Olympic Family Members Can Enter Into China Without Visa
2008/07/18

Non-Chinese Olympic Family members holding the Olympic Identity and Accreditation Cards (OIAC) and traveling with valid passports the same as indicated on the back of the cards will be allowed multiple entries into China (including Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions) from 00:01 on 8 July 2008 to 23:59 on 23 September 2008 (Beijing time) without having to apply for separate visas,but journalists need to submit to Chinese embassies or consulate-generals Equipment Declaration Form in advance.

Non-Chinese Paralympic Family members holding the Paralympic Identity and Accreditation Cards (PIAC) and traveling with valid passports the same as indicated on the back of the cards will be allowed multiple entries into China (including Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions) from 00:01 on 6 August 2008 to 23:59 on 16 October 2008 (Beijing time) without having to apply for separate visas.

For those who need to be accredited but fail to get OIACs or PIACs on time or have no time to apply for Chinese visa for certain reasons (not including journalists or media employees), they will be issued Immigration Forms for Persons Entering China for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad and the Paralympic Games by the Beijing Organizing Committee. The forms, together with valid passports, will be effective for entry into the mainland of China.

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