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China Embassy in UAE

 UAE nationals with ordinary passports can enter or transit in China without a visa if staying less than 30 days from the date of entry.

 Visa Application Form of PRC 

Ambassador: Mr. Chang Hua
Address: Plot No.26, Sector No. W-22, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 2741, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
Tel: +971-2-4434276
Fax: +971-2-4436835, 4435440
Email: chinaemb_ae@mfa.gov.cn
Website: http://ae.china-embassy.org/eng/ 
Office Hours of Embassy:
09:00 - 13:00, Sunday - Thursday (except Chinese Holidays) 
Office Hours of Consular Department:
09:00 - 12:00, Sunday-Thursday (except Chinese Holidays)
Time for Application: 09:00 -12:00
Time for Collection: 10:00 - 12:00

The Map of Chinese Embassy in the United Arab Emirates

Address: Plot No.26, Sector No.W-22, Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates

Important Notices for Application

1. The Chinese Embassy only accepts applications of the U.A.E. nationals and foreign citizens who reside in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. U.A.E. Citizens and foreign citizens reside in the rest areas should submit applications to the Consulate General in Dubai.
2. The embassy doesn't accept applications by mailing. Applicants can go there by himself/herself, or entrust an authorized agency or their company or organizations to submit application.

Fees (in Dirhams) for Application

Chinese Embassy in Abu Dhabi usually needs four working days to issue the visa. The rush service of same day is not available, but express service of 2 or 3 working days is available.

The fees are adjusted constantly on a reciprocity basis. Citizens from some countries are even free of the fees/visa according to the signed Mutual Agreement. 

Since May 20, 2013, Chinese Embassy in Abu Dhabi has simplified visa payment methods by using POS machines. Once applications are accepted, applicants will get a Pick-Up Form which shows the date of collection. Then on the scheduled date, applicants should come to the consular office to pay the fees by credit card (Master cards and Visa cards only) before collection. Please note that cash is not accepted from then on.

Types U.A.E. Citizens U.S.A. Citizens Others
Single-Entry 150 520 100
Double-Entry 225 520 165
Multiple-Entry Valid for Six Months 300 520 220
Multiple-Entry Valid for 1 or 2 Years 450 520 330
Accompanying Child Free Free 110
Hong Kong Visa Free Free 110
Express Service 90 90 90



China Consulate in Dubai

Consul General: Ms. Li Lingbing
Address: Villa No. 14, Street 7a, Community 357, Umm Al Sheif Road, Safa 2 Area, Dubai
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 9348, Dubai
Tel: +971-4-3944733
Fax: +971-4-3952207
Email: chinaconsul_db_ae@mfa.gov.cn
Website: http://dubai.chineseconsulate.org/eng/

Consular Office

Office Hours: 09:00-12:00 (for application); 09:00-10:30 (for collection), Sunday-Thursday (except holidays) 
Consular Districts: Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah 

Change of Method of Payment

From June 1, 2011, China Consulate in Dubai has not accepted cash for payment. Applicants can pay for fee by UnionPay, Visa/MasterCard, JCB or Diners Card.

The Map of the Consulate in Dubai

Address: Villa No. 14, Street 8, Community 357, Umm Al Sheif Road, Safa 2 Area, Dubai

 Please contact Embassy of U.A.E. in China if citizens of U.A.E.are in troubles there.

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- Last modified on Mar. 18, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in UAE
Asked by stanic MARIJANA from SERBIA | Mar. 17, 2019 01:40Reply
visa Serbian passport
I need your answer, I have a Serbian passport valid until 08.2020. and EMIRATES ID expires 07.2019 i am living in UAE, I want to travel to China as a tourist for 5 days, end of 05.2019. Can I travel without a problems?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tracy from DENMARK | Mar. 18, 2019 01:13

I think you would be fine. You can contact the China embassy to confirm that.
Asked by Daniel from UAE | Dec. 30, 2018 00:44Reply
Hi! I have been invited to China on a business trip from a company.
I am a British citizen and am currently in the UAE visiting family, I don’t want to have to go back to England just for the Chinese visa, can I apply here in UAE and go to China from here? How would I do that?
Answers (1)
Answered by Simmons from THAILAND | Jan. 01, 2019 19:59

It's possible for you to apply from the Chinese embassy in there if you meet all requirements. You can have a try.
Asked by Arif Hussain from PAKISTAN | Nov. 10, 2018 12:11Reply
Hi before Pakistan passport without charge free visa now same no visa fees
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Answered by Enzo from RUSSIA | Nov. 11, 2018 22:22

If you apply from the Chinese embassy in UAE, you may need to pay 135 dirhams for that. Just for reference.
Asked by Cheng Hong Koay from MALAYSIA | Nov. 04, 2018 02:23Reply
Local ID and Documents to be Submitted for Visa Application
I am a Malaysia working / reside in UAE with a valid residence visa. For the item 1.9 of the application form on the Local ID, do I fill in my Malaysia Identity Card Number of the UAE Emirate Identity Card Number.

Also, we are the documents to be attached to my application.
Answers (1)
Answered by Bill from FRANCE | Nov. 04, 2018 19:37

Hi, I think you can fill in Malaysia Identity Card Number. If you apply for tourist L type, you may need to prepare your passport and copy of its data page, the application form, a passport-style photo, residence permit in there, round trip air tickets and hotel reservation.
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