From 1st April 2008, The Entry and Exit Administration Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security update the visa policy again. According to that, now the Authority will not accept of changing the visa type from L visa to F visa or F visa to L visa. Only allow L visa to L visa or F visa to F visa extension.
From 6th Mar 2008, due to the Olympic games, The Entry and Exit Administration Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security tight the visa policy special for F visa applicaitons. According to that, now the paperwork you have to prepare are more complicate than before, we have already updated our services quotation and paperwork list for F visa applications. – Check the updated paperwork and price >>
Our housemate has just returned from Hong Kong with a 30-day L visa hoping to get it changed into an F visa here, and needless to say, she is devastated.
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