The embassy of People’s Republic of China has announced its plan to open visa application centres in Abuja and Lagos. Deputy Ambassador, Lin Jing, who made this known at a media conference in Abuja, said this would enhance visa process and ease applicants’ burden.
Jing said the plan to open the centres was borne out of concern to resolve the challenge of limited resources and facilities faced by the embassy in visa processing. He gave the location of the centre as Church Gate Plaza, central business district. Applicants are required to submit applications at the centre by visiting www.visaforchina.org to make an appointment in advance.
Jing said diplomatic and official passport holders or applicants applying for Hong Kong/Macao special administrative region visa/entry permits are to submit their applications directly to the Chinese embassy.
The envoy added that the application process and duration for visa issuance remain unchanged. He explained that the embassy would decide whether to approve or disapprove applications, noting that after visas have been issued, passports would be sent back to application centres where applicants would pick them up.