Hu believes that students have their own basic understanding of passports and visas. You often mention passports and visas together, but do you know the essential difference between them? Let the editor explain the difference in detail.
What is the passport?
To put it simply, a passport is an international identity card to prove which country you are a citizen. The issuing authority of the passport is the public security organ of China or the authorized unit such as the embassy stationed abroad. Passports can only be used for personal, business and diplomatic purposes. The passport is valid for 10 years. Within this 10 years, you can apply for a visa to any country (which has established diplomatic relations with China). When we need to renew or reissue a new passport, we need to contact the local passport issuing authority to apply without submitting other supporting materials.
After knowing the passports, we should all think: what are the functions of passports.
The role of passports
1) Enter or leave the country.
2) Proof of nationality of the Licensee.
3) Identification of the holder.
4) The necessary basis for the holder to apply for visa in the country of destination.
I believe you all know a simple truth, that is, if we want to go abroad, we must have passports and apply for visas through passports.
What is a visa? A visa is a document that allows you to stay in a country. Visa is issued by the Embassy of a certain country in China and returned by a certain country, but generally speaking, the issuing agencies are all foreign. Visa is divided into tourism, business investigation, family visit, work, etc. The period of validity varies according to the type of visa. Visas are usually attached to passports. There are also separate visa papers or cards. But this "other paper visa" also needs to be used with the passport!
Visa content mainly includes visa type, visa number, number of valid times, validity period and stay period, issuing authority and signer, and issuing date. Generally speaking, the term of validity of visa refers to the period during which the holder is allowed to enter the country.
Ways of visa application: 1) I apply to the foreign embassies and consulates in China; 2) I entrust the visa agency of China Travel Agency to apply to the foreign embassies and consulates in China; 3) my relatives and friends abroad. Note: we apply for tourist visas in the second way. General procedures for applying for a foreign visa: 1) submit a valid Chinese passport. 2) Provide necessary supporting materials. 3) Fill in the application form for a foreign visa, and pay your photo at the same time. It must be the same as the photo on your passport. 4) To meet with the officials of the former embassy or consulate in China 5) the embassy or consulate shall submit the completed visa application forms and necessary supporting materials to the domestic competent department for examination and approval; after the competent department in the country of destination conducts necessary examination, it shall notify the embassy or consulate in China of the examination and approval opinions. If the applicant intends to remain in the country after the expiry of the visa, he / she should renew the visa before the expiry of the visa.