The exit-entry departments of China’s public security authorities will start issuing new versions of visas and residence permits for foreigners from Saturday, June 1.
Xinhua reports that the National Immigration Administration (NIA) said this on Friday.
“The current versions will no longer be issued on the same day, while the documents already issued are still valid until their dates of expiry,’’ the NIA said.
“Compared to the current versions, the new versions have made adjustments in the documents’ formats, sections and machine readable codes.
“The means and requirements for application, procedures for examination and approval, and the standards, charges and requirements of port examinations will remain the same.”