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As the title says, does a Filipino passport holder need a visa for a short business trip to China.

If it makes a difference the person is resident in the UK and also has a British passport. So, the real question is which is easier to use?

Edit: Unfortunately the trip is off. It cannot be arranged in time. She needed to be there on Monday.

  • If you’re in the UK and you have a British passport I’d imagine it’s almost certainly going to be easier to use that one. gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china/entry-requirements – Traveller Jul 25 at 16:18
  • I'd guess so but the Filipino passport works better in a few Asian countries (the ASEAN ones) so I wondered whether there was a small chance that there might be some other reciprocal ones. – badjohn Jul 25 at 16:24
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With either Filipino or British nationality, you normally need a visa to visit China for business or tourism.

The exceptions are:

Filipino citizens with an APEC Business Travel Card endorsed for China can visit visa-free for up to 60 days.

Both nationalities can get a visa on arrival for tourism at certain Chinese ports, but require pre-approval by the Chinese government. For a business visit, an existing Chinese business needs to invite you (in addition to the government pre-approval). As I understand it this scheme is fairly new, but it is in Timatic, so airlines should not give you any trouble with it.

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