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 Embassy  of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of South Africa Chinese Embassy in South Africa

Ambassador: Tian Xuejun (Mr.)
Address: 965 Church Street, Arcadia 0083, Pretoria, South Africa
Tel: +27-12-3424194
Fax: +27-12-3424154
Consular Districts: Kingdom of Swaziland, Limpopo Province, Mpumalanga Province, North West Province, Pretoria Region 

 Chinese Consulates in the Republic of South Africa  

Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Johannesburg   

Consular Districts: Gauteng Province, Free State Province
Address: 25 Cleveland Road, Sandhurst, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 413186 Craighall 2024, Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: +27-11-7847241
Fax: +27-11-8835274

 Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Cape Town

Consular Districts: Eastern Cape Province, Northern Cape Province, Western Cape Province
Consul General: Shi Weiqiang (Mr.)
Address: 25 Rhodes Avenue, Newland 7700, Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: +27-21-6740579, 0216740592
Fax: +27-21-6740583

 Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Durban

Consular District: KwaZulu-Natal Province
Consul General: Liu Yantao (Mr.)
Address: 45 Stirling Crescent, Durban North, Durban 4051, South Africa
Tel: +27-31-5634534, +27-0720123193
Fax: +27-31-5634827

Selected Questions and Answers 

 Asked by Nicky
Can I apply for Chinese visa in Bangkok?
I am holding South African passport and I am now in Bangkok and planed to move to Shanghai in August as my husband got job there. I will travel with my sons to South Africa in July and go directly to Shanghai in August. Can we apply for our visas here in Bangkok in June before I go to South Africa? Which type of visa must we get to enter china in August? 
 Answered by Jim
Yes, you can apply the visa in Bangkok if you can provide valid residence permit or work visa in Bangkok. And you also need to pay attention to the validity of the visa. It is usually suggested to apply the visa 1 to 3 months prior to your departure date. As for your situation, you need to apply for a Z visa.

 Asked by Caro
Can South Africans get more than a 1 month tourist visa to China?
Good Day,
I am currently in China, holding a 3 month Tourist Visa, which I received in South Africa. It will expire and I was thinking of going to the Philippines to get a new visa to return to China. I want to get three months. 1 month is not enough.
It seems difficult for South Africans to get visa, so I want to make sure about some things.
Do you know any other requirements? Do you know if I would be able to get more than a 1 month tourist visa? Three months would be great. And do I need to go through a travel agent or can I do it by myself? If it helps, I can get an invitation letter (for tourist) from a friend here that works at a big company, asking for 3 months. I just want to know if it’s worth the trip. Any advice would be great. Thank you
 Answered by Kevin
You can apply for a new visa from the visa office of PRC in HH or Macau, why will you apply for it in Philippines? If apply for it in Philippines, you have to prepare the following documents: Your passport with blank pages and at least 6 months validity left before expiration; A truly and completely filled application form affixed with one passport-size or 2x2 colored photo; A copy of the round-trip plane ticket; invitation letter with a copy of the inviter's valid Chinese residence visa and passport information page of inviter's or Chinese national identity card; Previously used China visa in old or new passport with visa stickers; Bank receipt on which shows that you have enough money to afford the trip to China; valid work visa or residence permit. You can apply for a 3-month visa if you can provide proof for that you need so long time in China. Actually, I suggest you have your visa extended in China first.

Questions & Answers on China Embassy in South Africa
  • I am a South African working in Swaziland and have a valid workpermit. Can I apply in Swaziland for a business visit visa? Where?

    Asked By Gustav Sahlertz (Swaziland) | Aug. 17, 2017 06:25
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  • I got a job in Beijing and the company sorts out and pays for my visa once i get in Mainland China, is this possible to get a Z visa this way or do i require it before getting in Mainland China?

    Asked By kauthar (South Africa) | Aug. 05, 2014 03:30
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  • Hi there. I will be in Bangkok shortly and was wondering if I can apply for a 3 month tourist visa from there? I am a South African citizen. What exactly will I need? I have a Chinese friend who is living in China that I will be staying with. She is a Chinese citizen.

    Asked By Simone (South Korea) | Apr. 23, 2014 05:41
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  • I need an emergency Visa application i have to travel to china from Johannesburg on 27 march 2013 I went to the ambassy and they said they are closed for maintainance from 26-27 march which now leaves me no time to apply for a Visa "

    Asked By Lolly (South Africa) | Mar. 25, 2013 12:57
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  • hi, i want to go to china on 10th of March, 1. I don't know anyone that side as im going for the 1st time for some shopping, how do i get the envitation letter in china? 2. after lending at the airport, how do i go about to guangzhou city to book an accommodation? please help. thanx

    Asked By sandra sithole (South Africa) | Feb. 14, 2013 01:15
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