List of Visa Exemption between China and Foreign Countries

2021-04-22 14:55:01 admin source: share:

(Updated till May 2, 2020)

 

Up till now, the People's Republic of China has signed visa exemption agreements with the following countries.

 

No.

Country of agreement

Types of certificate for visa exemption

Commencement date

Note


Albania

Diplomat, service passport

1956.08.25
August 25, 1956



Algeria

Diplomat, service passport

2019.03.13
March 13, 2019



Afghanistan

Diplomat passport

2015.07.16
July 16, 2015



Argentina

Diplomat, service passport for the Chinese side; diplomat and official passport for the Argentine side

1993.08.14
August 14, 1993



United Arab Emirates

Diplomat passport

2012.03.21
March 21, 2012


Service passport, passport for public affairs

2016.01.11
January 11, 2016


Ordinary passport

2018.01.16
January 16, 2018



Oman

Diplomat, service passport for the Chinese side; diplomat and service and special passport for the Omani side

2010.04.16
April 16, 2010



Azerbaijan

Diplomat, service passport, passport for public affairs

1994.02.10
February 10, 1994


Group tourism

1994.05.01
May 1, 1994


 


Ireland

Diplomatic passports holders, holders of service passports or passports for public affairs of China accompanying a Minister or above for the purpose of an official visit ;diplomatic passports holders, official passports holders of Ireland accompanying a Minister or above on the purpose of an official visit

2015.09.23
September 23, 2015


EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017



Egypt

Diplomatic, service passports of China; diplomatic, special passports of Egypt

2007.01.27
January 27, 2007



Ethiopia

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs

2015.12.07
December 7, 2015



Estonia

Diplomatic passports, EU laissez-passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Angola

Diplomatic, service passports

2015.04.11
April 11, 2015



Austria

Diplomatic passports, EU laissez-passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Barbados

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, official passports of Barbados

2014.08.02
August 2, 2014


Ordinary passports

2017.06.01
June 1, 2017



Papua New Guinea

Diplomatic, service passports and passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, service passports of Papua New Guinea

2019.05.02
May 2, 2019



Bahamas

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public   affairs and ordinary passports of China; diplomatic, official and ordinary passports of the Bahamas

2014.02.12
February 12, 2014



Pakistan

Diplomatic, service passports of China; diplomatic, official passports of Pakistan

1987.08.16
August 16, 1987


Passports for public affairs

1988.04.30
April 30, 1988



Bahrain

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public   affairs of China; diplomatic, special passports of Bahrain

2018.10.25
October 25, 2018



Panama

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, service passports of Panama

2017.10.28
October 28, 2017



Brazil

Diplomatic, service passports of China; diplomatic, official passports of Brazil

2004.08.10
August 10, 2004



Belarus

Diplomatic, service passports; ordinary passports or international travel documents (when traveling in tour groups organized by authorized travel agencies of both countries)

1993.03.01
March 1, 1993


Ordinary passports

2018.8.10
August 10, 2018



Bulgaria

Diplomatic, service passports

2012.04.04
April 4, 2012


EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Benin

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, service passports and ordinary passports with public affairs certificate attached of Benin

1993.11.06
November 6, 1993



Belgium

Diplomatic passports, EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Peru

Diplomatic, service passports of China; diplomatic, special passports of Peru

2004.05.12
May 12, 2004



Iceland

Diplomatic passports

2017.06.01
June 1, 2017



博茨瓦纳
Botswana

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, service and official passports of Botswana                                                                                                                                                                                                           

2018.12.22
December 22, 2018



Bosnia and Herzegovina

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, service passports                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of Bosnia and Herzegovina

1980.01.09
January 9, 1980

*1

2017.10.04
October 4, 2017


Ordinary passports

2018.05.29
May 29, 2018



Poland

Diplomatic, service passports, seafarer’s passports, crew member certificates

1992.07.27
July 27, 1992


EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Bolivia

Diplomatic, service passports of China; diplomatic, official passports of Bolivia

1987.11.15
November 15, 1987


Passports for public affairs

2008.01.18
January 18, 2008



Burkina Faso

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, service passports                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of Burkina Faso

2018.11.18
November 18, 2018



Burundi

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs

2014.11.25
November 25, 2014



D.P.R. Korea

Diplomatic, service passports

1956.10.01
October 1, 1956


Passports for public affairs of China; collective passports for public affairs of D.P.R. Korea

1965.01.01
January 1, 1965



Equatorial Guinea

Diplomatic, service passports of China; diplomatic, official passports of Equatorial Guinea

2006.01.01
January 1, 2006


Passports for public affairs of China; special service passports of Equatorial Guinea

2017.08.06
August 6, 2017



Denmark

Diplomatic passports, EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Germany

Diplomatic passports, EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


East Timor

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs

2015.06.24
June 24, 2015



Togo

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs

2015.05.07
May 7, 2015



Dominica

Diplomatic, service passports and passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, official passports of Dominica

2014.03.29
March 29, 2014



Ecuador

Diplomatic, service passports of China; diplomatic, official passports for Ecuador

1987.07.11
July 11, 1987


Passports for public affairs of China; special passports of Ecuador

1988.12.25
December 25, 1988

Ordinary passports

2016.08.18
August 18, 2016


Eritrea

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs

2015.04.15
April 15, 2015



Russia

International travel documents (when traveling in tour groups organized by authorized travel agencies of both countries)

2000.12.01
December 1, 2000


Diplomatic and service passports; trainmen/aircrew/ seafarers (travelling with seafarers passports) onboard for public affairs

2014.04.26
April 26, 2014



France

Diplomatic passports, EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Fiji

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs, ordinary passport

2015.03.14
March 14, 2015



Philippines

Diplomatic, service passports of China (for temporary visits only);diplomatic, official passports of the Philippines (for temporary visits only)

2005.02.28
February 28, 2005



Finland

Diplomatic passports, EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Cape Verde

Diplomatic, service passports

2015.07.11
July 11, 2015



Gambia

Diplomatic, service passports and passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, official passports of Gambia

2018.06.10
June 10, 2018



Republic of the Congo

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs

2014.08.07
August 7, 2014



Grenada

Diplomatic, service passports of China; diplomatic, official passports of Grenada

2010.01.17
January 17, 2010


Passports for public affairs, ordinary passports

2015.06.10
June 10, 2015



Columbia

Diplomatic passports

1987.11.14
November 14, 1987


Service passports of China; official passports of Columbia

1991.11.14
November 14, 1991



Costa Rica

Diplomatic, service passports

2008.01.15
January 15, 2008



Georgia

Diplomatic, service passports and passports for public affairs; ordinary passports/international travel documents ( when traveling in tour groups organized by authorized travel agencies of both countries)

1994.02.03
February 3, 1994



Cuba

Diplomatic, service passports and passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, service and official passports of Cuba

1988.12.23
December 23, 1988



Guyana

Diplomatic, service passports and passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, official passports of Guyana

1998.08.19
August 19, 1998



South Korea

Diplomatic passports

2013.08.10
August 10, 2013


Service passports of China; official passports of South Korea

2014.12.25
December 25, 2014



Kazakhstan

Diplomatic, service passports

1994.02.01
February 1, 1994



The Netherlands

Diplomatic passports, EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Republic of Montenegro

Diplomatic, service passports

2013.03.01
March 1, 2013



Ghana

Diplomatic, service passports

2017.03.28
March 28, 2017



Gabon

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs

2016.02.05
February 5, 2016



Djibouti

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs

2014.12.04
December 4, 2014



Kyrgyzstan

Diplomatic, service passports

2003.06.14
June 14, 2003



Guinea

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs

2017.09.16
September 16, 2017



Cambodia

Diplomatic, service passports

2006.09.14
September 14, 2006



Czech Republic

Diplomatic passports, EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Zimbabwe

Diplomatic, service passports

2014.11.12
November 12, 2014



Cameroon

Diplomatic, service passports

2017.08.12
August 12, 2017



Qatar

Diplomatic, service, passports for public affairs and ordinary passports of China; diplomatic, service, special and ordinary passports of Qatar

2018.12.21
December 21, 2018



Croatia

Diplomatic, service passports of China; diplomatic, official passports of Croatia

1995.04.09
April 9, 1995


EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Comorin

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs

2016.02.26
February 26, 2016



Ivory Coast

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs

2015.12.19
December 19, 2015



Kuwait

Diplomatic, service passports and passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, special passports of Kuwait

2014.10.17
October 17, 2014



Kenya

Diplomatic, service passports of China; diplomatic, official passports of Kenya

2014.08.17
August 17, 2014



Latvia

Diplomatic passports, EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Lesotho

Diplomatic, service passports of China; diplomatic, official passports of Lesotho

2016.08.24
August 24, 2016



Laos

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, service passports and ordinary passports with effective visas for public affairs of Laos

1989.11.06
November 6, 1989



Liberia

Diplomatic passports

2016.02.10
February 10, 2016



Lithuania

Diplomatic, service passport, seafarers passports (only when entering the contracting country onboard a ship)

1992.09.14
September 14, 1992


EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Luxembourg

Diplomatic passports, EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Rwanda

Diplomatic, service passports and passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, service passports of Rwanda

2018.12.23
December 23, 2018



Romania

Diplomatic, service passports

1981.09.16
September 16, 1981


EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Maldives

Diplomatic, service passports

1984.11.27
November 27, 1984



Malta

Diplomatic, service passports

2008.03.06
March 6, 2008


EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Mali

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs

2015.05.09
May 9, 2015



Malaysia

Diplomatic, service passports of China; diplomatic, official passports of Malaysia

2011.05.18
May 18, 2011



Macedonia

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, service passports and ordinary passports marked with For Public Affairs” of Macedonia

1994.07.19
July 19, 1994



Mauritius

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs and ordinary passports

2013.10.31
October 31, 2013



Mauritania

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, service passports of Mauritania

2017.05.15
May 15, 2017



Mongolia

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs

1989.04.30
April 30, 1989



Bangladesh

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, official passports and ordinary passports marked with For Government Affairs” or Free of Charge of Bangladesh

1989.12.18
December 18, 1989




Myanmar

Diplomatic, service passports of China; diplomatic, official passports for Myanmar

1998.03.05
March 5, 1998



Moldova

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, service passports and ordinary passports marked with For Public Affairs” of Moldova; ordinary passports/international travel documents (when traveling in tour groups organized by authorized travel agencies of both countries)

1993.01.01
January 1, 1993



Morocco

Diplomatic, service passports

2014.03.06
March 6, 2014


Passports for public affairs of China, special passports of Morocco

2016.06.09
June 9, 2016



Mozambique

Diplomatic, service passports

2016.05.14
May 14, 2016



Mexico

Diplomatic, service passports of China; diplomatic, official passports of Mexico

1998.01.01
January 1, 1998



South Africa

Diplomatic passports

2010.11.27
November 27, 2010


Service passports

2016.03.01
March 1, 2016



South Sudan

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, special passports of South Sudan

2019.03.28
March 28, 2019



Nepal

Diplomatic, service passports of China; diplomatic, official passports of Nepal

2006.10.16
October 16, 2006



The Niger

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, service passports of Niger

2018.12.15
December 15, 2018



Nigeria

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs

2014.02.01
February 1, 2014



Norway

Diplomatic passports

2018.06.18
June 18, 2018



Portugal

Diplomatic passports, EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Sweden

Diplomatic passports, EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Switzerland

Diplomatic passports

2016.01.29
January 29, 2016



Samoa

Diplomatic, service passports of China; diplomatic, official passports of Samoa

2011.02.18
February 18, 2011



Serbia

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, service passports and ordinary passports marked with For Public Affairs of Serbia

1980.01.09
January 9, 1980

*1

Ordinary passport

2017.01.15
January 15, 2017



Sierra Leone

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, service passports of Sierra Leone

2018.12.24
December 24, 2018



Senegal

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs

2014.05.03
May 3, 2014



Cyprus

Diplomatic, service passports

1991.10.02
October 2, 1991


EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Seychelles

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs and ordinary passport

2013.06.26
June 26, 2013



Sao Tome and Principe

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, special service passports of Sao Tome and Principe

2018.02.03
February 3, 2018



San Marino

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs

1985.07.22
July 22, 1985



Sri Lanka

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic passport, official passport of Sri Lanka

2013.04.18
April 18, 2013



Slovakia

Diplomatic, service passports of China; diplomatic passport, service, special passports of Slovakia

1956.06.01
June 1, 1956

*2

EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Slovenia

Diplomatic, service passports

1994.07.01
July 1, 1994


EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Sudan

Diplomatic, service passports of China; diplomatic, special, official passports of Sudan

1995.10.26
 October 26, 1995



Surinam

Diplomatic, service passports

2014.05.06
May 6, 2014



Tajikistan

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, service passports and ordinary passports marked with For Public Affairs of Tajikistan

1993.06.01
June 1, 1993



Thailand

Diplomatic, service passports of China; diplomatic, official passports of Thailand

2003.10.18
October 18, 2003



Tanzania

Diplomatic, service passports

2005.07.11
July 11, 2005



Tanga

Diplomatic, service passports, passport for public affairs of China; diplomatic, official passports of Tanga

2012.11.10
November 10, 2012


Ordinary passport

2016.08.19
August 19, 2016


Trinidad and Tobago

Diplomatic, service passports of China; diplomatic, official passports of Trinidad and Tobago

2006.11.23
 November 23, 2006



Tunisia

Diplomatic, service passports of China; diplomatic, special passports of Tunisia

2006.09.29
September 29, 2006



Turkey

Diplomatic, service passports, passport for public affairs of China; diplomatic, service, and special passports of Turkey

 

Passports

1989.12.24
December 24, 1989



Turkmenistan

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, service passports and ordinary passports marked with For Public Affairs of Turkmenistan; ordinary passports/international travel documents (when traveling in tour groups organized by authorized travel agencies of both countries)

1993.02.01
February 1, 1993



Vanuatu

Diplomatic, service passports of China; diplomatic, official passports of Vanuatu

2020.04.19
 April 19, 2020



Venezuela

Diplomatic, service passports, passport for public affairs

2014.01.08
January 8, 2014



Brunei

Diplomatic , service passports of China; diplomatic , official passports of Brunei

2005.06.18
June 18, 2005



Ukraine

Diplomatic, service passports, seafarer’s passports

2002.03.31
March 31, 2002



Uruguay

Diplomatic, service passports held by members of diplomatic or consular missions of China in Uruguay; diplomatic, official passports held by members of diplomatic or consular missions of Uruguay in China

1988.11.07
November 7, 1988


Diplomatic passport

1994.01.01
January 1, 1994


Diplomatic, service passports, passport for public service of China; diplomatic, service passports of Uruguay

2017.01.07
January 7, 2017



Uzbekistan

Diplomatic passport

2010.07.09
July 9, 2010



Spain

Diplomatic passport, EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Greece

Diplomatic passport, EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Singapore

Diplomatic, service passports, passport for public affairs

2011.04.17
April 17, 2011



Hungary

Diplomatic, service passports

1992.05.28
May 28, 1992


EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Jamaica

Diplomatic, service passports of China; diplomatic, official passports of Jamaica

1995.06.08
June 8, 1995



Armenia

Diplomatic, service passports, passports for public   affairs of China; diplomatic, service passports,     passports for public affairs and ordinary passports marked with For Public Affairs of Armenia

1994.08.03
August 3, 1994


Ordinary passport

2020.01.19
January 19, 2020



Italy

Diplomatic passport, EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Iran

Diplomatic, service passports

1989.07.12
July 12, 1989



Iraq

Diplomatic passport

2016.11.02
November 2, 2016



Israel

Diplomatic, service passports

2016.01.17
January 17, 2016



Indonesia

Diplomatic, service passports (for temporary visits only)

2005.11.14
November 14, 2005



The United Kingdom

Diplomatic passports holders, holders of service passports or passports for public affairs of China accompanying a Minister or above for the purpose of an official visit; diplomatic passports holders, official passports holders of the United Kingdom accompanying a Minister or above on the purpose of an official visit

2007.10.25
October 25, 2007



The United Kingdom

Diplomatic passports holders, holders of service passports or passports for public affairs of China accompanying a Minister or above for the purpose of an official visit; diplomatic passports holders, official passports holders of the United Kingdom accompanying a Minister or above on the purpose of an official visit

2007.10.25
October 25, 2007


EU Laissez-Passer

2017.01.01
January 1, 2017

*3


Jordan

Diplomatic, service passports of China; diplomatic, service, special passports of Jordan

1993.03.11
March 11, 1993



Vietnam

Diplomatic, service passports, passport for public affairs

1992.03.15
March 15, 1992



Chad

Diplomatic, service passports, passport for public affairs of China; diplomatic, service passports for Chad

2019.11.18
November 18, 2019



Chile

Diplomatic, service passports of China; diplomatic, official passports of Chile

1986.05.07
May 7, 1986


 

Tips:

*1. The agreement signed between China and the former Yugoslavia is applicable.

*2. The agreement signed between China and the former Czechoslovakia is applicable.   
*3. <AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION ON THE SHORT-STAY VISA WAIVER FOR HOLDERS OF DIPLOMATIC PASSPORTS> is applicable.


Exemption of visa requirements does not mean permission to stay and reside in the other contracting country for an indefinite period of time. According to the agreements, holders of valid specified passports are permitted to stay for less than 30 days upon entry into the other contracting country. If a passport holder intends to stay for over 30 days, he or she should go through residence formalities with the local authorities according to relevant regulations as soon as possible.

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