Turkish citizens will now be able to apply for Chinese visas online, Ankara’s ambassador to Beijing stated on Jan. 3.
“Chinese visa applications for citizens of Turkey have been changed to an appointment system via the internet as of Jan. 1.
The obligation to obtain an invitation from the Chinese authorities for business and commercial trips will be removed,” Abdulkadir Emin Önen said in a statement.
He said the change came as a result of several months of negotiations with the Chinese authorities on easing visa restrictions for Turkish citizens.
Önen welcomed the change and said more “positive steps” are expected in the future.
“We are also aiming for visa-free travel between both countries,” he added.