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 Nov. 14, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in South Africa
Asked by 0118243103 from SOUTH AFRICA | Jun. 22, 2022 00:39Reply
Travel from South Africa to China
Good morning
when will travel for business from South Africa to China flights be open? thank you
Asked by Abigail from SOUTH AFRICA | Nov. 04, 2021 07:16Reply
Is the ambassy open
Is the ambassy open for south africans who wants to teach in china
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Answered by Cecil | Nov. 14, 2021 08:02

I would also like to know please
Asked by Alan from SOUTH AFRICA | Jun. 18, 2021 08:20Reply
China Embassy in South Africa reopening dates
Is there any news on when the embassies might reopen for Z-visa applications ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mark | Jun. 21, 2021 02:51

There isn't any news about it yet.
Asked by tyrone from SOUTH AFRICA | Jun. 17, 2021 03:47Reply
what are the protocols on flying into kong kong from South Africa for business
Answers (1)
Answered by Aubrey | Jun. 20, 2021 10:31

They are only issuing humanitarian visas right now.
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