There are five offices across Canada which will collect fingerprints for Chinese visas. These offices are within a 2 hour drive of over 85% of the population of Canada.
Persons in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, the Maritimes and up north are out of luck. Those persons will have to fly to the appropriate fingerprint location after making an appointment. Please note that your fingerprint collection office is not necessarily the office closest to you. For example, persons in Nova Scotia are supposed to apply in Ottawa instead of the closer office in Montreal.
Ensure you speak with the Chinese visa application centre before making your appointment and undertaking travel to the visa office. You should confirm all details and requirements by telephone first, as Chinese rules and procedures are changing rapidly and without warning.
Ottawa region (613 and 343 area codes), Gatineau Quebec (819 area code region), Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, and Nunavut
Ontario and Manitoba (but not the Ottawa or 613 area code region)
British Columbia and Yukon
Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Northwest Territories
Quebec and New Brunswick (but not Gatineau or 819 area code region)
China Visa Application Centre - Ottawa
220 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa ON K1P 5Z9
China Visa Application Centre - Toronto
393 University Avenue
Toronto ON M5G 1E6
China Visa Application Centre - Vancouver
999 West Broadway
Vancouver BC V5Z 1K5
China Visa Application Centre - Calgary
855 8th Avenue SW
Calgary AB T2P 3P1
China Visa Application Centre - Montreal
2000 Mansfield Street
Montreal Quebec H3A 2Z6
Applicants are required to attend IN PERSON and to make an appointment for their fingerprinting in advance. Ensure you speak with the Chinese visa application centre before making your appointment and undertaking travel to the visa office. You should confirm all details and requirements by telephone first, as Chinese rules and procedures are changing rapidly and without warning.
Contact the China Visa Application Centre here for forms and appointments: