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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
2018 Holiday Schedule of Embassy of PRC in UK
2018 Holiday Schedule of Embassy of PRC in Canada
2018 Holiday Schedule of Embassy of PRC in Australia
- Last modified on Jan. 23, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Holiday Schedule of Chinese Embassies/Consulates
Asked by Rajan puri from INDIA | Jan. 23, 2019 23:09Reply
Will the china embassy in india open for visa application in last week of january 2019
Asked by Deedee from CHINA | Jan. 19, 2019 21:11Reply
Chinese embassy in Indonesia(Jakarta) open for applications the week before the Chinese New Year?
Will the Chinese embassy in Indonesia(Jakarta) be open for applications the week before the Chinese new year (04-11 FEB)?
Answers (1)
Answered by Pickett from MALAYSIA | Jan. 21, 2019 00:48

They would be closed from 04-08 FEB during the Chinese new year.
Asked by asghar khan from PAKISTAN | Dec. 24, 2018 02:08Reply
is the chinese embassy in pakistan open on christmas
Answers (1)
Answered by Tim from FINLAND | Dec. 24, 2018 17:30

No, they will be closed on Christmas.
Asked by Louvelle from PHILIPPINES | Dec. 20, 2018 20:37Reply
Do you have an office on december 26 2018
Answers (1)
Answered by Allen from DENMARK | Dec. 20, 2018 22:09

As I know, the Chinese embassy would be open on 26th, Dec., 2018. You can call them to confirm that.
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