In order to further improve the issuance and inspection efficiency of foreigners’ visas and residence, and increase the security features of certificates, the National Immigration Administration decided to use the new version of three kinds of certificates, including foreigners’ visas, group visas, and foreigner residence permits.

1. The exit and entry administration departments of national public security organs will begin to issue the new version starting from June 1, 2019.
At the same time, the issuance of the current version of visas, special economic zone tourist visas, group visa and foreigner residence permit will be stopped.
The tourist visa service of special economic zones is issued with the new version of visa.

2. The new version of the 3 types of visa will use a number of physical anti-counterfeiting technology.
The new visa and residence permit for foreigners can be printed with color photos of the holders.

3. After the new version of the visa, group visa and residence permit, the application conditions, channels, approval procedures, fees, etc will remain the same.

Certificates issued before June 1 can continue to be used normally within the validity period.
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