China Embassy in Senegal
Visa Application Form of PRC
Ambassador: Mr. Lu Shaye
Address: Rue 18, Prolongee, Fann Residence, Dakar, Senegal (B.P. 342)
Tel: +221-33 8697701
Fax: +221-33 8647780
Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Senegal
Tel: +221-33 8647784
Fax: +221-33 8647780
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00 (Monday, Wednesday & Friday except for public holidays)
Economic & Commercial Counselor's Office
Tel: +221-33 8690064
Fax: +221-33 8647956
The Republic of Senegal is located in the west end of the projecting part in western Africa, lying in the south edge of Sahara. It has tropical savanna climate. The weather is mild in the coast area and torrid in the hinterland. July to October is the rainy season. The capital is the transportation hub of western Africa, having dozens of flights to some 20 countries in Europe, America and other region in Africa. Island of Gore which is about 2.5 kilometers east of Dakar was once the gathering point of Africa slave trade. It has been listed in world's cultural heritage. Sain Louis is also a famous historical city. June to September is the high season for travel.
Neighboring countries: Algeria, Libya, Benin, Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad
Land Area: about 196,722 square kilometers (75,955 square miles)
Time: It is the same as GMT and 8 hours later than Beijing Time.
Language: French is the official language. Wolof is spoken by eighty percent of the people.
Major Religions: Islam (over 90%), Fetishism
Currency: centime, CFA franc
New Year's Day (January 1); National Day (April 4); Good Friday; Easter; Labor Day (May 1); Day of Association (May 24); Assumption (August 15); All Saints' Day (November 1); Christmas (December 25);
Islamic festivals: Islam New Year, Eid-Ul-Azha (Corban Festival), Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of the Ramadan)
Notices for Chinese Going to Senegal
1. Due to the incapability of visa through Senegal's embassy in China, Chinese should apply for visa through partners there. Usually the process takes a long time for complicated formalities.
2. Passport, valid visa, entry permit, disembarkation card and International Certificate of Vaccination should be shown when enter the country. Foreign exchange control is applied in Senegal. Without the approval of its Custom, foreign exchange more than 3,000 USD is not allowed to bring out of the country.
Please contact Embassy of Senegal in China if Senegaleses have troubles there.
Related Chinese Embassies in Africa: Victoria, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa