US Embassy of China will Discontinue Adding Additional Pages to Passport from 2016

The Embassy of United States of America in China has decided not to add pages to American passports after 31st December, 2015. Hereafter, the holders would require applying for new documents for their journey after the expiry of the older ones. Although this was declared in china during a government holiday which is very surprising as it is a very important announcement, but consistent announcements, posts and reports from elsewhere confirmed the news. The US Embassy in japan was one of the pioneers in publishing the news.

As per the report of the US Embassy in Japan, “For cost and security reasons, the U.S. Department of State has begun phasing out the option of additional visa pages for U.S. passports. Beginning October 1, 2014, all Embassies/Consulates worldwide will issue only 52-page passport books for full-validity passports. The thinner
28-page book option is no longer available. Requests for additional visa pages will be accepted for existing passports only through December 31, 2015. Starting January 1, 2016, applicants who need extra pages will need to apply to renew their passports and be issued the standard 52-page book…”

This newly made regulation would certainly prove to be a problematic one for the US passport holders in the country. In the current regulation the time required to add a page to the old passport is a 20 minutes affair. But with the changed rules, once the passport is out of space, the entire document is to be renewed again and it is naturally a time consuming affair. The only breathing space is perhaps the fact that the new passports would all be of 52 pages instead of 28.

As such, people in China with the will to visit the US will have to, from now on, be even more frequent in renewing their passports along with the annual 10 day visa renewal and a calculation says that holders of 10 years China visa might find themselves in a situation where they will be 2 passports beyond the original holding the visa itself.

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China has become a most popular destination for students from all around the world. A student who wants to come to China to study is required to get a secure Chinese student visa. Nowadays, with new rules and regulations by Chinese’s embassy, students can get a safe and secure China visa in a much easier and transparent way. Several universities in China are welcoming for the overseas students to study in China. China provides an array of study opportunities with many educational benefits, but also offers a rich cultural experience and an ultimate platform to work opportunities.

Different types of China Student Visa

There are several types of China student visa covering whatever kind of student you are so that you will need to be sure you apply for the right one according to study duration. Mainly, student visa divided in two categories: the X and the F, so you have the option to choose a correct type of visa depending on your supposed and expected length of stay in China to study.

X Visa to China

X visa known as Student visa, the best option for those students who are set to study in the country for more than six months. Anyone who is studying in China with x visa, are not allowed to work ‘without permission’. The time duration of Chinese visa is 30 days to a maximum of 12 months.

F Visa to China

F visa is categorized as a business visa, perfect for short-term internships or studies. F Chinese visa divided into four formats so you can select right one according to needs. These four formats are: Single Entry Visa, Double Entry Visa, Six Months Multiple Entry Visa and One Year Multiple Entry Business Visa.

Student China Visa Eligibility

Any student, who wishes to visit to China, must prove his eligibility. Students must meet all important requirements in terms of personal, financial and academic substances to be granted a secure visa to China. The eligibility requirements that you can expect to face when applying a student Chinese visa are written below:

Proof of enrollment from a qualifying institution

Receipt of payment for your classes

Proof of ability to financially cover living expenses

Physical examination certificate to prove your good health

Paperwork Needed For Student Visa to China

China’s embassy offers a very simple and easy visa process. When applying for a China student visa through an agent, you must provide the following documentation:

Valid passport with at least one remaining blank page

A 2×2 photograph

Completely fill-out Visa application form

Approved Foreign Student Visa Application Form

Proof of payment for the visa application

Receipt a proof of fee payment

Medical Certificate

If you want to get a secure student China visa, then hire an experienced immigration agency. It can help in whole visa process so that you have the best chance of being granted entry. To learn more about Chinese visa, visit on –



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