China Simplifies Requirements for R Visa for High Skilled Talent

As of January 1, 2018, China’s R Visa will be issued to qualified applicants, granting multiple-entries for a period of up to 180 days. The R Visa will be valid in increments of 5 or 10 years and includes the right for dependent spouses and children to join. The R Visa is intended for highly skilled professionals in science, technology, or high-level positions whose skills can be shown as unique or “urgently required” in China. Once implemented, applications will now be filed online, and processing times will be reduced to five working days.