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A Brief Introduction to Chinese Visas

A Chinese visa is a permit issued by the Chinese visa authorities to an applicant for entry into, exit from or transit through China. The Chinese visa authorities may issue a Diplomatic, Courtesy, Service or Ordinary Visa to an applicant according to his status, purpose of visit to China or passport type. The Ordinary Visa consists of eight sub-categories, which are respectively marked with Chinese phonetic letters C, D, F, G, J-1, J-2, L, X and Z.

C Visa: Issued to crewmembers to perform duties on board an international train, airliner or other vessel, and their accompanying family members.

D Visa: Issued to an applicant who is to reside permanently in China.

F Visa: Issued to an applicant who is invited to China for a visit, an investigation, a lecture, to do business, scientific-technological and culture exchanges, short-term studies or intern practice for a period of no more than six months.

G Visa: Issued to an applicant who transits through China.

J-1 Visa: Issued to foreign resident correspondents in China.

J-2 Visa: Issued to foreign correspondents who make short trips to China on reporting tasks.

L Visa: Issued to an applicant who comes to China for tourist purposes, family visiting or other personal affairs.

X Visa : Issued to an applicant who comes to China for the purpose of studying, advanced studies or intern practice for a period of more than six months.

Z Visa: Issued to an applicant who comes to China for a post or employment, and his or her accompanying family members.

The overseas Chinese visa authorities are Chinese embassies, consulates, and other offices authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China. If a foreigner intends to enter into, exit from or transit through Chinese territory, he/she shall apply to the above-mentioned Chinese visa authorities for a Chinese visa.

Any person suffering from a mental disorder, leprosy, AIDS, hepatitis,venereal diseases, contagious tuberculosis or other such infectious diseases shall not be permitted to enter China.

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