Latest Policies in China:How can foreigners apply for valid visa in HK to enter the mainland?

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In our last article, we shared how non-resident foreigners can enter Hong Kong.So how can foreigners in Hong Kong apply for visas to enter the Mainland?

How can foreigners apply for valid visa in HK to enter the mainland?

Scenario 1: Foreigners who have been vaccinated with Chinese vaccines

In view of resuming people-to-people exchanges between China and other countries in an orderly manner, starting from 15 March 2021, the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in the HKSAR will provide the following facilitation for visa applicants who have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines produced in China and obtained the vaccination certificate:

1. Foreign nationals and their family members visiting the mainland of China for resuming work and production in various fields need only to provide the documents required before the COVID-19 pandemic when applying for a visa. The Invitation Letter (PU), Invitation Letter (TE) or Invitation Verification Notice issued by the foreign affairs offices or the departments of commerce of the provincial (including autonomous regions and municipalities) governments or the headquarters of central state-owned enterprises are no longer required.

2. The scope of applicants eligible for applying for a visa out of emergency humanitarian needs will be expanded as appropriate. Foreign family members of Chinese citizens or permanent residents of China, including spouse, parents, children and other close relatives living together (referring to 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.

3. 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.

Scenario 2: Foreigners who have not vaccinated with Chinese vaccines

1. Foreigners coming to China for employment with the approval of China's competent authoritieswithout providing the PU letter.

2. Foreign family members of those who have resumed work (including foreigners working in China)can apply for valid visa without providing the PU letter.

3. Foreign high-level talents certified by relevant mainland departments can apply for R visa after obtaining the confirmation letter of high-end talents, without providing the PU letter or Chinese vaccines certificate.

With the relaxation of Hong Kong's entry requirements and the resumption of foreign services by the visa center, there is another option for foreigners to enter China. iReloChina reminds everyone that after applying, you must pay attention to the validity of the visa, and buy air tickets to enter the country in time to avoid overstaying. For more questions, welcome to consult us.


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