Applying for China Visa with Chinese Vaccines – NO PU letter

Applying for China Visa with Chinese Vaccines – NO PU letter

From 15th, March 2021, in most countries in the world, if you have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines produced in China, you don’t need the PU letter to enter China. It is really GOOD GOOD news for foreigners who want to come to China. Although there is no such notice in your country, it is expected that Chinese Embassies will also issue similar policies sooner or later.

Every day, hundreds of foreigners who want to come to China contact us for the PU letter. In fact, the PU letter application is very difficult in China. Only the Chinese company can apply for the PU/TE letter for the invitees and the pass rate is very low in the Foreign Affairs Office (FAO). Now, just Use vaccines made in China, you can get Visa in the Chinese Embassy.

New policy for the Visa applicants with Vaccines made in China

The countries include the United States, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Ireland, Italy, German, UK, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, France, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Korea, Thailand, etc.

Starting from March 15, 2021, the Chinese Embassy in most countries in the world provide the following facilitation for visa applicants inoculated with Chinese COVID-19 vaccines (having taken either two doses of inactivated vaccines with the stipulated gap in between, or a single-dose vaccine at least 14 days prior to the application) and obtained the vaccination certificate:

1. Foreign nationals and their family members visiting the mainland of China for resuming work and production in various fields can prepare the application according to the requirement before the COVID-19 pandemic.

2. The eligibility criteria for visa application “out of emergency humanitarian needs” will be broadened as appropriate. Foreign family members of Chinese citizens or permanent residents, including spouse, parents, children, and other close relatives living together (i.e. 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 the mainland of China.

It means that the Invitation Letter (PU/TE) is no longer required if you want to enter Mainland China. It is worth noticing that the COVID-19 Vaccines made in China cannot be vaccinated in some countries, for example in France. But the applicants in France can vaccinate the vaccine produced in China in other countries and holds the vaccination certificate.

This is the notice from the Embassy in the United States.

Hence, in some countries,  the Notice from For the above-mentioned three categories of applicants, please first contact the Chinese Visa Application Service Center, and submit their applications after receiving the confirmation from the Center. Once the Embassy or Consulate-General approves their visa applications, the applicants can enter China with the new visas after this Notice.

The Notice of Hongkong & Macau for the applicants with Vaccines made in China

The following is related content from the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in Hongkong & Macau

1. Foreign nationals and their family members visiting the mainland of China for resuming work and production in various fields need only to provide the documents required before the COVID-19 pandemic when applying for a visa. The Invitation Letter (PU), Invitation Letter (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 central 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 as appropriate. 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 the mainland of China.

Hongkong without PU letter

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. Proof of a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result and the Health and Travel Record Declaration Form for Visa Application is no longer required.

Conclusion

There are Many Covid -19 Vaccines in the world, Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson and AstraZeneca, Sinovac, etc. Maybe in your country, you cannot find the Sinova made in China. You need to wait sometimes. Some foreigners said that it is a joke because China accepts now people who have been inoculated with the Chinese Vaccine, but the problem is that it is not available in most of the listed countries. In fact, actually, even the United States decreed the ban on exporting vaccines to other countries. But China has pledged to spend roughly half a billion doses to 45 countries, according to the Associated Press. As of mid-February, China reportedly shipped over 46 million doses of Chinese-made vaccines abroad. China has made great efforts and contributions.

Tips: For the services of applying for / renewing a Chinese passport or travel document or consular authentication, please contact the Consular Department of the Chinese Embassy or Consulate. Welcome to China!

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