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Q1. Q2 visa

2021-03-10 13:24

Introduction

Q1 visa is issued to those who are family members of Chinese citizens or of foreigners with Permanent Residence in China and intend to go to China for family reunion, or to those who intend to go to China for the purpose of foster care. The intended duration of stay in China exceeds 180 days. "Family members" refers to spouses, parents, parents-in-law, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons and granddaughters.

Q2 visa is issued to those who intend to visit their relatives who are Chinese citizens residing in China or foreigners with Permanent Residence in China. The intended duration of stay in China is no more than 180 days.

Visa checklist

(1) Passport and Passport photocopy: original passport with at least one blank visa page and valid for at least 6 months, and a copy of bio-data page of the passport.

(2) A signed and completed Visa Application Form and a signed Confirmation of Online Visa Application.

(3) A photo which must be:

·In color

·Taken in front of a plain white background

·Taken bare-headed

·Face centred looking straight

·Taken within the last 6 months

(4) Proof of residency status: Non-Australians need to submit evidence of legal residence in Australia, such as VEVO or ImmiCard.

(5) Previous Chinese passport or Chinese visa: If you have obtained a Chinese visa before and want to apply for a Chinese visa with a renewed foreign passport that does not contain any Chinese visa, you should present the photocopy of the previous passport's bio-data page, as well as the page with a previous Chinese visa. Applicants who used to have Chinese citizenship and have obtained foreign citizenship should submit the original previous Chinese passport and a copy of its bio-data page while applying for a Chinese visa for the first time. If the name on the current passport differs from that on the previous one, an official Certificate of Name Change should also be submitted.

(6) Q1 visa for family reunion:

A. An invitation letter issued by a Chinese citizen or a foreigner with Permanent Residence in China which should contain:

(a) Information of the applicant, including full name, gender, date of birth, passport number, etc.

(b) Information of the planned visit, including purpose of visit, arrival date, residence place, duration of stay in China, relationship between the applicant and the inviter, financial source for expenditures.

(c) Information of the inviter, including full name, telephone number, address, official stamp of the inviting entity or signature of the inviting individual.

B. Photocopy of Chinese ID card of the Chinese inviter or passport and Permanent Residence Card in China of the foreign inviter.

(a) For residents of China's mainland: photocopy of the Chinese ID card or Household Register;

(b) For Overseas Chinese: photocopy of the Chinese passport, foreign residence certificate and proof of residence in China for more than 6 months (such as the Temporary Residence Permit);

(c) For HKSAR and Macao SAR residents: photocopy of Mainland Travel Permit for HKSAR and Macao SAR Residents and proof of residence in China for more than 6 months (such as "Temporary Accommodation Registration Form") or Work Certificate issued by related entities in China;

(d) For Taiwan residents: photocopy of Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents or Travel Document of the People's Republic of China, proof of residence in China for more than 6 months (such as "Temporary Accommodation Registration Form") or Work Certificate issued by related entities in China.

C. Original and photocopy of certificate of relationship between the applicant and the inviter, such as marriage certificate, birth certificate, or certificate of kinship issued by public security bureau or notarized kinship documents.

Q1 visa for foster care:

A. Original and photocopy of the Foster Entrustment notarized by Chinese Embassy or Consulate-General or by Chinese Notarization Offices, or authenticated by Chinese Embassy or Consulate-General.

B. Original and photocopies of the consignor's passport, certificate of relationship between applicant and consignor(s), such as marriage certificate, birth certificate or certificate of kinship issued by or notarized kinship documents.

C. Letter of Consent on foster care issued by the trustee living in China and photocopy of the Trustee's ID card;

D. If either of the parents of the child has Chinese citizenship, a photocopy of the certificate indicating the permanent residence status abroad of the parent(s) when the child was born is required.

(7) Q2 visa:

A. An invitation letter issued by a Chinese citizen or a foreigner with Permanent Residence Card in China which should contain:

(a) Information of the applicant, including full name, gender, date of birth, passport number, etc.

(b) Information of the planned visit, including purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relationship between the applicant and the inviter, financial source for expenditures.

(c) Information of the inviter, including full name, telephone number, address, official stamp of the inviting entity or signature of the inviting individual.

B. Photocopy of ID Chinese card of the Chinese inviter or passport and Permanent Residence Card in China of the foreign inviter.

(a) For residents of China's mainland: photocopy of the Chinese ID card or Household Register;

(b) For Overseas Chinese: photocopies of the Chinese passport, foreign residence certificate and proof of residence in China for more than 6 months (such as the Temporary Residence Permit);

(c) For HKSAR and Macao SAR residents: photocopies of Mainland Travel Permit for HKSAR and Macao SAR Residents and proof of residence in China for more than 6 months (such as "Temporary Accommodation Registration Form") or Work Certificate issued by related entities in China;

(d) For Taiwan residents: photocopies of Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents or Travel Document of the People's Republic of China, proof of residence in China for more than 6 months (such as "Temporary Accommodation Registration Form") or Work Certificate issued by related entities in China.

(8) Other supplementary materials requested by the Consulate-General of China in Sydney.

How to apply

(1) Ordinary passport holders need to submit visa applications to the Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Sydney. For more information, please refer to the website of the Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Sydney.

(2) Diplomatic or Official (Service) passport holders need to submit visa applications to the Consulate-General of China in Sydney directly.

Processing time

(1) Standard service: the visa will be ready for collection on the fourth working day;

(2) Express service: the visa will be ready for collection on the third working day (subject to approval).

Please note that the applications would be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and the processing time may be longer than 4 working days.

Visa fee

Please refer to http://www.visaforchina.org/SYD_EN/ .

Important notice

(1) All the information should be filled truly, clearly and completely.

(2) The applicant should bear all the responsibilities for the truthfulness of submitted materials including passport, application form, photo, etc.

(3) The invitation letter can be in the form of fax, photocopy or computer printout, and the applicants should bear all the responsibilities for the truthfulness and accuracy of the invitation letter, and the original invitation letter should also be submitted if requested by consular officers under some circumstances.

(4) The Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Sydney would notify the applicant if an interview is requested by the Consulate-General of China in Sydney, and the applicant must attend the interview in person.

(5) The consular officer will make decisions on a case-by-case basis.

(6) Holders of Q1 Visa shall apply for Residence Permit for Foreigner in the People's Republic of China from the Exit/Entry Administrations of local Public Security within 30 days from the date of entry.

(7) According to the Nationality Law of the People's Republic of China, China does not recognize dual citizenship for any Chinese citizen. Chinese citizens who have settled in a foreign country will automatically lose Chinese citizenship if they have obtained foreign citizenship.

(8) Please collect the visa in time. The visa will be canceled if it is not collected within three months from the collection date and will affect future applications.

Any change to the above information is subject to the authoritative explanation of the Consulate-General of China in Sydney.

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