KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The Chinese embassy launched its Chinese Visa Application Center (CVAC) in Kathmandu on Monday.
All Nepali nationals applying for general visa to China will now have to visit the CVAC at the Rising Mall at Durbar Marg. The CVAC opens from 9 am to 3 pm from Monday to Friday.
CVAC receives visa applications and ensure the application documents meeting the requirement of Chinese government for smooth processing in various visa categories, and provide applicant with intermediate business services including computer entry of basic information, transmission of the passport, visa and other application documents between Chinese embassy and the applicant, according to a statement issued by the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu on Monday.
CVAC will also collect visa fees, deliver passport and visa to the applicant, release visa information in a timely manner, answer customer inquiries and provide assistance through its website and provide the applicant with necessary services in accordance with requirement of the Chinese embassy, the statement said.
With the Chinese embassy outsourcing visa application process to the CVAC, Nepali nationals wishing to travel to China will have to pay Rs 3,900 for regular visa applications, Rs 5,850 for Express 2 applications and Rs 7,800 for Express 1 applications on top of the visa fee charged by the embassy.
The embassy fee for regular applications for single-entry visa has been set at Rs 2,200; Rs 3,300 for double-entry visa; Rs 4,400 for six-month multiple-entry visa; Rs 6,400 for one year multiple-entry visa and Rs 1,750 for single-entry group visa. The embassy fee for Express 1 and Express 2 is higher than the normal visa application.