China Removes Visa Appointment for Kenyan NationalsAsia & Australia News
Starting November 20, 2023, Chinese nationals visiting Kenya are no longer required to schedule a visa appointment at the Chinese consular post for the submission of hardcopy visa application documents. Instead, they can submit their applications at the Visa Application Centre in Nairobi. The decision aims to streamline and enhance the visa application process, as reported by VisaGuide.World.
The Chinese Embassy in Kenya has announced the complete cancellation of visa appointments from this date. As per the Chinese visa news, the embassy has emphasised that Kenyans seeking Chinese visas should submit their requests directly to the Visa Application Centre in Nairobi. The embassy also clarified that visa applications should be made during working hours, with processing times and fees remaining unchanged.
While certain countries enjoy visa-free travel to China, Kenya is not on the visa-exempt list, and its nationals must fulfil visa requirements. Depending on the purpose of the visit, Kenyans can apply for tourist, business, work, private, student, journalist Chinese visas, and more, as per the Chinese visa news.
Tourist visas (L-visa) for travel purposes can be single-entry or double-entry, while business visas (M-visa) are valid for a single entry within a 30-day period. The work visa (Z-visa) caters to employment purposes, such as research, teaching, or business activities, with a 90-day validity for a single entry.
Applicants are required to submit documents like a valid passport, visa application form, passport photo, proof of legal residence, and proof of financial support. Visa processing times vary depending on factors such as the type of visa applied for.
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