Our cooperation with the German Embassy and Consulates in China has ended.

Since February 20, 2019 TLScontact is no longer accepting visa applications on behalf of the German missions in China.

Applicants whose applications are still processed by the German missions should contact the German missions regarding their application status.

The website and locations of the new service provider for visa applications are published through the website of the Embassy of Germany.


Visa Application Fees

TLScontact is collecting three types of application fees:

  • Visa fees, which are collected on behalf of the consular authority for the application processing.
  • Application Service fees, which correspond to the standard application processing service provided by TLScontact.
  • Added Value Service fees, which correspond to optional added value services you have used during the application process. For more details, please click on ”Added Value Services”.

Attenion: The payment of the above fees does not guarantee that a visa will be granted. The visa fee and the service fee are both non-refundable and non-transferable after the application is transferred to the consular authority, the visa application is denied by the administration or the applicant decides to terminate his or her application.

Visa fees

                        Visa Category    EUR*  CNY*
Schengen visa    60   465
(Airport-)Transit Visa    60   465
Children between 6 and 12 years of age    35   270
Children under 6 years of age    Free      0

* The fee is fixed in Euro but payable in Renminbi only.
The exchange rate between EUR and CNY is decided by the Consular Authority and updated periodically, therefore the CNY amount you are requested to pay may differ from those quoted above.
Please note that the visa fee receipt is provided by the Consular Authority and the fee is indicated in EUR and CNY.

Visa Fee of 35 EUR is stipulated by a visa facilitation agreement with the EU for citizens of: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia Herzegovina, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine*. For more information, please check ”FAQ”.

Visa fee exemptions

► The visa fee shall be waived for applicants belonging to one of the following categories:

  • school pupils, students, postgraduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake stays for the purpose of study or educational training, if part of the local curriculum (respective proof has to be provided)
  • researchers travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research
  • representatives of non-profit organisations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organised by non-profit organisations
  • exhibitors at German trade fairs holding an official exhibitor badge (original exhibitor badge has to be presented when lodging the application)

​​​​►The visa and service fees shall be waived for applicants belonging to one of the following categories:

  • Spouse and underage children of German citizens
  • Parents of underage German citizens
  • Family members of EU/EER nationals, if the nationals enjoy free movement
  • Persons officially invited by a German public institution and travel and accommodation expenses are covered by German public funds                      

Application service fee

The service fee, mandatory for all visa applications (unless you benefit from an exemption), is 200 CNY. This fee corresponds to the standard application processing service provided by TLScontact (i.e. Information provision, appointment booking, visa application reception, data processing, etc.).

Added Value Service fees

For more information, please check the Added Value Service page.

Accepted Payment Methods

  • Cash
  • Debit card (Unionpay only)
  • Credit card (Unionpay only)
  • Mobile payment: Available for all Visa application centers in China, for Hangzhou (only Alipay is available)