11 December 2015

Express China visa privileges for UnionPay cardholders in Singapore

UnionPay International (UPI), a subsidiary of China UnionPay, and Chinese Visa Application Service Centre have introduced exclusive VIP services for UnionPay cardholders in Singapore who wish to apply for a Chinese visa. The express visa application service provides UnionPay cardholders (UnionPay card starting with 62), a dedicated VIP counter with an expedited queue when applying for Chinese visas.

UnionPay is the sole international card brand providing fast track Chinese visa application services at Chinese embassies, consulates and participating visa processing centres. Besides Singapore, there are Chinese visa application service centres in five Australian cities - Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Perth that provide similar VIP services to UnionPay cardholders. With the increase in cross border exchanges and to better serve the needs of UnionPay Cardholders, there are plans to expand this exclusive services to other Asian markets in the near future.

In Singapore, UnionPay cards are issued by Bank of China (BOC), Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) and United Overseas Bank (UOB).

The number of UnionPay cards issued outside of China has grown to over 50 million, across more than 40 countries and regions. In Singapore, UnionPay cards are accepted at almost all ATMs and at over 70% of merchants.