At the APEC meeting not long ago, US President Barack Obama revealed that the validity period of Chinese citizens' business visas to study in the United States will be significantly extended, and the duration of visas for tourist or short-term business in the United States will be increased from 1 to 10 years, and the duration of study visas will be increased from 1 to 5 years. .
The new deal has been implemented since the 12th of this month. The New Deal not only saves visa costs, but also saves time for re-entry visas, making travel to the United States faster and more convenient. Except for those business people who frequently travel between China and the United States, the biggest beneficiaries are students and parents who want to study in the United States.
Anne, who studied in Chicago, calculated a bill for the reporter. The US student visa re-examination required 160 US dollars, which is equivalent to less than 1,000 yuan. According to the calculation of returning to the country once a year, you can reduce the number of visas 4 times. Thousands of RMB, plus travel expenses and time to get a visa to Shanghai are saved.
Apart from foreign students, the happiest is the parents of foreign students, "If the child does not have time to return in the winter and summer vacations, as long as I arrange work, I can always go to the United States with a passport to see him." Ms. Chen's son is also in the United States I am now a junior in school and want to continue my graduate studies in the United States after graduating. "Go to my son next summer and let him take me to play."
It is reported that not only the United States, China has concluded various types of mutual visa exemption agreements with nearly 90 countries, signed 53 simplified visa procedures agreements with 39 countries, and actively won 37 countries and regions to unilaterally grant visas to Chinese citizens. Treatment, 8 countries and regions unilaterally allow Chinese citizens to enter the country without a visa.
In Europe, Schengen visas are applicable to more than 20 EU countries including popular tourist destinations such as France and Italy. Taking Italy as an example, starting from March 2014, applicants with a Schengen visa can receive visas within 5 days. The first application also cancels the interview process, so that one country can simplify visa procedures and make it easier to travel to other Schengen countries.
Last year, the Netherlands officially began simplifying visas to China. In the future, only Chinese citizens who apply for a visa with a stay of more than three months will need to apply for visas at the Dutch embassy in China and the consulates in Shanghai and Guangzhou. Others can entrust others to submit applications . Even the United Kingdom, which has a strict visa, has reduced its visa visit fee to 80 pounds, which is valid for 6 months, and has entered the United Kingdom multiple times. It has also launched a "mobile visa service" throughout China to provide VIP on-site services. Visa Services "and so on.
In the Americas, Immigration Canada has continuously simplified visa procedures. Applicants who have traveled to the United States and Canada within 10 years or hold a valid U.S. visa can waive the original assets of the applicant. Businessmen traveling to Brazil can also apply for a visa with a validity of up to 3 years, with multiple entry visas, each staying up to 90 days.
In Asia, from August 9 this year, tourists can apply for both a Thai visa and a visa on arrival within three months, without the need to charge the original 230 yuan visa fee. Israel began simplifying visa procedures for Chinese tourists last year, including issuing individual tourist visas for non-travel agency agents, and particularly simplifying visas for residents with local hukou in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, where there are Israeli consular offices.
Among the 90 visa-free countries, there are some developed or popular tourist countries, including Argentina, the United Arab Emirates, Brazil, South Korea, Maldives, Thailand, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Vietnam and so on. In addition, Turkmenistan, Georgia, Russia, Belarus, and Azerbaijan exempt visas for group tourist visas.
Of course, visa-free entry does not mean that you can stay or reside in the country indefinitely. Generally, you are only allowed to stay no more than 30 days after entry. If the licensee needs to stay for more than 30 days, they should apply for residence procedures as soon as possible.(Responsible editor: admin)