China, UAE ink MoU on mutual visa exemption

Published on : Saturday, January 9, 2016

China, UAEGiving a boost to joint co-operation in the future, UAE and China exchanged notes on mutual visa exemption for holders of special and service passports.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced yesterday that holders of special and service passports, issued by the UAE, will be exempted from visa requirements, to enter the People’s Republic of China, as of Jan 11, 2016,


The visa waiver followed an amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), on mutual visa exemption, for holders of diplomatic passports, issued by the UAE and China, which was signed on Jan 17, 2012.


Ahmed Saeed Al Dhaheri, Assistant Under-Secretary for Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, announced the visa waiver, after the ministries of foreign affairs in the UAE and China, exchanged diplomatic notes, regarding mutual visa exemption for holders of special and service passports issued by the UAE and service and public affairs passports, issued by China.


Accordingly, holders of UAE diplomatic, special and service passports, can enter China without the need for pre-entry visa as of Jan 11, 2016, and stay in Chinese territories for up to 30 days.

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