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Notice on Visa Facilitation for Applicants Inoculated with COVID-19 Vaccines Produced in China

In order to resume people-to-people exchanges between China and other countries in an orderly manner, starting from 15 March 2021, the Embassy of China in Bulgaria will provide the following facilitation for visa applicants who have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines produced in China and have obtained the vaccination certificate:

1. Foreign nationals and their family members travelling to China for resuming work and production in various fields need to only provide the documents required before the COVID-19 pandemic when applying for a visa. The Invitation Letter (PU), Invitation Letter (TE) or Invitation Verification Notice issued by the Foreign Affairs Offices or the Departments of Commerce of the provincial (including autonomous regions and municipalities) governments or the headquarters of central state-owned enterprises are no longer required.

2. The scope of applicants eligible for applying for a visa for "urgent humanitarian purposes" will be expanded as appropriate. Foreign family members of Chinese citizens or permanent residents of China, including spouse, parents, children and other close relatives living together (referring to siblings, grandparents and grandchildren), may submit visa applications for the purposes of family reunions, taking care of elderly relatives, visiting relatives, attending funerals or visiting critically ill relatives.

3. Holders of valid APEC business travel cards may apply for the M visa by presenting the original valid APEC business travel card and the invitation letter issued by the inviting party in China.

Please be noted that the above-mentioned visa facilitation applies only for applicants who have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines produced in China (either having received 2 doses of Chinese-made vaccines at directive interval, or having received a single-dose Chinese-made vaccine at least 14 days prior to the application) and have obtained the vaccination certificate. The requirement for negative certificates of both Nucleic Acid Test and IgM test remains unchanged. After entering China, please abide by the relevant regulations on quarantine and observation.

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