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China Implements 5 New Measures to Facilitate Foreigners’ Entry

On January 11th, The National Immigration Administration of China officially introduced five new measures to help facilitate foreigners entering the country. These new measures aim to address foreigners’ issues in conducting businesses, studying, and traveling.

By introducing these new measures, China is one step closer to speeding up its opening up to the outside world. From visa requirements and paperwork simplifications and border inspection exemptions at certain airports, these measures will prove beneficial to its visitors.

In this Pacific Prime article, we will be going through these new measures from China to facilitate foreigners’ entries.

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What are the New Measures?

Below are the five new measures introduced in China. Each of these measures will allow easier entries for foreigners:

  • Relaxed requirements for foreigners’ port visa applications
  • Exemption from border inspection for foreigners on 24-hour direct transit
  • Simplified visa extension and renewals
  • Re-entry visas for foreigners who need to enter and exit the country repeatedly
  • Simplified paperwork for China visa applications

Relaxed Port Visa Application Requirements

This new measure is specifically designed for foreigners who urgently need to come to China for work, visits, exchange, personal affairs, or investment and entrepreneurial purposes and do not have the time to obtain visas abroad.

Foreigners have the option to apply for port visas from the corresponding authorities by presenting their invitation letter along with any supporting documents.

Exemption from Border Inspection Procedures for Foreigners on 24-hour Direct Transit

For foreigners, if you land in one of the nine airports listed below, you will be happy to know that you will be exempted from the 24-hour visa-free transit:

  • Beijing Capital International Airport
  • Beijing Daxing International Airport
  • Shanghai Pudong International Airport
  • Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
  • Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
  • Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
  • Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport
  • Chengdu Tianfu International Airport
  • Xi’an Xianyang International Airport

Entry and exit passengers heading to a third country or region through any of the aforementioned airports with an international connecting ticket within 24 hours can transit without a visa.

Simpler Visa Extensions and Renewals

Foreigners entering China for short-term nonofficial purposes such as traveling or visits, and who have legitimate reasons to continue their stay in the country, may apply for visa extensions and renewals at the Exit and Entry Administration of the Public Security Bureau wherever they’re staying.

Re-Entry Visas for Foreigners for Frequent Entries and Exits

Foreigners who have to frequently enter and exit China for legitimate reasons may apply to the Exit and Entry Administration of the Public Security Bureau to get a multiple-entry visa. To do so, one must provide an invitation letter along with relevant certification materials.

Simplified Paperwork for the China Visa Application

When applying for related visas to China, foreigners whose documents (temporary residence registration records, business licenses, or other relevant data) are accessible to the authorities through sharing platforms will be exempted from submissions for verification.

For those who are in China and would like to apply for a short-term family visit or reunion visa, you can use a family relationship statement provided by the inviter in place of a kinship certificate.

About Pacific Prime

Traveling to China is now even more convenient thanks to the new measures, but there are things you can do to make your time in China even safer and more enjoyable.

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