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The Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Johannesburg will outsource China Hong Kong and Macao visa service to the Chinese Visa Application Service Center from May 1, 2019

In order to provide better service for China Hong Kong/Macao visa applicants, those foreigners who hold regular passports should submit their applications to the Chinese Visa Application Service Center(hereinafter referred to as "CVASC") according to its service area. The Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China will no longer accept the aforesaid applications directly starting from May 1, 2019.

I. Contact information of the CVASC(Johannesburg)

1. Address: 14th Floor, Sandton City Office Tower, 5th Street, Sandton 2196 Johannesburg.

2. Phone: 27-11- 5059300

3. Fax: 27-11-3267381

4. E-mail: johannesburgcenter@visaforchina.org

5. Website: http://www.visaforchina.org

II. Business hours and fees

1. Business hours: Monday-Friday,(except Chinese and local public holidays)

2. Application Submission: 9:00AM to 3:00PM

3. Payment and Collection: 9:00AM to 4:00PM

4. Fees: Besides visa fees and express fees which are charged on behalf of this Consulate-General, the CVASC will also charges service fees. Detailed fee information could be found on the CVASC's official website or could be obtained by directly consulting the CVASC.

5. Processing time: For regular service, it normally takes 4 working days after submission of an application. Express service should be approved by a consular officer and is to be charged extra fees. However, some applications need to be forwarded to Hong Kong or Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) for approval, the processing time will be extended .

III. Important Reminders

1. Whether or not a visa could be issued is decided by a consular officer, the CVASC is not participating in the approval process.

2.The diplomatic, service (special or official)passport holders, those who apply for diplomatic, official or courtesy visas, and the Chinese citizens who apply for entry permits to Hong Kong/Macao, still need to submit their applications to this Consulate-General(25A Cleveland Road, Sandhurst, Sandton 2196; office hours: 8:30am-11:30am).

3. Regarding the visa exemption policies of Hong Kong or Macao SAR, please refer to the official website of the Immigration Department of Hong Kong SAR (www.immd.gov.hk/eng/services/visas/visit-transit/visit-visa-entry-permit.html)or the Immigration Department of the Public Security Police Force of Macao SAR (www.fsm.gov.mo/psp/eng/psp_top5_2_1.html).

4 If you have any complaints or suggestions on the service of the CVASC, please contact with the office for Consular and Overseas Chinese Affairs of this Consulate-General via Email: chinaconsul.jhb@gmail.com

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