PU Letter lifted for some China Visas

PU Letter lifted for some China Visas

For those planning to come to China for work or reunite with family, the PU Letter prerequisite has been lifted.

Here is a breakdown of what is required for what kind of visa:

Visa CategoryKey DocumentsNotes
Z Visa (Work)– Notice of Foreign Work Permit (NFWP)
– WHO-Approved Vaccination Certificate (see details below)
May be joined by spouse/partner and dependents who are younger than 18 years old.
S1/S2 Visa
(Family Reunion)
– Relationship Certificate
– WHO-Approved Vaccination Certificate (see details below)
Open to relatives of foreigners working in China.

Note: After landing in China, travelers will have to follow the quarantine guidelines in China, which change from one city to another and region to territory.

What is a WHO-Approved Vaccine?

The list of WHO-Approved vaccines are as follows:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Moderna (mRNA-1273)
  • J&J COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca
  • Sinopharm
  • Sinovac


  • For those applying for an M Visa (Business visa), they are still expected to apply for a PU Letter to visit China unless they have a Chinese Vaccine Certificate (Sinopharm or Sinovac).
  • Business travelers are not allowed yet to bring along family members on their trips.

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