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Chinese Embassy in Eritrea

  • Name: Chinese Embassy in Eritrea
  • Tel: 00291-1-185271
  • Fax: 00291-1-185275
  • Office hours: 9:00-12:00 14:00-17:00 from Monday to Friday
  • Website: http://er.chineseembassy.org/eng/

Note: This information was last updated on August 29, 2011. See the embassy website for confirmation: http://er.chineseembassy.org/eng/

1. Tourist (L) Visa Application

Generally, according to the Ministry of foreign Affairs of People’s Republic of China, you can submit your application to the Chinese embassy yourself; if you cannot go in person, you may entrust someone else or a travel agency/visa agent to transact your application affairs. In some cases,mailed applications are also acceptable. The detailed information please contacts the Chinese Embassy the States of Eritrea.

Documents required

A properly and truthfully filled out Visa Application Form, valid passport (with blank visa pages) and a photocopy of the data page, and one passport-size photo to be attached to the Visa Application Form; round trip air-ticket, hotel reservation, traveler check and original invitation from an authorized Chinese travel agency.

Fee and Payment Method

All Sierra visas cost NAKFA 680 regardless of number of entries or duration of stay. If you are a citizen of another country living in the USA a 6-month single-entry L visa will typically cost $30. Cash or personal checks are not acceptable. Pay by Visa, MasterCard, money order, cashier's check or company check.

Processing Time

  • The regular processing time is 4 working days (e.g. submission on Monday, pick up on Thursday).
  • Express service: 2–3 working days processing, extra NAKFA 330 will be charged per visa.
  • One day rush service: additional fee of NAKFA 490 for 1 working day processing.

Visa Pick-Up

Visas can be picked up on or after the pick-up date specified in the receipt. The receipt must be presented.

2. Where to Apply

You must go to the Chinese Embassy to apply for a Chinese visa. See figure below. Addresses, etc. follow the office hours info.

Office Hours

The embassy generally has the same office hours: 9:00am–12:00pm, 2:00pm–5:00pm ,and the it is closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Spring Festival, Tomb-Sweeping Day, Dragon Boat Festival, International Labor Day, Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese National Day.

The Chinese Embassy

  • Website: http://er.chineseembassy.org/eng/
  • Address: 16 Abo Street, Zone 3, Administration 02, Asmara, Eritrea, P.O.Box 204
  • Tel: 00291-1-185271
  • Fax: 00291-1-189361
  • E-mail: chinaemb_er@mfa.gov.cn