New visa rules to help Chinese ‘re­turn home’

China Daily European Weekly - - NEWS DIGEST -

Eth­nic Chinese liv­ing overseas will be able to ap­ply for a Chinese visa start­ing next month that will be valid for mul­ti­ple en­tries over five years, the Min­istry of Pub­lic Se­cu­rity said on Jan 22. Un­der cur­rent rules, those in this group can ap­ply for a visa with a max­i­mum pe­riod of one year. The min­istry also will ex­tend the va­lid­ity pe­riod of res­i­dency per­mits for the group from three years to five, the min­istry said. The move aims to stream­line the process for overseas Chinese to “re­turn home” and to make it easy for them to visit fam­i­lies, con­duct busi­ness and cul­tural ex­changes and run per­sonal er­rands in China, the min­istry said.

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