A China visa agency in Hong Kong has just put up the following notice on its website:
We are informed by the China visa office that effective from 28 March 2008-17 Oct 2008 there will be no more multi entry (F) visas available. For those who still need visas can only apply single or double entry visas instead (Duration of each stay is 30 days). All this will last till the Olympic games finished.
Shanghaiist reader Gregory Prudhommeaux who sent us the above tip also had this to say:
“Working as a consultant, I had a client who faced this situation in Paris last Saturday, and another one this morning in Hong Kong.”
Our housemate is now in Hong Kong on a visa run (good luck Vainui!), so watch this space for an update when she returns.
Previously on Shanghaiist
China tightening F visa applications?
Photo from Heidi D