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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 Mar. 18, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in UAE
Asked by Robert from USA | Aug. 07, 2019 04:25Reply
US Resident needs China Visa
Hello- I am a US resident residing in Dubai and have been invited to speak at a medical meeting in China this year. Do i need a business visa and can I obtain one from the consulate in Dubai? Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Emma from USA | Aug. 07, 2019 19:41

Yes, Robert, you need a visa, but if the meeting is not in a private company, you may need to apply for an F type instead of business M type. You can apply for it at the consulate in Dubai.
Asked by Moses from NIGERIA | Jul. 15, 2019 11:40Reply
I am Nigerian national
I am on residence visa in use , i wish to visit China , what type of visa can i apply , and what requirements , can i fly from here to China or do i go back to Nigeria before flying to china
Answers (1)
Answered by Billie from USA | Jul. 16, 2019 19:32

Dear, you can apply in United Arab Emirates. Please figure out your visa type based on your purpose of visiting China. The requirements are related to your visa type.
Asked by Philip from UAE | Jul. 13, 2019 02:36Reply
What is the best visa to get and what are the charges.
Hello I am a UK national living in Abu Dhabi with my wife and daughter. I wish to visit China a few times in the next two years, what is the best visa to get and what are the charges.

Thank you...
Answers (2)
Answered by Sarah from USA | Jul. 14, 2019 20:53

Dear, you can apply for multiple entries for two years. It costs 405 dirhams for 2 years multiple entries type.
Answered by Philip from UAE | Jul. 16, 2019 01:31

Thank you !!!
Asked by A. from UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Jul. 12, 2019 02:15Reply
I need to apply for a Z-Visa as I’ve been offered employment in China.
Hello I am an Italian National with a UAE residence permit. I need to apply for a Z-Visa as I’ve been offered employment in China.

Do I have to fly back to Italy to apply for the S-Visa or, as a UAE resident can I apply at the Embassy of AD?
Answers (2)
Answered by A from UAE | Jul. 12, 2019 02:16

It is for Z-Visa NOT S visa.
Answered by Brenda from USA | Jul. 12, 2019 02:50

Dear, you can apply in UAE.
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