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Notice on Visa Facilitation for Applicants Inoculated with COVID-19 Vaccines Produced in China

2021-03-15 19:38

In view of resuming people-to-people exchanges between China and other countries in an orderly manner, starting from 15 March 2021, the Chinese Embassy in Qatar will provide the following facilitation for visa applicants who have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines produced in China and obtained the vaccination certificate:

1.Foreign nationals and their family members coming to China for resuming their work in various fields only need to provide the documents required before the COVID-19 pandemic when applying for a visa.

The Invitation Letter (PU&TE) or Invitation Verification Notice issued by the foreign affairs offices or the departments of commerce of the provincial (including autonomous regions and municipalities) governments or the headquarters of state-owned enterprises are no longer required.

2. The scope of applicants eligible for applying for a visa out of emergency humanitarian needs will be expanded. Foreign family members of Chinese citizens or permanent residents of China, including spouse, parents, children and other close relatives living together (referring to siblings, grandparents and grandchildren), may submit visa applications for the purposes of reuniting with family, taking care of the elderly, visiting relatives, attending funerals or visiting critically ill relatives.

3. Holders of valid APEC business travel cards may apply for the M visa by presenting the original valid APEC business travel card and the invitation letter issued by the inviting party in China.


1.Please be noted that the above-mentioned visa facilitation applies only to applicants who have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines produced in China (either having received two doses of Chinese-made vaccines with the stipulated gap in between, or having received a single-dose Chinese-made vaccine at least 14 days prior to the application) and obtained the vaccination certificate.

2.All passengers should still follow the boarding requirements as stated in the Notice on the New Requirements for China-bound Foreign Passengers (http://qa.chineseembassy.org/eng/zxxx/t1859566.htm) issued on 9 March 2021, and in the Notice of One Nucleic Acid Test (PCR) and One IgM Anti-body Test for China-Bound Flights Departing From Qatar (http://qa.chineseembassy.org/eng/zxxx/t1844266.htm) issued on 1 January 2021.

3.After entering China, you are requested to comply with the relevant epidemic prevention regulations.


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