From December 1, 2019, a total of 27 ports in 20 cities nationwide will implement a 144-hour visa-free transit policy for people from 53 countries.
The visa-free policy for foreigners in transit is a part of the visa-free system implemented all over the world. It refers to the policy that foreigners can transit from one country to a third country (region) without applying for a visa for the transit country according to the laws or relevant regulations of the transit country, and can stay in the transit country for a short time.
National Immigration Bureau government services platform https://s.nia.gov.cn/mps/main.html.
List of visa-free cities:
Beijing, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Qinhuangdao, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shenyang, Dalian, Qingdao, Chengdu, Xiamen, Kunming, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Jieyang, Chongqing, Xi'an, Ningbo.
List of applicable countries:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, Russia, UK, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Belarus, USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, UAE, Qatar.
How to apply:
Citizens of countries (currently 53 countries) to which the 144-hour visa-free transit policy for foreigners applies can apply for a visa-free transit with their valid international travel documents and a joint ticket to a third country (region) with a determined date and seat within 144 hours. Transit visa-free foreigners holding passports or other international travel documents valid for less than 3 months, or have my visa authorities refused to stamp, or within 5 years there are illegal entry and exit, illegal residence, illegal employment records and other circumstances, the entry and exit border inspection authorities will not issue temporary entry permits.
According to the relevant laws and regulations of our country, foreigners who are visa-free for transit must carry valid international travel documents such as passports with them after entering the country, and they or the lodger shall register with the public security organ of their place of residence within 24 hours after check-in. If you stay in a hotel, you should register at the hotel front desk. Re-register if you need to change your residence during your stay.
The transit visa-free period starts from 00: 00 the day after the entry day, and the time on the entry day is not counted. After entering the country, foreigners who are visa-free for transit will be punished by the entry-exit frontier inspection organ or the local public security organ if they exceed the permitted stay area or stay time limit, leave the country from non-designated transit ports, and fail to register their accommodation as required.
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