China has eased border entry restrictions for international students and business travelers starting on Wednesday as part of broader steps to facilitate greater cross-border travel and exchanges more than two years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are two student visa types in China - X1 Visa and X2 Visa.
High-level foreign talents which meet the relevant requirements can apply for an R visa that allows them to stay in Jinan for 180 days at a time. They can also apply for a foreign residence certificate that is valid for two to five years.
China will strengthen border entry and exit control to prevent the import of COVID-19 cases, an official of the National Immigration Administration said on Aug 4.
An online English-language service offering information on immigration services along with a telephone hotline officially started operations on April 8.
Mass vaccination is the only way for China to build herd immunity against the novel coronavirus and fully reopen to the world, a renowned health expert said.
Multiple measures will be adopted to assist elderly people applying for exit and entry documents and help them address difficulties they face in using information technology, the National Immigration Administration said on Feb 23.