Increasing number of countries going digital when reviewing documents
An increasing number of countries have tapped into the convenience of e-visas to at
tract more tourists from China, the world’s largest source of outbound tourists.
According to tourism insiders, the Japanese embassy in Beijing sa
id on Thursday during a meeting with local travel agencies that it will launch e-visa serv
ices on May 1, allowing applicants to submit their materials online instead of sending paper documents.
“The embassy said that e-visa services may be available in consulates in other Chinese cities next year,” said H
an Zhisu, co-founder and CEO of 666visa.cn, a dome
stic platform where visa applicants can submit materials.Chen Zeyong, CEO of online visa service tigerwing.cn, said the
Japanese government issued 7 million visa stickers for Chinese nationals last year.