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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 2019 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 2020

Festivals Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Wednesday
Chinese New Year January 24 - 30 Friday - Thursday
Qingming Festival April 6 Monday
International Labor Day May 1 - 5 Friday - Tuesday
Dragon Boat Festival June 25 - 27 Thursday - Saturday
Mid-Autumn Festival October 1 Thursday
Chinese National Day October 1 - 8 Thursday - Thursday

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
2020 Holiday Schedule of Embassy of PRC in USA
2020 Holiday Schedule of Embassy of PRC in UK
2020 Holiday Schedule of Embassy of PRC in Canada
2020 Holiday Schedule of Embassy of PRC in Australia
- Last modified on Jan. 16, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Holiday Schedule of Chinese Embassies/Consulates
Asked by Petra from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 16, 2020 06:13Reply
What are the holiday schedule for the month of January in Manila Chinese Embassy? Thanks
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Answered by Alex from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 16, 2020 18:05
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The China embassy in Manila will close from Jan. 24 to 28, 2020 for the Chinese New Year holiday.
Asked by Ritxi from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 01, 2020 16:52Reply
Chinese Embassy in Manila holiday in January 2020
May we know the holiday break of the Chinese Embassy in Manila in January 2020. tnx
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Answered by Mandy from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 01, 2020 19:07
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The embassy hasn't released the holiday notice for January 2020. You need to call the embassy to know about it.
Asked by Montessa Suico from PHILIPPINES | Dec. 19, 2019 06:38Reply
What are the holiday scheduled in Manila Chinese Embassy for the month of December?
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Answered by Sara from PHILIPPINES | Dec. 19, 2019 18:36
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It may close on Dec. 24 and 25, 2019. You can contact the embassy for confirmation.
Asked by Kirtan from INDIA | Dec. 19, 2019 00:11Reply
May i know how many days Chinese embassy close during Chinese new year in India
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Answered by Erika from INDIA | Dec. 19, 2019 00:55
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I think it may close from January 24 to 28, 2020. You need to check this with the embassy.
Asked by Zahidul Islam from BANGLADESH | Dec. 18, 2019 23:09Reply
china embassy in Bangladesh will be closed in 25 th december?
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Answered by Jacob from BANGLADESH | Dec. 19, 2019 00:52
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The China embassy in Bangladesh hasn't published the holiday notice for 2019 Christmas yet. Please call (0088-02)9860103 between 3:00 and 5:00 pm from Sunday to Thursday to query.
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