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Selected Questions and Answers:

 Asked by Mr. Russ(China)
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.

 Answered by Mr.Charles
It is very difficult to get a permanent visa. Please read the Regulations on Permanent Residence of Aliens on the website, then you know the regulations are so strict and rigorous.

  Asked by Ms. Lily(USA)
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.

 Answered by Mrs. Lorna(USA)
Yes, you can extend the duration of your visa at the Exit & Enter Department of Beijing Public Security Bureau before it expires.

  Asked by Ms. Marja(AUSTRALIA)
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 :)

 Answered by Mr. Mac
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.

- Last modified on Jun. 21, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Embassies and Consulates
Asked by Klaus from USA | Jul. 23, 2021 22:23Reply
Dependent Visa
Has anyone received any dependent visas lately? I am a Z Visa holder currently in China
Answers (1)
Answered by Katie from USA | Jul. 26, 2021 18:39

So far, I haven't heard of anyone who has got the depedent visa of China recently.
Asked by Juan Carlos from MEXICO | Jul. 23, 2021 09:29Reply
R Type Visa & S2 Visa for Wife

I have received confirmation letter highly qualified talent and will be applying for an R type Visa to work for a company that has offered me a job in China.
Do I have to wait for my R type Visa to be authorized before applying for an S2 Visa for my wife or can we do the application together simultaneously?

We plan to go there together.
Answers (1)
Answered by Judy | Jul. 26, 2021 20:50

You can do the application together simultaneously but I'm not sure whether your wife can get this S2 visa because it is not issued to most people at present.
Asked by Tony from U.S. | Jul. 18, 2021 04:18Reply
residence permit and travel within China
I am and American getting a family reunion temp residence permit  in Hunan. I used to have a resident permit in Guangzhou for work. Now I am retired. the first permit they will only issue for 3 months than I can apply for one year permit. Once I get the permit am I free to travel within China? or do I have to spend a certain amount of time in Hunan?
Answers (1)
Answered by Sharon from CHINA | Jul. 26, 2021 00:32

Tony, after you get the temporary residence permit, you are free to travel within China. However, before the Covid is gone, I don't advise you to travel too frequently.
Asked by Genevieve B. Eslao from PHILIPPINES | Jul. 17, 2021 02:51Reply
To obtain proof of legal stay in macau
How do I obtain proof legal stay as non-resident worker in macau from the immigration department of macau?
Answers (1)
Answered by Danniel from PORTUGAL | Jul. 25, 2021 23:14

If you have a valid visa of Macau, it can be used as the proof of legal stay.
Asked by nokuthula from CHINA | Jul. 07, 2021 20:58Reply
stay visa for student
i have a visa expiring 15july and need more days so i can book plane ticket..i graduated last week and the school said i should leave.what are the requirements for the stay visa
Answers (1)
Answered by Vivian | Jul. 12, 2021 19:47

You need to go to the local exit and entry bureau to submit your passport, photo, application form, and your plane tickets to apply for the stay visa.
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