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 Sep. 10, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Ethiopia
Asked by Mulualem from ETHIOPIA | Sep. 20, 2019 09:53Reply
How do I submit the application form?
Answers (1)
Answered by Shirley from ETHIOPIA | Sep. 22, 2019 20:38

You should submit the application form online through the CVOA (China Visa Online Application) system.
Asked by Abdulahi from ETHIOPIA | Sep. 17, 2019 12:08Reply
Chinese visa application online
Hi I just applied online for a Chinese visa and I have submitted it. But I seem to have made a mistake, and I'm wondering if I am able to cancel my application and start a new one. If I can't what can I do? Thanks In advance for any answers.
Answers (1)
Answered by Betty from ETHIOPIA | Sep. 17, 2019 23:22

You can't correct the information on your application form once you submitted it. Neither can you start a new application. You should contact the embassy to see what can be done.
Asked by Getahun from ETHIOPIA | Sep. 16, 2019 22:35Reply
How about a person who will be going for short term training
Answers (1)
Answered by Wendy from CANADA | Sep. 16, 2019 22:57

If the person goes to China for training organized by his employer, an M type visa is required.
Asked by Habtamu from ETHIOPIA | Sep. 09, 2019 06:43Reply
Good after noon, what type of pasport is visa exemted?
Answers (2)
Answered by Tom from SINGAPORE | Sep. 10, 2019 18:47

Diplomatic,service passports, and passports for public affairs.
Answered by Getahun Policy from ETHIOPIA | Sep. 16, 2019 22:38

Asked by endegena from ETHIOPIA | Sep. 06, 2019 01:18Reply

my normal schedule is for 19th of sep. is there any way i can be rescheduled as soon as possible??\
thank you
Answers (2)
Answered by Kadis from ETHIOPIA | Sep. 08, 2019 19:36

The only way is to contact the embassy ASAP to try to change the schedule.
Answered by Ifrah from ETHIOPIAN | Sep. 11, 2019 15:42

My appointment is on the 17th of September there no way to get sooner date I tried to contact the embassy they said they can’t do anything
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