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Z-visa Letter of Invitation Now “Visa Notification”

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Z-visa Letter of Invitation Now “Visa Notification”

A slight change in nomenclature has been causing some confusion for new Z-visa applicants.

The former Letter of Invitation is now apparently being referred to as the “Official Invitation Notice,” “Visa Notification,” or “Visa Issuance Notice Letter/Form” depending on which visa proxy service or Chinese consulate website you happen to check. There is absolutely no difference between these documents: They are all one and the same.

The Chinese embassy or consulate needs to see the original letter of invitation (visa notification) but does not retain it: It will be returned to you after the Z-visa is issued.


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# RE: Z-visa Letter of Invitation Now “Visa Notification”GaoHan 2010-02-19 06:06
Are you sure? As far as I know, in Holland to get a Chinese z-visa you need BOTH an invitation letter AND a notification form…

Gao Han
 
 
# RE: RE: Z-visa Letter of Invitation Now “Visa Notification”Dr. Greg 2010-02-19 06:06
We are about as sure of this as one can be of anything pertaining to China.

When we checked a sample of the “Visa Notification Form,” posted on one visa proxy service, it was identical to what has been referred to as the “Letter of Invitation.” Letter of Invitation, Official Invitation Notice, Visa Notification, and Visa Issuance Notice Letter/Form all appear to be current synonyms in use for the same document depending on which visa proxy service or Chinese embassy/consulate website you check.
 

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