New visa for foreign relatives
Updated: 2013-07-22 15:12
By ZHAO YINAN (chinadaily.com.cn)
Foreigners working in China will find it easier to bring members of their extended family, under a regulation released on Monday.
The regulation, released by the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council, states that China will grant a new type of visa, the S visa, for the family members of foreign professionals.
Parents and parents-in-law will be qualified to apply for the S visa, which stands for “relative” in Chinese, once the regulation goes into effect in September. The visa will permit a stay of more than six months.
An S2 visa will grant short-term residency to family members.