Enter China: New streamlined visa process

Enter China: New streamlined visa process
Hand holding U.S. passport

Visa process for representatives of US firms and their relatives to enter China will be improved, said the American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham China) on Friday.

AmCham China affirmed China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is currently eliminating the necessity to get a PU letter, prior to applying for particular sorts of China visas, as indicated by a notification AmCham China sent to its members.

“This will simplify the visa process for many of our members and their family dependents,” said AmCham China.

At this point, just some Chinese consulates, including Indonesia and South Korea, have posted this on their websites, however China’s Foreign Ministry has affirmed to AmCham China that this strategy will before long be carried out worldwide, so the chamber expects it will be reported by the Chinese embassy in the US and somewhere else throughout the next few days.

Certain travelers will presently not be expected to apply for a PU Letter from Monday, including those holding a legitimate Notification Letter of Foreigner’s Work Permit and their relatives/dependents under 18, China Briefing covered Tuesday, referring to sources.

A PU letter is given by the Foreign Affairs Office and is a pre-requisite to applying for a few sorts of visas to enter China. The regulatory expense for every PU letter application is 7,000 yuan ($1,099).

Foreign nationals coming to China for different reasons, including business (M) visas will in any case have to apply for a PU letter, which “should be possible through the AmCham China Fast-Track Travel Channel Program,” AmCham China said.

The Fast-Track Travel Channel Program came into force on January 6, 2022, which helped US financial specialists and their families to come to China in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The American business local area in China invites this turn of events, which comes serious areas of strength for after by AmCham China at all levels of the important Chinese government specialists, most as of late during our gatherings with Premier Li Keqiang and Commerce Minister Wang Wentao,” said Colm Rafferty, Chairman of AmCham China, on Friday, to AmCham China individuals.

There are reports that more US-to-China flights will before long be supported, Rafferty added.