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
- 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
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.
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