Embassy of Saudi Arabia in China

Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Beijing

Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Yahya A. S. Alzaid
Address: No. 1, Bei Xiao Jie, San Li Tun
Postal Code: 100600
Tel: (+86)10 6532 4825, 6532 5325, 6532 4818, 6532 6555
Fax: (+86)10 6532 5324
Military Attaché's Office
Address: 8-1-61 Ta Yuan Diplomatic Office Building
Tel: (+86)10 6532 5862
Fax: (+86)10 6532 5859

 General Information
With an area of 2.25 million square kilometers, Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the Arabian Peninsular. It has a population of 22 million people (2004 Census) and its capital is Riyadh. It is a typical nation of Islam, of which 85 percent are Sunnis and 15 percent are Shiites. Its official language is Arabic and English is widely spoken in the urban areas.

 Great Festivals
Saudi Arabia uses the Islamic calendar and it has two important festivals. The first is Eid Al-Fitr (the Festival of Fast Breaking), which falls on the first day in October. Usually, the holiday lasts for ten days from September 25th to October 5th. The second is Eid Al-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice), which is held on December 10th. The holiday of Eid Ai-Adha is also a ten day holiday, extending from December 5th to 15th.

 Visa Information
Saudi Arabia has very strict visa rules and the procedure for approval is a bit complicated. Mainly, there are three kinds of visas: for foreign Pilgrims and Muslims (Haji and Umrah), Visit Visas (Family Visit, Business Visit, Diplomatic and Official Visa) and Employment Visa. Haji Visa will be started to issue from Mid-Shawwal until 29th Dhu Al-Qudah of each year. Umrah visa will be issued from the beginning of the month of Safar to the beginning of the month of Ramadan.

 Special Notice for Chinese Citizens
No.1 Saudi Arabia's laws against drug trafficking are strictly enforced. The violators will be punished severely, death penalty may be included. Those who enter with a great deal of Chinese medicine are suggested to bring their doctors' prescriptions.

No.2 Don't enter Saudi Arabia with alcohol drinks and pork. If discovered, the products will be confiscated and destroyed. Meanwhile, the carrier will be arrested and fined heavily.

No.3 Don't bring any pornographic books and audio-video products when entry. If discovered, your video disks, removable hard disks and other multimedia carriers will be withheld by the customs.

No.4 Those who hold Israeli passports are required to replace their passports. If you refuse to replace your passport, you shall not be allowed entry.
No.5 No photo-taking in public or tourist attractions. Without permission, you can't take photos for Arabian people, especially for women. 

 Please contact China Embassy in Saudi Arabia if Saudi Arabians will go to China.

- Last modified on May. 17, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Embassy of Saudi Arabia in China
Asked by Carina from SHANGHAI, CHINA | May. 05, 2021 21:58Reply
Applying for visas for work.
Hello. We are South African citizen, bur currently in Shanghai, China.. We are going to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in August to work there. We have our signed contract from the school. We need to apply for our visas. Can we apply for it online?
Answers (1)
Answered by Stella | May. 17, 2021 01:03

I'm afraid no. You need to show up.
Asked by Ishfaq Hassan from PAKISTAN | Jul. 03, 2019 23:04Reply
I need to visit at KSA embassy in Beijing during weekend.
I need to visit at KSA embassy in Beijing during weekend. Is it off weekend at KSA embassy in Beijing?
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Answered by Kelly from USA | Jul. 04, 2019 20:13

Dear, as I know, it is off during the weekend.
Asked by Abdul-Aziz from GHANA | Jul. 03, 2019 04:33Reply
MBBS attestation in China
Pls I want to to attest my MBBS certificate in china but I don’t know who to contact for that . I would also want to know how long it would take to do the attestation. Thank you .
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Answered by Demi from USA | Jul. 03, 2019 20:26

Dear, notarize your documents at notary public in Ghana, and then authenticate them at Chinese Embassy in Ghana.
Asked by Nayma from PAKISTAN | Jun. 10, 2018 23:43Reply
Hi I wanna ask when Hajj visas ll open for all Nationals
Hi I wanna ask when Hajj visas ll open for all Nationals who can proceed entry permit from China thanks waiting for you reply
Answers (1)
Answered by Aidan | Jun. 11, 2018 04:46

Hi, you are advised to contact the Saudi Arabia embassy in China to inquire that.
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