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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 Sep. 10, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Holiday Schedule of Chinese Embassies/Consulates
Asked by Renu from INDIA | Oct. 16, 2019 05:47Reply
What is the procedure for degree verfication to get a work permit in Beijing, China?
I have found online link: renzheng.cscse.edu.cn for degree verification however, there is no register option on the website.
Asked by HALSTON DISTRIBUTORS from INDIA | Oct. 15, 2019 04:17Reply
Is 21st Oct 2019 a holiday due to ELECTIONS in MUMBAI
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Answered by Kenny from INDIA | Oct. 15, 2019 20:33
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The Mumbai Chinese Visa Application Service Centre will be closed on 21st Oct 2019(Monday)for Elections in Maharashtra.
Asked by Gela from PHILIPPINES | Oct. 13, 2019 08:58Reply
Is the Chinese Embassy open on November 1st?
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Answered by Jenice from PHILIPPINES | Oct. 13, 2019 22:59
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As far as I know, it will be open on that day.
Asked by Sultana from INDIA | Oct. 10, 2019 05:15Reply
Is the Chinese embassy in new Delhi open on the 18 th
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Answered by Sandra from INDIA | Oct. 10, 2019 18:54
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It will be open on the 18th October, 2019.
Asked by Sham from INDIA | Oct. 09, 2019 05:45Reply
Is Mumbai consulate closed?
We need to fly on 20th? Is there any chance we Visa uf we apply? Heard Mumbai consulate is closed till 16tb n opens on 17th.
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Answered by Andrew from INDIA | Oct. 10, 2019 01:07
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Actually you should go to the Mumbai Chinese Visa Application Service Centre to apply. As far as I know, it won't close till 16th October, 2019.
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