Lonely Planet Writer

China and Canada issue visas valid for ten years

Chinese visa.
Chinese visa. Image by Heidi Strean / CC BY 2.0

China and Canada have begun issuing reciprocal ten year visas. The two countries agreed on a deal that would allow tourists and business travellers to obtain visas with up to ten years of validity. Student visas will be issued with visa validity of up to five years. The deal is similar to the one agreed between the US and China in November 2014. Read more: english.cri.cn