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China Visas - Still valid?

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  1. #1

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    China Visas - Still valid?

    Are visas for China issued pre-covid still valid until their original expiration date? I heard that during 2020 all issued visas were not only suspended but cancelled too. Is this true?


    Say I got a 10 year visa in 2018 with an expiry date of 2028, would it be valid?


  2. #2

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    Yes, but as of now all visas issued before 27th March 2020 are still suspended

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  3. #3

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    I have been wondering about this too. Apparently foreigners can apply for visas starting today. It's not clear if pre-covid visas are valid or not though.

    I'm not sure if this means we have to reapply for visas or what.

    Oh, I seem to have misunderstood. You can apply for visas, but tourist visas are not being issued.

    http://hk.ocmfa.gov.cn/lsxx/wgqz/202...6_11003034.htm

    So it seems like you can't go to the mainland yet.

    Last edited by TakeshiT; 08-01-2023 at 11:09 PM.

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    So any updates? Are pre existing tourist visas still valid?