Notice of Fingerprints Collection from Chinese Visa Applicants

    According to relevant Chinese laws and regulations, and with reference to international practice and experience, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Kingdom of Norway will, starting from 22 October 2018, collect all ten fingerprints of all applicants applying for Chinese visa, excluding those mentioned as below:
    1. Applicants who are under 14 or over 70 years of age;
    2. Applicants who lost all ten fingers or whose all ten fingerprints cannot be collected.
    3. Applicants exempted from fingerprints collection according to bilateral reciprocal arrangement;
    Applicants' fingerprints will be stored for five years. Applicants who have completed fingerprints collection and applied for Chinese visas within 5 years at the Embassy with the same passport will not have to get their fingerprints collected again.
    Applicants shall bear all the legal consequences including denial of entry for forged fingerprints or using other people's fingerprints for visa application.
    The Embassy would like to remind all visa applicants to complete the COVA form ( and make appointments ( online first, print out the completed COVA form together with the confirmation page and sign them. Along with other required documents, the COVA form and the confirmation page should be submitted to the Consular Section of the Embassy for visa applications on the exact appointment date.

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