Blog Tag - Visa Policy

Perhaps We Spoke Too Soon on E-Channel Travel in China
We almost strained our arms high-fiving ourselves once the new policy that permits foreign holders of residence visas to register and use the e-...
UK Changes Visa Rules for PRC Passport Holders: Air China Announces Slate of New Routes; Bali Visas Tighten
The gift that China's President Xi Jinping's seems to bring with him on every state visit lately is improved visitor visa regulations for both People...
Garuda to Indonesia, Spring Festival Train Tickets, Chinese-US Visas, and More
A big round-up from all over in this Tuesday's look at travel. There may still be time to get in on Garuda Indonesia's Christmas deal. RMB 1,970...
New 10-Year China Visas Not Easier to Get, Just Longer
The new 10-year visas available to US passport holders will make travel to China easier for those who qualify, but applicants face the same standards...
Get Your Visa Renewal Application In: Entry-Exit Office to Close for APEC
Don't procrastinate on your visa renewal this year: the Exit and Entry Administration under the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau will close...
Most Schools Don't Check Backgrounds, Undercover SCMP Reporter Discovers
Despite regulations to the contrary (including the newest ones released this week), most English teachers in Beijing are able to land jobs without a...
Hiring Standards For Foreigners Get Tougher; Five Years' Experience Needed for Teachers
Getting a proper job in Beijing just became a bit harder for non-Chinese citizens. A new regulation now requires foreigners seeking employment as...
PSB Crackdown on Dual Citizenships: Will Families Be Affected?
As seen on Sinocism: Sina News reported this week that the Public Security Bureau (PSB)  will crack down on dual citizenships, namely “people who...
Foreign University Students May Seek Work in China, But Obtaining Permission Difficult
In addition to studying vigorously and acquiring knowledge at a geometric rate, it appears that foreign university students in China may now have...
China Considers Loosening Regulations on 'Green Card'
With only 4,700 foreigners having accepted permanent residency in China since it became available in 2004 until the end of 2011, local officials are...
Over 60 Models Arrested in Beijing Police Visa Sting
The fashion press is abuzz at the moment with news that a visa sting under the guise of a casting call for foreign models in Beijing has led to the...
An Open Door? Beijing Visa-Free Transit Policy May Have Been Key for Stolen Passport Users
Stolen passports from as many as three nations that qualify for Beijing's 72-hour, visa-free travel policy may have allowed the unidentified...
Why You Should Carry Your Passport When You Go Out This Weekend
Wallet, check. Keys, check. Money, check. Passport...check that one off too. With March beginning tomorrow, it's time again for the annual Beijing...
Customs Official: 200 Foreigners Deported from Beijing in 2013
Beijing police and entry and exit officials deported 200 foreigners in 2013, mostly due to illegal employment violations, the General Station of...
Nine Super-Duper Dumb Ways to Get Deported from China
New visa rules, foreigner crackdowns and a summer of violent crime have inspired us to postulate other dumb ways foreigners can get deported from...