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· Supplementary Notice on HDC Application from Passengers Who Have Been Vaccinated, Have an Infection Record or Are Close Contacts of COVID-19(2021-05-10)
· Notice on Adjustment of Services of the Chinese Visa Application Service Center in London(2021-04-21)
· Notice on Providing Facilitation for Visa Applicants Inoculated with COVID-19 Vaccines Produced in China(2021-03-15)
· Notice on Resumption of Services of the Chinese Visa Application Service Center in London(2021-03-12)
· HOLIDAY SCHEDULE OF 2021(2020-12-03)
· Notice on Updated Requirements for Visa Application(2020-11-25)
· Notice on the Temporary Suspension of Entry into China by Non-Chinese Nationals in the UK Holding Valid Chinese Visas or Residence Permits(2020-11-04)
· Announcement on Entry by Foreign Nationals Holding Valid Chinese Residence Permits of Three Categories(2020-09-24)
· Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China National Immigration Administration Announcement on the Temporary Suspension of Entry by Foreign Nationals Holding Valid Chinese Visas or Residence Permits(2020-03-28)
· Notice on applications for Hong Kong and Macau SAR Visas via the Chinese Visa Application Service Center(2019-04-06)
· Important notice on 5-year/10-year multiple entry visa(2019-03-16)
· Notice for Online Chinese Visa applications with E-application Forms and Pre-booked appointments(2018-11-28)
· Notice on Implementation of Visa-Free Entry Policy for Visitors from 59 Countries to Hainan(2018-11-27)
· Fees for Consular Documents(2018-11-04)
· Important Notice on Fingerprints Collection of Visa Application(2018-10-15)
· Important Notice on Visa Application(2018-04-27)
· List of Agreements on Mutual Visa Exemption Between the People's Republic of China and Foreign Countries
· Photo Requirements for Chinese Visa Application
· Chinese Embassy and Consulates in the UK Will Issue Two-year Multi-entry Visas to British Nationals(2016-01-09)
· Exit and Entry Administration Law of the People's Republic of China(2013-07-01)
Supplementary Notice on HDC Application from Passengers Who Have Been Vaccinated, Have an Infection Record or Are Close Contacts of COVID-19
2021/05/10

In order to prevent the trans-border spread of COVID-19, passengers travelling to China are required to apply for HDC according to the NOTICE ON 18 FEB 2021. Passengers who have been vaccinated, have an infection record or had unprotected close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient or asymptomatic coronavirus carriers are required to apply for HDC according to the following procedure:

Passengers who have had inactivated vaccines

I. For those with uncompleted vaccination (e.g. having had only 1 dose of a 2-dose vaccine)

   1. Test result: PCR Negative + IgM antibody Negative.

       -HDC application can proceed as normal, and it is suggested that proof of vaccination be uploaded together with other documents.

   2. Test result: PCR Negative + IgM antibody Positive.

       -HDC application cannot proceed until IgM antibody is tested NEGATIVE

       -OR until vaccination is completed.

II. For those who have completed vaccination (having had all the required doses of the vaccine)

    1. Test result: PCR Negative + IgM antibody Negative.

        -HDC application can proceed as normal, and it is suggested that proof of vaccination be uploaded.

    2. Test result: PCR Negative + IgM antibody Positive.

        The following documents are requested for HDC application:

         -PCR NEGATIVE Test Report

         -IgM Antibody POSITIVE Test Report

         -Letter of Commitment of COVID-19 Vaccination

         -Proof of Vaccination

         Application procedure:

         i. Download the Letter of Commitment of COVID-19 Vaccination (Attached at the end), fill it up and sign it.

         ii. Take photos or screenshots of the following documents:

             -PCR & IgM antibody tests reports issued by designated institutions (NOTICE ON 18 FEB 2021)

             -Completed and signed Letter of Commitment of COVID-19 Vaccination

             -Proof of vaccination

             -Itinerary/Flight information

             -Biodata page of passport  

             -Visa ( NOTICE ON 04 NOV 2020)

        iii. Upload all the photos/screenshots as requested for HDC application (How to apply online).

Passengers who have had live attenuated vaccines

I. For those with uncompleted vaccination (e.g. having had only 1 dose of a 2-dose vaccine)

   1. Test result: PCR Negative + IgM antibody Negative.

       -HDC application can proceed as normal, and it is suggested that proof of vaccination be uploaded.

   2. Test result: PCR Negative + IgM antibody Positive.

       -HDC application cannot proceed until IgM antibody is tested NEGATIVE

       -OR until vaccination is completed.

II. For those who have completed vaccine (having had all the required doses of the vaccine)

   1. Test result: PCR Negative + IgM antibody Negative.

       -HDC application can proceed as normal, and it is suggested that proof of vaccination be uploaded.

   2. Test result: PCR Negative + IgM antibody Positive.

       -An additional IgM antibody test (Sars-Cov-2 Nucleocapsid Protein) at designated institutions is requested.

       -The above tests are not necessarily conducted by the same designated institution.

      -Currently only some of the designated institutions can conduct the IgM antibody test (Sars-Cov-2 Nucleocapsid Protein). Consultation with  the institution in advance is suggested.

       If the IgM antibody test (Sars-Cov-2 Nucleocapsid Protein) result is POSITIVE, HDC application will not be granted.

       If the IgM antibody test (Sars-Cov-2 Nucleocapsid Protein) result is NEGAITIVE, the following documents are requested for HDC application:

        -PCR & IgM antibody Tests Reports

        -IgM Antibody NEGATIVE Test Report (Sars-Cov-2 Nucleocapsid Protein)

        -Letter of Commitment of COVID-19 Vaccination

        -Proof of Vaccination

        Application procedure:

        i. Download the Letter of Commitment of COVID-19 Vaccination (Attached at the end), fill it up and sign it.

        ii. Take photos or screenshots of the following documents:

            -PCR & IgM antibody tests reports issued by designated institutions (NOTICE ON 18 FEB 2021) 

            -IgM Antibody NEGATIVE Test Report (Sars-Cov-2 Nucleocapsid Protein)

            -Completed and signed Letter of Commitment of COVID-19 Vaccination

            -Proof of vaccination (Vaccination card/Emails)

            -Itinerary/Flight information

            -Biodata page of passport

            -Visa (NOTICE ON 04 NOV 2020)

       iii. Upload all the photos/screenshots as requested for HDC application (How to apply online).

Passengers who have a COVID-19 infection record

Passengers who have a COVID-19 infection record refer to those who

1. have been diagnosed with Covid-19 by a medical institution, or

2. have a positive test record of PCR, IgM or IgG antibody test (not including positive test result due to vaccination), though never diagnosed with Covid-19 by a medical institution.

These passengers are requested to fill up the Declaration Form of Passengers who have a COVID-19 Infection Record(Attached at the end), and send all the requested documents/materials mentioned in the form to the following email addresses at least 4 weeks before applying for HDC:

Chinese Embassy in the UK:testreportuk@gmail.com

Chinese Consulate General in Manchester: lingshixiezhu_man@163.com

Chinese Consulate General in Edinburgh:lsxz_edi@163.com

Chinese Consulate General in Belfast:chinacnbft@gmail.com

COVID-19 Close Contacts

COVID-19 close contacts refer to those who have unprotected contacts with confirmed Covid-19 patients or asymptomatic coronavirus carriers.

Covid-19 close contacts are requested to:

1. self-isolate for at least 14 days after the unprotected contact; and

2. take the PCR & IgM antibody tests (NOTICE ON 18 FEB 2021) after the 14-day quarantine. HDC application can proceed if the PCR &  IgM antibody tests results are both NEGATIVE.

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