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Application Forms MUST Be Filled Out Truthfully,Completely And Accurately


Apr. 25, 2004


         Relevant application form is required when applying for passport, visa, notarization or authentication. This form is for the applicant to declare certain information and state relevant request. It is one of the important bases on which Consuls will decide the application can be processed and how it is to be processed. Applicants have the responsibility to fill out the application forms truthfully, completely, and accurately.

        We found out in our practice that some application forms were illegible, some are outdated ones issued several years ago, some items in the forms were left blank without any reason, some items were inaccurate or untruthful, and some were not signed or not signed by the applicant him or herself. All these problems resulted in the delay of submission or caused delay or errors in the processing. Applicants are then reminded to:

        1. Always use the updated applications forms. Most of the updated forms can be downloaded from our website or be picked up for free at the Passport and Visa Office. Please be noticed that any old forms other than the standard ones will be refused as of May 3, 2005.

        2. Fill out the form truthfully. Applicants should hold full responsibilities for all the information filled out on application forms.

        3. Fill out the form completely. All items of the forms should be filled out. If nothing to declare, "N/A" should be filled in. Please do not leave any item blank without any reason.

        4. Fill out the form accurately. Applicants are recommended to use e-Forms by computers. If you do not have computer, you should fill in clearly, better in capital letters.

        5. Sign the form by applicant him or herself. Only forms of underage applicants can be signed by lawful guardian.

        Application forms should be the original signed by the applicant. The filled out form will not be accepted if it is photocopied or faxed.


                                                                                                                                                     Passport and Visa Office

                                                                                                                               Consulate General of the P.R. China in New York

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