China to Restrict F Visas for 60th Anniversary
The preparations for a large national celebration of the October 1, 1949 founding are already underway and should Beijing elect to tighten security prior to the event, visa restrictions similar to the ones employed during the months before the Beijing Olympics may be enforced.
A six month F visa with a maximum of two entries with multi-entries or one year F visa is no longer possible, according to the travel agency, Meishing Consultancy Services. Moreover, six month visas will only be made valid until September.
It is then advised that visitors to China apply for an L or F visa good for 30 days instead then reapply for the longer F visa when the ceremony is over.