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How to Apply For Chinese Visa in Nigeria

Read the step-by-step guide on how to apply for Chinese visa in Nigeria. It’s a complete guide and you will get the visa the next day if you follow the guide very well.

Chinese government is working hard to improve relations with Nigerian government in areas of administration and business policies.

Trade volumes between China and Nigeria keep increasing and have hit $23.5billion from mere $3.4billion in 2009. So, more Nigerians are going to China to do business while many Chinese are coming to Nigeria to establish their companies and execute contracts, and get juicy jobs generally.

China has really made effort to advance her technology and Nigerians travel to China mainly to design and import electronics, phones and other wares.

Granting Chinese visas isn’t as difficult as that of US and UK because the country encourages foreign nationals to visit their country and do business.

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Therefore, if you wish to go to china you don’t need the assistance of any agent. Yes, this is a step-by-step guide on how to apply for Chinese visa in Nigeria and get it. So, read it carefully and follow the prescribed outlines.


Guidelines on How to Apply For Chinese Visa in Nigeria

Requirements for Business Visa

  • A Chinese visa application form with a recent passport photograph affixed
  • Letter of introduction issued by an applicant company or official business
  • The original and photocopy of applicant’s international Nigerian passport which will be returned to you after the interview
  • Hotel reservations proof that you have made in China
  • Visa notification form issued by authorized unit in China
  • Recent bank statement
  • Original and photocopy of applicant’s Certificate of Incorporation issued by Corporate Affairs Commission (in the case of a business owner going to do business in China)
  • Letter of invitation by a friend, family member or business associate in China or proof of invitation by a Chinese firm
  • Applicant sponsor letter and guarantor’s forms (if applicable)
  • Requirements for Student Visa
  • Original JW202 form issued by the Chinese government
  • Letter of invitation by a friend or family member
  • Applicant sponsor letter and guarantor’s forms
  • The original and photocopy of applicant’s international passport which will be returned to you after the interview
  • Hotel reservations proof that you have made in China (if applicable)
  • Physical examination of applicant if he or she plans up to 1 year

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Requirements for work permit

  • Visa issuance notice from Chinese government
  • Original and photocopy of Employment License for Aliens. Note that this is a special employment letter issued by Chinese Ministry of Labor and Social Security
  • Physical examination of applicant if he or she plans up to 1 year
  • Original letter of introduction by applicant’s company in Nigeria (where applicable)
  • Bank statement of account
  • Application letter from the consultancy in China

Depending on the category you fall into, all the requirements above must be met before you are issued with a Chinese visa in Nigeria

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Steps to Apply For Chinese Visa in Nigeria

  1. Get an international passport if you don’t have one. This is compulsory for all intending travellers. You must visit the nearest immigration office to get the process started before thinking of how to apply for Chinese visa in Nigeria.
  2. Visit the embassy. Download the application form online on After the download and carefully filling out the form with genuine information about yourself, you are expected to visit the embassy in person for submission.

This is a measure used to eliminate fraud in the issuance of Chinese visa. At the embassy or consulate, this is where you are expected to submit your application with all the requirements listed above and schedule an interview
Attend the Interview. Ensure that you attend your interview on the date of appointment.

If you pass the interview, you are close to getting yourself a Chinese visa but passing is not a guarantee that you will get a visa though. Also, if you fail the interview, you will be rejected outright. After the interview, an estimated visa collection date will be given to you contained in a visa pick-up form.

Visa collection. On that visa pick-up date, you are expected to come to embassy or consulate for collection (if you succeed). You must come with the visa pick up form to check the status of your visa.

This is the day all payments are made. If you succeed, you are expected to pay for the visa form at the visa hall, but if it is not granted, then there wouldn’t be any need to pay.

Payments include –single entry: N5000 while double entry is N7500. Also, 6-month entry is N10000 while 1 year entry is N15000. Furthermore, express service is N4000 (3 to 4 days) while rush service is N6000 (1 working day)

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Chinese Embassy Address in Nigeria

Chinese Embassy in Abuja
Address: 34 Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja
Tel: +234-9-4620645

Chinese Consulate in Lagos
Address: 161A Idejo Street, P.O. Box 70510, Victoria Island, Lagos
Tel: +234-1-2715585


Doing business in China is relatively easy because of the high population of Nigerians who are willing to assist you over there.

Even though China doesn’t speak English, a lot of them are just willing to learn it while some of them can speak just a little which you can understand.

Since the Chinese Mission in Nigeria learnt that individuals are being duped by fake agents in the name of helping unsuspecting Nigerians process their Chinese visas, they have taken urgent measures to arrest the situation by ensuring that middle men are completely eliminated.

Unlike other missions that concessioned the management of their visa application process to commercial ventures, the Chinese mission prefers applicants to visit their embassy or consulate in person if he or she wants to apply for a Chinese visa in Nigeria.

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Now that you have learnt how to apply for Chinese visa in Nigeria, I advise you don’t patronize agents – just go start processing your Chinese visa yourself.

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Ifeanyi Nwaokorie

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