Chinese Embassy in Kiribati

Ambassador: Mr. Zhou Limin
Address: Bairiki, Tarawa, Kiribati
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 30, Bairiki, Tarawa, Kiribati
Tel: 686-72022008

Visa Application

As the Chinese Embassy in Kiribati has not fully opened the visa service, currently the Chinese Embassy in Fiji assists in issuing the visa. The application procedures are as follows.

Application Procedures

1. Preparing application materials.
2. Sending all your materials to the Embassy in Kitibati via for qualification verifying. Your email will be replied within 3 working days.
3. After receiving the email from the Embassy with approval, fill out the visa application form online, print out and sign it.
4. Take the application materials to the Embassy in Kiribati for assessment on the date provided by the Embassy.
5. Submit the visa application to the consular office of Chinese Embassy in Fiji in person.
6. The regular processing usually takes 4 working days and rush service usually takes no more than 3 working days. 

Requirements of Tourist Visa

1. Original passport with at least six months of validity and blank visa pages.
2. Visa Application Form with a recently-taken color passport photo (bare-head, full face).
3. Photocopy of previous Chinese passports or previous Chinese visas if any.
4. 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:
Information on the applicant.
Information on the planned visit (arrival and departure dates, destinations, etc.)
Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual)

Visa Fees

Please refer to the Chinese Embassy in Fiji

Brief Intro

Situated in central Pacific Ocean, Kiribati is near to the junction of the equator and International Date Line. It has totally three coral inland groups and a volcano inland group that scattering all over the 5,000,000 square kilometers (1,930,511 square miles) waters. Nauru and Tuvalu are its near neighbors respectively located to its west and south.   
Capital: Bairiki in Tarawa     
Time: It is 12 hours earlier than GMT and 4 hours earlier than Beijing Time. 
Official Language: English (Kiribati/Gilbertese is also widely used)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic, Kiribati Protestant
Currency: cent, Australian dollar

Important Holidays

New Year Day (January 1-2)
Women's Day (March 6)
Easter Holiday (at least four days from Good Friday to Easter Monday)
National Health Day (April 21)
Gospel Day (or Christian Churches Day)
National Independence Day (July 11-12)
Unimwane & Unaine (Elderly Men and Women) Day (July 13-14)
Youth Day (August 7)
Human Rights/Peace Day (December 11)
Christmas Day (December 25)

Notices for Chinese Going to Kiribati

1. Citizens from other countries must hold a valid passport, onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds to support their staying in Kiribati.
2. If the intended stay duration in the country is 30 days or les, Chinese citizens are exempted from obtaining a visa before entering the nation.
3. Visitors can apply for the visitor's permit upon arrival, entitling them to stay longer. Fees of AUD70 for a single visa and AUD70 for a multiple visa should be paid for the issuing of the visa.
4. The principal Immigration Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, P.O. Box 68, Bairiki Tarawa can issue a visa it can be made in Kiribati honorable consulate office in Suva of Fiji, Rose Bay NSW of Australia and other foreign cities.

 Related China Embassies in Oceania: Micronesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea

- Last updated on Feb. 08, 2024 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Embassy in Kiribati
Asked by Lailai from KIRIBATI | May. 19, 2019 15:45Reply
I am an I-Kiribati citizen and I am going to attend the 'FIBA World Congress 2019' in Beijing.
Would the Kiribati citizens require to apply for visa if only less than a week to be in Beijing for attending the ' FIBA World Congress'?
Look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thank you,
Answers (2)
Answered by Billie from USA | May. 21, 2019 01:50

Yes, you need. As there is no Chinese Embassy in Kiribati, you should go to other countries first and try to apply for Chinese visa.
Answered by Lailai from KIRIBATI | May. 21, 2019 20:05

Well noted but it is possible I will apply online from Fiji or Australia (Chinese Embassy??)
Asked by Rosemary Tekoaua from KIRIBATI | Nov. 04, 2016 00:23Reply
Please kindly advise on how to process a visa before my traveling dates.
I am a Kiribati citizen and I will be traveling to Shenzhen china in early December attending a conference meeting.
Answers (1)
Answered by Mindy from IRELAND | Nov. 04, 2016 22:03

Rosemary, if this is a business trip, you can apply for a business M visa. The first thing is to prepare the relevant materials including your passport and its copy, the application form with a half-length color photo attached, and an invitation letter from the conference meeting.
Next, submit the application to China Care-Taking Group in Kiribati to apply for the visa.
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