South Africa

China Embassy in South Africa

 Visa Application Form of PRC

Ambassador: Mr. Chen Xiaodong
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.

2021 Public Holidays of the Embassy

Festival Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Friday
Chinese New Year February 11 - 17 Thursday - Wednesday
Qingming Festival April 5 Monday
International Labor Day May 3 - 5 Monday - Wednesday
Dragon Boat Festival June 14 Monday
Mid-Autumn Festival  September 20 - 21 Monday - Tuesday
Chinese National Day October 1 - 7 Friday - Thursday

  Please contact Embassy of South Africa in China if South Africans have problems there.
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- Last modified on Jan. 19, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in South Africa
Asked by Shirley from SOUTH AFRICA | Apr. 07, 2021 12:50Reply
When will it be possible to get documents authenticated?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kate | Apr. 12, 2021 01:48

Shirley, you need to contact the embassy to ask about this. Others cannot give you an exact answer.
Asked by Graeme from SOUTH AFRICA | Mar. 15, 2021 01:38Reply
travelling to china for business
Morning, can South African citizens travel to China currently for business, if it is possible what are the rules to follow?
Answers (1)
Answered by Leo | Mar. 28, 2021 23:42

If you can get a valid visa, then you can travel to China currently. Before going there, you should pass the relevant tests for the virus, and be vaccinated againt Covid-19.
Asked by John from SOUTH AFRICA | Mar. 14, 2021 06:02Reply
Consular services
When will the embassy in Johannesburg reopen for authentication?
Answers (1)
Answered by Audrey | Mar. 28, 2021 23:19

John, you can call this number: 0086-10-12308/59913991 to contact the consulate in Johannesburg to see if they are open for authentication.
Asked by Shanz | Feb. 26, 2021 01:51Reply
Is the Jhb visa application office accepting Z visa applications
Hi, can anyone assist me by providing information as to whether the visa office in Johannesburg is accepting Z visa application. Some consulates remain closed in the country so one ever answers the phone the Joburg visa or consulate office.
Answers (1)
Answered by Roman | Feb. 27, 2021 03:35


Did you authenticate documents recently?
Asked by bervelyfrancis21 | Feb. 25, 2021 03:17Reply
We need to authenticate urgent documents. When will the embassy be open
Answers (1)
Answered by Larrisa | Mar. 03, 2021 17:40

Sorry, but no one knows this.
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