The Visa applicant may look for a travel agency to apply on his/her behalf. Applications by courier or through mail will not be accepted
Did China change its visa policy?
In light of the rapid spread of Covid-19 throughout the world, China had decided to suspend entry into China for foreign nationals with visas or residence permits. China had decided to temporarily restrict non-Chinese nationals from several countries, including Bangladesh, Belgium, Ethiopia, France, India, Italy, the Philippines, Russia, and the United Kingdom.
Chinese visa and/or residence permit holders (for work, personal matters, and reunion) were not permitted entry into China, even if they were still valid at the time of these announcements by Chinese embassies. Foreign nationals with APEC Business Travel Cards were also denied entry.
What changes now?
The Chinese embassy in India updated the visa policy with effect from June 13. Now, foreign nationals and their accompanying family members going to China for resumption of work in all fields are allowed to apply. It permits family members of Chinese citizens and foreigners with Chinese permanent residence permits to go to China for family reunions or visiting relatives
With this announcement, Indians with Chinese spouses and numerous Chinese employees stranded in India due to China’s visa limitations are also relieved. Visas for tourism and private purposes, however, are still suspended, according to the Chinese embassy.
What does it mean for Indian students?
The new announcement has come as a relief for Indian students. According to some estimates, nearly 23,000 Indian students, most of them studying medicine in Chinese colleges, were stuck in India after returning home in December 2019. Around 12,000 Indian students, according to reports, had expressed a desire to return after the situation began appearing less threatening.
Applicants should fill in one visa application form accurately and appropriately with one recent passport size photograph. The applicant's passport should be valid for at least six months with two blank visa pages.
The Visa applicant may look for a travel agency to apply on his/her behalf. Applications by courier or mail will not be accepted.
Applications will be declined if applicants provide fake information or application forms are not duly completed.
• Supporting documents as per your occupation, and type of visit:
Original Leave sanctioned certificate with company seal and signature; Last 3 months' salary slip.
Business Registration License / MOA / Partnership deed; Company’s updated bank statement of the last 6 months; company IT returns for the last 3 years
School / College / Institute ID Card;Bonafide certificate.
If Visiting a friend or relative:
Invitation letter; Inviter’s ID proof like Passport or Resident Permit; Address proof i.e. utility bill, electricity bill, etc.
For Business Visa:
Invitation letter from host Company stating the purpose of the trip, business details, etc; Covering letter from Indian company on company letterhead.
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