The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation explained the features of obtaining visas to China

Travel to China is now in high pent-up demand

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation clarified the peculiarities of issuing visas to China

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation warns Russians against using the services of intermediaries when issuing visas to China, according to the department, an appointment for filing until documents through such companies may result in visa denial.

As reminded by the department, information on the application procedure, as well as a list required documents are posted on the website of the Chinese diplomatic mission in the section “Consular Service” – “Visas to China”.

“In order to avoid difficulties in obtaining Chinese visas, refusal to accept documents or a temporary ban on entry into China due to a mismatch of information about the actual applicant with the data specified in the application form or confirmation of entry, we strongly recommend using only a specialized a free online platform for the electronic queue of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, as well as to refrain from contacting intermediaries that provide appointment services for filing documents on a commercial basis using telegram channels and bots,” the ministry said in a telegram.

“This, according to the information of the Chinese side, may become a reason for refusing to issue a visa,” the Russian Foreign Ministry emphasizes.

not only tourists have high pent-up demand in China now.

“Most of the requests come from businessmen, most often now they go to Chinese exhibitions and fairs, visit factories, partners. And if it weren’t for visa difficulties, the tourist flow would be much higher,” writes the portal.

Tour operators are trying to send Russians to China via Shanghai, where you can apply for a visa on arrival.

On Friday, the Ministry of Economic Development announced the completion of the procedure for exchanging lists of tour operators entitled to organize visa-free travel with the Chinese side. According to the agency, the first visa-free groups can go to China as early as July.

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