Effective March 15, 2021, the Chinese Embassy in the United

States will begin to facilitate visa applications for those that

have been inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccinations and obtained

the vaccination certificate.

  • Visa applications for the resumption of work can be applied by

    foreign nationals according to the requirements prior to the

    COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The eligibility criteria for 'emergency humanitarian

    needs' will also be broadened and will allow foreign family

    members of Chinese citizens or permanent residents, including

    spouse, parents, children and other close relatives living together

    (i.e. siblings, grandparents and grandchildren), may submit visa

    applications for the purposes of reuniting with family, taking care

    of the elderly, visiting relatives, attending funerals or visiting

    critically ill relatives.

  • Holders of valid APEC business travel cards 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.

A certificate of negative nucleic acid and anti-body blood test

results are required for airline boarding to China. Upon entering

China there are also quarantine regulations. Please reach out to an

immigration specialist for more information.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general

guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought

about your specific circumstances.

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