Good news for visa applicants inoculated with Chinese Vaccines
Notice on Providing Facilitation for Visa Applicants Inoculated with
COVID-19 Vaccines Produced in China
In order to resume the exchanges between Chinese and foreign personnel in an orderly manner, starting from March 12, 2021, the Commissioner's Office of China's Foreign Ministry in the Macao S.A.R and HongKong S.A.R, Chinese Embassy in Japan, Korea, Thailand, Philippines, UK, Denmark and Australia have issued announcements in succession to provide visa facilitation applies to applicants who have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines produced in China.
See the following notice
CIIC Interpretation 中智解讀
（1） Please be noted that the above-mentioned visa facilitation applies only to applicants who have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines produced in China (either having received two doses of Chinese-made vaccines with the stipulated gap in between, or having received a single-dose Chinese-made vaccine at least 14 days prior to the application) and obtained the vaccination certificate. Those applicants who have been COVID-19 vaccines produced in other countries would not enjoy the visa facilitation.
（2）Foreign personnel and their family members who meet the above-mentioned requirements will no longer need to provide the Invitation Letter (PU) issued by the foreign affairs offices or the departments of commerce of the provincial (including autonomous regions and municipalities) governments when applying for a visa.
（3）The scope of applicants eligible for applying for a visa out of emergency humanitarian needs will be expanded, so if you have a reasonable and urgent need for visiting China, you could contact the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in your home country for detail information and submit your visa application according to the Embassy/consulate’s guidance.
（4）Now there are chances for the holders of valid APEC business travel cards. If they meet the requirements mentioned in the notice, and their APEC business travel cards are still valid, then they may apply for the M-visa by presenting the original valid APEC business travel card and the Invitation Letter issued by the inviting party in the mainland of China.
（5）Based on the announcement published in last November on the Suspension of entering China (click here for detail notice), if the holders of current valid Chinese visas and residence permits of work, private affairs and family reunion meet the requirements mentioned in the notice, then they could enter China with the current visa or residence permit now.
Up to date, the regions and countries that have officially announced the notice for providing visa facilitation are as follows:
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國家/地區 Country/ Region
香港 Hong Kong
斯里蘭卡 Sri Lanka