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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 Oct. 27, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Holiday Schedule of Chinese Embassies/Consulates
Asked by anil kumar from INDIA | Nov. 24, 2019 20:41Reply
may i know how many days Chinese embassy close during Chinese new year in India
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Answered by Amanda | Nov. 24, 2019 23:25

Pay attention to the website of the CVASC in India and keep an eye on the lastest holiday notice.
Asked by Girlie from PHILIPPINES | Nov. 17, 2019 23:40Reply
Is Chinese embassy in Manila open on January 2 and 3, 2020?
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Answered by Zoey from PHILIPPINES | Nov. 18, 2019 00:28

It's too early to ask this question now because the embassy hasn't published the holiday notice yet. I advise you to avoid going there on these days because it seems the embassy will close due to the New Year holiday.
Asked by Joyce from PHILIPPINES | Nov. 11, 2019 17:12Reply
Is chinese embassy open on Nov 13-14?
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Answered by Candy from PHILIPPINES | Nov. 11, 2019 17:28

Yes, it will be open.
Asked by Nancy Romer from INDIA | Oct. 25, 2019 07:49Reply
Will the Chinese Visa section Mumbai be open on 28 October 2019?
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Answered by avi from INDIA | Oct. 25, 2019 22:12

i would like to know this as well
Asked by Joselito ilano from PHILIPPINES | Oct. 25, 2019 04:14Reply
Is the Chinese Embassy manila open on Nov 29,30,31
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Answered by Jeremy from PHILIPPINES | Oct. 27, 2019 20:36

Please call the China embassy at 0063-2-8482395 to find it out.
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