CHINA – Visa Free Agreement with Singapore and Thailand

March 11, 2024

China has concluded an agreement with Singapore allowing their citizens holding ordinary passports to be exempted from applying for a visa prior to entry for purposes of tourism, business or family visits. This agreement took effect on 9 February 2024, which grants citizens of both countries a stay of 30 days.  

On 28 January 2024, Thailand and China bilaterally agreed on a ‘Free Permanent Visa for 30 days’ policy. This agreement took effect from 1 March 2024, which exempts visa stamping requirements for their citizens holding ordinary and semi-official passport holders traveling into each other’s jurisdictions.  

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