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Notice on Long-Validity Visas

Upon friendly consultation and based on the principle of equality and reciprocity, China and the US have agreed to issue long-validity and multi-entry visas to each other's citizens travelling for business, sightseeing and overseas study. According to the agreement, China and the US will issue multi-entry business and tourist visas with the validity of up to 10 years, and multi-entry student and exchange visas with the validity of up to 5 years to each other's citizens. This will greatly facilitate personnel exchanges between the two countries, and is significant in promoting exchanges and cooperation in various fields.

From November 12, 2014, Passport and Visa Office of Chinese Consulate-General in Los Angeles starts to implement the above-mentioned new policy and accepts 10-year multiple-entry visa application for tourist(L), business(M), short-term visit to relatives(Q2), private matters(S2) purposes and 5-year multiple-entry visa application for study(X1) purpose. The application materials required are the same as before and the validity period of the passport submitted should be 1 year plus.

Chinese Consulate-General in Los Angeles
November 12, 2014

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