The Shanghai Exit-Entry Administration Bureau announced on Wednesday that it has optimized online reservations for exit and entry permit services.
Visa applications for tourist and private visits have resumed in Shanghai.
China's National Immigration Administration issued a statement saying it will optimize immigration management policies from Jan 8, 2023, to adapt to the new situation and requirements in the new stage of epidemic prevention and control.
In order to regulate exit/entry administration, safeguard the sovereignty, security and social order of the People's Republic of China, and promote foreign exchanges and opening to the outside world, this Law is hereby formulated.
An online English-language service offering information on immigration services along with a telephone hotline officially started operations on April 8.
China will allow the entry of foreign nationals holding three categories of valid Chinese residence permits starting on Sept 28, according to an announcement jointly made by the Foreign Ministry and the National Immigration Administration.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China National Immigration Administration Announcement on the Temporary Suspension of Entry by Foreign Nationals Holding Valid Chinese Visas or Residence Permits
In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits.
The NIA recently announced 10 measures to make it easier for people to enter and leave China to support epidemic control and resumption of work and production.