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China Waived PU Letter Requirement for Z-Work Visa Applicants

What’s New?

Starting from 6 June 2022, foreign nationals coming to China for work and dependent family members are not required to apply for the PU Letter. Accordingly, Chinese embassies in several countries have updated their visa application policies.

Affected Individuals

In particular, the following categories of foreign travelers no longer need to obtain a PU letter as part of their visa application materials:

  • Foreign nationals who have obtained a Notification Letter of Foreigner’s Work Permit.
  • Foreign nationals who hold a valid China Work Permit.
  • Dependent family members of the above-mentioned foreign nationals, including spouses and children under 18 years old.

Nevertheless, a PU Letter is still required for business (M) visa and exchange visit (F) visa applications, and all travelers entering China must meet all COVID-19 pre- and post-arrival requirements. Therefore, we suggest all foreign nationals coming to China take the following actions before traveling:

  • Verify the latest visa policy and COVID-19 pre- and post-arrival requirements with the corresponding embassies or consulates abroad;
  • Prepare application materials in a timely and effective manner.

This post was published on 17 June 2022. As policies change from time to time, you are strongly advised to contact our visa application team (cct@cwhkcpa.com) for the most updated rules.

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