Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The People’s Republic of China
National Immigration Administration of The People’s Republic of China
Announcement on Entry by Foreign Nationals Holding Valid Chinese Residence Permits of Three Categories
September 23, 2020
Because of the current COVID-19 situation and the need for epidemic prevention and control, adjustments now made to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’s announcement and the National Immigration Administration on the Temporary Suspension of Entry by Foreign Nationals Holding Valid Chinese Visas or Residence Permits issued on 26 March 2020.
Effective from 0 Am., 28 September 2020, foreign nationals holding valid Chinese residence permits for work, personal matters, and reunion are allowed to enter China without applying for new visas. Suppose the above three categories of residence permits held by foreign nationals expired after 0 Am., 28 March 2020. In that case, the holders may apply for relevant visas by presenting the expired residence permits and relevant materials to the Chinese embassies or consulates on the condition that the purpose of the holder’s visit to China remains unchanged. The personnel mentioned above shall strictly abide by the Chinese regulations on epidemic prevention and control.
Other measures in the Announcement issued on March 26 will continue to carry out. While ensuring effective epidemic control, the Chinese government will continue resuming people-to-people exchanges in a step-by-step and orderly manner.