Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia

Ambassador: Mr. Zhao Zhiyuan

Address: Jimma Road, Higher 24, Kebele 02, House No.792, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 5643, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Consular Office

Contact Number: +251-11-3203724, +251-922-726200
Fax: +251-11-3203803
Office hours: 
Visa Application Submission: 09:00 - 12:00
Collection: 14:30 - 16:30

The CVASC in Addis Ababa

Applicants holding ordinary passports, or plan to go to Macau or Hong Kong are requested to submit their application materials to the CVASC. However, diplomatic/official/service passport holders should still submit their applications to the embassy.

Details of the CVASC in Addis Ababa

Address: Rm 604 Dream Tower Kolfe -keraniyo,Addis,Ababa.
Tel: +251113691908
Fax: +251113691882
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday (except for public holidays) 
Application submission: 9:00 - 15:00
Payment and passport collection: 9:00 -16:00

Sections of Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia

Sections Information
Political Office Tel: +251-11-3710010
Cultural & Educational Office Tel: +251-11-3711561
Commercial Office Tel: +251-11-3203540
Office Hours: 09:00-12:30, 14:30-18:00 from Mon. to Fri. (except holidays)

Visa Fees (ETB)

Regular Visa Fee Charged by the Chinese Embassy

Visa Types Normal Express Urgent
Ethiopia Single-Entry 1200 1,900 2,200
Double-Entry 1800 2,500 2,800
Multi-Entry with 6-month Validity 2400 3,100 3,400
Multi-Entry with 12-month Validity 3600 4,300 4,600
Other Countries Single-Entry 750 1,450 1,750
Double-Entry 1,125 1,825 2,125
Multi-Entry with 6-month Validity 1,500 2,200 2,500
Multi-Entry with 12-month Validity 2,250 2,950 3,250
The USA All types 7,796 8,496 8,796

Fees for Visa to Hong Kong and Macau

Normal Service 800
Express Service 1,500
Urgent Service 1,800

 Visa fees above are available from Dec. 11, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2024.

Service Fee Charged by the CVASC

Normal Service (4 working days) 2,468
Express Service (3 working days) 3,702
Urgent Service (2 working days) 4,936
 The Visa Center accepts cash, debit card and credit card.

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 updated on Jan. 25, 2024 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia
Asked by akbarjonbulbulov | May. 23, 2024 03:26Reply
China Visa for Tajikistan
I am working in Dire-Dawa Ethiopia, Can I get 1 month Visa or 1 year Visa, My doughter is studing in China I want to Visit her. Can I get visa online from Dire-Dawa paying Ethiopian Birr.
please reply on my below email;

Answers (3)
Answered by Keith | May. 23, 2024 23:23

Online application is not available. You need to submit your application to the visa center in Addis Ababa by yourself. And you will need a S2 visa for short-term (less than 180 days) visiting or a S1 visa for long-term (over 180 days) visiting.
Answered by Akbarjoni | May. 26, 2024 19:29

Thanks for the reply.

I want to go to Changsha to see my daughter and from their we will go together with my daughter to my country Tajikistan. I want to take Visa from Addis Ababa as I am working here. Do I need to buy first my tickets or I can buy after getting visa. My preliminary travel day by end of this month.
Answered by Joshua | May. 27, 2024 02:36

No, you don't need a flight ticket to apply for a S visa.
Asked by Abdela Usmael from ETHIOPIA | Dec. 22, 2023 10:50Reply
Can I send downloaded scholarship application document through P.O.Box to the ethio-china Embassy?
Hello, My name is Abdela Usmael from Ethiopia. I applied for an online application for the newly announced China government scholarship for the 2024-25 enrolment year based on CSC guidelines. I completed and submitted my application through an online application system by using the Ethio-China embassy code (2301). Now I need to submit the downloaded hard copy of the application document to your office for evaluation.
can I submit the hardcopy document to your office using your P.O. Box or in person, please?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mark | Dec. 24, 2023 22:29

I'm sorry but this is not the official website of the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia. This is in fact a travel website offering related information. It is suggested to contact the embassy directly to confirm the details.
Asked by Fa | Oct. 10, 2023 00:44Reply
In order to get china tourist visa invitation letter is mandatory ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mia | Oct. 10, 2023 19:31

You can also prepare flight tickets and hotel reservations.
Asked by muabrej | Jul. 26, 2023 13:49Reply
Hello, Do I need a chinese visa to go to Macau?
Hello, Do I need a Chinese visa to go to Macau for a tech conference ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Emma | Jul. 26, 2023 23:38

Generally, you need to apply for a visa to Macau in advance.
Asked by Getinet from ETHIOPIA | May. 24, 2023 00:07Reply
What is expected from me to go to China with tourist Visa?
Sir/Madam, I am a student in China and I am currently in Ethiopia.
The school informed me that I should come to Beijing for the final defense, as an electronic signature on dissertation paper and format is not possible. But my Chinese visa has expired and they asked me if I can come to China with a tourist visa. So I need information from you to tell them. Thanks in advance
Answers (1)
Answered by Lily | May. 24, 2023 20:07

Generally, you can apply for a tourist visa according to your round-trip flight tickets and hotel orders. You can also offer the e-mail from your Chinese school to the embassy if necessary. But the duration of stay for a tourist visa is only 30 days usually.
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