China Embassy in Ethiopia

 Visa Application Form of PRC

Ambassador: Mr. La Yifan
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: +251-11-3712625, +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: +251-11-3712625, +251-922-726200
Fax: +251-11-3203803
Political Office Tel: +251-11-3710010
Defense Attaché Office Tel: +251-11-3710428
Fax: +251-11-3713066
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 Dec. 23, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Ethiopia
Asked by WEI GANG from CHINA | Feb. 24, 2020 00:58Reply
I am Chinese citizen. My name is WEI GANG i worked in Ethiopia,Bishoft city
so, My passport will expire May 2021 G.C. HOw can I apply for renewal in your office
Answers (1)
Answered by Hilary from ETHIOPIA | Feb. 26, 2020 19:08

Please browse the webpages of the Chinese embassy in Ethiopia. There are detailed instructions on how to renew a Chinese passport there.
Asked by syed jaffar from CANADA | Jan. 31, 2020 23:44Reply
How can I get a 10 year multiple entry visa -Canadian
I am a Canadian citizen who just got a new passport good for 10 years. I plan on making many entries into China for tourism. How can I get a 10 year multiple entry visa?
Thank you for your time.

Syed Jaffar
Answers (1)
Answered by Jack from CANADA | Feb. 05, 2020 21:15

The process is the same as you apply for a normal visa. It's more likely to get it in your home country rather than a third country. If you apply for it from Canada, you need to make the application at the China visa center there.
Asked by Abel Shiferaw from ETHIOPIA | Jan. 19, 2020 11:43Reply
Invitation visa process
Hi, I am Ethiopian. How can I get an invitation visa from some organization to take short courses in China?
Answers (1)
Answered by Helen from ETHIOPIA | Jan. 19, 2020 18:35

You need to get a short term X2 visa. First, you need to get an invitation letter or admission notice from the organization. Then complete the online application form and prepare other documents like passport, photo, etc. Then make an appointment online. Last, go to the embassy to submit your application.
Asked by Adamu Kassie from ETHIOPIA | Jan. 17, 2020 04:43Reply
I am appointed to collect my visa on 21 January/2020. Can I collect the visa in morning?
Answers (1)
Answered by Gill from ETHIOPIA | Jan. 18, 2020 18:52

No. You need to collect it between 3:00 and 5:00 pm.
Asked by wende from ETHIOPIA | Jan. 04, 2020 18:01Reply
crew visa fee
how much is paid for crew visa ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Leo from ETHIOPIA | Jan. 05, 2020 23:32

Single entry: 1,600 Birr
Double entries: 2,400 Birr
6-month multiple entries: 3,200 Birr
12-month multiple entries: 4,800 Birr
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