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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 May. 05, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Holiday Schedule of Chinese Embassies/Consulates
Asked by Muhammad Ajmal from PAKISTAN | Aug. 10, 2019 05:59Reply
When the Chinese embassy start working normally after Eid ul adha holidays in Pakistan 2019?
Answers (1)
Answered by Michelle | Aug. 12, 2019 00:56

As far as I know, it is working during this holiday. You can further contact the embassy for a certain answer.
Asked by Sanjit Chandra Debnath from BANGLADESH | Aug. 07, 2019 02:42Reply
Is the Chinese embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh will be open during 11-15 August?
Answers (1)
Answered by Doris from BANGLADESH | Aug. 07, 2019 19:36

It may close to celebrate the Eid al-Adha. You may contact the embassy to double check this.
Asked by aamir NABEEL from PAKISTAN | Jun. 12, 2019 22:14Reply
is chinese member hukou is also required for Q1 visa
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Answered by Mandy from USA | Jun. 13, 2019 02:36

Chinese ID not Hukou is required.
Asked by Zap from RUSSIA | Jun. 08, 2019 10:05Reply
Hi is the Chinese Embassy open on 12th June in St Peterburg in Russia?
Answers (1)
Answered by Hector | Jun. 10, 2019 00:35

Yes, it will be open.
Asked by Smh from KOREA | Jun. 08, 2019 05:06Reply
Chinese embassy in Manila will open on Jun.12/ Wed? Cause it is a holiday in Philippines?
If I submit my travel visa on Monday as an urgent case, can I get it by Tuesday? Wed is my flight....
Answers (1)
Answered by Linda from USA | Jun. 11, 2019 02:08

Smh, if you submit your visa on Monday as an urgent case, you can get it on Tuesday.
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