Notice on the Launch of Online Application and Appointment for Chinese Visa
2020/07/19
 

    To provide visa applicants with standard and quality services, in accordance with the unified deployment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of P.R.C, the Chinese Embassy in UAE will initiate the online visa application and appointment system from August 1,2020. The specific arrangements are as follows:

    1. As of August 1st, visa applicants are required to log on http://cova.cs.mfa.gov.cn and fill in the visa application form online. After completing the form online, you may enter the visa appointment interface by clicking the button of "Start to book appointment",or afterwards log on http://avas.cs.mfa.gov.cn, enter your contact information and Application ID to make an appointment for visa application.

Applicants are required to submit passports and other required documents to the Visa Office of the Chinese Embassy in the UAE with the printed complete application form and signed Confirmation of Online Visa Application as per scheduled appointment.

2.To ensure the smooth transition to the online application and appointment, from August 1st to August 31st, the applicants may still submit the old version paper application forms without online appointment.

    3. As of September 1st ,2020, the Chinese Embassy in UAE will no longer accept old version paper application form and will strictly implement the online application and appointment.

    4.Exceptions to the above arrangements:

    I. The visa application for Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions of China will remain unchanged, and there is no need for online visa application and appointment.

    II. The diplomatic and official passport holders as well as those who apply for diplomatic or official visas do not need to make an appointment. However, applicants are required to fill in and print the complete online application form pursuant to the above-mentioned requirements. Applicants may directly submit the application to the Visa Office of the Chinese Embassy in the UAE.

    5. In view of relevant recommended measures of the UAE government on the prevention and control of the spread of COVID-19,the Visa Office of the Chinese Embassy in the UAE is temporarily closed until further notice.The Embassy only accepts visa applications for necessary economic, trade, sci-tech activities, and urgent humanitarian needs. If you have already obtained the Invitation Letter issued by the provincial Foreign Affairs Office or the competent commercial department, or the critical illness notice or death certificate of immediate family member, you are strongly recommended to write an email to chinaemb.ae@gmail.com to submit the documents first. After receiving confirmation from our Embassy, you can directly log on http://cova.cs.mfa.gov.cn to fill in the visa application form and make appointment accordingly.

                                                           The Chinese Embassy in UAE

                                                                 July 19, 2020  

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