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Selected Questions and Answers:
I'm Canadian and have been married to a Chinese lady got two years. We got married and we now both live here. What is the procedure for me to qualify for a long term (5 year) permament visa if I plan to stay longer here? I have now been living here for more than four years.
It is very difficult to get a permanent visa. Please read the Regulations on Permanent Residence of Aliens on the website https://www.travelchinaguide.com/embassy/visa/refusal.htm, then you know the regulations are so strict and rigorous.
Hi, I'm a US passport holder. My 1 year Chinese Visa will expire soon, but I need to stay longer for another five days. I don't think I'll have time to renew it prior to my trip.
So my question here is, can I extend or renew it while in Beijing? I thank you in advance for your prompt response.
Yes, you can extend the duration of your visa at the Exit & Enter Department of Beijing Public Security Bureau before it expires.
I am a German passport holder with a working visa for Australia, wishing to travel soon - is it possible for me to obtain a visa from one of the consulates in Australia (or possibly new Zealand, as I may be traveling here in the next few months)?? Thanks :)
Yes, you can apply from one Chinese consulate in Australia which is near to you because you hold Australian work visa which permits you stay in Australia for a long time. If you apply in New Zealand, you maybe can't get it because you just a temporary visitors to New Zealand. Please bear in mind that single entry tourist L is only valid for 3 months, please don't apply for it too early.
1. Have the ports fully resumed to issue the visa on arrival
2. Is it possible to enter Shenzhen for just one day without showing a hotel confirmation?
2. Hotel confirmation is not required when applying for VOA.
A Chinese address isn’t mandatory to indicate either? I could use the one in HK
Question 1. Does London (Chinese Visa Application Service Center) allow visitors to UK to apply for a visa? I only see mention of people with UK work or study visa or residence permit listed on the visaforchina.cn website (nothing about visitors ).
Question 2. If allowed to apply, would I have time to get a visa? I arrive at LHR on Tu Aug 29 at 11:10 am and leave in meetings Sep 4 and leave LHR Tu Sep 5 at 12:15 pm (so would need to pick up my passports on F Sep 2). Is it possible to 1) submit the application on Sep 29th, 2) make an appointment for Sep 30th to drop off the application, and 3) pick up the passports on F Sep 2nd?
Question 1. After London I will be in Taipei Sep 11-22 (and available to go to visa appointments Sep 11-16 and Sep 22 in the morning. Again can a person who is a visitor in Taiwan apply for a Chinese visa in Taiwan?
Question 2. And do I have enough time to do so \? Thank you for any advice.
Question 1. Could I fly from Taipei to Shenzhen and get a visa on arrival? I would probably need multiple entry as I might need to go to Hong Kong/Macau.
Question 2. I'd also probably want multiple entry visas for Hong Kong/Macau as I don't know what my schedule will be, yet.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
Option 2: There is no China Visa Application Service Center in Taiwan. The agencies usually send the application to HK to process it, so it is even more time consuming.
Option 3: Yes, you can get a VOA at Shenzhen airport. But only single-entry is available. When you visit Shenzhen again from HK/Macau, you need to apply for another one. It costs CNY168.
BTW, the route Taipei - Shenzhen - HK/Macau is eligible for 144-hour visa free transit; but you need to show the ticket leaving Shenzhen when applying for it at Shenzhen airport. There is no visa fee for it.
You don't need to apply for HK or Macau visa. US or New Zealand passport holders can stay in HK visa-free for up to 90 days and in Macau for up to 30 days.
Am I entitled to 144 hours visa-free?
And should I stay inside airside zone during being at Chinese airport?
I mean, I want to know if I shouldn’t go through immigration procedure or not
8/31 Japan - Guangzhou
(About 18 hours transit)
9/1 Guangzhou - Russia
9/10 Russia - Beijing Daxin Airport
(About 8 hours transit)
9/11 Beijing - Japan