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Important Notice on Fingerprints Collection of Visa Application
2019-11-21

From 10 December 2019, the Chinese Embassy in Belgium will entrust China Visa Application Service Center to collect the 10 fingerprints information of all visa applicants.

The following personnel can be exempted from collecting the 10 fingerprints information:

(1) applicants under the age of 14 or over the age of 70;

(2) applicants holding diplomatic passports;

(3)members of delegations at or above the Deputy ministerial level(included) invited by the central government of China;

(4)service passport holders, accredited to diplomatic or consular missions in China;

(5)applicants who have registered fingerprints with the same passport are exempted for 5 years from new fingerprints, provided that they can justify obtaining a biometric visa previously on the same passport.In case you do not have the possibility to justify the presence of a biometric visa on your passport, the exemption of taking the impression is also possible, if your previous collection of fingerprints is registered at the same visa center;

(6) the ten fingers are all incomplete or the fingerprints of ten fingers cannot be retained.

Please note that the applicants must retain the fingerprint in person. If someone else pretends to retain the fingerprint, the applicants may be refused to enter China, and all consequences arising therefrom shall be borne by the applicants.

                             Embassy of China in Belgium

                                     2019.11.21

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