Chinese Embassy in Zimbabwe

Ambassador: Mr. Zhou Ding
Address: 58 Golden Stairs Road, Mount Pleasant, Harare
Tel: +263-4-332760/1/2
Fax: +263-4-334716

Consular Section of Chinese Embassy in Zimbabwe

Address: 58,Golden Stairs Road, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe (P.O Box 4749)  
Tel: 00263-4-334720, 08:00 - 12:00 from Monday to Friday except for holidays
Office Hours: 08:30-11:30, Monday to Friday (except holidays)

Visa Application

Nationals of Zimbabwe who wish to visit the China Mainland must apply for a visa, while they don't need a visa to enter Hong Kong if staying for no more than 90 days.

Procedures of China Visa Application

1. Fill in the visa application form online.
2. Prepare the evidentary documents based on your visa type.
3. Submit the visa application to the consular office of the Embassy.

Basic Documents for Tourist Visa

1. Passport with at least six months’ validity.
2. Visa Application Form and a recently-taken photo.
3. Documents of legal stay or residence status (applicable to those not applying for the visa in their country of citizenship).
4. Photocopy of previous Chinese passports or previous Chinese visas (applicable to Zimbabwean citizens those who were Chinese citizens and have obtained Zimbabwean citizenship)
5. Materials about the itinerary in China including round-trip air ticket booking record, hotel reservation, etc. or an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China.

Visa Fees

Types Zimbabwean Citizens
Single-Entry  USD 60
Double-Entry USD 90
Multi-Entry with 6-month Validity USD 120
Multi-Entry with 12-month Validity USD 270
From Dec. 11, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2024, the visa fees are reduced to 75% of the fees above.

 Please contact Embassy of Zimbabwe in China if Zimbabweans have difficulties there. 

 Related China Embassies in Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin

Selected Questions and Answers:

 Asked by Mrs. Bhebhe(South Africa)
I am working in South Africa. I have a south African work permit. Can I get apply here in South Africa. Do I also need another one to Hong Kong. 

 Answered by Ms. Eva
You can apply in South Africa since you have work permit there. And you don't need a visa to Hong Kong if you stay there for less than 90 days.

  Asked by Ms. jaay  
Hi, I have been in china on internship and business since 2011. I have been in and out and now I want to go back again for business and the company is providing me with the invitation letters and all. However, I hear that the Chinese embassy is only giving 30 days even for business trips or internships yet mine is for about 5 months as I am attached with a voluntary organization in Beijing. So what do I do then if I need a 6 months visa with double entry as I often go in and out for the sake of the program I am under. Thanks.

 Answered by Mr. Bob
If the voluntary organization in Beijing can apply for an notification letter from the Beijing Foreign Affaires Office for you, the notification letter prescribe that you need to stay for 5 months, exit and enter frequently for the program, then you can obtain a multiple entry valid for 6 months at the embassy.

- Last updated on Apr. 16, 2024 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Embassy in Zimbabwe
Asked by Tshepo from SOUTH AFRICA | Jun. 01, 2024 04:43Reply
Request for a link on China visa form from ZIMBABWE
Hi can I have a link for Chinese visa application in Harare/Zimbabwe please?
Answers (1)
Answered by Joshua | Jun. 02, 2024 23:59

You can visit the official website of China Embassy in Zimbabwe:
Asked by Tabitha Vambe from ZIMBABWE | Apr. 29, 2024 12:58Reply
Do I need to submit a bank statement, when applying for a student visa
I am coming on scholarship.
Answers (1)
Answered by Rita | Apr. 30, 2024 00:03

I find no such a requirement for applying X1 visa.
Asked by Sithandweyinkosi from ZIMBABWE | Apr. 15, 2024 12:30Reply
Hello, do I need to notarize my police clearance when applying for a Chinese work permit
I already got a job in China and my company is working on getting me the Chinese work permit and they’re requesting documents from me including the police clearance. Do I need to notarize it or I can just send them the scan copy?
Answers (1)
Answered by Rita | Apr. 16, 2024 19:49

As I know, you need to have it notarized at the Chinese Embassy in your country. You can consult the embassy for details.
Asked by Lizvilenkosi Zhou from ZIMBABWE | Mar. 17, 2024 04:15Reply
How can I apply for urgent business visa to China and what are the key requirements?
Answers (1)
Answered by Keith | Mar. 19, 2024 01:43

You need to submit your application to the consular office of the Embassy and apply for expedited service at an extra charge. Key documents:
Visa Application Form and Photo
Documents on the commercial activity issued by a trade partner in China, or trade fair invitation or other invitation letters issued by relevant entity or individual.
Asked by Anita from ZIMBABWE | Sep. 26, 2023 04:30Reply
Good day.
How long before my intended trip I'm I suppose to apply for a visa to china and is it true we as Zimbabwean don't require a visa for Hong Kong. How many months does the visa for tourists last for.
Answers (1)
Answered by Andrew | Sep. 26, 2023 19:17

The visa to mainland China needs to be applied at least 1 month in advance and no more than 3 months.

Yes, Zimbabwean passport holders can stay visa-free in Hong Kong at most 90 days.
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