China allows foreigners’ entry with valid residence permits
Published: 08:26 PM, 23 September 2020
Foreign nationals with valid Chinese residence permits for work, personal matters, and reunion are allowed to enter China from September 28 without applying for new visas, according to a statement released by the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Immigration Administration on Wednesday.
If the above three categories of residence permits by foreign nationals expired after March 28 this year, then the holder may apply for a relevant visa by presenting the expired residence permit and relevant materials to the Chinese embassies or consulates if the conditions remain unchanged.
According to China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the mentioned personnel shall strictly abide by the Chinese regulations on epidemic prevention and control. Other measures issued on March 26 will continue to be implemented.
Besides, the Chinese government will continue resuming people-to-people exchanges in a step-by-step and orderly manner while ensuring effective epidemic control, the ministry said in a statement. — UNB