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Notice on Visa Facilitation for Applicants Inoculated with Chinese COVID-19 Vaccines

2021-03-15

In view of resuming people-to-people exchanges between China and other countries in an orderly manner, starting from 15 March 2021, the Consulate-General of China in Sydney will provide the following facilitation for visa applicants who have been inoculated with Chinese COVID-19 vaccines and obtained the vaccination certificate:

1. Foreign nationals and their family members visiting the mainland of China for resuming work and production in various fields only need to provide the documents required before the COVID-19 pandemic when applying for a visa.

2. The scope of applicants eligible for applying for a visa out of emergency humanitarian needs will be expanded as appropriate. Foreign family members of Chinese citizens or permanent residents of China, including spouse, parents, children and other close relatives living together (referring to siblings, grandparents and grandchildren), may submit visa applications for the purposes of family reunion, taking care of the elderly, visiting relatives, attending funerals or visiting critically ill relatives.

3. Holders of valid APEC business travel cards may apply for the M visa by presenting the original valid APEC business travel card and the invitation letter issued by the inviting party in China.

The Consulate-General of China in Sydney will review visa applications and make decisions on a case-by-case basis.The boarding requirement that passengers travelling to China must present the Certificates of Negative Nucleic Acid and Anti-Body Blood Tests Results remains unchanged. Please abide by the quarantine regulations after entering China.

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