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Announcement on Entry by Foreign Nationals Holding Valid Chinese Residence Permits of Three Categories
2020/09/26

On 23 September, 2020, in view of the current COVID-19 situation and the need of epidemic prevention and control, adjustments were made to the Announcement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Immigration Administration of the People's Republic of China on the Temporary Suspension of Entry by Foreign Nationals Holding Valid Chinese Visas or Residence Permits issued on 26 March 2020.

Effective from 0 a.m., 28 September 2020, foreign nationals holding valid Chinese residence permits for work, personal matters and reunion are allowed to enter China with no need for applying for new visas. If the above three categories of residence permits held by foreign nationals expired after 0 a.m., 28 March 2020, the holders may apply for relevant visas by presenting the expired residence permits and relevant materials to the Chinese embassies or consulates on the condition that the purpose of the holders’ visit to China remains unchanged. The above-mentioned personnel shall strictly abide by the Chinese regulations on epidemic prevention and control. Other measures in the Announcement issued on 26 March will continue to be implemented. While ensuring effective epidemic control, the Chinese government will continue resuming people-to-people exchanges in a step-by-step and orderly manner.

In this regards, Nigerian nationals who meet the requirements of the above visa application may submit their applications to the Chinese Visa Application Centre in either Abuja or Lagos.

Email address for appointment:

1. Chinese Visa Application Centre in Abuja: abujacentre@visaforchina.org

2. Chinese Visa Application Centre in Lagos: lagoscentre@visaforchina.org

Email address for inquiry:

Chinese Embassy in Nigeria: consulate_nga@mfa.gov.cn.

The Embassy of China in Nigeria

The Consulate-General of China in Lagos

25 September, 2020

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