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Journalist Visa

Journalist Visa (J1, J2)

In accordance with China's laws governing the entry and exit of foreign nationals, all foreigners must follow the procedures below and present the required documents when applying for a visa.
1. Basic requirement
(1) All applicants for a visa must provide:
* Your current valid & actual passport, with at least six (6) months validity left before expiration and at least one blank page left in it.
* One complete Visa Application Form (BG-01) with one additional passport photo (black & white or color is acceptable).
If the application form is not completely filled out, or is not legible, this can cause a delay in processing or the denial of visa.
(2) A letter of invitation from Chinese governmental office or Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China should be provided.
2. Methods of Application and Processing Time
Walk-in Service. To apply for a visa, applicants can appear in person at the visa office of the Chinese Embassy, or designate a representative or travel agency to appear.
The regular processing time is four (4) business days. Applicant may request expedited processing with the approval of the consular official. Additional fees of NIS 150 for one (1) working day processing and NIS 100 for 2-3 working days processing will be charged.
The Chinese Embassy currently does not accept mail applications.
3. Visa Fee and Visa Validity
The Embassy does not accept personal checks. Please provide cash, money order, or bank check.
The following visa fees are applicable to Israeli citizens
Number of Entry Validity Visa Fee (WALK-IN SERVICE)
Single 90 days NIS 100
* The holder of J-1 visa is required by law to get residential registration within 30 days from the date of entry.
* Generally, a visa is valid for 90 days from the date of issue. To avoid delays in obtaining visas and unnecessary costs relating to rush service fees, please apply for your visa no earlier than three months and no later than thirty days before the planned date of departure to avoid expiration of the visa.
4. Special Notes
* Person suffering from mental disorder, leprosy, AIDS, venereal diseases, contagious tuberculosis or other diseases shall not be allowed to enter China.
* The Validity of the Visa, Duration of Stay, and Number of Entries, are issued at the discretion of consular officers, whose decisions are based strictly on the laws and regulations of the Chinese Government. The consular officers have the authority to refuse any applications inconsistent with Chinese laws and regulations. The consular officers are entitled to change and/or revoke issued visas. They reserve the right to refuse any application and withhold disclosure of the reason for the refusal.

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