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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 updated on Jan. 19, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Embassies and Consulates
Asked by Lam from HONG KONG | Mar. 27, 2023 19:06Reply
Visa On Arrival China
Can British passport apply VOA at Huanggang or Shengzhen Bay to enter China now?
Answers (1)
Answered by Eric | Mar. 28, 2023 18:19

Yes, it's possible for you to get the VOA at Huanggang Port now. Shenzhen Bay Port does not issue VOA.
Asked by Tina from PHILIPPINES | Mar. 27, 2023 04:23Reply
do i still have a chance to be given a Chinese VISA even.if i have been.over stayed in China?
I centered China with a Working VISA, to make the long story for short, there was a problem on renewing my VISA with the agent. i was about to go back to Philippines and get another Z VISA but it was locked down. I met a Chinese guy whom i fell inlove with. we did a wedding Celebration last 2021 but i had no VISA so we are unable to apply for a marriage certificate. our plan is i will go home to the Philippines and my Chinese Fiancee will go with me and we will get marry in the Philippines. my worries is that, i have an over staying record in China. will i be given a chance to be given a VISA to come.over to china with my Husband? 😭😭😭 im so worried. if so, i will just stay in china with him and forever be overstaying in china. I CAN'T afford losing him.
Answers (1)
Answered by Dave | Mar. 27, 2023 20:48

Your overstaying is really tooooo long and it's possible you will be put on the blacklist.
Asked by Rezwana from BANGLADESH | Mar. 25, 2023 02:57Reply
Spouse visa
My husband is doing his PhD in china.How to get /apply for spouse visa? What are the necessary documents?
Answers (1)
Answered by Becky | Mar. 27, 2023 19:27

To apply for spouse visa, you need to submit your passport, application form, invitation letter from your husband, your marriage certificate, and the photocopy of his China visa. The application form should be completed online, printed out and signed.

Before going to the embassy to submit the documents, you need to make an appoinment at first.
Asked by jane from MALAYSIA | Mar. 24, 2023 02:08Reply
Haikou visit by Malaysian and Indonesian
My boss and his spouse would like to visit to Haikou in May. May I know whether they are eligible for VOA in Haikou? They had old china visa in their old passport.
Answers (1)
Answered by Cindy | Mar. 27, 2023 19:17

Since they have old China visas, they are eligible for the Hainan VOA.
Asked by jane from MALAYSIA | Mar. 24, 2023 02:06Reply
Can Malaysian eligible for VOA at zhuhai?
I have a group of 8 ladies will be travel to Macao in early April. Due to time constraint, they are unable to obtain the china visa at our China Embassy. May I know whether Malaysian is eligible for VOA at zhuhai?
Answers (1)
Answered by Bella | Mar. 27, 2023 18:50

Only if they have an old visa on their passport, they are eligible for the VOA.
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