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Fingerprints will be Collected for Visa Applicants from February 2nd 2021

2021-01-26 00:58

    According to relevant Chinese laws and regulations, and with reference to international practice and experience, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of North Macedonia will collect the ten fingerprints of all Chinese visa applicants from February 2nd 2021.

    Please be noted that fingerprints are not required for:

    1. Applicants under the age of 14 or over 70;

    2. Applicants who are eigible for application of diplomatic, service and courtesy visas of China;

    3. Applicants who have applied for Chinese visas to the Chinese Embassy in North Macedonia with the same passports and have had fingerprints collected within 5 years;

    4. Applicants who suffer from ten fingers mutilation or whose fingerprints cannot be collected.

    All applicants should have their fingerprints collected in person at the Chinese Embassy visa office. Applicants shall bear all consequences including denial of entry for forged fingerprints or using other people’s fingerprints for visa application.

    Applicants are required to log on China Online Visa Application (COVA) (http://cova.cs.mfa.gov.cn) and fill in the visa application form online. After completing the form online, the applicants may enter the visa appointment interface by clicking the button of “Start to book appointment”, or afterwards log on Appointment for Visa Application Submission (AVAS) (http://avas.cs.mfa.gov.cn), enter their contact information and Application ID to make an appointment for visa application. Applicants are required to submit passports and other required documents to the Chinese Embassy with the printed complete application form and signed Confirmation of Online Visa Application as per scheduled appointment.

    Applicants for diplomatic or official visa do not need online appointment. However, they are required to fill in and print the complete online application form pursuant to the above-mentioned requirements and directly submit the application to the Chinese Embassy visa office.

    In order to aviod invalid application due to unqualified documents, applicants can send documents required for visa application to consulate_mkd@mfa.gov.cn one week before online visa appointment. the Embassy will review the materials and inform the applicants via telephone or email whether they can apply or not.

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