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Canada
Population: 33,487,208
Area: 9,984,670 sq km
Ethnic groups: British Isles origin, French origin, other European, Amerindian
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, other Christian, Muslim
Languages: English (official), French (official)
Capital: Ottawa
Country Phone Code: +1
Currency: Canadian dollar
Consular District

Chinese Embassy in Ottawa: Ottawa and provinces of Quebec, New Foundland & Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island.
Chinese Consulate-General in Toronto: Provinces of Ontario and Manitoba.
Chinese Consulate-General in Vancouver: Territory of Yukon and the province of British Columbia.
Chinese Consulate-General in Calgary: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, the Provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Visa Fees (Canadian dollars)

Single Entry: 50
Double Entry: 75
Group Visa: 40
6-month Multiple: 100
12-Month Multiple: 150

US citizens
Visa: 140
Group Visa: 120 (five or more members entering and exiting China together)

Rush fee: 50 (1 working day)
Express fee: 35 (2 working days)

Service Fee (HST Exclusive)
Regular Service: 30
Express Service: 61
Rush Service: 86
Postal Service: 56 (Postage Exclusive)

Note:
1. Four working days are needed for regular visa application processing;
2. Service Fees are charged by the Chinese Visa Application Service Center and are subjected to HST which is 13% of the amount;
3. The total amount of the fees to be paid by an applicant = visa fee + service fee+service fee×13% HST.

Visa Application Form 2011A

http://www.chinese-embassy.info/visa-form/2011a.pdf

Visa Application Form 2011B

http://www.chinese-embassy.info/visa-form/2011b.pdf

Holidays 2012

Jan. 23-25 Chinese Spring Festival
Feb. 20 Family Day
Apr. 6 Good Friday
Apr. 9 Easter Mondau
May 21 Victoria Day
Jul. 2 Canada Day
Aug. 6 Civic Holiday
Sep. 3 Labour Day
Oct. 3-5 Chinese National Day
Oct. 8 Thanksgiving Day
Dec. 25 Christmas

Documents Required

1. Original passport valid for at least 6 months and having 2 or more blank visa pages.
2. One fully completed Visa Application Form. If you are applying to work or study in China, or if someone else travelling with you shares the same passport, or if you are applying for a visa in a country or territory other than the country of your current nationality, you should fill out the Supplementary Visa Application Form.
3. With a color passport photo taken within last 6 months.
4. Applicant holding a nationality other than Canadian should submit the original and a photocopy of the permanent resident card, study permit or work permit.
5. Former Chinese citizens applying for Chinese visas for the first time with a newly issued foreign passport should provide the original Chinese passport and the photocopy of the data page and extension page of the passport.
6. Former Chinese citizens who obtained Chinese visas before and are going to apply for Chinese visas with a renewed foreign passport, are required to provide the copy of the data page of their previous foreign passports and the issued Chinese visas on it.
7. Should the applicant's name shown in the above documents are not identical, please provide official certificates to prove the change of name.

Supplementary Documents Required:

1. Tourist and family visit visa (L visa):
Those who apply for tourism or family visits in China should provide invitations from an individual or organization. If invitations cannot be provided, round-trip airline tickets, hotel reservation and itinerary during their stay in China should be provided. (16 May, 2012)

2.Business visa (F visa)

(1)The applicants who apply Chinese visas with single/double entry should provide:
A. visa notification issued by an authorized unit in China (referring to the form of visa notification issued by the Chinese governmental departments, companies and social organizations authorized by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs); B. invitation cards of various kinds of trade fairs; C. letter of invitation issued by a state-owned enterprise, collectively-owned enterprise, joint venture, solely-owned or private enterprise and educational, cultural and scientific institutions, and conference sponsors or hosts (original or copies).

(2)The following people could apply for a F visa with multiple entries:
A. applicants holding visa notification issued by an authorized unit requesting for F visa with multiple entries; B. business license or enterprise approval certificate under applicant's own name (The original one will be returned after checking); C. records indicating that applicants had previous visas for more than two entries into China. (An invitation letter and a copy of the previous visa are required.)

(3) In addition to the above-mentioned documents under (1) and (2), applicants applying for short-term (no more than 6 months) student visa in China should also provide:
A. Admission Notice (original and copy ); B. Visa Application for Study in China provided by the schools (Form JW-201 or Form JW-202, original and copy, which indicates the period of study being no more than six months).

3.Student visa (X visa)

(1) Students admitted by ordinary school should provide Visa Application for Study in China (Form JW-201 or Form JW-202, original and copy) and Admission Notice (original and copy).
(2)Students admitted by Jinan University (or school of Chinese Language and Culture), Huaqiao University (or Jimei School of Chinese Language and Literature) and 3 schools of Chinese language and literature in Beijing, Kunming and Nanning shall provide Admission notice.
(3) The applicant who attends medical internship shall provide: A. Application Form for Medical Internship; B. Admission Notice issued by school of internship placement.
(4) Accompanying family dependents can apply for a L visa. In order to apply for a L visa, he or she needs to provide proof of kinship, e.g. marriage certificate, birth certificate and the invitation letter.

Note: (1) The applicant who will study in China for more than 6 months shall also provide a Physical Examination Record for Foreigner.
(2) Holders of student visa should go through the formalities for a residence permit at a local public security authority within 30 days after entry into China.

4. Work Visa (Z visa)

(1)Foreigners who are engaged by the Chinese government, state agencies or public institutions to come to China to take up employment as professional or managerial personnel should provide: A. Permit for Foreign Experts Working in China issued by the State Bureau of Foreign Experts (original and copy); B. Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit or Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by an authorized Chinese unit (original and copy).

(2) Foreign technical personnel who come to China for Offshore petroleum operations should provide Letter of Invitation to Foreigners for Offshore Petroleum Operations in China issued by China National Offshore Oil Corporation (original and copy);

(3) Chief representative or representative of foreign offices resident in China should provide : A. the registration certificate of resident representative office of foreign (regional) enterprises issued by related administrative department of industry and commerce; or the approval document for the resident representative offices of foreign enterprises issued by related commercial departments; B. Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit or Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by an authorized Chinese unit.

(4) Personnel who come to China to implement aid or cooperative projects should provide: A. bilateral or multilateral agreement between the Chinese Government and foreign government or international organization for cooperation and exchange; B. Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit or Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by an authorized Chinese unit.

(5) Foreigners who come to China to work as experts, volunteers, charity staff, etc without payment or with payment provided by foreign organizations should provide an Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit or Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by an authorized Chinese unit.

(6) Personnel who come to China for commercial performance should provide: A. Approval document (also copy) issued by the Ministry of Culture; B. Invitation Letter issued by the Ministry of Culture or the foreign affairs office of related province, autonomous region and municipality directly under the Central Government (original).

(7) Foreign working personnel of foreign cultural centers in China should provide a Confirmation Letter on the Working Personnel Appointed by the government of the sending state and an Invitation Letter issued by the Foreign Cultural Liaison Office of the Chinese Cultural ministry.

(8) Personnel other than those mentioned above should provide: A. The Employment Permit for Foreigners issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security; B. Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit or Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by an authorized Chinese unit.

(9) Accompanying family dependents of personnel working in China should provide an Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit or Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by an authorized Chinese unit and the proof of kinship, e.g. marriage certificate, birth certificate, etc. The working permit is not needed.

Note: (1) Applicant who will work in China for more than 6 months should provide a Physical Examination Record for Foreigner.
(2) Holders of work visa should go through the formalities for a residence permit at a local public security authority within 30 days after entry into China.

5. Transit Visa (G visa)

Applicants for a G visa should provide a valid visa to and an onward air ticket on international flight to the destination country or region.

Note: Unless specifically requested by the applicant and approved by Consular Officers, G visa is usually valid for three months with 7-day duration of stay. G-visa is only issued with single or double entries.

6. Permanent Residence Visa (D visa)

Applicants for a D visa should provide the original of the approval document of his or her permanent residence (Confirmation Form for Alien Permanent Residence Status in China) in China issued by the public security authority in the place where the applicant intends to reside.

Note: D visa holder should go through formalities for a permanent residence permit within 30 days after entry into China at a local public security authority.

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