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.
Requirements for Business Visa
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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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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 in Abuja
Address: 34 Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja
Chinese Consulate in Lagos
Address: 161A Idejo Street, P.O. Box 70510, Victoria Island, Lagos
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.
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.