MATTA president Nigel Wong

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) commends decisions by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and the Visa Centre of China (Kuala Lumpur) in addressing the challenges in the visa application process for Malaysians wishing to travel to China.

MATTA and several other associations met with the Embassy and the Visa Centre on Friday 8 September 2023 to address some of these key challenges.

As a result, effective Sept 11, 2023, the Visa Centre will no longer limit the number of submissions for pre-checks for visa application documents.

Applicants are encouraged to meticulously review their applications and submit them during the designated pre-check submission times. The collection of pre-checked documents will be scheduled for at least the 3rd or 4th working day after submission.

These measures are designed to facilitate a more efficient and organized visa application process eliminating the need for applicants to queue overnight.

Nigel Wong, President of MATTA, expressed his appreciation and gratitude to the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Minister Counselor Ma Cuihong and the Visa Centre of China, for their prompt actions in resolving these urgent matters to facilitate travel to China.

“China has always been one of our key tourism partners and we look forward to stronger ties between both our countries,” he added in a press statement.