CHINA: New Visa regulations for US citizen

On the 11th of November 2014, China and the U.S. announced the agreement to new visa regulations as a result of their increasing bilateral trade and tourism.
Multiple entry for up to 10 years into China is now available for US citizen on a tourist visa (L Visa), for travelers on an M Visa (Commerce& Trade) and for travelers that intend to visit relatives or friends that reside in China permanently (S2/Q2 Visa – personal reasons).
For U.S. citizen that come to China to study, they are now eligible to apply for a multiple-entry visa that is valid for up to 5 years compared to 2 years, prior to the reciprocal program.
One should take note that the length of the duration of the stay in the US or China is still decided on a case by case basis and are subject to the visa officer’s approval. The requirements remain the same, and the applicant has to have a passport that is valid for at least a year. If one still has a valid visa to China in an old passport, it remains possible to carry both passports (old and new) when entering and leaving China, provided that the personal data matches. This new regulation will benefit the travelers in terms of saving costs and time.
Even if immigration rules are becoming more complex and complicated, the ICUnet.AG will accompany you by every step of your international processes.Please feel free to contact our expert Gesa Lipke, if you have any questions:
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