|Notice on the Latest Adjustments for Visa Application（Updated 29 June, 2022）|
（Updated 29 June, 2022）
I. Starting from today, the Embassy of China in Liberia will make adjustments on visa application requirements for business, work and family visits to China. The specific requirements are as follows:
A. M-Visa or F-Visa (for commercial and technology activities)
Invitation letter issued by a trade partner in China, or trade fair invitation or other invitation letters issued by relevant entity.
B. Z-Visa (for work in China)
Effective “Notification Letter of Foreigner's Work Permit” or the original “Foreigner's Work Permit”, no more need for PU letter.
C. S1-Visa or S2-Visa (for spouse, parents, children under the age of 18, or parents of the spouse of the holder of a Z visa or work category residence permit)
① Original certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship or notarized certification of kinship) showing the relationship of immediate family members between applicants and inviting individual;
② An invitation letter from the inviting individual (a foreigner who stays or resides in China for work);
③ A photocopy of the inviting individual's passport and residence permit.
*If an adult child and his/her spouse apply for a Family Visit (S2) visa, in addition to the above documents, they must submit the appropriate statement of circumstances as required by the consular officer
D. Q1-Visa or Q2-Visa (for foreign family members of Chinese citizens or foreign family members of foreigners with permanent residence status in China)
① Certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate, household register, certification of kinship issued by Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship) showing the relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual;
② An invitation letter issued by a Chinese citizen or a foreign citizen with a Chinese permanent residence permit who lives in China;
③ Proof of the inviting individual's Chinese identity (e.g. Chinese ID card, household register), or foreigner's passport and Chinese permanent residence permit.
*"family members" refers to spouses, parents, parents-in-law, children, spouses of children, brothers and sisters, grandparents and grandchildren
II. Visa applications for tourism, medical treatment and other private purposes are temporarily suspended.
For emergency humanitarian visas other than those mentioned above, such as those for funerals or visits to critically ill relatives in China, the identity documents of the deceased or ill relative (e.g. foreigner's passport, etc.), a death certificate or a certificate of diagnosis, critical illness notice issued by a hospital, proof of kinship, etc. shall be submitted.
III. The visa application procedures and material requirements are as follows:
A. Fill out the visa application form online (https://cova.cs.mfa.gov.cn), print out the confirmation page and form, and sign the confirmation page and item 9 of the form.
B. Make an appointment online to submit the application (https://avas.cs.mfa.gov.cn) and print out the visa appointment confirmation form.
C. Submit the application in person at the Chinese embassy at the appointment time and retain ten fingerprints.
D. Application Materials:
a. Application form completed online (print-out of the full form) and the visa appointment confirmation form;
b. Original passport and copy of the information page;
c. 1 piece of 2 inches photo (dark clothes with white background);
d. Certificate of lawful stay or residence permit (for citizens of third countries in Liberia);
e. Original Chinese passport or original Chinese visa (for those who had Chinese nationality and later joined a foreign nationality);
f. Certificate of COVID-19 vaccination;
g. No criminal record, bank certificate, company registration certificate, health certificate, family relationship certificate and other relevant documents needed for different types of visa application；
h. Other relevant supporting documents required by consular officers.
IV. Consular consulting hotline of the embassy: 231-886555566, hotline service hours: Monday to Friday (except holidays), from 9 am to 11:30 am, 15 pm to 17 pm;
Consular consulting email: firstname.lastname@example.org