Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in United States of America

Chief of the Section: Mr. Zhou Jingxing(Minister Counselor)

Tel: 202-4952171

202-4952158(Bilateral Relations)
202-4952201(Bilateral Political Issues)
202-4952183(China-U.S. Legal Cooperation)
202-4952185(China-U.S. Customs Cooperation)

Fax: 202-2440931

Chief of the Section: Mr. Zhu Haiquan (counselor )

202-4952163 (Global & Regional Issues)
202-4952161 (Economic Issues)
202-4952167 (Think-tank Liaison)
202-4952352 (Diplomatic Corps Liaison)

Fax: 202-3631408

Chief of the Section: Mr. Zhang Min (Minister-Counselor )

Tel: 202-4952205(Senate affairs)

202-4952206 (House of Representatives affairs)

202-4952203 (Sub-national governments and people to people diplomacy


Fax: 202-2440268

Chief of the Section: Mr. Tang Li (Minister Counselor and Consul General )

Tel: 202-4952216 (Consular Assistance and Protection)

202-4952215 (Overseas Chinese Affairs)

202-3386688 (Visa, Passport, Notarization and Authentication)

Fax:202-6869814 (Consular Assistance and Protection, Overseas

Chinese Affairs)

202-5889760 (Visa, Passport, Notarization and Authentication)

Chief of the Section: Ms. Fang Hong (Press Counselor & Spokesperson)


Tel: 202-4952220 (Public Affairs)
202-4952221 (U.S. Media)
202-4952222 (Chinese Media and the Embassy’s Website)

Fax: 202-9660631

Chief of the Office: Mr. Zhang Yijun (Major General)

Tel: 202-2952500

Fax: 202-3381690

Chief of the Office: Mr. Zhu Hong (Minister)

Tel: 202-6253357 (Trade and investment consulting)
202-6253365 (Intellectual property rights)
202-6253359 (Quality supervision, inspection and quarantine)

Fax: 202-3375845

Website: http://us2.mofcom.gov.cn/index.shtml

Chief of the Office: Mr. Cen Jianjun (Minister Counselor)

Tel:202-2430681(China-US People-to-People Exchange Mechanism, Educational Cooperation with US governmental and non- governmental bodies, Chinese Language Promotion, Cooperative Projects and Mutual Visits)

202-2431165(Education Research and Public affairs)

202-2431164(Study in China, Public affairs, Accreditation and Chinese Language Promotion)

202-2431166(Overseas students and scholars affairs,US Universities and Colleges)

Fax: 202-2430629

Website: http://www.sino-education.org/english

Chief of the Office: Ms. Li Hong ( Minister Counselor)

Tel: 202-9660697 ext. 604 ( Publicity, library, publication and sports)
202-9660697 ext. 605 ( Multilateral exchanges, cultural relics and
visual arts)
202-9660697 ext. 606 ( Governmental exchanges and
Performances )
Fax: 202-9660904

Chief of the Section: Li Chaochen (Minister Counselor)

Tel: 202-4952240 (Energy cooperation and exchanges)
202-4952242 (Environment cooperation and exchanges)
Fax: 202-3634870

Chief of the Section: Mr. Li Bin (Counselor)

Tel: 202-4952249 (Economic issues)
202-4952250 (Energy and climate change issues)

Fax: 202-3631674

Chief of the Section: Mr. Han Lin (Police Counselor)

Tel: 202-4952233

Fax: 202-6865191

Alternate Observer of China to the OAS: Mr. Liang Yu ( minister-counselor)

Tel: 202-4952166

Fax: 202-3621653

Chief of the Section: Ms. Lin Nan(minister-counselor )

Tel :202-4952130


Office Hours

Chinese Embassy Chancery

Office Hours: 9:00 am-5:30 pm

( Monday – Friday, except holidays)

Tel: (202) 495-2266

Cell: (202) 669-8024 (For Emergency Only)

Fax: (202) 495-2138

Address: 3505 International Place, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20008

Email: chinaembpress_us@mfa.gov.cn

Media Inquiry:


The Visa Section

Office Hours: 9:30 am-12:30 pm, 1:30 pm-3:00 pm

( Monday – Friday, except holidays)

Automated Voice System: (202) 338-6688

Consulting Service: (202) 337-1956

Fax:  (202) 588-9760

Address:  2201 Wisconsin Avenue,  N.W.

Suite 110, Washington, D.C.  20007

Email:  chinavisadc@gmail.com

Application Procedure

  1. Please submit your application to Chinese Embassy/ Consulate General based on your State of residence (Locate aVisa Office that serves your state). You may submit your application in person, or use an agent (Power of Attorney not necessary). Please note that you may be required to come to the Visa Office in person to have an interview as deemed necessary by a consular officer.
  2. Appointment is NOT required for submission or collection of your visa. Walk-in service is available during office hours.
  3. Please note that NO mail-in/online/fax applications are accepted.
  4. You or your agent will be able to pick up your passport with visa on the date printed on your Pick-up slip, unless otherwise notified by the Visa Office.Mail-back visa service is NOT provided.
  5. You must pay the visa fee once your application is processed and approved.

Note:  Procedures for visa to HKSAR or Macao SAR visa do not apply. (Check more info here)

  Processing Time

Regular service: 4 business days

Express service: 2-3 business days

Rush  service: 1 business day. Available only in extreme emergencies and subject to approval by the consular officer.


  1. The above processing time is average and for reference only. Some applications may require longer processing time that a pick-up date cannot be confirmed until notified by the Visa Office.
  2. Processing time for visa to HKSAR or Macao SAR visa does not apply. (Check more info here)


  1. Regular Service
Number of EntryU.S. CitizenNon-U.S. Citizen*
Single Entry$140$30
Double Entries$140$45
Multiple Entries for 6 Months$140$60
Multiple Entries for 12 Months or more$140$90

*Visa fee for certain non-U.S. citizens may vary from the list above based on reciprocal agreements. Please check with a Visa Office for special fees.

  1. Express service: an additional fee of $20 per visa
  2. Rush service: an additional fee of $30 per visa

Methods of Payment

  1. You must pay your visa fee upon collection of your visa. (Some HKSAR or Macao SAR visa applicants need to pay a Communication fee prior to submission.)
  2. Acceptable methods of payment are: credit card (Visa or Mastercard only), money order, cashier’s check or company check.
  3. Please make your check or money order payable to “Chinese Embassy” (for applications submitted to the Embassy), or to “Chinese Consulate in XXX”(for applications submitted to the Consulate General in XXX city)
  4. Please make sure you have the exact and correct amount written on your check/money order. No erroneous check will be accepted.
  5. Cash, personal check or online payment is NOT accepted. NO credit card other than a Visa or Mastercard is accepted.

                                                                                                               By: Anna Lee