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Visa Facilitation for Some Foreign Nationals with Valid Chinese Residence Permits - II:

22nd Aug 2020 - In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid to the time of the announcement effective from 28 March 2020. Meanwhile, foreign nationals traveling to China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergent humanitarian needs may still apply for visas.

As the prevention and control of COVID-19 become regular, in order to facilitate exchanges, China now decides that, foreign nationals from the countries listed below who hold valid residence permits, including work permit, permit for family reunion and personal matters, may apply for visas for free at any Chinese embassy or consulate in these countries. After entering China, they are kindly requested to comply with the epidemic prevention regulations of the local governments.

List of applicable countries:

European countries: Albania, Ireland, Estonia, Austria, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Belgium, Iceland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Denmark, Germany, France, Finland, the Netherlands, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Romania, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Serbia, Cyprus, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, United Kingdom

Asian Countries: Japan, Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei and Sri Lanka

Paperwork you need to prepare (No more PU letter!):
Passport information page
Valid residence permit (visa) page
If you have a valid working residence permit, then a letter from your employer to explain why you need to go to China now is necessary. If you have a valid family visa, then a relationship certificate (F.E. Marriage and birth certificate) is necessary.
** Since the situation changes quickly, please double confirm with the Chinese Consulate in your country.

Procedures:
If you are applicable, they will issue you a brand new visa (Z- working visa, Q1- family reunion visa or S1- personal matters) based on your current valid Residence Permit (RP) purpose. And they will not cancel your current valid RP, so as soon as you entered China with this brand new visa, later you can still use back your valid RP.

Visa fee: FREE!

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