China to Welcome New US Visa Application Policy
Added: (Fri Feb 24 2012)
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Last January 20th, 2012, the White House unveiled new initiatives to promote the United States as a premier destination for international travelers by making its processes for moving people and goods more secure and more efficient.
In an effort to improve the US visa process for all legitimate travelers who wish to visit their great nation, the US President had announced their goals of increasing visa processing capacity in China and Brazil by 40% in the coming year. Moreover, with the new US visa application policy, the USA visa application process is now shortened to three weeks. Currently, wait times at all five visa processing posts in China are less than ten days.
Likewise, the President also announced that under the new initiative, in select circumstances, qualified foreign visitors who were interviewed and thoroughly screened in conjunction with a prior United States visa application may be able to renew their visas without undergoing another interview. Now, Chinese applicants can now renew their visas that have expired within four years without further interviews.
What’s more, the US embassy has also added 50 visa officers to its China service as part of the effort of increasing the agency's visa-processing capacity in China up to 40% this year, according to the embassy in Beijing.
According to the US Department of State, they have already adjudicated more than a million visa applications in China in the last fiscal year. In the first quarter of fiscal year 2012, the department had also already processed 50% more visas in China and Brazil as compared to the same period in 2011.
In response to these new developments, according to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman, China has been reported to have welcomed the new US policy that simplified its USA visa application process for Chinese nationals.
Liu Weimin stated that China hopes to undertake negotiation with the United States with the purpose of negotiating to further simplify the American visa application process and make personnel exchange more convenient.
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National Visas now caters to tourists applying for US visa, particularly the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization), which can allow them to travel to the US for tourism or business for up to 90 days. National Visas also provides US visa info for those wanting to travel to the US and apply for a visa.
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