Australian Embassy
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Visa Application Charges

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New Visa Application Charges (VACs) will take effect from 19 November 2016. 

Visa Application Charges

The Visa Pricing Currency Table can help you work out the price of your visa (Effective on 19 November 2016)

For comprehensive information about visa application charges for all types of visas, visit the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection website at http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Fees

Payment Options

Applying in person

Most visa applications can be lodged in person at your nearest AVAC (see: Where to Submit a Visa Application) and payment made in cash.

     You will need to pay

           • the AVAC Service Fee (RMB 186 per application + RMB 50 per applicant for return courier charge - domestic only – if required**) AND
           • the Visa Application Charge *(see Visa Pricing Currency Table on this page)

**Please include an additional charge of RMB 50 for the return courier fee in the following cases:

           • If you require an original receipt (Fapiao);
           • If you have not provided an email address to receive your Visa decision letter; 
           • If you require your original documents to be returned (please note: original documents do not include bank statements and notarized certificates, etc.)

Some applications can only be lodged at the Guangzhou Visa Office (by appointment only, see: Where to Submit a Visa Application) and payment made in cash or by UnionPay credit/debit card. 

 

Applying by mail or courier

Most visa applications should be sent by mail or courier to a designated AVAC (see: Where to Submit a Visa Application) and payment made by Chinese Postal Money Order.

You will need to pay

          • the AVAC Service Fee (RMB 186 per application + RMB 50 per applicant for return courier charge - domestic only – if required**) AND
           • the Visa Application Charge *(see Visa Pricing Currency Table on this page)

**Please include an additional charge of RMB 50 for the return courier fee in the following cases:

           • If you require an original receipt (Fapiao);
           • If you have not provided an email address to receive your Visa decision letter;
           • If you require your original documents to be returned (please note: original documents do not include bank statements and notarized certificates, etc.)

If the Where to Submit a Visa Application table advises you to send your application to:

          • Beijing AVAC, please click here for how to make the payment.
          • Shanghai AVAC, please click here for how to make the payment.
          • Guangzhou AVAC, please click here for how to make the payment.
          • Chengdu AVAC, please click here for how to make the payment.

Some applications can only be lodged at the Guangzhou Visa Office (see: Where to Submit a Visa Application). If the Where to Submit a Visa Application table advises you to mail your application to

          • Guangzhou Visa Office, please click here for how to make the payment.

* The Visa Application Charge can also be paid at any DIBP Office in Australia. The payer should inform the Visa office DIBP Office in Australia of the applicant\'s full name and the office in which the application will be lodged. The payment receipt should be attached to the application.

 

 

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Page last updated 19 November 2016