Just a quick note to say that the Chinese Embassy will be closed on the 8th and 9th of February for the Chinese New Year. These days won’t count in calculating the length of time needed for your visa to be processed. Be aware if you are planning to get a visa around that time. Chinese Visa Direct, however, will be open, although we will start at 9am instead of 8:15am on those two days only, and finish at 5pm. Normal service resumes on Wednesday 10th February.