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Holiday Schedule of Chinese Embassies/Consulates in Foreign Countries

Generally speaking, the Chinese embassies or consulates in foreign countries/regions will be closed on Chinese public holidays and the resident country. Because the holidays of resident countries vary greatly, only the public holidays of China in 2018 are listed here for reference. If you will apply for visa, you'd better read the notice released on its official website beforehand because some Chinese embassies/consulates will be closed on different dates during public holidays.

China's Public Holiday Schedule in 2019

Festivals Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Tuesday
Chinese New Year February 4 - 10 Monday - Sunday
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 October 1 - 7 Tuesday - Monday

Note: When a public holiday falls on Sunday, the embassy is closed on the following Monday; when a public holiday falls on a Saturday, the embassy is closed on the preceding Friday.

Please be advised that generally there are more applicants than usual during the first two business days after the holidays and longer waiting time will be expected.

Every country has its own public holidays; most European countries celebrate Good Friday, Easter Day, Christmas Day and their National Day. Some Muslim countries celebrate its Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) and Eid Al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice or Kurban Bairam). 

According to tradition, the embassies or consulates in USA, UK, Canada, Australia and Germany will also be closed in the following days.
1. USA: Martin Luther King's Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 
2. UK: Good Friday, Easter Day, Spring Bank Holiday, Summer Bank Holiday and Christmas Day.
3. Canada: Good Friday, Easter Day, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civil Holiday, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day and Christmas Day
4. Australia: Australia Day, Good Friday, Easter Day, Queen's Birthday and Christmas Day.
5. Germany: Good Friday, Easter Day, Ascension Day, Pentecost Day (Whit Sunday), German Unity Day and Christmas Day

 Holiday Schedule of Chinese Embassies and Consulates
2019 Holiday Schedule of Embassy of PRC in USA
2019 Holiday Schedule of Embassy of PRC in UK
2019 Holiday Schedule of Embassy of PRC in Canada
2019 Holiday Schedule of Embassy of PRC in Australia
- Last modified on May. 05, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Holiday Schedule of Chinese Embassies/Consulates
Asked by Chandra from NEPAL | May. 07, 2019 04:23Reply
Chinese Embassy Holiday
Will the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu close during Dashain (Festival)? This year the festival is from Oct 5-8 (Sat to Tue).
Answers (1)
Answered by Joanne from CHINA | May. 08, 2019 23:10

Wow, it also happens to be the National Day Holiday of China from Oct. 1 to 7, so I think the embassy will close for this public holiday as usual.
Asked by Chief Engineer Abdul Rehman Usman from PAKISTAN | May. 03, 2019 22:28Reply
Till what dates holidays in china embassy closed for labour days holidays
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Answered by Gloria from USA | May. 05, 2019 22:48

The China embassy in Pakistan resumed operation as of May 5, 2019.
Asked by adiba from UAE | Feb. 21, 2019 05:49Reply
how to fill the visa application form online
please advise which format should i use to avoid having hand written form. I have to apply for china tourist visa.
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Answered by Alexander from RUSSIA | Feb. 21, 2019 18:20

The answers should be typed when filling out the application form, and then print it out and sign it for your own use.
Asked by Aye from MYANMAR | Feb. 13, 2019 03:09Reply
Do i need to apply visa. My passport expired date is 6.5.2019
now i already applied my new passport on 6.2.2019, my entry permit and resident permit note was in my old passport, entry permit date is 6.5.2019, so I want to know that do I need to apply my student x in the new passport.
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Answered by Watson from SAN MARINO | Feb. 13, 2019 17:53

You don't have to apply for a new visa if you would enter China before 6.5.2019.
Asked by Sohail Yaseen from PAKISTAN | Feb. 02, 2019 05:03Reply
Hi sir kindly please inform me what is the closing date embecy in Pakistan and opening dates
Please inform me
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Answered by Natasha from DENMARK | Feb. 02, 2019 17:54

The China embassy will be closed from 4 to 10 Feb., 2019.
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