Category Archives: Holidays

Chinese New Year 2017

The Chinese Embassy and Service Centre will be closed for the Chinese New Year from 27th to 30th January 2017. We at Chinese Visa Direct will be open and able to receive your applications and answer queries but we will not be able to submit passports to the embassy.

Please allow extra time for your visas and legalisations at the Chinese Embassy – get your visa with us now!

Chinese Visa Direct


Chinese New Year 2016 – Embassy holidays

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.

Chinese Embassy Holiday 1st – 5th October 2015

The Chinese Embassy is closed 1st – 5th October 2015. We’ll still be open though. What this means is that the intervening working days (Thursday, Friday and Monday) will not count as processing days for the purposes of calculating how long your Chinese visa will take. So, if we submit your passport on 30th September (Wednesday) on the express service, the soonest we will get it back is Wednesday¬†7th October.

Furthermore, sometimes after the holidays, there are restrictions on what can be submitted. Please therefore allow extra time. Get your visa application to us now!