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Notice on Entry by Foreign Nationals Holding Valid Chinese Residence Permits of Three Categories

In accordance with the Announcement on Entry by Foreign Nationals Holding Valid Chinese Residence Permits of Three Categories jointly issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Immigration Administration of the People’s Republic of China, please kindly refer to the specifics as follows:

1.Effective from 0 a.m., 28 September 2020, foreign nationals holding valid Chinese residence permits for work, personal matters and reunion are allowed to enter China with no need for applying for new visas.

2.If the above three categories of residence permits held by foreign nationals expired after 0 a.m., 28 March 2020, the holders may apply for relevant visas by presenting the expired residence permits and regular documents of visa application before the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic to the Chinese Embassy in Singapore, on the condition that the purpose of the holders’ visit to China remains unchanged.

3.If the holders intend to visit China for different purposes from their expired residence permits, they must present the required documents of visa application for resumption of work and production or urgent humanitarian needs during the COVID-19 pandemic respectively.

4.Other measures in the Announcement on the Temporary Suspension of Entry by Foreign Nationals Holding Valid Chinese Visas or Residence Permits issued on 26 March will still remain in force. The above-mentioned personnel shall strictly abide by the Chinese regulations on epidemic prevention and control. While ensuring effective epidemic control, the Chinese government will continue resuming people-to-people exchanges in a step-by-step and orderly manner.

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