Applicants who are required to be interviewed by the visa authority
In one of the following circumstances, a foreigner shall be interviewed as required by the visa authority abroad:
(1) The applicant applies for entry into China for residence;
(2) Information about the applicant’s personal identity or his or her purpose of entry requires further verification;
(3) The applicant has a record of being denied entry into China or ordered to exit China within the prescribed time limit; or
(4) Other circumstances where an interview is necessary.