Chinese Embassy in Benin

Ambassador: Mr. Peng Jingtao
Address: No. 2, Route De L'Aeroport, Cotonou, Benin
Mailing Address: 01 B.P. 196 Recette Principal, Cotonou, Benin
Tel: +229-21301292, 21305545
Fax: +229-21300841

Consular Office

Tel: +229-21301292
Office Hours: 09:00-11:00 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (except holidays)

Visa Application

Ordinary passport holders of Benin are required to apply for a China visa if they plan to go to China Mainland. Diplomatic or official passport holders can stay in China Mainland for no more than 30 days visa-free. All the applications should be submitted to the consular office of the Chinese Embassy in Benin.

Hong Kong, China grants a 14-day visa free entry for citizens of Benin. 

Visa Application Fee (XOF)

Types Benin Citizens  Americans Canadians Citizens of
Other Countries
Single Entry 38,000 83,000 32,000 15,000
Double Entries 53,000 23,000
Multiple Entries with 6 Months 68,000 30,000
Multiple Entries with 12 Months 90,000 45,000

 Effective from Dec. 11, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2024.

Brief Intro

The Republic of Benin is seated in western Africa, facing southward to the Gulf of Guinea. Coast plain are had tropical rainforest climate. April to July and September to November are the rainy seasons in southern Benin. In the north, the rainy season ranges from March to September.  
Neighboring countries: Nigeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Togo 
Land Area: about 112,622 square kilometers (43,484 square miles)
Capital: Porto-Novo (the seat of the parliament); Cotonou (the seat of the government)
Time: It is 1 hour earlier than GMT and 7 hours later than Beijing Time. 
Official Language: French  
Major Religions: Fetishism, Christianism, Islam
Currency: centime, CFA franc

 Notices for Chinese Going to Benin
1. Visa: China had visa abolition agreement with Benin. Chinese with diplomatic and official passports can stay for 90 days without visas. Ordinary visa for private visits should be applied from their embassy in China. You can apply for residence visa or foreigner residential permit at local immigration bureau. In principle, the entry port does not issue on-site visa.
2. Aside from valid passport and visa, International Certificate of Vaccination are also needed while entering the country. 

3. For Chinese citizens who want to be resident or for business, various notarizations, authentications, no criminal record, health certificate and driver's license had better to be done in China, in case to facilitate the procedures in Benin.

 Please contact Embassy of Benin in China if nationals of Benin have problems there. 

 Related China Embassies in Africa: Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon
- Last updated on Mar. 04, 2024 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Embassy in Benin
Asked by 乔雨 from BENÍN | Nov. 27, 2023 04:10Reply
If student visa is important when I have a scholarship to school in china
Hello Good afternoon, I am a Nigerian living in Benin Republic with a citizenship documents would I still need to get a student visa after getting a scholarship to school in china
Answers (5)
Answered by Harry | Nov. 27, 2023 23:16

Yes, of course, and the student visa is very necessary or you cannot enter China.
Answered by 乔雨 | Nov. 28, 2023 21:08

How much does it cost to process a student visa and the duration. Thank you
Answered by Jessica | Nov. 29, 2023 21:40

It costs XOF 40,000 / 60,000 for a multiple-entry visa for a half year / one year.
Answered by 乔雨 | Nov. 30, 2023 23:15

I studied in Confucius institute Calavi for 3yrs, are there any international scholarships in china I can apply for. Thank you
Answered by James | Dec. 03, 2023 21:53

It is better to pay attention to the official website of various Chinese universities.
Asked by Nwatanwendidi from NIGERIA | Jan. 26, 2021 16:23Reply
Procedure for non indigene. of Benin traveling to China from benin
My name is nwatanwendidi am a Nigerian and stays in Benin what are the process of visa to China in Benin republic
Best regards
Answers (1)
Answered by Judy | Feb. 09, 2021 19:27

If you have a visa or residence permit for Benin, you can apply for a China visa from there. First, collect all the documents required like your passport, application form, photo, and supporting documents. Then submit the application to the Chinese visa center in Nigeria.
Asked by Emmanuel from BENIN | Feb. 23, 2020 23:16Reply
Agency number of chinese ambassy in Benin.
Please, i would like to know the agency number of chinese ambassy in Benin. I'd like to do an application with.
Best regards
Answers (1)
Answered by Eric from BENIN | Feb. 26, 2020 19:14

Please contact the Chinese embassy in Benin to ask. Only they know the agency no.
Asked by Albert John from NIGERIA | Nov. 22, 2019 02:12Reply
Hi pls am Albert obinwa.I'm a Nigeria but currently in Benin republic.pls I want to how much is cost
Good day sir,I'm Albert John obinwna. I'm a Nigeria but currenly staying in benin republic.I want to know how much is the cost of student visa and flight ticket from Benin republic to china
Answers (1)
Answered by Kathie | Nov. 24, 2019 19:25

The cost for student visa is XAF 50,000.
Asked by Comrade moshood from BENIN | May. 02, 2019 21:06Reply
Info about notarization of bsc certificate
I’m a South Africa citizen but I school in Benin for my bsc and I want to apply as a teacher to teach in China but they demanded I should notarize my certificate, how do I go about this and what’s the cost as well
Answers (1)
Answered by Austin | May. 06, 2019 19:51

Dear, you need to follow the three steps:
1. Make your certificate notarized at the local notary authority or goverment insitution in Benin.
2. Make it authenticated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Benin.
3. Make it authenticated by the Chinese embassy in Benin.

I only know that the authentication fee charged by the embassy is 12,000 FCFA.
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