Statistic of the day: The city of Yiwu, Zhejiang Province, has a population of 1.2 million, but 0 naturalized citizens.
CBS News reports on U.S. pilots recruited to work in China while the local airlines industry completes the long-term project of training up its own pilots.
Much of the U.S. Government is closed for business because Congress and the President have failed to enact legislation authorizing spending to continue effective October 1, which is the first day of the fiscal year. How will this impact visa processing in China? Continue reading “U.S. Government Shutdown: How Will It Impact Visa Processing in China?”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a bilingual Notice on Handling PRC Visa Applications spelling out China’s new visa categories. Continue reading “Ministry of Foreign Affairs Notice Spells Out China’s New Visa Categories”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has published a new Visa Application Form of the People’s Republic of China (Form v.2013). It should be used for all visa applications after September 1, 2013. The MFA announcement (in Chinese) is here.
Guangzhou is set to become the third mainland city (after Beijing and Shanghai) to offer 72-hour transit visa waivers to travelers passing through. Effective August 1, the eligible nationalities will include Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea and the United States, among others. Continue reading “Guangzhou Grants 72-Hour Transit Visa Exemption”
Foreigners seldom qualify for naturalization in China. But what’s the relationship between government policy and Chinese attitudes about whether foreigners should be eligible for citizenship? Continue reading “Chinese Attitudes about Granting Foreigners Citizenship: Data from the World Values Survey”
(Click here to see if the rules remain in effect.) Continue reading “Rules for the Administration of Employment of Foreign Nationals in China”
Hot off the press. Our firm’s unofficial translation of the “Administrative Measures for Treatment of Foreigners Residing Permanently in China,” jointly issued by the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee Organization Department, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, the Ministry of Public Security, and other departments. Continue reading “Translation: Administrative Measures for Treatment of Foreigners Residing Permanently”
Applicants for China visas should submit a photographs taken within the last 6 months. The background must be white, with no shadows over the face or background. Continue reading “Photo Requirements for a Chinese Visa Application”
What follows is an English translation. The original Chinese text is here. Note that these regulations were repealed by the PRC Regulations on Exit-Entry Administration for Foreign Nationals promulgated July 3, 2013 and effective September 1, 2013.
(Approved by the State Council on December 13, 2003, promulgated by the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on August 15, 2004, Decree No.74) Continue reading “Translation: Measures for the Administration of Examination and Approval of Aliens’ Permanent Residence in China”