Here we update the newest China visa information to keep you better know China visa policy and help you plan an excellent trip to China!
Update Date:March 27, 2020
According to the current situation of COVID-19 world wide, China has announced to temporarily suspend foreigner’s entry to China from 0:00am, on March 28, 2020, though his/her Chinese Visa and Residence Permit is still valid.
Besides, all visa policies, including the On-arrival Visa (Port Visa), 24/72/144-hour Transit Visa Free, Hainan 30-day Visa Free, Shanghai 15-day Visa Free for Cruise Group Tourists... will also be suspended during the Coronavirus period.
Two exceptional cases can get normal entry: 1.) Diplomatic, Service and Courtesy passport holders; 2.) Visitors coming to China for necessary economic, trade, scientific/technological matters, urgent humanitarian needs with granted Chinese Visa by overseas Chinese Embassy and Consulate.
Please notice and adjust you travel plan to China. Take good care of yourself!
Update Date:March 1, 2020
According to the press conference held in March 1, 2020, China National Immigration Bureau announced that, during the special Coronavirus period, for freigners already in China, their Chinese visa can be autumatically extended two months longer for free, if the China Visa will expire during the special days.
It's no need to go and apply for extension at the Public Security Bureau. Also, no fee will be charged. It's legal to stay in China or exit. Urgent services can be provided for medical invovled foreign visitors.
Warm Tips: During your stay in China, please protect yourself well, wear a mask when going out, and wash hands frequently and do essential protective measures. Seek help when feel uncomfortable. China Discovery is always here for help!
According to official news, three big changes about China's 144 Hour Transit Visa Free Policy has come into effect to offer more convenience for foreign tourists from December 1, 2019.
① Xian and Chongqing will extend the present 72 hours to 144-Hour Visa-free Transit.
② Using the 144-Hour Transit Visa Free Policy to transit in Chengdu, visitors can travel to more destinations in Sichuan Province besides Chengdu, including Leshan (Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei), Yibin (Shunan Bamboo Sea), Deyang, Suining, Meishan, Ya'an, Ziyang, Neijing, Zigong, Luzhou, total 11 cities within Sichuna.
③ Ningbo (Zhejiang Province) has begun the 144-Hour Visa-free Transit for air travelers, and allow regional tour in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing and all cities in Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces, Yangtze River Delta.
Update Date: June 1, 2019
National Immigration Administration of China announced that a new version of China Visa, China Group Visa and China Residence Permit will start to be used for promoting inspection efficiency and enhancing anti-counterfeiting performance, since June 1st, 2019. The biggest new change is that, a color photo of the applicant is added on the left side of visa page (except the Group Visa).
Meanwhile, immigration authorities will stop to issue the current version of China Visa, China Special Economic Zone Tourist Visa, China Group Visa and Foreigners’ Residence Permit of China.
Please notice that previous version of China Visa can be used as long as it has not expire, and the requirements, application procedures and visa fees remain the same as before.
Chinese Noncommercial Visit (F) Visa (New Version)
Old Version of China F Visa
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