Chinese Embassy in Burundi

Ambassador: Ms. Zhao Jiangping
Address: Sur La Parcelle 675 A Vugizo Bujumbura Burundi
Mailing Address: B. P. 2550, Bujumbura, Burundi
Tel: +257-22224307
Fax: +257-22224082

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Burundi

Tel: +257-79990410
Office Hours: 08:00-11:00 on Tuesday and Thursday (except holidays)

Visa Application

All nationals of Central Burundi holding ordinary passports shall acquire a visa before traveling to China. They need firstly accurately fill in the application form online, print it out and sign it. Then, select the appropriate visa category based on their purpose of visiting China and provide related documents. Finally, submit all materials to the consular office of the Chinese Embassy.
Read more How to Apply for a China Visa


Brief Intro

Burundi is an inland country located in the east-central of Africa on the south side of the equator. This is a mountainous area. March to May and October to December are the rainy season, and it is the dry season during the rest time of the year.
Land Area: about 27,843 square kilometers (10,750 square miles)
Neighboring Countries: Rwanda, Zaire (D.R. Congo), Tanzania
Capital: Bujumbura  
Time: It is 2 hours earlier than GMT and 6 hours later than Beijing Time. 
Official Language: French and Kirundi (Swahili is also often used.)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic, indigenous beliefs
Currency: centimes, Burundi franc

Official Holidays

Festival Date Days
New Year's Day January 1 Four
Labor Day May 1 One
Ascensiontide 40 days after the Easter One
Independence Day July 1 One
Victory of UPRONA Party September 18 One
All Saints' Day November 1 One
Christmas December 25 One

Notices for Going to Burundi

1. For applying for visa, please prepare the following papers: valid passport, bill of health, disembarkation card.
2. Visa Types:
Transit visa: 6 days costing 20 US dollars
Entry visa: no more than 90 days coating 20 US dollar for a single journey, 50 US dollars for several 
Visa for temporary stay: 150 US dollar per person foe every two years
Visa for permanent stay: 1,250 US dollar per person
3. Main arteries in the capital city are broad and clean. Minibuses and taxis are the principal means of transportation. 15 minutes are only needed from the city center to the airport. 
4. Take good care of your certification, passport and valuables.

 Please contact Embassy of Burundi in China if Burundian citizens have troubles there. 

 Related China Embassies in Africa: Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central Africa
- Last updated on Feb. 26, 2024 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Embassy in Burundi
Asked by Lore from BURUNDI | Oct. 14, 2023 03:35Reply
Hello, how much is a multiple entry Chinese tourist visa for a Burundian citizen
Answers (1)
Answered by Andrew | Oct. 16, 2023 00:26

It is suggested to contact the embassy directly: to confirm the price.
Asked by NITANGA from BURUNDI | Jun. 09, 2023 06:29Reply
Is the appointment of China Visa made at the Embassy Of Burundi if I am Burundian and I want a visa?
Answers (1)
Answered by Andrew | Jun. 11, 2023 18:26

You should make an online appointment at the official website: Also remember to fill out the application form on line at All the required documents should be submitted to the Embassy of China in Burandi.
Asked by Tresor from BURUNDI | Sep. 03, 2020 02:26Reply
Business Visa
Hello, I am a Burundian citizen and I would like to travel in China for a week pertaining to business. Is it possible now to apply for a visa? what papers should I present?
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Answered by Eric | Sep. 07, 2020 00:36

Dear, if you are not in emergent cases, you may not be able to get the visa. Please call the embassy to see whether you can get a visa.
Asked by Daniel from BURUNDI | Oct. 07, 2019 03:03Reply
Having all documents required how much the student visa can take?even i’m already later at the univ
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Answered by Ken | Oct. 07, 2019 19:50

The cost is 150,000 Burundi Francs, about USD 100.
Asked by Nibizi asman Christian from BURUNDI | Aug. 30, 2019 15:29Reply
For student visa application it's only the stated documents or other documents will be added later?
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Answered by Hunk from SOUTH AFRICA | Sep. 01, 2019 20:57

you should also provide the JW201 or Jw201, the Admission Notice form the university, certificate of bank saving.
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