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Visa Application Guidelines

    1. Basic Materials to Be Submitted for Application

    1) Passport – You should submit your original passport that is valid for at least another 6 months with at least one blank visa page and a photocopy of the passport's information/photo page.

    2) Visa ApplicationForm – You should submit the Visa Application Form of the People's Republic of China(V2011A) which is truthfully completed and signed. You should submit the truthfully completed and signed Supplementary Visa Application Form(V2011B) if you are seeking to work (Z Visa) or study (X Visa) in China, if you are a citizen of a third country, or if someone else traveling with you shares the same passport with you.

    3) Photo – Please affix two color photo on the Application Form. The photo should berecent, front view, in 48mm x33mm size without head covering.

    4) Proof of Sudan Residency Status – Third country citizens need to provide the original and a photocopy of proof of Sudan residency, work or study, proof of residency in the consular district (e.g. ID, water or electricity bills or tenancy agreement, etc. ) or a valid Sudan visa.

    5) Original Chinese Passport – First-time applicants whose former nationality was Chinese, or who were born in China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan), need to submit the original Chinese passport and a photocopy of the passport's information/photo page, and extension page (if applicable).

    6) Certificate of Name Change – If the name in the new passport is different from that in the original one, the official document issued by authorities for name change should be submitted.

    7)Previous Chinese Visa – Foreign citizenswho were born in China and had obtained a Chinese visa before, when applying for visa with a new passport, should submit a photocopy of the original passport's information/photo page and the page containing the previous Chinese visa.

   2. Additional Materials to Be Submitted and Special Explanations

    1) Business Visa (F Visa)

    One of the following documents is required:

- An InvitationLetter by a Duly Authorized Unit or a Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by an authorized Chinese agency;

- An invitationletter issued by the host company, meeting or exhibition organizers in China.

    2) Student Visa (X Visa)

- The original and a photocopy of the school admission letter, and Foreign Student Visa Application Form (JW201 or JW202) issued by the Chinese authorities are required. (These two documents are also required for applicants who visit China for short-term studies/advanced studies, and stay for no more than six months.)

* X Visa holders must apply for a residence permit at the local public security authorities within 30 days of entry into China.

    3) Work Visa (Z Visa)

- Theoriginal and a photocopy of an Invitation Letter by a Duly Authorized Unit, or a Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by an authorized Chinese agency, and one of the following documents:

A. Foreigner Employment Permit issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of China;

B. Foreign Expert Confirmation Document issued by State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs of China;

C. Letter of Invitation to Foreigners for Offshore Petroleum Operations in the People's Republic of China issued by China National Offshore Oil Corporation;

D. Registration Certificate of Foreign Enterprises' Permanent Representative Offices in China issued by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, or the approval document for the permanent representative offices of foreign enterprises issued by related commercial departments;

E. Approval document issued by the Ministry of Culture for those who come to China for commercial performances.

F. Invitation Letter by a Duly Authorized Unit or a Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by the Foreign Affairs Office of a province (autonomous region, city).

    Accompanying family members of foreigners working in China should submit an Invitation Letter by a Duly Authorized Unit or Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by an authorized Chinese agency, and proof of kinship, e.g. marriage certificate, birth certificate, etc. There is no need for them to submit documents of employment permit.

* Z Visa holders must apply for a residence permit at the local public security authorities within 30 days of entry into China.

    4) Permanent Journalist Visa (J-1 Visa)

- Visa Notification Letter issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China.

- An official letter issued by the applicant's media company.

* J-1 Visa applicants should contact the Information Section of the Chinese Embassy in advance for relevant procedures.

* J-1 Visa holders must apply for a residence permit at the local public security authorities within 30 days of entry into China.

    5) Temporary Journalist Visa (J-2 Visa)

- Visa Notification Letter issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or relevant authorized agencies.

- An official letter issued by the applicant's media company.

* J-2 Visa applicants should contact the Information Section of the Chinese Embassy in advance for relevant procedures.

    6) Transit Visa (G Visa)

- A valid visa of the country/region of destination, and a connecting airline ticket for the destination.

* A transit visa is generally a single-entry visa valid for 3 months with a stay of up to 7 days, unless otherwise specified on the visa application form and approved by visa officers. No multiple-entry transit visas are issued as a rule.

    7) Permanent Resident Visa (D Visa)

- Foreigner's Permanent Resident Status Confirmation Form issued by the Chinese public security authorities. (Applicants may entrust their friends or relatives in China to apply for the permanent resident certificate from the entry-exit administration department of the local public security bureau.)

* D Visa holders must apply for a residence permit at the local public security authorities within 30 days of entry into China.

   8) Additional documents if deemed necessary by visa officers

    3. How to apply

    1) Locate the Visa Office of the Embassy / Consulate General which holds consular jurisdiction over the state in which you reside. You may either submit your application in person, or you may entrust someone else or a travel/visa agent to submit your application at the visa office.

    2) If necessary, the applicant should go to the Embassy/Consulate-General for an interview or verification of the signature on application documents upon notification by the Embassy/Consulate-General.

    3) Mailed applications are not accepted.

    4). No appointment is required.

    4. Processing Time

    Regular service: Visas can be obtained on the fourth business day.

    Express service: Visas can be obtained on the second or third business day.

    Rush service: Visas can be obtained on the next day. (approval required)

    5. Visa Fees and Payment

    1) Visa fees for Sudan Citizens 

Number of Entry Regular Express Rush
Single Entry 180 SDG 320 SDG 380 SDG
Double Entries 270 SDG 410 SDG 470 SDG
Multiple Entries for 6 Months 360 SDG 500 SDG 560 SDG
Multiple Entries for 12 Months or more 540 SDG 680 SDG 740 SDG

          2) Visa fees for Citizens of Third Countries

Number of Entry Regular Express Rush
Single Entry 200 SDG 340 SDG 400 SDG
Double Entries 300 SDG 440 SDG 500 SDG
Multiple Entries for 6 Months 400 SDG 540 SDG 600 SDG
Multiple Entries for 12 Months or more 600 SDG 740 SDG 800 SDG

         3) Visa fees for Amercian Citizens

Number of Entry Regular Express Rush
Single Entry  700 SDG 840 SDG 900 SDG

         4) Hong Kong or Macao Visa fees

Number of Entry Regular Post Fee
Single Entry 150 According to the actual charge
Admission to visit Hong Kong for Chinese Citizens 50 According to the actual charge

 

    6. Other Important Information

    1) Please fill out the visa application form truthfully, completely and clearly. Any false or incomplete statement or failure to write in a clear way may delay the processing of a visa application or result in the refusal of a visa.

    2) Visa officers are entitled to decide on the type, number of entries, validity and duration of each stay of a visa based on Chinese laws and regulations.

    3) The Chinese Embassy reserve the right of interpretation in case of changes to the information above.

 

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