Chinese Embassy in Zambia

Ambassador: Mr. Du Xiaohui
Address: 7430, United Nations Avenue, Lusaka
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 31975, Lusaka
Tel: +260-211-251169
Fax: +260-211-251157

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Zambia

Tel: +26-211-251169
Office hours: 09:00 - 11:30 from Monday  to Friday

Visa Application

Nationals of Zambia need to apply for a visa to enter China Mainland. To Hong Kong, they are exempted from visa application for a 90-day stay. 

Chinese Visa Fee in ZMW

Nationality / Types Regular Visa Fees
Zambia Single-Entry  845
Double-Entry 1,270
Multi-Entry with 6-month Validity 1,690
Multi-Entry with 12-month Validity 2,535
Argentina All types 2,535
The US All types 2,625
Canana All types 1,350
Brazil All types 2,365
Israel All types 480
Serbia All types 45
Uruguay All types 710
Romania Single-Entry 1,270
Double-Entry 1,690
Multi-Entry with 6-month Validity 2,535
Multi-Entry with 12-month Validity 2,535
Other Countries Single-Entry 660
Double-Entry 985
Multi-Entry with 6-month Validity 1,315
Multi-Entry with 12-month Validity 1,970

 Effective from Dec. 11, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2024. 

Brief Intro

The Republic of Zambia is inland country of south-central Africa with most of its territory being plateau area 1,000-1,500 meters above the sea level. Zambezi River, the greatest river in South Africa, flows through western and southern Zambia. It has subtropical savanna climate and the year can be generally divided into three seasons: cool season (May-August), hot season (September-November) as well as warm and humid season (December-April). Its annual average temperature is about 24℃ (72.5℉).
Neighboring countries: the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Malawi and Mozambique
Land Area: about 752,614 square kilometers (290,586 square miles)
Capital: Lusaka   
Time: It is 2 hours earlier than GMT and 6 hours later than Beijing Time. 
Official Language: English (About 70 indigenous tribe dialects are spoken.)
Major Religions: Christianism, Hinduism, Islam
Currency: ngwee, Zambia kwacha

 Public Holidays:
New Year's Day (January 1and 2)
Youth Day (March 12 and 13)
African Freedom Day (April 15)
Labor Day (May 1)
African Liberation Day (May 25)

 Please contact Embassy of Zambia in China if Zambians have troubles there. 

 Related China Embassies in Africa: Zimbabwe, Algeria, Angola

Selected Questions and Answers:

 Asked by Mr. humphrey 
I’m based in Hong Kong. I would want to know about the new passports. Pls can anybody help me with the information? I am trying to get it but I can not

 Answered by Mrs. Ceile 
I find that there is no consulate-general in Hong Kong. Maybe you have to renew your passport in your home country, since you will have to apply for a visa if you renew your passport at your Embassy in Beijing or Zambia’s oversea commissions in other countries or regions near to Hong Kong.

  Asked by Ms. Odei 
I had admission to read mbbs at a Chinese university before, but I failed to go after I got the visa due to some inconvenience. And now I have gotten another school. I want to know if I have to re-apply or renew my old X for the new school?

 Answered by Mr. Elliott
Yeah, you have to apply for a new visa with the documents provided by your new school in China.

- Last updated on Feb. 28, 2024 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Embassy in Zambia
Asked by Miss Moonga from ZAMBIA | May. 18, 2024 04:48Reply
I applied for a scholarship to study in china. And I was accepted.
So what kind of visa am I supposed to get? Single entry, double entry etc? And also my study period is 4 years does that mean I have to renew my Visa every year or I'll be given one for a period of 4 years?
Answers (1)
Answered by Marcy | May. 21, 2024 01:32

You can apply for a X1 student visa and normally it has a single entry. But you need to apply for a residence permit upon arrival within one month, and then you can reenter China freely during the validity of the residence permit, no need to renew a visa.
Asked by Chanda Jonathan from ZAMBIA | Feb. 17, 2024 19:23Reply
How to get communicate with you online
How to apply for Embassy China Zambia online
Answers (1)
Answered by Luna | Feb. 17, 2024 23:17

The official website of the Chinese Embassy in Zambia is:
Asked by Mweetwa M from ZAMBIA | Nov. 19, 2023 10:55Reply
Greetings, am planning a trip to Shenzhen but am also thinking about visiting hong Kong, shenzhen is my arrival and departure city would i need a double entry visa for china or multi entry for me to add Hong Kong to my itinerary?
Answers (5)
Answered by Jessica | Nov. 20, 2023 23:41

You don't need any visa to visit HK. However, if you want to visit Shenzhen again from HK, another new visa is needed. So you need a double-entry visa for China.
Answered by Mweetwa m | Nov. 22, 2023 04:30

Do you know how long the visa processing is ?
Answered by Harry | Nov. 22, 2023 22:08

It generally takes about 4 working days.
Answered by Mweetwa M | Nov. 24, 2023 00:26

I read somewhere china doesn't accept tourist visa application that are not accompanied by an invitation letting is this true ?
Answered by Hailey | Nov. 26, 2023 18:04

I haven't heard such news and it is better for you to confirm with local Chinese embassy.
Asked by NATHALIE from DRCONGO | Nov. 15, 2023 01:39Reply
Hi Sir Am based in Lubumbashi-DRC, can I apply for a visa in Lusaka as this is the nearest China emb
Answers (1)
Answered by Gina | Nov. 15, 2023 19:46

Generally, you need to apply for it in your home country because you will highly rejected to apply in the third country.
Asked by Julius Mwansa from ZAMBIA | Sep. 27, 2023 01:37Reply
What is the Z-Visa duration in china for a Zambian?
How much is Z Visa or working visa to work in China from Zambia?
What are the requirements for me to having a working visa to be able to work in China and how long does it take for the visa to be processed?
Finally, how long does it take for it to expire?
Answers (1)
Answered by Paul | Sep. 27, 2023 20:38

The duration ofa Z visa generally corresponds with the duration of your employment contract.

In addition to the basic requirements including passport, application form and more, one most important is China Work Permit issued by China government. You should get employeed at first and then ask your employer to obtain it for you. If all requirements are submitted, it usually takes 4 working days to process it. The visa fee is K300.
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