It is recommended to apply for the Chinese Visa four weeks before you travel to China. You can use this information as a guide to how long it may take to process your application. China Visa Service will endeavour to process visas in the shortest possible time, but we cannot guarantee of the processing time for your visa, this is because visa applications are assessed individually and individual circumstances can mean processing times may vary.

The processing times apply from the date that a valid and complete visa application is lodged to the Chinese Embassy in Wellington. Please note that the time shown below is the average processing times.

Regular Service

up to 7 working days

Urgent Service

up to 3 working days

Additional time it may take to mail /courier the passport to us and return it to you, therefore the actual time you will receive your passport and visa may take longer. China Visa Service are not responsible for any delays, losses or damages of your documents during the delivery.