China has introduced a new visa application and it’s entry policies anyone who has intending motive to enter China using any off there visa categories must read this.
A. Definition of Chinese Immigration Rules
the Chinese law made it to be a very stringent rules that anyone who must enter it territory must abide by its visa policies and also obey the application rules which are stipulated according to the Chinese law.
In order to facilitate people-to-people exchange between China and other countries, the following adjustments to Chinese visa and entry policies will be effective since March 15, 2023:
I. Foreigners with valid visas issued before March 28, 2020 will be allowed to enter China.
II. All categories of visa to China are open for application.
III. Port visas are no longer suspended.
IV. The following visa-free policies will be resumed: Hainan 59 country visa-free entry policy, 15-Day visa-free travel for cruise groups at Shanghai ports, visa-free entry to Guangdong Province for foreigners’ group from Hong Kong and Macao SARs, visa-free entry to Guilin of Guangxi Autonomous Region for tourist groups from ASEAN countries.
Annex: I. Instructions for visa application to China
Notice on the Latest Requirements for Visa Application
（Updated, March 14, 2023）
The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Malaysia will make the following adjustments on visa application requirements to China starting from March 14, 2023:
1. Application Procedures
1.1 Visa applications except for Diplomatic and Service Passport Holders and Diplomatic, Service and Courtesy Visas
a. Fill out the visa application form online (https://cova.cs.mfa.gov.cn), print out the confirmation page and the full form(8 pages in total), sign the confirmation page and item 9 of the form.
b. Make an appointment online (https://avas.cs.mfa.gov.cn) to submit the application documents and print out the visa appointment confirmation form.
*Applicants can also complete the online form and make an online appointment through the China Visa Application Service Center (CVASC) website at https://visaforchina.org.
c. Submit the application in person with materials (Please see Part 2 for material requirements)at the Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Kuala Lumpur at the appointed time and retain ten fingerprints. Please contact the Visa Center ahead of time if you need postal service.
*The following applicants can be exempted from fingerprint collection: Applicants under the age of 14 or over 70; Diplomatic passport holders, or applicants eligible for Diplomatic, Service and Courtesy visas; Applicants who already had their fingerprints collected within the past five years at the Chinese Embassy in Malaysia or the CVASC in Kuala Lumpur with the same passport; Applicants with all fingers uncollectible.
1.2 Applications by Diplomatic and Service Passport Holders and for Diplomatic, Service and Courtesy Visas
Please fill out the visa application form online (https://cova.cs.mfa.gov.cn, online appointment is not required), print out the confirmation page and full form (8 pages in total), sign the confirmation page and item 9 of the form, and submit the visa application together with the original passport whose validity period is no less than six months, and blank visa pages, a photocopy of the passport’s data page and the photo page if it is separate and an official note, to the Consular Office of the Embassy.
2. Material Requirements except for Diplomatic and Service Passport Holders and Diplomatic, Service and Courtesy Visas
Original passport whose validity period is no less than six months and blank visa pages, and a photocopy of the passport’s data page and the photo page if it is separate.
2.2 Visa Application Form and Photo
One Visa Application Form completed online (please print-out of the full form, 8 pages in total) with one original photo same as the one in the application form.
2.3 Proof of legal stay or residence status (applicable to those not applying for the visa in their country of citizenship)
If you don’t apply for the visa in the country of your citizenship, you are required to provide the original and photocopy of your valid certificates or visa of stay, residence, employment or student status, or other valid certificates of legal staying provided by the relevant authorities of the country where you are currently staying.
2.4 Photocopy of previous Chinese passports or previous Chinese visas (applicable to foreign citizens who used to be Chinese citizens and have obtained foreign citizenship)
If you apply for a Chinese visa for the first time, please provide your previous Chinese passport and a photocopy of its data page.
If you have obtained Chinese visas before and want to apply for a Chinese visa with a renewed foreign passport that does not contain any Chinese visa, you should present the photocopy of the previous passport’s data page and the photo page if it is separate, as well as the previous Chinese visa page. (If your name on the current passport differs from that on the previous one, please provide an official document which can certify the change.).