China visa requirements for Nigerians

Travel and visa requirements

Basic Travel Requirements for Nigerians visiting China

Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to apply for a Chinese Visa.


  • A completed visa application form.
  • Confirmation of your appointment for your visa interview at the embassy.
  • Photocopy and original passport valid for more than six (6) months and must have at least two (2) pages for visa purposes.
  • One colored passport-sized photograph that meets the passport requirement for a visa application.
  • Bank statement of not less than three months to the period of application of visa. The visa is proof of continuous flow of income and that you will be able to cater for yourself during your time in the country.
  • Travel insurance which covers medical insurance.
  • Return flight ticket to Nigeria.
  • A receipt that shows you have paid the visa application fee.

China Visa for Nigerians

Facts about China


China, officially the People's Republic of China is a country in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion in 2017. Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometres, it is the third or fourth-largest country by total area.  China’s political system was based on hereditary Monarchies or dynasties beginning with the semi-mythical Xia dynasty in 21st Century BCE.


China as a whole was ravaged by feudal warlordism with Japan during World War II. The Chinese civil war resulted in a division of territory in 1949 when the communist party of China led by Mao Zedong established the people’s republic of China on mainland China. Also the Kuomintang led nationalist government retreated to the Island of Taiwan where it governed until 1996 when Taiwan changed to democracy.


China’s economy has been one of the world’s fastest-growing with its annual growth rates consistently above 6 per cent. According to the World bank China’s GDP grew from $150 billion in 1978 to $12.24 trillion in 2017. In 2018, its GDP increased to $13.5 trillion (90 trillion yuan). Since 2010, China has been the country with the world’s second-largest economy by nominal GDP and the largest economy in the world by purchasing power parity in 2014.


China is also the world’s largest exporter and second-largest importer of goods and also the home to some of the world’s largest tech giants such as Huawei, Baidu, Tencent and Alibaba as it is the world’s most technologically advanced nation. Since 2019, China has the highest number of rich people in the world.

Types of China Visa


Types of Visa Processing Time Duration of Stay
Tourist visa 4 working days 30 - 60 days
Business visa 4 working days 30 - 60 days
Work visa 4 working days 30 days
Student visa 4 working days 5 years

General Requirements for China Visa


  • A completed visa application form.
  • Confirmation of your appointment for your visa interview at the embassy.
  • Photocopy and original passport valid for more than six (6) months and must have at least two (2) pages for visa purposes.
  • One colored passport-sized photograph that meets the passport requirement for a visa application.
  • Bank statement of not less than three months to the period of application of visa. The visa is proof of continuous flow of income and that you will be able to cater for yourself during your time in the country.
  • Travel insurance which covers medical insurance.
  • Return flight ticket to Nigeria.
  • A receipt that shows you have paid the visa application fee.

China Visa Fees


Visa Type

Sub Types

Visa Fees

Tourist visa

X2 (less than 6 months)

64.00 (USD)

64.00 (USD)

Business visa

64.00 (USD)

Work visa

64.00 (USD)

Student visa

X1 (more than 6 months)

64.00 (USD)

China Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Nigeria


Location

Address

Abuja

Address: Plot 302-303 Ao. Central Area, Abuja - Nigeria

Website: ng.china-embassy.org

Email: chinaemb_ng@mfa.gov.cn

Tel: (+234) 9 461 8661 -- (+234) 9 461 8662

Frequently Asked Questions


Is it difficult to get a Chinese visa?
It is considerably easier to procure a Chinese visa in some places than in others. Also, it is still possible to get tourist visas for longer than 30 days.
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How many days does it take to get a Chinese visa?
If you have all the necessary documents and hold a passport with at least six months validity and two blank pages, it should take between two (if you apply for the express service) to four working days to get a Chinese Visa.

Is it safe to visit China?
While there are, as with any country, precautions one should take when traveling to and around China, it is generally a safe and breathtaking country to visit.

What is the best time of year to visit China?
Like the April and May months, September and October is another excellent time to visit China. Places like Xinjiang, which are normally blazing hot in the summer and still a bit too cold in spring, are in perfect season. Same goes for Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and all of the other major tourist cities.

What is the weather mostly like in China?
The Chinese climate varies from region to region since the country is massive. In the northeast, the summers are hot and dry and the winters are freezing cold. The north and central regions have frequent bouts of rain coupled with hot summers and cold winters.