China Embassy in Burundi

 Visa Application Form of PRC

Ambassador: Mr. Zhuo Ruisheng
Address: 08A, Avenue Du Lycee, Parcelle 675 à Vugizo, Bujumbura, Burundi
Mailing Address: B. P. 2550, Bujumbura, Burundi
Tel: +257-22224307
Fax: +257-22213735

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Burundi

Tel: +257-79990410
Fax: +257-22213735
Office Hours: 08:30-11:30 on Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday (except holidays)

Economic & Commercial Counselor's Office

Tel: +257-22224246
Fax: +257-22221962
Counselor: Mr. Lu Jun

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 modified on Oct. 27, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Burundi
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?
Answers (1)
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?
Answers (1)
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.
Asked by Gracekabonga from CONGO(DRC) | Jun. 27, 2019 05:52Reply
Hello,I'm a Congolese?im in Burundi 3 days ano int to apply for student visa ,what the requirements?
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Answered by Helen from USA | Jun. 28, 2019 00:03

Dear, you should provide valid passport, application form and recent photo, proof of legal stay in Burundi, admission letter, JW form, and financial status evidence.
Answered by Nibizi asman Christian from BURUNDI | Aug. 30, 2019 15:31

Is it only this or other will be added later?plz be clear plz?
Asked by Tatiana from BURUNDI | Jun. 25, 2019 04:37Reply
visa to china for Burundi citizen
i am a burundi resident in kenya i need a visa to china

what do i need to apply?
Answers (1)
Answered by Joey from USA | Jun. 25, 2019 19:34

Dear, if you go to China for touring, you need to apply for tourist L type which requires valid passport, application form and recent photo, residence permit in Kenya, round trip flight reservation and hotel reservation.
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