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How does a foreigner apply for a visa in China?

Updated:2016-03-02

Item

Contents

Name

Foreigners’ application for a visa in China

Category

Non-administrative license

Acceptance

Issue visas for foreigners to conduct   business trip in China

According by

Regulations of Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Quantity

Not limited

Applicants

Natural person

Requirements

Foreign staff from consular institutions,   foreign residents and foreigners who come to China temporarily who hold   diplomatic passports or official passports

Application Documents

 

First, foreign staff from consular institutions:


1. A diplomatic note provided by foreign consular institutions in Xiamen;

2. The first page of the applicant’s passport, visa issued by Chinese   embassies or consulates in foreign countries as well as a copy;

3. Copy of the “identity card” of the applicant and his (or her) families;   the identity cards are issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

 

Second, foreign residences for those who work   for foreign non-governmental organizations in China, foreign-assisted Chinese   projects and foreign employees who sign agreements with Chinese enterprises   or institutions.

 

1. An official letter issued by foreign governmental departments,   foreign institutions in China, or some relevant Chinese appropriate bodies,   with information including the applicant’s identity, position, and how long   does he/she plan to stay in China;

2. The first page of the applicant’s   passport, official visa issued by Chinese embassies or consulates in foreign   countries as well as the copy;

 

Third, foreigners come to China temporarily   who hold diplomatic passports or official passports can apply for an   extension of visa if necessary

 

1. An official letter or diplomatic note provided by relevant Chinese   appropriate bodies, or foreign consulates in China, with information including   the applicant’s identity, position, reasons for application and how long does   he/she plan to stay in China;

2. The applicant’ s international travelling   certificates, such as passport; diplomatic and official visas issued by Chinese   embassies or consulates in foreign countries as well as their copies   (temporary admission and Visa-exempt entry are excluded).

Form

at windows

Procedure

1. Acceptance

2. Review by director of the   exit-entry administration office

3. Approval from the leadership of the Foreign and   Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Xiamen Municipal Government

Statutory time limit

No limit

Our promise

Handle immediately

Charges or not

Free of Charge

Organization

Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office   of Xiamen Municipal Government

Office

Exit-entry administration office

Address

2nd floor, Tuanjie Building, Bailuzhou Road,   Siming district, Xiamen

Office Hour

Summer: 8:00—12:00 am 3:00—6:00 pm

Winter: 8:00—12:00 am 2:30—5:30 pm

Telephone

+86-592-5398-799

Complaint Hotline

+86-592-5398-796

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