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1. Holiday Notice (for Year 2010)

In the year of 2010, the Visa Office of the Chinese Embassy will be closed to observe Chinese and Guyanese public holidays and not accept applications for visa, passport, legalization of documents on the following dates.

New Year

January 1 (Friday)

Chinese New Year

February 15-17 (Monday to Wednesday)

Republic Day

February 23 (Tuesday)

Qing Ming Festival

April 5 (Monday)

Labour Day

May 1 (Saturday)

Independence Day

May 26 (Wednesday)

Dragon Boat Festival

June 14 (Monday)

Mid-autumn Festival

September 22(Wednesday)

Chinese National Day

October 1-5 (Friday to Tuesday)


December 25 (Saturday)

2. Instruction on How to Apply for A Chinese Visa

Applicants should submit their application in person to the Visa Office of the Chinese Embassy in Guyana. Interview may be required by the visa officer if necessary.

Required documents:

A. All applicants are required to submit the following documents:

1, A valid passport. There must be spare blank visa pages in the passport. Pages for endorsements or amendments can not be used as a visa page. The passport should be valid for at least 6 months;

2, One completed Chinese visa application form signed by the applicant. Children's application form can be signed by their parents or guardians;

3, One recent passport photograph affixed to the visa application form. Life photos, copied photos and digital photos printed on the ordinary paper are not acceptable.

B. Additional documents:

1. L visa (for tourism or visiting relatives)

1), Invitation letter from the relatives in China;

2), Tourist Arrangements;

3), Bank statement or other documents

2. F visa (for business)

1),Visa Notification Form issued by the relevant department of Chinese government or the government-authorized company,or invitation letters from the host company, meetings, exhibitions organizers in China;

2), Certificate of Business Registration or an introduction letter from applicant's Guyanese company;

3), Guyanese citizens may apply for a multiple-entry "F" visa if they have been granted "F" visa before;

4), Temporary foreign visitors with a valid Guyanese visa or foreign residents with legitimate status in Guyana can apply for Chinese visa. The visa officer may ask the applicant to provide more documents and make a decision on whether to issue the visa case by case.

3. X visa (for studying in China more than 6 months)

1), JW-201 or JW-202 form issued by the Ministry of Education of China;

2), A letter of admission from a Chinese University / College..

4. Z visa (for long-term working)

1), An employment permit from the Ministry of Labor and Social Security or the State Administration of Foreign Experts of China.

2). An invitation letter from a relevant Department of Chinese government or a Government-authorized company.

5. J-1 or J-2 visa (for journalism)

1), A letter from a relevant Department of Chinese Government;

2), A letter From the employer.

Note: Applicants should check the issued visa upon collection and if necessary raise any questions at the same time.

3. Visa fees,Express and Rush Service Fees and Proceeding Time

The regular visa processing time is one week. For express service, the collection time is on the next open day. The collection for rush service is on the same day but the applications must be submitted in the morning and the collection time is about 3 hrs in the afternoon.

The table of visa fees (Guyanese dollars)


Single entry

Double entry





For Guyanese citizens






For American citizens






For other nationalities






The table of express service fee


Express service (the next open day): +5000 Guyanese dollars

Fees are paid on collection. No refund if the visa is turned down or cancelled.

Cash only.

4. Address & Office Hours of the Visa Office of the Chinese Embassy in Guyana

Address: Lot 2, Mandela Avenue, Botanic Gardens, Georgetown, Guyana

Office Hours: 9:30am-11:30am & 2:30pm-4:30pm on Tuesday and Friday.

(The Visa Office is open to the public only on the two days in a week.)

Contact Tel: 592-2254297

Email Address: chinaguyana@yahoo.com

Web Site:http://gy.chineseembassy.org.

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