or mailed to you and you will not be refunded.

    If the application is for a child and you are picking up the passport in person, the child must be present at the time of pick-up. An acceptable third party can pick up a child’s passport in place of the applicant (the person applying on behalf of the child) if written authorization from the applicant is provided, but the child must still be present.

    G. What to do if you don’t have a passport (temporary passport/visa)?

    Lost or stolen passports should be reported to the Consular Section of the nearest Canadian embassy or consulate in China immediately. You must also report the details to the Foreigners' Administration Section of the public security bureau at the district level and obtain a bilingual official police report. The police report must be submitted with the replacement application and will be required in order to obtain a replacement Chinese visa.

    In addition to the passport application form, you will also need to submit a form PPT 203 Statutory Declaration Concerning a Lost, Stolen, Inaccessible, or Destroyed Canadian Passport or Travel Document and have it attested by a Canadian Consular Officer.

    Adding visa pages to a Australia passport

    A. Where to apply:

    To extend your stay in a China beyond the period permitted by the visa you currently hold, contact the passport office in Beijing embassy.

    B. What's needed:

    An original passport, a completed visa application form with visa-type photograph and other required documents

    C. How to apply:

    Apply in embassy office: You can transact your visa affairs in person or by mail.

    Apply in Visa Application Centre(VAC):If you can not apply by yourself, you can ask someone else(you family or friend) to transact your visa affairs on your behalf in the VAC(only in the VAC). The third party on your behalf must present a copy of applicant's identity card, an original identity card of the party who comes on applicant's behalf and a completed Use of a Representative Form IMM5476E (Attention: this IMM5476 form is mandatory, there is no substitute for this form).

    D. Processing time:

    Submitted in person: 5 working days from the date of application

    Submitted in Submitted: 5 working days from the date of application

    Submitted by mail: 4 weeks from the date of application

    There is no express service.

    F. Consulting e-mail address or phone number:

    Phone consulting is not available according to the Canadian Privacy Act. You should consult to the visa office preferably by email or by mail. Do not send repeat enquiries.

    For email enquiries, please use the following email address:beijing-immigration@international.gc.ca

    For postal mail enquiries:Canadian Embassy - Visa and Immigration Section, 19 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chao Yang District, Beijing 100600 PRC (In order for us to send you a reply by mail within China, we require your name, address in Chinese characters and your postal code.)

    3. Applying for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA)

    There is no requirement to register new births abroad. However, you must apply for a Certificate of Canadian Citizenship for a child born outside Canada who requires proof of citizenship. To obtain a copy of a birth certificate, contact the Vital Statistics Office of the province where you were born. There is no central registry for births in Canada.

    4. Applying for a first Canadian passport for children born outside the Canada

    Before applying for a first Canadian passport for a child born Canada, the parents should obtain a certificate of Canadian citizenship for the child. Both parents are requested to participate in obtaining passport for their child and to sign the application form. A long-form birth certificate showing parents' information may be requested.

    Referenced website: http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/china-chine/consular_services_consulaires/beijing-pekin/passport-passeport.aspx?lang=eng

    5. Notarial Services

    Referenced website:http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/china-chine/consular_services_consulaires/beijing-pekin/legal_notarial-juridiques_notariaux.aspx?lang=eng

    Notarial services must be done in person and cannot be done by fax or mail.

    Address:Canadian Embassy (Consular Section), 19 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District, BEIJING 100600

    Tel: 86–10–5139–4440

    Fax:86–10–5139–4448

    Mail:beijing.consular@international.gc.ca

    Notarial Services include: Notarial services such as consular declarations, oaths, affirmations, affidavits, statutory declarations, certified true copies and witnessing of signatures on documents

    Fee and Payment method:

    The schedule of fees on different Notarial service

    Proof of Citizenship (Adult or Child)CAD $75RMB 500  
    Grant under 5.1 (AdultCAD $200RMB1340
    Grant under 5.2B(Adult)CAD $200RMB 1340
    Grant under 5.2B (Child)CAD $100RMB 670
    Search of CitizenshipCAD $75RMB 500
    RenunciationCAD $100RMB 670
    Administering an AffidavitCAD $50RMB 340
    Per DocumentCAD $50RMB 340
    Certifying a Copy of a DocumentCAD $20RMB 130
    Per pageCAD $3RMB 20
    Issuing a Facilitation LetterCAD $50RMB 340

    6. Getting Married in China, etc

    Referenced website:http://www.voyage.gc.ca/faq/marriage-abroad_mariages-etranger-eng.asp

    Requirements for Marriage in China:

    • You should produce a valid Canadian Passport as well as a certificate (issued by your province or territory) stating that there are no legal impediments to your marriage. You should obtain the certificate in Canada before your departure.
    • If you are already abroad, you may obtain a Statement in Lieu of Certification of Non-Impediment to Marriage Abroad from the nearest Canadian embassy or consulate office in China.
    • Other documents may also be mandatory, such as a birth certificate, premarital blood test certificate, divorce papers (if applicable), death certificate (for a deceased spouse), and/or statement of parental consent (for persons under the age of 18).