I am an EU citizen. I want to visit China with my Chinese girlfriend and stay a few days in a hotel and a few days at her place. In order to avoid getting a letter of invitation for a visa, I need to make a tourist visa and for that I need proof that I have booked a hotel.
A blog said you can just book something on ebookers and cancel that later. I have some questions about that:
- Is this still ok? Because the blog post is 2 years old and back then it was officially allowed to change your accommodation plans during the visit.
- Will they check the hotel booking only when making the visa or also when I enter the country? Because I prefer not to spend 100€ for a hotel in Bejing for the first day of visit, until I get access to Internet.
- Will the visa be limited to Bejing, eg will the accommodation be written in the document? I actually need to go to other parts of China, not just Bejing, although this will be the arrival and departure airport.