A series of arrangements have been put into place to facilitate the entry and exit of personnel from countries and regions participating in the Belt and Road Initiative, the National Immigration Administration announced Sunday.
Belt and Road channels are set up at 12 airport border check stations, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, as well as six land border check sites that include Manzhouli and Horgos, to facilitate the entry and exit of both Chinese and foreign personnel and vehicles that are involved in projects and cooperation for the Belt and Road or attend Belt and Road related conferences and activities, Qu Yunhai, deputy head of the administration, told a press conference.
Special services are available for personnel involved in the construction of the Belt and Road to apply for certificates urgently, outside normal working hours or collectively, according to the administration.
Foreign citizens invited to China to participate in important Belt and Road activities, conferences and projects are qualified to apply for port visas on arrival with credentials issued by Chinese authorities.
Wait time of visa extension for those foreign citizens, their spouses and underage children will be shortened from 15 days to five days, according to the administration.
These measures will facilitate cooperation under the framework of Belt and Road Initiative, said Qu, noting that the administration will optimize related policies and ensure implementation.