China Embassy in Ethiopia

 Visa Application Form of PRC

Ambassador: Mr. Tan Jian
Address: Jimma Road, Higher 24, Kebele 02, House No.792, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 5643, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Working Hours: 08:30-12:00, 14:30-17:00 from Mon. to Fri. (except holidays)

Consular Office

Contact Number: +251-11-3203724, +251-922-726200
Fax: +251-11-3203803

Note: The consular office is open to receiving visa applications from 8:30a.m. to 12:00a.m.on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Sections of Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia

Sections Information
Consular Office Tel: +251-11-3203724, +251-922-726200
Fax: +251-11-3203803
Political Office Tel: +251-11-3710010
Defense Attaché Office Email:
Cultural & Educational Office Tel: +251-11-3711561
Fax: +251-11-3718912
Commercial Office Address: W23-K05-H.No. 3257, Nifasilk Lafto, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 27753/1000, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: +251-11-3728740, 3728739, 3728780, 3728781, 3728782
Fax: +251-11-3711611
Office Hours: 08:30-12:00, 14:30-17:00 from Mon. to Fri. (except holidays)

Visa Fees

Please pay by cash. Checks are not accepted by the embassy.

Regular Fee per Person

Visa Types Ethiopian Citizens American Citizens Citizens of Other Countries
Single-Entry with 3-month Validity ETB 1200 ETB 2300 ETB 600
Double-Entry with 6-month Validity ETB 1800 ETB 2300 ETB 850
Multi-Entry with 6-month Validity ETB 2400 ETB 2300 ETB 1200
Multi-Entry with 12-month Validity ETB 3600 ETB 2300 ETB 1800
Hong Kong Visa ETB 500 ETB 500 ETB 500
Authentification Fee ETB 1900 N/A N/A

Expedited Service Fee per Person

The regular processing time of a visa is 4 working days. For urgent cases, the expedited service is available. Moreover, additional fees will be paid as following:
1 working day processing ETB 500
2 or 3 working days processing ETB 300

Chinese Visa for Hong Kong

All Ethiopian passport holders (except for Diplomatic/Services Passport Holders)  need a valid Hong Kong Visa to enter HKSAR for any purpose, including transit (out of airport) and transit (remain in airport).

Chinese Visa Requirements of Tourist Visa L

1. The original passport with blank pages and at least 6-month validity.
2. One properly completed Application Form with one recent passport photo attached on it.
3. Please provide documents showing the itinerary including air ticket booking record (round trip) and proof of a hotel reservation, etc. or an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation letter should contain:
(1) Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
(2) Information on the planned visit (arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, etc.)
(3) Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual)
Note: If applicants want to visit Tibet, they should get the Tibet Travel Permit issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau. Please provide the Tibet Travel Permit when you submit your application.

 Please contact Embassy of Ethiopia in China if Ethiopians are in a difficult situation there.

 Other China Embassies in Africa: Gabon, Ghana, Guinea

- Last modified on Feb. 25, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Ethiopia
Asked by Lidiya Belayhun from ETHIOPIA | Jul. 22, 2021 23:29Reply
Hello my name is lidiya am from Ethiopia I want to go to China by business visa (M) so I already take Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine both round so can Chinese accept this Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine???
Answers (1)
Answered by Darcy | Jul. 26, 2021 20:48

I'm afraid not. You need to take the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine.
Asked by Hewaw from ETHIOPIA | Jun. 18, 2021 12:46Reply
To get a visa
Hello sir, I’m hewaw I was leaving in china by a family visa but after i came back Ethiopia cause of covid my visa was expired and My husband is still study masters in china so now i want to go back china please can you tell me how can i get the visa Thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Eric | Jun. 21, 2021 22:52

The only way is to apply for another visa, but it's not so easy due to the Covid-19.
Asked by Zerihun Abegaz from ETHIOPIA | Jun. 16, 2021 22:56Reply
Asking about visa process
currently is it allowed to go to china and can we submit invitation from the company. what additional requirements are needed?
Answers (1)
Answered by Dave | Jun. 21, 2021 02:25

Currently, they only issue humanitarianism visas and I don't think your need for business meets it.
Asked by ABDIRAHMAN MOHAMED from SOMALIA | Jun. 04, 2021 21:41Reply
How can I get the green code
Dear sir/madam I'm businessman who work in china I got office for exports to Somalia now I'm in Somalia and I want to go back to china as soon as possible now I took the vaccine 1st dose and 2nd dose and I got ticket to china from Ethiopia I will submit all the documents to the Embasyy in my country then travel to Ethiopia where and I will be transit in There so my question is will I get the green code there also if I come there and do the test also there
Answers (1)
Answered by Christine | Jun. 07, 2021 02:28

It's not recommended to make the transit. If have to, yes, you need to do all the procedures twice. See details at:
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