CHINA - Five-Year Visa and Residence Permit for Overseas Chinese
Effective immediately, China's Ministry of Public Security has introduced a new five-year multiple-entry visa and residence permit for individuals of Chinese descent living overseas.
Previously, overseas ethnic Chinese could only obtain a visa valid for a maximum of one year.
To qualify, candidates must have at least one parent, grandparent or unspecified ancestor who is or was a Chinese citizen, and must prove this by submitting Chinese ID cards or passports.
- Potential applicants are advised to consult an immigration specialist for further details of this new process for highly-qualified talent.
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