Ambassador: Mr. Chen Gonglai
Address: B.P. 873 Niamey
Fax: +227-723285, 752851
Economic & Commercial Counselor's Office
Address: B.P 10777, Niamey
The Republic of Niger is an inland country in West Africa, with four fifths of its territory belonging Sahara and the rest part being tropical savanna. Niger is one of the hottest countries in the world. The temperature in May is about 43℃ (109℉). June to September is the rainy season.
Neighboring countries: Algeria, Libya, Benin, Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad
Land Area: about 1, 267,627 square kilometers (489,434 square miles)
Time: It is one hour earlier than GMT and 7 hours later than Beijing Time.
Language: French is the official language. Hausa and Djerma are also in current use.
Major Religions: Islam, indigenous beliefs and others
Currency: centime, CFA franc
New Year's Day (January 1); National Concord Day (April 24); Labor Day (May 1); Birth of the Prophet (June 4); Independence Day (August 3); Republic Day (December 18); Christmas (December 25);
Islamic festivals: Islam New Year, Eid-Ul-Azha (Corban Festival), Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of the Ramadan)
Notices for Chinese Going to Niger
1. Seven days are needed for applying a visa to Niger and flowing documents are necessary: valid Chinese passport, note or official letter with purpose and stay duration (or invitation letter), two copies of application form in English or French, two passport style pictures.
2. Niger usually issue entry visa valid for three months (single entry). On-site Visa and transit one can be applied for in Niamey Airport.
3. On-site visa is valid and available to stay for one month. It is not needed if not to stay less than 24 hours while passing through Niger. If more, a tranist one is needed to have allowing a stay of a month. When it is due, residence visa valid for one year can be obtained in local police offices.
4. Aside from passport and visa, International Certificate of Vaccination is also requested to enter the country. Passengers should have round-trip ticket or deposit slip to show their ability to go back.
Please contact Embassy of Niger in China if citizens of Niger have troubles there.
Related China Embassies in Africa: Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal