Application fees

TLScontact is collecting three types of application fees:

+ Visa fees, which is collected on behalf of the consular authority for the application processing.

+ Application Service fees, which corresponds to the standard application processing service provided by TLScontact.

The service fee, mandatory for any visa application, is RMB 130. This amount has been decided in agreement with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in China and corresponds to the different services provided by the TLScontact center (i.e. visa application reception, data processing, information collection, appointments booking, etc.).

+ Added Value Service fees, which corresponds optional added Value Services you have used during application process.

Attention: 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, visa application is denied by the administration or the applicant decides to terminate his or her application.

                            Visa type


Local currency* (CNY)  

Airport transit visa

    60    465

Short stay Schengen visa, less than 90 days

    60    465
Netherlands overseas territories (Caribbean), less than 30 days     35


*The visa fee is only collectible in CNY, and may change as a result of currency fluctuation.

The visa fee is 35 EUR (270 CNY) for :

- Children between the age of 6 and below 12 years old.
- Nationals from Bosnia-Herzegovina*, Georgia, Kosovo, FYROM (Macedonia)*, Moldova, Montenegro*, Russia, Serbia* and Ukraine*.
- Nationals from Armenia* and Azerbaijan above 12 years old.

* Only for holders of non biometric passports 

The Visa  fee is fixed in euros but payable only in CNY. The exchange rate between these currencies is decided by the Consular Authority and is updated periodically, therefore the CNY amount you are requested to pay may differ from those quoted above. Please note that your Visa fee receipt will only quote the fee paid in euros. 

Application service fees

The service fee, mandatory for all visa applications (unless you benefit of an exemption), is 130 CNY. This corresponds to the standard application processing service provided by TLScontact (i.e. Information provision, appointments booking, visa application reception, data processing, etc.).

Fee Exemptions

The following categories do not have to pay the visa fees:

- children under six years of age
- Nationals from Armenia* and Azerbaijan under 12 years old
- pupils, students, graduates and accompanying teachers who are travelling for educational purposes
- scientific researchers if invited by scientific institutions
- The spouse, registered partner and children below 21 years of age as well as other dependent direct family members (children or parents from applicant or partner) of non-Dutch EU/EER Nationals travelling to or residing in another member state than that of which he/she is a national
- Representatives of non-profit organizations aged 25 or less, participating in seminars, conferences, sports, or cultural or educational events
- work-related visa for applicants employed by Dutch based International Organizations (OPCW/Intern. Tribunal, Unesco/ IHE/ ITC/ Intern. Strafhof etc.) and their family members who form permanently part of the household

Please note that satisfactory proof must be submitted to establish that one of the above exemptions applies.

Accepted Payment Methods

  • Cash
  • Debit card (UnionPay only)
  • Credit card (UnionPay only)
  • Mobile pay : Alipay and WeChat Pay only ( For Hangzhou center, only Alipay is available)