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December 2019

Stricter visa requirements planned for China

As of 16 December 2019 a new requirement shall apply to applicants according to which the Chinese Visa Application Service Center must also capture fingerprints for visa applications on behalf of Chinese embassies and consulates in Germany. China justifies the intended changes with the "principle of reciprocity". Further details are not yet available, but more time for visa processing and the personal appointment to submit the fingerprint should be scheduled.

For Austria, the new requirement shall come into force on 9 December 2019.

For further information, exceptions and updates, please refer to the latest news and the corresponding pages on the internet.
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