UAE nationals granted visa free entry to China

UAE: UAE nationals carrying regular passports have been exempted from obtaining pre-entry visas to China.

Under a new agreement streamlining visa procedures, Emirati tourists can spend up to 30 days on each visit to China, starting from 16th January 2018.

The UAE and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to exempt UAE nationals carrying regular passports from obtaining pre-entry visas, with the possibility of staying for up to 30 days on each visit, starting from 16th January 2018.

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Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ministry Undersecretary for Consular Affairs Ahmed Saeed Elham Al Dhaheri signed a memorandum of understanding in this regard with Chinese Ambassador Ni Jian.

Al Dhaheri said that from 16th January 2018,

“UAE citizens can visit China without getting a pre-entry visa and stay for up to 30 days per visit, starting the 16th of January”, said Al Dhaheri.

The UAE and China established diplomatic relations in November 1984 and the Emirati embassy first opened its doors in Beijing on the 19th March 1987.

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The Abu Dhabi authorities also opened consulates in Hong Kong on April 2000, Shanghai on 6th July 2006, and in Guangzhou on 13th June 2016.

China opened its embassy in Abu Dhabi in April 1985 and its consulate in Dubai in November 1988.

Source Credit: Gulf Daily News

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