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Notice on Opening Visa Application Service Center

The Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC) in Johannesburg will open on 18 March 2015. All the ordinary passport holders wishing to visit the mainland of China are requested to apply for visas at the Center.

Address: 14th Floor, Sandton City Office Tower, Corner Rivonia Road & 5th Street, Sandton, 2196

Website: http://www.visaforchina.orgOffice hours: Monday to Friday, except public holidays

Submission of applications: 9:00 am-3:00 pm (Express applications should be submitted before 11:30 a.m.)

Collection and payment: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

CVASC Service Charges:

Besides collecting visa fees and express visa fees on behalf of the Embassy, CVASC also charges service fees. For more information, please visit the website: www.visaforchina.org

After the opening of the CVASC, holders of diplomatic or service (official) passport, or applicants qualified for the Chinese diplomatic, courtesy, service visas, or applicants applying for Hong Kong SAR or Macao SAR visa/entry permit may still submit their applications directly to the Chinese Embassy and Consulate General.

The Center is going to start it's trial operation from 11 March to 16 March 2015. Please kindly note that visa fees need to be paid as usual, but service fees will not be charged during the trial operation period.

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