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
Email: reception@chinese-embassy.org.za
Website: http://www.chinese-embassy.org.za/eng/
 

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)
Email: visa@chinese-embassy.org.za 
 

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
Email: johannesburgcenter@visaforchina.org
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

Canadians

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

Note:
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 Apr. 11, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in South Africa
Asked by Gomolemo from SOUTH AFRICA | Apr. 24, 2019 01:52Reply
Mail Application Premitted
If you live far from these cities listed can you apply by mail for your visa?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lisa from SOUTH AFRICA | Apr. 24, 2019 19:20
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Sorry, you cannot apply by mail and you have to visit the CVASC office to submit your application.
Asked by Dave from SOUTH AFRICA | Apr. 11, 2019 10:24Reply
I am a UK national. Can I get a visa on arrival for a 3 day business trip to Shenzhen. Thanks.
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Answered by Lilith | Apr. 11, 2019 23:31
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It's possible for you to apply for Shenzhen VOA if you arrive at the VOA border. You can have a try.
Asked by I Muhsfeldt from SOUTH AFRICA | Mar. 25, 2019 00:44Reply
Schedule appointment
Does one have to make online appointment or can you go directly to offices at Thibault Square Cape Town?
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Answered by Jacob | Mar. 25, 2019 18:38
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You don't have to make the appointment. You are advised to contact the visa office to confirm.
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