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Asked by Lorenzo from Taiwan | Jun. 28, 2011 12:49
About:China Embassy in Japan

Keep passport during Chinese visa application process in Tokyo

Hi, I am planning to visit China soon and need a visa as European citizen living in Japan. Can I apply at the Chinese embassy in Tokyo and keep my passport while the visa is issued, since I am to travel abroad in the meantime? Thank you

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Answered by Mr.JOHNNASH from United States | Jun. 28, 2011 21:11
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The passport has to be left at the embassy in Tokyo when the visa application is processed because China visa has to be affixed to the original passport. It takes 4 working days for processing for regular service, for example, you submit visa application on Monday, you pick it up on Thursday; you submit visa application on Friday, you pick it up on next Wednesday. The rush service of 2 working days processing is available in the embassy, you can apply this service if you need passport urgently.
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