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Procedure for Inviting Foreigners to Visit China

Stipulations and procedure for the Application of “F”VisitVisa Notification

 “F” visa is applicable to foreigners that visit China and stay no more than six months for involving in activities such as economic & trade visit, commercial investigations, lectures, business, scientific and cultural exchanges and also short-term study or internship. The applicants shall provide authorized visa notification issued by an authorized unit of China.

Application documents for “F” visa notification

1Examination & Approval Form for Inviting Foreigners to Visit China

2Copy of passports of invitees

3Copy of Business License

NotesWhen it is necessary, relevant business operation certifications shall be provided (like contracts, L/C, remittance bill etc.) and the copy of visa to China etc. Consulting Tel: 8396040

Procedure

Prepare documents→ register in Foreign Affairs Offices of counties, county-level cities and districts →apply visa notification at the counter of Foreign & Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Municipal Administrative Examination and Approval Center

Stipulations and procedure for the Application of “Z” (Occupation) Visa Notification

 “Z” visa is applicable to foreigners who take offices or employment in China and their accompanying family members, as well as foreigners who come to China for commercial performances.

Application documents for “Z” visa notification

1Examination & Approval Form for Inviting Foreigners to Visit China (specify if there is any accompanying family members);

2Copies of passports of invitee

3Copy of Business License

4Employment License for International People in P. R. Chinaemployment license can be applied by Chinese employing entity from Department of Labor of provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities

5Relevant documents such as Approval Letter issued by Provincial Cultural Department, and Visa Notification issued by Municipal Foreign Affairs Office.

Procedure

Entry Physical Examination Test to foreigner

    

Apply Foreigners Employment License in Department of Labor

    

Apply Visa Notification Form of being Authorized Unites at the counter of the Municipal Foreign & Overseas Chinese Affairs Office in Municipal Examination and Approval Center

    

Foreigners apply “Z” visa in Chinese embassies with relevant documents such as valid passport, original of Foreigners Employment License, original of Notification Form of being Authorized Unites etc.

    

Foreigners’ entry with “Z” visa

    

Apply Foreigners Employment Certificate in Department of Labor

    

Apply Residence Permit in public security department (apply within 30 days after entry)

Websites of Embassies to China

 

 Asian countries

Korea

http://www.koreaemb.org.cn/chinese/index.html

Japan

http://www.cn.emb-japan.go.jp/

India

http://www.indianembassy.org.cn/cn_new/

Singapore

http://www.mfa.gov.sg/beijingchi/

Thailand

http://www.taiguoyou.com/new_page_7.htm

Israel

http://embassies.gov.il/beijing/Pages/default.aspx

United Arab Emirates

 http://www.uaeemb.com/content/body/002.html

Sri Lanka

 http://www.slemb.com/

Indonesia

http://www.indonesianembassy-china.com/cn/Yimin.htm

 European countries            

U.K.

http://www.britishembassy.org.cn/chinese/index.shtml

Germany

http://www.china.diplo.de/Vertretung/china/de/01-Visa-und-Konsularservice/01-visa/00-visa-hbs.html

France

 http://www.ambafrance-cn.org/cn/index.php

Poland

 http://www.polandembassychina.net/cn/ambassador.htm

Russia

http://www.russia.org.cn/chn/

Denmark

 http://www.dk-embassy-cn.org/

Finland

 http://www.finland-in-china.com/

Hungry

http://www.huemb.org.cn/Chinese/C-Home.htm

Italy

http://www.italianembassy.org.cn/fevhpA1.htm

Holland

http://www.hollandinchina.org/cn/peking/intro.htm

American countries  

U.S.

http://www.usembassy-china.org.cn/index-c.html

Canada

 http://www.beijing.gc.ca/

Peru

http://www.ocexbj.com/

Venezuela

 http://www.venezuela.org.cn/indexcn.htm

Oceanian countries

Australia

http://www.austemb.org.cn/indexc.htm

African countries

Tanzania

http://www.tanzaniaonline-cn.org/chnku/chinese.htm
   

Contact Information of Foreign & Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of

Weifang Municipal Government

 

Section

Telephone

Fax

Address

Secretary Section

8789858

8789850

Comprehensive Office Building of Municipal Government

Business Abroad Management Section

8080672

8080672

Municipal Public Administrative Examination & Approval Center

Asian Affairs Section

8789859

8789850

Comprehensive Office Building of Municipal Government

European & African Affairs Section

8789878

8789850

Comprehensive Office Building of Municipal Government

Americans & Oceania Affairs Section

8871629

8789850

Comprehensive Office Building of Municipal Government

Overseas Chinese Affairs Section

8789653

8789850

Weifang Municipal Government Building

Consular Affairs Section

8789828

8789850

Comprehensive Office Building of Municipal Government

People’s Association for Friendship Office with Foreign Countries

8789856

8789850

Comprehensive Office Building of Municipal Government

Foreign Affairs Translation Center

8233692

8233692

10th floor of Dongsheng Tower, East Dongfeng Street

 

 

Notification on Stipulations and Procedures of

Inviting Foreigners to Visit China

 

All relevant Foreign & Overseas Chinese Affairs Bureau (Office) of counties, county-level cities, districts and development zones, and other units concerned:

The following stipulation is notified according to the document of Interim Management Measures on Handling Procedure of Inviting Foreigners to China by Authorized Units of Wai Fa (2010) No. 31 of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

. Documents required from the inviting units:

1. Reasons to invite foreigners (main contents: names of the inviter and invitee, introduction, business scope, usage of products of the unit, purpose to visit China of the invitee.etc, and the official seal of the inviter shall be affixed on this document);

2. Copies of the valid Organization Code Certificate or the Business License of inviter;

3. Documents of business engagements between inviters and invited units (such as, import and exportinvoices, duty-paid proof, contracts, faxes, E-mails, etc);

4. Valid copies of passports of invitee;

5. Visa pages (including expired passports) of the invitee (not the first visit to China);

6. The visit agenda of invitee;

7. Guarantee document (main content: The inviters ensure that invitee is not covered in “Do not Issue Invitation Letter to the Following Foreigners ", and foreigners shall abbey the laws and regulations of our country, depart China on-time, bear all the guaranteed expenses occur in China, etc., and the document shall be signed by the legal representative of the unit);

8. Filling in theExamination & Approval Form of inviting foreigners to China, and doing registration in local foreign affairs authority (The Examination & Approval Form can be downloaded from the website of the Municipal Foreign & Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the WeifangPublic Administrative Examination & Approval Service Center).

.Do not Issue Invitation Letter to the Following Foreigners:

1 The ones who involved in serious criminal offences;

2. Inadequate reasons or in lack of evidence for the purpose of coming to China;

3. The ones who are unable to afford the travel expenses to and from China and the expense of stay in China (expect that the cost is undertaken by the inviters);

4. Possibly harmful to China national security and interests, and disrupting public orders;

5. Submitting the counterfeit documents;

6. Other conditions that prohibited from entry by legislated requirements.

. This stipulation shall go into effect from December 1, 2010.  The interpretation right is subjected to Foreign & Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Weifang Municipal Government. Consulting Tel: 8396040, 8186040

Foreign & Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Weifang Municipal Government

November 26, 2010

Examination & Approval Form for Inviting Foreigners to Visit China

 (Sample)

Information of the inviters

Full Name

 

Telephone

 

Full Address

 

Post code

 

E-mail Address

 

Fax

 

Transactor’s Name

 

Mobile Phone

 

Details of Invitees Working Unit

Namein full

(Chinese and English

 

Telephone

 

Full Address

(Chinese and English

 

Post Code

 

E-mail Address

 

Fax

 

Information of the Invitees           Visa Issued Place

No.

Name in Foreign Languages

Sex

Date of Birth

Nationality

Passport No.

Record of Visiting China

1

           

2

           

3

           

4

           

5

           
             

Period of Validity

Month(s)

Date of Entry

Year Month Date

Time of Entries

Times

Visiting Places

Weifang, Shandong Province

Reason

 

Duration of stay

Days

Seal of Inviters

Signature of Responsible Person

Seal

Year  Month  Date

Registration in Foreign & Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of counties, county-level cities, districts and development zone

Signature of Responsible Person

Seal

Year  Month Date

Issue Person of Municipal Foreign Affairs Office:   Checked By:   Leader in Charge:

NoteFill with “Yes” or “No” in the column of Record of Visiting China. If fill with “Yes”, visa pages of the passport should be provided.

  
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