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Notification on Adjusting and Optimizing Visa Application Procedures for Foreigners to China


In order to promote the work resumption between China and Malawi in an orderly manner, the Chinese Embassy in Malawi will further adjust and optimize the application procedures for visas to China from 18 June, 2022, as follows:

1.Those who are invited to China by central and state organs, foreign affairs and commerce office of provincial governments, central enterprises and foreign affairs office of municipal governments and hold invitation letters issued by the relevant departments can apply corresponding type of visa.

2.Those who go to China for work resumption can apply for a work visa (Type Z) with the work permit notice. Foreign family members of the above-mentioned persons (including foreigners who have worked in China) can apply for visas to visit or live with relatives (Type S) with the family relationship certificate and other documents. The family members includes spouses, parents, children under the age of 18, and parents of spouses.

3.Besides current humanitarian reasons such as attending funerals or visiting relatives with serious illness, foreign family members of Chinese citizens and foreigners with Chinese permanent residence permit can apply for family visit or reunion visas (Type Q) with the family relationship certificate and other documents. The family members includes spouses, parents, parents-in-law, children, spouses of children, siblings, grandparents and grandchildren.

4.All the visa applicants should in principle be vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine approved by China or the World Health Organization for emergency use or marketing before entering China.

5.All the visa applicants are required to fill in the visa application form in “China Online Visa Application” system  (, and make an appointment in the “Appointment for Visa Application Submission” system (  

6.Applicants need to download and print application form and sign the Confirmation of Online Visa Application page, then submit passports and other required documents to the Chinese Embassy with the printed complete application form and the signed online confirmation page as per scheduled appointment. The diplomatic and official passport holders may directly submit the above-mentioned documents to the Embassy without appointment.

Chinese Embassy in Malawi

18 June, 2022

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