Instructions on Application for J2 (Short-term Journalist) Visa for Foreigners

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Foreign journalists who make short trips to China on reporting tasks.


1. Valid passport or other international travel documents.

2. VISA / STAY PERMIT / RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATION FORM with a recent 2-inch white background, bareheaded, and front-faced color photo.

3. Valid accommodation registration in Beijing.

4. An official certification letter that expresses consent on their visa application issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Hong Kong and Macao Office the State Council.


The application shall be completed in 7 working days upon the submission of complete application materials.

Time and Place of Acceptance

Exit  and Entry Administration Service Center of Beijing Municipal Public  Security Bureau: 9:00-17:00 from Monday to Saturday (Except statutory  holidays)


1. The applicants should go to the exit-entry administration of the public security organs to handle all the matters in person.

2. The decision made by the exit-entry administration of the public security organs on rejecting the applications for extension, renewal or reissuance of ordinary visa or on not issuing foreigners’ stay or residence permits or on not extending the duration of residence shall be final.

3. The original application materials shall be submitted for verification and processing.

4. Relevant materials in foreign languages shall be translated into Chinese.

5. Persons who have not canceled their Chinese household registration and resident identity cards shall apply after cancellation.

Hotline for Information and Supervision: +86-10-12367

WeChat Official Account of Exit-Entry Administration Department of Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau: Beijing Gong'an Churujing

Related website:→Online Services→Foreigners→Visa/Stay or Residence Permit Application.