Foreigners working in China will find it easier to bring members of their
extended family, under a regulation released on Monday.
The regulation, released by the Legislative Affairs Office of the State
Council, states that China will grant a new type of visa, the S visa, for the
family members of foreign professionals.
Parents and parents-in-law will be qualified to apply for the S visa, which
stands for “relative” in Chinese, once the regulation goes into effect in
September. The visa will permit a stay of more than six months.
An S2 visa will grant short-term residency to family members.