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IMPORTANT: The Consulate General doesn't process any application by post.

WICHTIG: Antrag per Post wird nicht vom Generalkonsulat bearbeitet.

1. The consular section of Chinese Consulate General in Zurich accepts all kinds of visa application directly. Applicant may submit the application in person, by family members or friends, 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. Applicant can come to the Consulate General every Monday to Friday morning from 9:00 to 12:00. The closure will be posted on the website.

Opening hours and Address

3. You or your agent will be able to pick up your passport with visa on the date marked on your Pick-up form, unless otherwise notified by the Visa Office. Mail-back visa service is NOT provided.

4. You must pay the visa fee once your application is processed and approved.

Processing Time

Regular service: 4 business days

Express service: 2-3 business days

Urgent service: 1 business day (document should be accepted by the consular officer before 10:00 am)

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.

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