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Notice on Further Adjustment of Visa and Entry Policies for Foreigners traveling to China
2023-03-14 22:29

In order to further facilitate people-to-people exchanges between China and foreign countries, the following adjustments on the visa and entry policies for foreigners traveling to China will come into force as of  March 15, 2023:

1. Valid visas issued before March 28, 2020 shall resume its function of entry.

2. Foreigners may apply for all types of visas to China. Applicants are required to fill out the online visa application form and make an appointment on the official website of the Chinese Visa Application Service Center before submitting application documents onsite. Applications without the online visa application form and appointment will not be proceeded. Holders of diplomatic or service (official) passports, or applicants qualified for the Chinese diplomatic, courtesy, service visas, may still submit the applications directly to the Chinese Embassy and Consulates General in South Africa.

Contact information of The Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Johannesburg is as follows:
Address: 14th Floor, Sandton City Office Tower, Corner Rivonia Road & 5th Street, Sandton, 2196
Website: http://www.visaforchina.org
Telephone: 0027-11-5059300

3. Port visas shall resume to be issued in line with the relevant laws and regulations.

4. The visa-exemption policy for Hainan, visa-exemption cruise policy for Shanghai, visa-exemption policy for foreigners from Hong Kong and Macao to visit Guangdong, and visa-exemption policy for ASEAN tour groups to Guilin, Guangxi shall resume operation.

                                                  The Chinese Embassy in South Africa

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