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Notice on the Adjustment of Requirements for Chinese Visa Application During COVID-19 Pandemic
2022-06-09 17:37

In light of the latest situation of COVID-19, the Consular Department of the Commissioner's Office would accept visa applications as follows from today on:

1. Applicants intending to work in the Mainland of China, can apply for Z visa by submitting the routine documents (See link: http://hk.ocmfa.gov.cn/eng/fwxx/wgrqz/201308/t20130829_7797418.htm, similarly hereinafter). The Invitation Letters(PU or TE) issued by relevant local authorities are no longer required, however, the full-process vaccination certificates of the vaccine licensed or approved for emergency use by China or the World Health Organization shall be provided.

2. Relaxations on the requirements of visa application for resumption of operation and production:

(1) Applicants visiting China for short-term work and production activities can apply for M or F visas by submitting the routine documents if they have completed full-process COVID-19 vaccines produced in China, otherwise, they should submit the Invitation Letters (PU or TE) in addition, and the full-process vaccination certificates of other vaccines licensed or approved for emergency use by WHO.


(2) Family members (including spouses, parents, children under the age of 18, parents of spouses, adult children and their spouses who can provide sufficient proof of immediate visit) of those foreign nationals resuming operation and production in the Mainland of China can apply for visas with the routine documents, without providing Invitation Letters (PU or TE), and the full-process vaccination certificates of the vaccine licensed or approved for emergency use by China or WHO shall be provided.

3. The scope of applicants eligible for applying for a visa out of  humanitarian needs will be expanded as appropriate. In addition to visiting an immediate family member in China who is in critical medical condition and in need of care, or arrange funeral matters of an immediate family member in China, foreign family members (including spouses, parents, spouse's parents, children and their spouses, brothers and sisters, grandparents, and grandchildren) of Chinese citizens or foreign nationals with permanent residence status in the Mainland of China can apply for visas for reunion or family visit. The above applicants should submit routine documents, and the full-process vaccination certificates of the vaccine licensed or approved for emergency use by China or WHO shall be provided.

4. Applicants who qualify for crew (C) visas.

5. Applicants who qualify for R visas.


6. Applicants applying for diplomatic or service visas should make an appointment with the Visa section of the Consular Department of the Commissioner's Office ( Fax: 00852-34132312;E-mail:fmcovisa_hk@mfa.gov.cn).

Special Reminders:


1. Applicants are required to fill in a online visa application form and make an appointment through the official website of the Chinese Visa Application and Service Center before submitting application documents on site. Applications without a online visa application form and a valid appointment will NOT be accepted.

2. Applicants for emergency humanitarian reasons who failed to make online appointments are entitled to a green passage. Please contact the Visa Application and Service Center in advance. (Tel:00852-55156980/60961310,Email:hongkongcenter@visaforchina.org)

3.Please take necessary pandemic prevention measures on the way and during application.

4.Please apply through the Chinese Visa Application and Service Center and its registered agencies and stay away from illegal agencies who involve in price gouging by exaggerating the difficulty for visa applications. If you encounter the above-mentioned illegal agencies, please call the police and also kindly inform the Visa Application and Service Center or us.

Thank you for your understanding and support!

Consular Department of the Commissioner's Office

9 June 2022