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Fingerprints mandatory for China visa applicants

The Chinese Embassy, consulates and Chinese visa application service centres in Thailand will collect 10 fingerprints of all visa applicants starting from January 11, 2021.

In accordance with Chinese laws and regulations and international common practices, all visa applicants are required to submit the application documents and have their fingerprints collected in person at the time of their appointment after filling in the online electronic application forms and booking the appointment at, the embassy said.

Fingerprints collection is not required for:

▪︎ Children under 14 years and adults over 70 years;

▪︎ Diplomatic passport holders and diplomatic, official and courtesy visa applicants.

▪︎ Applicants holding the same passports whose fingerprints have been collected at the same Chinese Embassy, consulates or the visa application service centres within five years.

All applicants should have their fingerprints collected in person at the embassy, consulates or visa centres. Visitors to China whose fingerprints do not match may be denied entry, the embassy said.

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Published : December 25, 2020

By : The Nation