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Ten Year Visas - What's Up With That, Both Ways

So last month Obama and Xi worked out some sweet deals during APEC, including a ten-year visa for Americans and Chinese. Many of us were wondering how the hell this would actually work out, but now a ...
Last updated: 2015-11-09
So last month Obama and Xi worked out some sweet deals during APEC, including a ten-year visa for Americans and Chinese. Many of us were wondering how the hell this would actually work out, but now a few friends have actually received these visas. They're real. Here's what we know…

First off, this only works for Americans and Chinese. Sorry, everyone else. Americans coming to China can now get ten-year tourist (L), business (M), or family visit (Q2 and S2) visas, or five-year study visas (X1). Working on any of these visas is illegal. A friend went to the Chinese consulate in Los Angeles last month to get a new tourist visa. They hadn't updated the forms yet, as of two weeks ago, so in the part that asks which visa you're applying for, he just checked "other" and wrote in "ten year multiple entry tourist visa."

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