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  • Business (F-Visa)

    (F) Visa is issued to an alien who is invited to China on a visit, on a study or lecture, business tour, for scientific-technological and cultural exchanges, for short-term advanced studies or for intern practice, for a period of no more than six months.

    August 1, 2016

  • Transit (G Visa)

    Transit visas are not required for crew members and passengers (citizens of the United States and the United Kingdom not included) who are in immediate transit through China and who stay for not more than 24 hours within the airport of the in-transit city.

    August 1, 2016

  • Tourist (L Visa)

    ​(L) Visa is issued to an alien who comes to China for sightseeing, visiting relatives or other private purposes.

    August 1, 2016

  • Student (X Visa)

    (X) Visa is issued to an alien who comes to China for study for a period of more than six months (long-term student). An alien who comes to China for study for a period of no more than six months (short-term student) shall apply for a (F) Visa.

    August 1, 2016

  • Procedures for Travel Permit Application

    foreigner wishing to travel to cities or counties closed to foreigners shall apply in advance for a travel permit to the public security bureau of the city or county where he/she stays and may proceed there only with permission.

    July 27, 2016

  • Lost Report and Re-application Procedures for Exit and Entry Certificates

    ​In case of a lost passport, foreigners shall promptly report to the local exit-and-entry department of the public security bureau.

    July 27, 2016

  • Inviting Foreigners to China and Applying for Approval

    ​I. Foreigners may visit China by filing an application with the Chinese embassy or consulate stationed abroad in the following ways:

    July 27, 2016

  • Application Procedures for Temporary Accommodation of Foreigners in China

    For lodging at guest house, hotel, inn, hostel, school or other enterprises and institutions or at government institutions or organs, foreigners shall present valid passports or residence certificates and fill in registration forms of temporary accommodation. They shall present travel permits when seeking accommodation in areas closed to foreigners.

    July 27, 2016

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