January 18, 2013

From February 9-15, 2013, The Chinese Government will observe the annual Spring Festival celebrating the Lunar New Year. Processing of work and residence permits in China and visa applications processed by Chinese consular posts worldwide may experience a brief delay of a few days during this holiday week. It is anticipated that government offices in China will resume processing applications beginning February 16th.

Applications for travel visas or to commence assignments in China in mid-February should be lodged as soon as possible.

Caveat Lector | Warning to Reader

This is provided as informational only and does not substitute for actual legal advice based on the specific circumstances of a matter. Readers are reminded that Immigration laws are fluid and can change a moment’s notice without any warning. Please reach out to your local Pro-Link GLOBAL specialist should you require any additional clarification. This alert was prepared by Glenn Faulk, Senior Manager, Knowledge Management and Pro-Link GLOBAL’s China office to provide you this update.