IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? The Chinese Embassy in Copenhagen has introduced a pilot program requiring that some visa applicants attend an in-person interview as part of the application process.
What does the change mean? About 10 to 20 percent of applicants will be selected randomly for interviews during the trial period. The pilot program will continue for a short time and could lead to a permanent requirement later.
BAL Analysis: The change follows similar requirements recently introduced by Chinese embassies in other locations, including interviews for Z work visa applicants in London and mandatory biometrics appointments in Sweden.
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