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 Feb. 18, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in South Africa
Asked by Tania from SOUTH AFRICA | Feb. 18, 2019 08:36Reply
What visa do i need to visit someone in china.
What paperwork do i need for a visa to visit a friend in china, if i am going to be staying with them. Is there sime where were i can get a list of what i need?
Answers (2)
Answered by Phillips from SAN MARINO | Feb. 18, 2019 19:22

You are supposed to prepare a filled-out application form affixed with a passport-style photo, your passport and its photocopy, round trip air tickets and hotel reservation.
Answered by from SOUTH AFRICA | Feb. 18, 2019 22:09

what if I am not staying in a hotel but at their house?
Asked by SHARMYN from SOUTH AFRICA | Feb. 18, 2019 01:33Reply
Answers (1)
Answered by Porter | Feb. 18, 2019 19:17

You may need to pay ZAR1,300 per person for that.
Asked by Zandie from SOUTH AFRICA | Jan. 30, 2019 10:45Reply
Visiting China for leisure first Time need visa
Hello I'm a South African citizen .I have passport I want to apply for Visa to go visit China for a week for leisure .where do I start to apply for entry permit.if you can email me email will be traveling alone
Answers (1)
Answered by Khaleesi | Jan. 30, 2019 19:09

You can apply for tourist L type from the CVASC in South Africa. You can contact the official website of the CVASC for the details.
Asked by lianza from SOUTH AFRICA | Jan. 23, 2019 01:41Reply
will they keep my visa safe if i am late collecting it. cannot get off work
Answers (1)
Answered by Kevin from EGYPT | Jan. 23, 2019 17:17

They would do that. You are advised to contact the visa office to confirm that.
Asked by Luke from SOUTH AFRICA | Jan. 17, 2019 23:19Reply
X2 Visa
I would like to enquire as to which documents I need to take with me to the Embassy in Cape Town to apply for an X2. I already have my JW202 form as well as the Admission Letter from the University.

Will my passport with the Visa be able to be couriered to me once it has been processed?

Thank you*
Answers (1)
Answered by Thompson from REPUBLIC OF KOREA | Jan. 20, 2019 17:33

You need to prepare the relevant documents including your passport and its copy, the application form, a passport-style photo, admission letter and JW form from the school.
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