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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.

 Recommended Tours:
China Tour from Abu Dhabi UAE
China Tour from Dubai UAE

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- Last modified on Aug. 27, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in UAE
Asked by Rashid from UAE | Oct. 12, 2019 03:40Reply
Indian citizen residence visa in Abu Dhabi, planning to visit China. Docs & Fees
I am an Indian citizen residence visa in Abu Dhabi, planning to visit China for 10 days. What all are the documents required and what is the fees and how can I apply? Please assist me if anyone knows in details. Also refer me any travels in Abu Dhabi if they can process.
Answers (1)
Answered by Daisy from UAE | Oct. 13, 2019 22:57

Documents required: passport, residence visa in Abu Dhabi, application form, photo, round-trip tickets, hotel bookings.

Fee: 135 dirhams

How to apply: you can submit the mentioned documents to the Chinese embassy in Abu Dhabi and pay the fee. Then wait to collect your visa after a few working days.
Asked by Badr Inam from UAE | Sep. 25, 2019 11:38Reply
Bank statement requirements
I am holding investor visa status in Abu Dhabi and running my own business. Is there any requirement for bank statement as a supporting document with visa application?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jenni from UAE | Sep. 26, 2019 19:05

In normal cases, bank statement is not required.
Asked by David from GEORGIA | Sep. 18, 2019 02:38Reply
Hi there, my Canadian friend is going to visit Dubai. He decided to go to China afterward.
Can he apply for China visa in Dubai?does he need any documents of residency in Dubai?
Answers (1)
Answered by Charles from USA | Sep. 18, 2019 20:03

He can possibly apply from Dubai if he has a valid visa there. However, it's strongly advised to apply from Canada if possible.
Asked by Raniza from UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Sep. 15, 2019 09:01Reply
Hi, I am from
Hi.. I'm from Philippines. But
I am on residence visa in UAE , i wish to visit China specialy Beijing , what type of visa can i apply , and what requirements , can i fly from here to China?
Answers (1)
Answered by Abby from USA | Sep. 16, 2019 17:46

You can apply for the tourist L visa at China Visa Application Service Center in Dubai. You need to submit your passport, a completed visa application form with a photo, the original and photocopy of your residence permit in UAE, the documents showing the itinerary including air ticket booking record (round trip) and proof of a hotel reservation, etc. or an Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by a relevant unit or individual in China. After you get the visa, you can fly to China from UAE.
Asked by Ashleigh from UAE | Sep. 12, 2019 07:37Reply
How much is the visa? And which one do I require?
I am a uk national but resident of Abu Dhabi. I am planning on travelling to shanghai for a week to visit a friend. How much is the visa? And which one do I require?
Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Jay from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 15, 2019 20:09

You should apply for the single-entry tourist visa. It costs AED 345.
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