KOTA KINABALU - Sabah and Labuan residents planning to visit China can apply for their visa and passport at the Chinese Consulate General office from Monday.
China's Consul General in Sabah Chen Peijie said the services would be provided by appointment only due to the limited manpower and space in their office as well as limited Internet connection.
Individuals or group applicants are required to fill out an appointment request form online which can be found in the consulate's website http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/ce/cgkotakinabalu/eng/.
Completed forms can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 088-385 471.
Chen said successful applicants would receive confirmation of their appointment through email or fax and will be required to show their appointment slip at the Consulate General Office.
Applicants from outside Sabah and Labuan will have to apply at either the Chinese embassy in Kuala Lumpur or its Consulate in Kuching.
The Consulate General office operates Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 11.30am, except on holidays.
Enquiries can be directed to the Consulate via telephone at 088-385 481 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm on working days.