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South Africa
Population: 49,109,107
Area: 1,219,090 sq km
Ethnic groups: black African, white, colored, Indian/ Asian
Religions: Zion Christian, Pentecostal/Charismatic, Catholic, Methodist, Dutch Reformed, Anglican, Muslim
Languages: IsiZulu, IsiXhosa, Afrikaans, Sepedi, English, Setswana, Sesotho, Xitsonga
Capital: Pretoria
Country Phone Code: -27
Currency: rand
Notice (Apr. 15, 2010)

From 3 May 2010, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China will not accept cash payment for visa/ passport/ notarization/ authentification fees.

Applicants are kindly required to:
1)Do deposit or bank transfer into our account in FNB;
2)Pay through a speed point machine in our office at collection window;
3)Pay by cheque in our office at collection window(cheque payment are not recommended because the process of cashing may take long). Payment should be made before the date of collection so that we can verify with the transaction history of our account issued by FNB. Please note that payment on the date of collection may result in passport/visa releasing declined.


For collection, applicants are required to present the Pick-up Form and proof of payment.

Visa Fees (rand)

Single Entry: 250
Double Entry: 380
6-Month Multiple Entry: 500
12-Month Multiple Entry: 750

Normally the visa may be issued on the fourth working day from the date of the application. Only with the consent of the Embassy can it be expedited but you are required to pay extra rush fees.
Express Service: 170 (the third working day)
Rush Service: 250 (the next working day)

Holidays 2011

New Year's Day Jan. 3
Chinese Spring Festival Feb. 2-4
Human Rights Day Mar. 21
Qing-Ming Festival Apr. 5
Good Friday Apr. 22
Family Day Apr. 25
Labor Day May 2
Dragon Boat Day Jun. 6
Mid-Autumn Day Sep. 12
Chinese National Day Oct. 3-4
Christmas Day Dec. 26

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