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Embassy of P.R.China in the Republic of South Africa

 Visa Application Form of PRC

Ambassador: Mr. Tian Xuejun
Address: 972 Pretorius Street, Arcadia 0083, Pretoria, South Africa
Tel: +27-12-4316514
Fax: +27-12-4316590

Consular Office
Address: 255 Athlone Street, Arcadia, Pretoria
Tel: +27-12-4316537
Fax: +27-12-4307620
Tel for Consular Assistance: +27-0785857708
Office Hours: 08:30-12:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

 Consular Districts of the Consulates

Consulate General Consular Jurisdiction
The Embassy in Pretoria Pretoria Region, North West Province, Limpopo Province, Mpumalanga Province, the Kingdom of Swaziland
The Consulate General in Cape Town Eastern Cape Province, Western Cape Province, Northern Cape Province
The Consulate General in Durban KwaZulu-Natal Province
The Consulate General in Johannesburg Gauteng Province, Free State Province (Orange Free State)

 Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC)
From March 18, 2015,  the Center is responsible for receiving applications of ordinary passport holders for visiting mainland PRC. Postal service for applications is currently not available. Online appointment is not mandatory but strongly recommended.

Meanwhile, the Consular Section of the Embassy will only receive applications from diplomatic or (official) service passport holders and Hong Kong/Macao visa applicants. The Consular Section of the Embassy will not accept application sent by post.

Detailed Information for CVASC:
Address: 14th Floor, Sandton City Office Tower, Corner Rivonia Road & 5th Street, Sandhurst Ext3. Santon 2196 Johannesburg, RSA
Tel: +27-878086180
Fax: +45-866474899 
Business Hours: Monday - Friday
Submission: 09:00 -15:00 (rush applications should be submitted before 11:30 am.)
Collection and Payment: 09:00 -16:00 (rush applications should be picked up after 11:00 am. on the next day)

1. Regular Fee per Person

Types South African Citizens US Citizens Canadian Citizens Citizens of Other Countries
Single-Entry with 3-month Validity ZAR 400 ZAR 1,500 ZAR 950 ZAR 400
Double-Entry with 6-month Validity ZAR 500 ZAR 1,500 ZAR 950 ZAR 600
Multi-Entry with 6-month Validity ZAR 700 ZAR 1,500 ZAR 950 ZAR 800
Multi-Entry with 12-month Validity ZAR 900 ZAR 1,500 ZAR 950 ZAR 1,200
Note: Fees for applicants from other countries will be charged in accordance with relevant regulations in Bilateral Agreements.

2. Expedited Fee per Person
The regular processing time is 4 working days. For urgent cases, the expedited service is available. And all applicants should pay additional fees as following:
Express Service (3 working days processing) ZAR 300
Rush Service (next  working day processing) ZAR 450

3. Application Service Fees by CVASC
Regular Service (4 working day processing) ZAR 400
Express Service (3 working days processing) ZAR 600
Rush Service (next working day processing) ZAR 750

1. The total amount of the fees to be paid by an applicant to the Center = visa fees + application service fees. 
2. Pay at the Center when collecting passports.

 2015 Public Holidays of the Embassy

Festival Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Thursday
Spring Festival February 18 - 20 Wednesday - Friday
SA Good Friday April 3 Friday
SA Freedom Day April 27 Monday
International Labor Day May 1 Friday
Dragon Boat Festival June 22 Monday
Chinese National Day October 1, 2 Thursday, Friday
SA Christmas Day December 25 Friday

  Please contact Embassy of South Africa in China if South Africans have problems there.

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