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Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka

Ambassador: Mr. Qi Zhenhong
Address: 381 A, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka
Tel: +94-11-2688610
Contact Email: chinaemb_lk@mfa.gov.cn

Consular Office

Address: 120/3B, Vidya Mawatha, Colombo 07
Tel: +94-11-2676658,  08:00 - 11:00, 14:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Friday
Fax: +94-11-2688611
Email: colombo@csm.mfa.gov.cn 

Visa Application

Nationals of Sri Lanka need a visa to China Mainland, Hong Kong and also Macau. 
To obtain a China visa, applicants need to fill in the visa application form online first, choose the visa types according to their purpose in China, prepare all the required documents and submit all the materials to the cobsular office.

Visa Fees in Sri Lanka Rupees

Regular Visa Fee

Nationality / Types Regular Visa Fees
Sri Lanka Single-Entry  5,580
Double-Entry 8,955
Multi-Entry with 6-month Validity 11,775
Multi-Entry with 12-month Validity 17,663
Argentina All types 37,238
The US J type 56,601 
Other types except for J type 45,926
Canana All types 18,300
Brazil All types 31,106
Israel All types 6,221
Panama All types 14,895
Russia Single-Entry 12,413
Double-Entry 24,825
Multi-Entry with 6-month Validity 37,238
Multi-Entry with 12-month Validity 37,238
Serbia All types 527
Uruguay All types 10,427
Romania Single-Entry 18,619
Double-Entry 24,825
Multi-Entry with 6-month Validity 37,238
Multi-Entry with 12-month Validity 37,238
Other Countries Single-Entry 8,641
Double-Entry 12,961
Multi-Entry with 6-month Validity 17,281
Multi-Entry with 12-month Validity 25,922
Hong Kong / Macau Visa 10,880

 Effective from Dec. 11, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2024. 

Expedited Service Fee

Express Service (3 working days processing) 10,880
Rush (2 working days processing) 25,410

 Please contact Embassy of Sri Lanka in China if Sri Lankans are in troubles there.
 China Tour from Colombo Sri Lanka
 Related Chinese Embassies in Asia: Syrian Arab RepublicTajikistanBangkok, Thailand

Selected Questions and Answers:

 Asked by Mr. hameed
Dear sir
i like to visit to china how can apply visa pls inform me what are the documents needed
Thanks hameed

 Answered by Ms. Hannah
You can apply for it from the Chinese embassy. For a tourist applicant, in principle he need to provide his passport with blank pages and at least 6 months validity left before expiration; a truly and completely filled application form affixed with one passport-sized photo; evidence of his financial capability of covering the travelling expenses there, and when necessary, provide the air, train or ship tickets to the heading country/region after leaving. For the applicants who come to visit relatives, some are required to provide invitation letters from their Chinese relatives.

  Asked by Mr. J.I.D.Jayasundara
My name is J.I.D Jayasundara. I am a railway Engineer. I have been invited to participate in a SIDA training program from 14 november to 22th november. How long it would take you to process my application. How to get application forms on line.

 Answered by Mr. Daniel 
It uaually takes 4 working days, but you can request the expedited service by paying additional fees. The application form can be downloaded from the website below:

- Last updated on Mar. 04, 2024 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka
Asked by Manoj Prasanna from SRI LANKA | Nov. 05, 2023 17:12Reply
I am Official Passport Holder and Invited a training for 2 weeks. Can I get on arrival Visa
I am Dr. Manoj Prasanna, a Sri Lankan Official passport holder invited for training by the Chinese government through ERD, Sri Lanka from 16th November to 29th November 2023. Can I get on arrival Visa for this training visit? Please answer to this
Answers (1)
Answered by Jessica | Nov. 06, 2023 00:27

It is better to contact the embassy directly to confirm it. TEL: 0094-11-2676658, 0094-11-2695896, 0094-11-2695897
Office Hours (for visa and consular legalization issues): 
Submission / Collection: Monday--Friday (EXCEPT holidays)
(Morning) 08:00--11:00; (Afternoon) 14:00--17:00

Asked by Alexandra Snowdon from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 24, 2023 01:35Reply
Can a British citizen apply for a China tourist visa in Sri Lanka?
Hello, I am a British citizen, retired, and I would like to ask if I can apply for a 6 month or 12 month multi-entry China tourist visa at the China visa centre in Colombo, Sri Lanka. If yes, then what is the cost? Very many thanks.
Answers (3)
Answered by Gloria | Oct. 24, 2023 18:57

Do you stay there for a longtime? If not, it is hard to apply for a Chinese visa there.
Answered by Alexandra Snowdon | Oct. 27, 2023 01:49

Hello Gloria and thank you for your reply. I reguarly visit Sri Lanka on a toruist visa, valid for 6 months, and usually stay 3-6 months when I visit Sri Lanka. I am not resident in Sri Lanka. I am a British citizen and I am resident in the United Kingdom. So do my circumstances mean I can apply for a China Tourist visa while I am on vacation in Sri Lanka? I am an old age pensioner, 66 years of age.
Answered by Gloria | Oct. 27, 2023 02:15

It may be a little hard for you to apply for a Chinese visa in the third country. Generally, the rejection rate would be high and it is still suggested to apply for it in the UK.
Asked by Abdul from SRI LANKA | Oct. 07, 2023 08:35Reply
Process to apply china Visit Visa from Sri Lanka
Hi, I would like to know the process of a China Visit visa for Sri Lankan passport holders. Is it an online application or a paper application? I kindly request you to point out the visa process.
Answers (1)
Answered by George | Oct. 07, 2023 19:29

You need to fill out an online application form on the following official website: cova.cs.mfa.gov.cn. Then make an online appointment first and then submit all the documents on the appointed dates.
Asked by Abdul from SRI LANKA | Oct. 06, 2023 17:47Reply
Visit Visa for Interview visit to china
I am a Sri Lankan passport holder, I want to go to China for interview purposes. How long it will take to get a China visit visa and how much visa fee for a single entry for a 1-week visa? and required document list. Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Rita | Oct. 06, 2023 20:15

After all the requirements are submitted, it usually takes 4 working days to process the visa.
A single-entry costs RS2,300.
The requirements for a visit visa include passport, application form, round-trip flight tickets and hotel bookings (or an invitation letter from China). Sometimes, the staff will ask for more case by case.
Asked by Janidu Rukshan from SRI LANKA | Sep. 28, 2023 01:34Reply
X1 visa appointment details
Hi, I'm Sri Lankan but now I'm resident in Laos and I stayed here 1 year now. I'm planning to go to china for study. But Chinese embassy in Laos told me I need to go back to Sri Lanka and make the visa stamp there. But this is urgent I received my admission on a last minute. I have to get visa as soon as possible. Since I go it last minute I don't have the original admission. They send me PDF. Visa application also already received as a PDF. Now I'm planning to come to Sri Lanka and get the work done. But my question is can I get visa stamp with PDF print outs. Starting tomorrow in china it's a holiday. So university will open again on 9th October. Is it better if I apply online or can I come and ask for one day service without appointment?
Answers (2)
Answered by Rita | Oct. 06, 2023 20:11

You need to make an appointment before going. Generally, the original addmission letter is needed. But you may contact the embassy directly to tell your situation to see if they can issue the stamp with the PDF.
Answered by Janidu Rukshan | Oct. 07, 2023 07:19

can't contact china embassy in Sri Lanka. I explained the situation. My appointment is on 13 October. But I need to go to university 11 or 12 (before 13). But still they saying they can't give me earlier appointment. And I need to wait until 13
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