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Official Visa Information for South African Going to China
China Tourist (L) Visa Requirements for South African
China Business (F) Visa Requirements for South African
China Transit (G) Visa Requirements for South African
China 72-Hour Visa-Free (Transit Visa) Requirements for South African

China Embassy(s)/Consulate(s) in South Africa
    China Embassy Address in South Africa
    China Embassy Open Hours in South Africa
    China Embassy Phone Number in South Africa
    China Embassy Website in South Africa
    China Visa Application Forms for South African
Details & Requirements for China Tourist (L) Visa for South African

Issued to those who intend to go to China as a tourist.

Basic requirements

(1) One fully completed Visa Application Form with one recently- taken color photo (bare head, full face)against a light background attached.

(2) Original passport with at least six months of remaining validity and more than 2 blank visa pages. A photocopy of the passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate are also required.

(3) Applicants other than South Africans must provide the original and photocopy of your permanent residence permit or other temporary residence permits valid for over 6 months beyond the date of your intended date of arriving in China.

(4) If you were a Chinese citizen and have obtained South African citizenship, when applying for a Chinese visa for the first time, you should provide your previous Chinese passport and a photocopy of its data page. When applying for a Chinese visa with a renewed South African passport that does not contain any previous Chinese visa, you should present the photocopy of the previous passport's data page and the previous Chinese visa page. (If the name on the current passport differs from that on the previous one, you must provide an official document of name change.)

Supporting Documents Required

(1) Documents showing the itinerary including round-trip air ticket booking and proof of a hotel reservation, etc.

(2) an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation letter should contain:

a. Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, passport number, etc.)

b. Information on the planned visit (arrival and departure dates, places(s) to be visited, etc.)

c. Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual)

d. Photocopy of the inviters' ID if he/she is a Chinese citizen or passport and residence permit if the inviting person is a foreigner.

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Details & Requirements for China Business (F/M) Visa for South African

M visa - Issued to those who intend to go to China for commercial and trade activities.

Basic requirements

(1) One fully completed Visa Application Form with one recently- taken color photo (bare head, full face)against a light background attached.

(2) Original passport with at least six months of remaining validity and more than 2 blank visa pages. A photocopy of the passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate are also required.

(3) Applicants other than South Africans must provide the original and photocopy of your permanent residence permit or other temporary residence permits valid for over 6 months beyond the date of your intended date of arriving in China.

(4) If you were a Chinese citizen and have obtained South African citizenship, when applying for a Chinese visa for the first time, you should provide your previous Chinese passport and a photocopy of its data page. When applying for a Chinese visa with a renewed South African passport that does not contain any previous Chinese visa, you should present the photocopy of the previous passport's data page and the previous Chinese visa page. (If the name on the current passport differs from that on the previous one, you must provide an official document of name change.)

Supporting Documents Required

An invitation letter from a trade partner or a trade fair in China. The invitation letter should contain:

a. Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, passport number, etc.)

b. Information on the planned visit (purpose of the visit, places to be visited, arrival and departure dates, relations between the applicant and the inviting party, financial source for expenditures,etc.)

c. Information on the inviting party (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative of the entity)

F visa - Issued to those who intend to go to China for exchanges, visits, study tours and other activities.

Basic requirements

(1) One fully completed Visa Application Form with one recently- taken color photo (bare head, full face)against a light background attached.

(2) Original passport with at least six months of remaining validity and more than 2 blank visa pages. A photocopy of the passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate are also required.

(3) Applicants other than South Africans must provide the original and photocopy of your permanent residence permit or other temporary residence permits valid for over 6 months beyond the date of your intended date of arriving in China.

(4) If you were a Chinese citizen and have obtained South African citizenship, when applying for a Chinese visa for the first time, you should provide your previous Chinese passport and a photocopy of its data page. When applying for a Chinese visa with a renewed South African passport that does not contain any previous Chinese visa, you should present the photocopy of the previous passport's data page and the previous Chinese visa page. (If the name on the current passport differs from that on the previous one, you must provide an official document of name change.)

Supporting Documents Required

An Invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The letter should contain:

a. Information on the applicant ( full name, gender, date of birth, passport number, etc.)

b. Information on the planned visit (purpose of the visit, places to be visited, arrival and departure dates, relations between the applicant and the inviting party, financial source for expenditures, etc.)

c. Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual)

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Details & Requirements for China Transit (G) Visa for South African

Issued to those who intend to transit through China.

Basic requirements

(1) One fully completed Visa Application Form with one recently- taken color photo (bare head, full face)against a light background attached.

(2) Original passport with at least six months of remaining validity and more than 2 blank visa pages. A photocopy of the passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate are also required.

(3) Applicants other than South Africans must provide the original and photocopy of your permanent residence permit or other temporary residence permits valid for over 6 months beyond the date of your intended date of arriving in China.

(4) If you were a Chinese citizen and have obtained South African citizenship, when applying for a Chinese visa for the first time, you should provide your previous Chinese passport and a photocopy of its data page. When applying for a Chinese visa with a renewed South African passport that does not contain any previous Chinese visa, you should present the photocopy of the previous passport's data page and the previous Chinese visa page. (If the name on the current passport differs from that on the previous one, you must provide an official document of name change.)

Supporting Documents Required

An onward air (train or ship) ticket with confirmed date and seat to the destination country or region.

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Details & Requirements for China 72-hour Visa-free(Transit Visa) for South African

No visa- free transit available for South Africa

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China Embassy Address, Hours, Phone Number, Website & Application Forms

Address of Embassy(s) & Consulate(s)

Official Website for Embassy(s) & Consulate(s)

Hours Open for Embassy(s) & Consulate(s)

Phone Number for Embassy(s) & Consulate(s)

Link to Official Visa Application


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

Address: 972 Pretorius Street, Arcadia 0083, Pretoria, South Africa

Website: http://www.chinese-embassy.org.za/eng/

Opening Hours of the Consular Office:8:30am-11:30am, Monday to Friday

Tel: 0027-12-4316500

http://www.chinese-embassy.org.za/eng/lqfw/guidelines/df/P020130823615650829558.pdf


Consulate-General of the PRC in Cape Town

Address: 25 Rhodes Avenue, Newlands, Cape Town 7700, South Africa

Website: http://capetown.china-consulate.org/eng/

Office Hours: 08:30-12:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

Tel: +27-21-6740592, 6740594 (Manual Service between 14:00-15:00)


Consulate-General of the PRC in Durban

Address: 45 Stirling Crescent, Durban North, Durban 4051, South Africa

Office Hours: 08:30-12:00, 13:30-16:30, Monday-Friday

Tel: +27-31-5634534, 5634731, 5631793


Consulate-General of the PRC in Johannesburg

Address: 25 Cleveland Road, Sandhurst, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa

Website: http://johannesburg.china-consulate.org

Office Hours: 08:30 - 12:00, Monday - Friday (except for public holidays)

Tel: +27-11-6857562 (Manual line for application and collection between 13:30-16:30

Tel: +27-11-6857563 (for overseas Chinese assistance)

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