Bangladesh and China's Home Ministers level meeting at Secretariat in Dhaka on October 26, 2018
DHAKA: Bangladeshi nationals now onward can avail visa on arrival at Chinese ports, says an official of the Chinese Embassy in Dhaka on November 22.
For tourism purpose, Bangladeshi tourists need to be organised to visit China as tourists by a Chinese travel agency.
For business purpose, repair work or other urgent needs as stated, there has to be an invitation from the Chinese party.
Spokesman of the Chinese embassy, Chen Wei, said the port visa system is available to foreigners, including Bangladeshi nationals.
The duration of the stay for ‘port visa’ shall not be more that 30 days, said Chen Wei, spokesman and political counsellor of Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh, while expounding on the port visa system.
According to the Exit and Entry Administration Law of the People’s Republic of China, China's port visa system does not impose restrictions on specific countries, but only makes requirements for entry purposes.
The port entry can be availed for urgent humanitarian cause, business, repair work, tourism or other urgent needs, or who are organised to visit China as tourists by Chinese travel agencies, may apply for port visas with the visa-issuing authorities entrusted by the Ministry of Public Security at the ports which are approved to issue port visas by the State Council.
Earlier on October 26, the Chinese offer of easing visa was discussed at a bilateral meeting between Chinese Minister and Party Committee Secretary of the Ministry of Public Security Zhao Kezhi and home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan at the latter’s secretariat office.