Chinese Embassies and Consulates
Selected Questions and Answers:
I'm Canadian and have been married to a Chinese lady got two years. We got married and we now both live here. What is the procedure for me to qualify for a long term (5 year) permament visa if I plan to stay longer here? I have now been living here for more than four years.
It is very difficult to get a permanent visa. Please read the Regulations on Permanent Residence of Aliens on the website https://www.travelchinaguide.com/embassy/visa/refusal.htm, then you know the regulations are so strict and rigorous.
Hi, I'm a US passport holder. My 1 year Chinese Visa will expire soon, but I need to stay longer for another five days. I don't think I'll have time to renew it prior to my trip.
So my question here is, can I extend or renew it while in Beijing? I thank you in advance for your prompt response.
Yes, you can extend the duration of your visa at the Exit & Enter Department of Beijing Public Security Bureau before it expires.
I am a German passport holder with a working visa for Australia, wishing to travel soon - is it possible for me to obtain a visa from one of the consulates in Australia (or possibly new Zealand, as I may be traveling here in the next few months)?? Thanks :)
Yes, you can apply from one Chinese consulate in Australia which is near to you because you hold Australian work visa which permits you stay in Australia for a long time. If you apply in New Zealand, you maybe can't get it because you just a temporary visitors to New Zealand. Please bear in mind that single entry tourist L is only valid for 3 months, please don't apply for it too early.
I was outside China on vacation when the coronavirus outbreak started and I have chosen to keep myself and my family away from China and now my residence permit (visa) in my passport has expired.
What are my options for re-entering China?
A)Start the Z-visa process again?
-obtain ALL documents again? Or would fewer documents be needed because I have my work permit card and my company has all of my documents and paperwork from my original application?
B)Come in on a tourist visa and then change it back to a residence permit?
C)Other options that I am not aware of?
Also, I am not in my home country. But this country does have a Chinese Visa Application Center.