China Immigration Policy Update | PU letter is no longer required for work visa and dependent visa applications

Effective from 6 July, the PU Letter will no longer be required for Chinese work visa (Z visa) and Dependent visa (S1 visa) applications.  It has been confirmed by the Chinese embassies in many countries that the applicants can provide the same set of application documents as pre-Covid-19 period for above two types of visa applications without the provision of the PU Letter.

To apply Z visa, the Notification of Foreign Work Permit (NFWP) plus the WHO – approved vaccination certificate are required. The Relationship certificate plus the WHO – approved vaccination certificate are required for the application of S1 visa.

WHO-approved vaccine are as the follows,

  • Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
  • Moderna (mRNA -1273) COVID-19 Vaccine
  • J&J COVID-19 vaccine
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
  • Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine
  • Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

For business visit visa with purpose of economic, trade, scientific or technological (M visa), the PU Letter is still required unless the applicant has been inoculated with Chinese produced COVID-19 vaccines.