New Regulations on Applying for L Visa
2012/02/10

Starting from February 20th, 2012, the Chinese Embassy in Norway will put into effect the following new regulations on L visa (Visa for Tourism, Visiting Friends or Family Members in Mainland China) :

Part I: If you are going to China for touring or visiting friends

For Norwegian Citizens

Please submit the following documents.

1. A letter of invitation issued either by your friend residing in China, which indicates the relationship between the inviter and the invitee, the purpose of this trip, and the inviter's contact information, i.e. resident address, mobile or home phone number. The inviter's signature is required. or

2. A letter of invitation issued by a Chinese company(Travel Agency), which indicates the purpose of this trip, the company's contact information i.e. office address, telephone number, etc. The company's registration stamp or the signature from the person in charge is required as well.

If you do not have the letter of invitation.

Please provide ALL the following documents:

1. Your travel plan, including your arrival and departure date, cities name, your activities in each cities etc., and

2. Round-trip flight booking record, and

3. Hotel booking reservation of the main cities.

For non-EU citizens, but studying, working or residing in Norway.

Please submit the following documents

1. A photocopy of your valid Residence Permit or Visa issued by UDI or Police Station of Norway , and Employment certificate issued by a Norwegian company

2. All the documents mentioned in Part I for Norwegian Citizens.

For EU citizens without Norwegian Resident Permit.

Please submit the following documents.

1. All the documents mentioned in Part I for Norwegian Citizens. and

2. A photocopy of your identity documents issued by Norwegian authorities, for example, Norwegian bank ID card , Norwegian driver's license. and

3. Employment certificate issued by a Norwegian company. or

4. Registration letter from a Norwegian school.

Please note that normally the duration of L Visa will be no more than 60 days.

 

Part II: If you are planning to China for visiting family member(s), who is employed by a company based in China or who is studying in a University in China.

Please provide the following documents.

1. A Letter of Invitation from your family member; and

2. Documents clarifying the relationship between you and your family members, i.e. marriage certificate or familybevis, and

3. A photocopy of your family member's resident permit issued by Chinese Authority, and

4. A photocopy of the aliens' employment permit if your family member is working in China (optional).

5. A photocopy of your family member's Z-visa or X-visa (optional)

Please note that you may be eligible for applying multiple entries with longer duration of stay while the Chinese Embassy has the final decision.

 

Part III: For non-Norwegian citizens, and temporarily traveling, visiting Norway.

You are suggested to apply Chinese visa at the Chinese Embassy in your home country in advance, or contact us for further information.

(email:consular@chinese-embassy.no,visa@chinese-embassy.no )

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