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Notice on Adjustment of Visa Application for China
2022-06-22 23:23

In accordance with the relevant arrangement, starting from 20 June, 2022, the Embassy of China in Nigeria and Consulate-General of China in Lagos will make adjustments on application requirements of visa for China. The updated requirements are as follows:

Ⅰ. Acceptance of Visa Application

Visa Categories

Scope of Issuance



those who intend to go to China for resumption of work (commercial, technical activities, etc.)


those who intend to work in China



family members of Chinese citizens or of foreigners with permanent residence status in China. *“family members”refers to spouses, parents, parents-in-law, children, spouses of children, brothers and sisters, grandparents and grandchildren



spouses, parents, parents-in-law, children under the age of eighteen (18) of the holder of a Z visa or work category residence permit


high-level talents or specialists urgently needed in China


crew members

*Visa application for medical treatment, group tourism and other private affairs is still suspended.

Ⅱ. Required Documents of Visa Application

1) For the concrete documents, please refer to Instructions on Application for Visa for China (http://ng.china-embassy.gov.cn/eng/lsfw/zytz/201903/t20190301_7775770.htm) published on the official website of Embassy of China in Nigeria.

2) Applicants for Z-Visa are required to submit the relevant work permit without providing the invitation letter issued by the related Chinese government departments.

3) Applicants for Q and S-Visa are required to submit the documents to certify the relationship of family members between the applicants and inviting individuals without providing the invitation letter issued by the related Chinese government departments.

4) Applicants for the emergency humanitarian visas such as for funeral matters or visiting critically ill relatives in China are required to submit the identity documents of the deceased or ill relatives, the death certificate or the critical ill notice issued by the hospital as well as the documents to certify their relationship.

Ⅲ. Process for Visa Application

1) Applicants for regular visas are required to submit the documents to China Visa Application Center (CVAC) based on the consular districts.

a. CVAC in Abuja

Address: Churchgate Plaza, First Floor, Plot 473, AO Cadastral Zone, Constitution Avenue, Central Business Area, FCT, Abuja

Email address: abujacenter@visaforchina.org

Website: http://www.visaforchina.org

Phone number: 099047700

b. CVAC in Lagos

Address: Second Floor, The Manor, Plot 110, Admiral Ayinla Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos

Email address: lagoscentre@visaforchina.

Website: http://www.visaforchina.org

Phone number: 099047700

2) Applicants for Diplomatic, Official and Courtesy visas are required to submit the documents in person to the Consular Section of the Embassy or Consulate -General.

a. Embassy of China in Nigeria

Address: Plot 302-303, Diplomatic Drive, Central Area, FCT, Abuja

Office hours: 08:30-11:30 Tuesday, Thursday (holiday excluded)  

Email address: consulate_nga@mfa.gov.cn

Phone number: 08187123516

b. Consulate-General of China in Lagos

Address: Plot 161A, Idejo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

Office hours: 08:30-11:30 Tuesday, Thursday (holiday excluded)  

Email address: consulate12308@gmail.com

Phone number: 09162791792

Ⅳ. Processing time for Visa Application

The processing time is normally 4 working days. The applicants can apply for Express Service and Green Channel Service if needed. The time for supplementing materials, verifying the applicant’s individual circumstances, force majeure and other reasons will not be included in the above-mentioned time limit.

Ⅴ. Special Reminder

1) Applicants are required to complete the China Online Visa Application form (website: https://cova.cs.mfa.gov.cn), print and sign the confirmation page and the completed COVA form and submit the application according to the appointment time, otherwise, the application will be rejected.

2) Applicants must be vaccinated and submit full-process vaccination certificates of the vaccine licensed or approved for emergency use by China or the World Health Organization (WHO) before entering China.

3) Holders with valid Chinese visas and residence permits for work, private affairs, resident journalists and reunion should apply for the health code in accordance with the Requirements for the Health Code Applications for Foreign Passengers to China(http://ng.china-embassy.gov.cn/eng/lsfw/202205/t20220519_10688786.htm) before leaving for China.

              Embassy of China in Nigeria

              Consulate-General of China in Lagos

                                                              22ndJune 2022

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