South Africa

China Embassy in South Africa

 Visa Application Form of PRC

Ambassador: Mr. Tian Xuejun
Address: 972 Pretorius Street, Arcadia 0083, Pretoria, South Africa
Tel: +27-12-4316514
Fax: +27-12-4316590

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in South Africa

Address: 255 Athlone Street, Arcadia, Pretoria
Tel: +27-12-4316537
Fax: +27-12-4307620
Tel for Consular Assistance: +27-0785857708
Office Hours: 08:30-12:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

Consular Districts of the Consulates

Consulate General Consular Jurisdiction
The Embassy in Pretoria Pretoria Region, North West Province, Limpopo Province, Mpumalanga Province, the Kingdom of Swaziland
The Consulate General in Cape Town Eastern Cape Province, Western Cape Province, Northern Cape Province
The Consulate General in Durban KwaZulu-Natal Province
The Consulate General in Johannesburg Gauteng Province, Free State Province (Orange Free State)

Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC)

From March 18, 2015,  the Center is responsible for receiving applications of ordinary passport holders for visiting mainland PRC. Postal service for applications is currently not available. Online appointment is not mandatory but strongly recommended.

Meanwhile, the Consular Section of the Embassy will only receive applications from diplomatic or (official) service passport holders and Hong Kong/Macao visa applicants. The Consular Section of the Embassy will not accept application sent by post.

Detailed Information for CVASC:
Address: 14th Floor, Sandton City Office Tower, Corner Rivonia Road & 5th Street, Sandhurst Ext3. Santon 2196 Johannesburg, RSA
Tel: +27 11 5059300
Fax: +27 86 6474899
Business Hours: Monday - Friday
Submission: 09:00 -15:00 (rush applications should be submitted before 11:30 am.)
Collection and Payment: 09:00 -16:00 (rush applications should be picked up after 11:00 am. on the next day)

Visa Fees (ZAR)

South Africans

Types Regular Express Rush
3-month Single Entry 800 1,300 1,600
6-month Double Entry 900 1,400 1,700
6-month Multi-Entry 1,100 1,600 1,900
12-month Multi-Entry 1,300 1,800 2,100

US citizens

Types Regular Express Rush
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 1,900 2,400 2,700


Types Regular Express Rush
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 1,350 1,850 2,150

Citizens of Other Countries

Types Regular Express Rush
3-month Single Entry 800 1,300 1,600
6-month Double Entry 1,000 1,500 1,800
6-month Multi-Entry 1,200 1,700 2,000
12-month Multi-Entry 1,600 2,100 2,400

1. Regular service takes 4 working days; express service takes 3 working days; rush service takes 2 working days.
2. Debit Card, Credit Card and cash are acceptable.
3. Service option provided by Durban Satellite Office: The processing time is usually 6 working days. If you need a shorter processing time, please submit the application to Johannesburg Visa Application Centre.

2019 Public Holidays of the Embassy

Festival Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Tuesday
Chinese New Year February 4 - 6 Monday - Wednesday
Qingming Festival April 5 Friday
International Labor Day May 1 Wednesday
Dragon Boat Festival June 7 Friday
Mid-Autumn Festival September 13 Friday
Chinese National Day September 30 - October 2 Monday - Wednesday

  Please contact Embassy of South Africa in China if South Africans have problems there.
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- Last modified on Sep. 04, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in South Africa
Asked by Mungs from SOUTH AFRICA | Oct. 16, 2019 04:25Reply
I am a Congolese permanent resident in South Africa. I need a tourist visa to China for a week. I .
Asked by Aisha from SOUTH AFRICA | Oct. 11, 2019 02:35Reply
Visa Enquiry
I have a job offer in China and am currently awaiting my invitation letter. I would like my 4yr old son and husband to join me and would like to know what type of visa they should apply for
Answers (2)
Answered by Susan from ITALY | Oct. 11, 2019 23:18

They can apply for S1 visa.
Answered by Maggie from SOUTH AFRICA | Oct. 12, 2019 04:01

Thank You!
Asked by BASHIR AHMED ALI from SOUTH AFRICA | Oct. 04, 2019 11:49Reply
Do South Africa citizens need a visa for sanya
Answers (1)
Answered by Anita from USA | Oct. 07, 2019 19:07

Asked by Hope from RSA | Sep. 29, 2019 10:53Reply
Can i get a visa on a refugee travel document from RSA?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mandy from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 07, 2019 19:08

You should contact the Chinese embassy and ask.
Asked by Guest04 from SOUTH AFRICA | Sep. 26, 2019 04:34Reply
Visa Charges
I am a dual citizen (US and RSA). I’m using my US passport to work in China does this mean I will be charged US fee for Z visa or RSA rates as I will be applying in South Africa.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ken from SOUTH AFRICA | Sep. 26, 2019 19:24

If you are applying from South Africa, you may be required to use the RSA passport. The visa fee depends on which passport you are using. If you use the RSA passport, you will be charged the RSA rates, vice versa.
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