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Govt announces new entry rules for foreigners


China will allow the entry of foreign nationals holding three categories of valid Chinese residence permits starting on Monday.

Foreigners in 'necessary activities' can reapply for visas under new rules


Foreigners engaged in necessary activities in China can reapply for visas from Chinese embassies and consulates abroad.

A brief introduction to Chinese visa and the procedure for visa application


A Chinese visa is a permit issued by the Chinese visa authorities to an alien for entry into, exit from or transit through China.

Documents for visa application


Original passport with at least six months of remaining validity and blank visa pages, and a photocopy of the passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate.

C Visa


Issued to foreign crew members of means of international transportation, including aircraft, trains and ships, or motor vehicle drivers engaged in cross-border transport activities, or to the accompanying family members of the crew members of the above-mentioned ships.

D Visa


Issued to those who intend to reside in China permanently.

F Visa


Issued to those who intend to go to China for exchanges, visits, study toursand other activities.

G Visa


Issued to those who intend to transit through China.

J1 Visa


Issued to resident foreign journalists of foreign news organizations stationed in China.The intended duration of stay in China exceeds 180 days.

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