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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 2018

Festivals Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Monday
Chinese New Year February 15 - 21 Thursday - Wednesday
Qingming Festival April 5 Thursday
International Labor Day May 1 Tuesday
Dragon Boat Festival June 18 Monday
Mid-Autumn Festival September 24 Monday
Chinese National Day October 1 - 7 Monday - Sunday

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
2018 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 Oct. 12, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Holiday Schedule of Chinese Embassies/Consulates
Asked by Deepak Tolange from NEPAL | Oct. 11, 2018 22:03Reply
For how long does Chinese Embassy (visa service) closes for Dashain Festival in Nepal?
For how long does Chinese Embassy (visa service) closes for Dashain Festival in Nepal?
Answers (2)
Answered by Well from REPUBLIC OF KOREA | Oct. 11, 2018 23:10

During the Dashain Festival in Nepal, the Chinese Embassy would be open on their working days as usual, I suppose. You can contact them to confirm this if you doubt.
Answered by deepak from NEPAL | Oct. 12, 2018 07:16

Thank you. I really wish they received a phone call.
Asked by Marcelino Bunsay from PHILIPPINES | Oct. 03, 2018 19:55Reply
HI, Chinese National day start 1 -7 Oct, will Chinese embassy in Manila start to work on 08 Oct?
Answers (1)
Answered by Sarah from FINLAND | Oct. 08, 2018 01:10

Yes, it will be open on 8th Oct.
Asked by Wico Smit from SOUTH AFRICA | Oct. 02, 2018 19:51Reply
Is it possible to pay for express service on an x2 student visa in Laos?
Please advise, thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Devine from SAN MARINO | Oct. 08, 2018 01:09

That's possible. You can try to apply for the express service when you make the application.
Asked by Kaung Pyae Latt from BURMA | Sep. 26, 2018 04:22Reply
Will China Embassy in Myanmar closed in these days?. Please kindly help.
Answers (1)
Answered by Edith from GERMANY | Sep. 27, 2018 00:43

As I know, they would be closed from 1st to 3rd Oct.
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