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NEW VISA FOR CHINA RULES: Important message for teachers/researchers going to China

The Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Copenhagen will change their procedure for applying for a visa for China on 4 October 2018

14.09.2018 | Susan Hjort Skyum

From 4 October the center will capture applicants’ fingerprints on behalf of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Denmark in accordance with Chinese laws and regulations. This means that you will have to show up in person at the center in Copenhagen in order to get the application process underway.

The good news is that you only need to submit your fingerprints every five years or whenever you renew your passport.

Click the link to see the message from the Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Copenhagen:


As many of you already know, this is not the only change to the visa application procedure implemented this year. Rules regarding applying by mail have also changed.

In general, we experience, that rules change regularly and therefore we encourage you to always consult the website of the Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC) prior to applying. Any questions regarding rules and procedures should also be directed to the CVASC directly.

Help your colleagues

We ask you to help spread the word of the changes to your colleagues whom you know travel to China and as always, we urge you to begin the visa application process as early as possible.

Link to The Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Copenhagen:


Invitation letters from UCAS

We are aware, that the processing time for invitation letter requests is sometimes very long and we are in a dialogue with UCAS to solve this issue.

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