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Questions tagged [china]

People's Republic of China, the world's most populous country and the largest in East Asia (capital: Beijing).

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Hong Kong overstay and chinese visa [on hold]

I've been removed (Removed, not depported) from Hong Kong almost 2 years ago for overstaying 3 months due to health reasons. I've just received an offer to work in China so that I must apply for a Z ...
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Transiting via Shanghai Pudong International Airport [duplicate]

i intend to travel to Osaka, Japan via Shanghai Pudong International Airport on China Eastern Airlines. Since i only have a 4.5 hours transit at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport, do i need a ...
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Travel Visa-Free stopover Guangzhou, multi-city

Does anyone know if the following itinerary is valid for a visa-free stopover in Guangzhou? Brisbane, Australia -> Singapore -> Guangzhou -> Brisbane ? If I buy the tickets multi-city will this ...
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Traveling with 2 passports due to 3 month validity but visa on a different passport [duplicate]

I have a bit of a convoluted question. My child has a Canadian and US Passport but travels with her Canadian passport since it has a valid Chinese visa in it (we currently reside in China). We are ...
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When I do the “accommodation registration at local police station” after entering China or changing location in China, what does “local” mean?

When I do the “accommodation registration at local police station” after entering China or changing location in China, what does "local" mean? Same district? Same municipality? Same province? Within a ...
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How much time do I have to do the “accommodation registration at local police station” after changing location in China?

How much time do I have to do the “accommodation registration at local police station” after changing location in China? From the back of the departure card given by the Chinese immigration while ...
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Do I have to do the “accommodation registration at local police station” within 24 hours of entry when using Airbnb in China?

Do I have to do the "accommodation registration at local police station" within 24 hours of entry if I'm a non-Chinese resident/citizen visiting in China and hosted by some Airbnb host? From the back ...
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Why does the Chinese immigration ask for the Hong Kong landing slip when applying for the Shenzhen SEZ Tourism Visa when entering Shenzhen?

Why does the Chinese immigration ask for the Hong Kong landing slip when applying for the 5-day visa ("Shenzhen Special Economic Zone Tourism Visa") when entering Shenzhen through one of the ports ...
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How does the taxi scam work at Luohu station in Shenzhen?

The Luohu station in Shenzhen has a taxi area where people queue to get their taxi: While queuing there are a few taxi drivers parked nearby who try to get customers from the queue. They claim that ...
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Using Chinese M Business visa when now working for a different company

Can a Business China Visa (category M, 10 year validity) obtained while working for one company be used for a trip on behalf of another company?
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How can I withdraw RMBs at Hong Kong airport (HKG)?

How can I withdraw RMBs at Hong Kong airport (HKG)? I tried using one of the two Bank of China ATMs in terminal 1: which indicates it has RMBs (the second ATM was displaying it only had 500 and 1000 ...
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Can I get a 5-day visa when entering Shenzhen through the Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link from Hong Kong?

Can I get a 5-day visa ("Shenzhen Special Economic Zone Tourism Visa") when entering Shenzhen through the Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link from Hong Kong (West Kowloon, connection opened ...
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What's the best place to appreciate Lantern Festival in Beijing?

Chinese New Year holiday comes to its climax with the Yuan Xiao (元宵节—yuán xiāo jié), or Lantern Festival and the next one will happen on the 19th February 2019. Where is it best to see some good ...
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Inside Airport transfer, China

I am traveling to and fro from KIX (Osaka, Japan) to CCU (Kolkata, India) via China Eastern airlines. The going flight has 3 stops in China, at DLC (2h 10min, China), YNT (1h, China) and KMG (2h ...
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Getting around Google reliance while in China

It did not occur to me before leaving for China how much of my getting around relies on Google. I am looking for solutions that can be implemented from within China (since I didn't prepare ...
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Sanya tourist area

I am at a conference at TSIMF, and the featured outing is an excursion to "the tourist area" tomorrow afternoon. I thought this was just informal terminology, but the (sparse) program materials refer ...
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Middle name missing on Chinese visa in passport

My middle name is missing on visa in my passport. Other details are correct. Could this be a problem? I made a visa via a visa consultation company. I asked the consultation company about that but ...
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I want to cross the border of China and Vietnam on an electric motorcycle!

I want to buy an electric motorcycle in China to travel on it and then ride it from China to Vietnam? Does anyone had a similar experience with a regular gasoline motorcycle? What documents should I ...
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What hiking or other outdoor options can I do in Sanya in December?

I will be at a conference at the Tsinghua Sanya International Mathematics Forum December 17–21. I don't know the weather well, but I've been keeping an eye on the forecast, and it looks like it's ...
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Queue time for visa exemption when entering at Shanghai Pudong?

I'll be travelling through Shanghai Pudong Airport in 3 weeks and I want to use the 144-hour visa exemption service. I'm worrying about the queue time. I'll land at 1 p.m. and hope that it won't ...
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Is it really possible to open bank account in China without a permanent address - does it mean the card is provided on the spot?

Asking because my WeChat account got blocked: How to unlock WeChat money as a foreigner in China? Doing research on how to open a bank account. https://www.saporedicina.com/english/open-bank-account-...
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How to unlock WeChat money as a foreigner in China?

I was using WeChat pay efficiently, friends funded me (me handing them cash from ATM). Then I got some from a dodgy source (LocalBitcoins) and 2 days later I had a situation in a shop when I couldn’t ...
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How long does it take to check in at Pudong Airport, Shanghai?

I need to fly from Pudong Airport (Shanghai) to the USA. I have 1 checked bag. How long do I need to allow for check-in, baggage drop-off, security, and customs exit? Hainan Airline, if it matters.
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Can one enter Shenzhen from Hong Kong with a Special Economic Zone visa despite having a non-fully utilized, still valid Chinese L (tourist) visa?

Can one enter Shenzhen from Hong Kong with a Special Economic Zone visa despite having a non-fully utilized, still valid Chinese L (tourist) visa? If it is possible, will the Chinese L (tourist) visa ...
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Can lawful permanent residents in the United States apply to the 10-year, multiple-entry Chinese L (tourist) visa?

Can lawful permanent residents in the United States apply to the 10-year, multiple-entry Chinese L (tourist) visa? From what I can see: http://visa.ywpw.com/ChineseVisa/nonUSCitizen_en.html (mirror) ...
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Does a round-trip from mainland China to Hong Kong count as a new entry on a Chinese L (tourist) visa? [duplicate]

If a French citizen currently located in mainland China with a Chinese L (tourist) visa goes to Hong Kong for a short period (somewhere between a few hours to a few weeks) and comes back to mainland ...
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How long do I have to wait before being able to go back to Shenzhen again with another Special Economic Zone visa? And how often can I do so?

Citizens from most countries may obtain an entry visa (Special Economic Zone visa) when traveling to and staying solely in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone. The Special Economic Zone visa for ...
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Can't French citizens in the United States apply to a Chinese L (tourist) visa through an agency?

Applications for a Chinese L (tourist) visas in the United States can't be mailed directly to the Chinese Embassy/Consulate. As a result, many people use third-party agencies who accept applications ...
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Does one have to show documents containing itinerary even if one has an invitation letter to apply for a Chinese L (tourist) visa?

I read on http://www.chinaconsulatesf.org/eng/lszj/zgqz/t751633.htm (mirror), which explains the supported documents needed to apply for Chinese visas: L Visa: Documents showing the itinerary ...
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Is an air ticket booking record (round trip) to Hong Kong good enough to apply for a Chinese L (tourist) visa?

I read on http://www.chinaconsulatesf.org/eng/lszj/zgqz/t751633.htm (mirror), which explains the supported documents needed to apply for Chinese visas: L Visa: Documents showing the itinerary ...
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Can I leave my bags somewhere in or near Guangzhou airport?

An upcoming trip of mine will have a 20 hour layover in Guangzhou. I'd like to spend that time exploring the city without my bags, but I don't have any place to leave them. Is there any place in or ...
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Major museum for traditional arts in China akin to France's Louvre

Is there a major, representative (perhaps national) museum devoted to traditional Chinese arts in Beijing or perhaps in another of the country's large cities? I am thinking of something akin to France'...
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Duel citizen US/Japan Can I use my Japanese passport to enter China?

Duel citizen US/Japan. Can I use my Japanese passport to enter China 16 days? My flight is a round trip from US. I’m under 15.
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Multiple-entry Chinese visa

I'm a British Citizen with a British passport. I applied for a 2 year Chinese tourism multi-entry visa, which I received and will end in March 2019. I've booked some flights to go back to China ...
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Getting hold of tourist SIM card in Shenzhen, China

How can I as a foreign national get hold of a prepaid (tourist) SIM card with a Chinese phone number in Shenzhen, China? I am looking for a near mainland-Chinese equivalent of obtaining one from a ...
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First time travelling going to China with girlfriend for a month

I live in the UK and I’m 18. My Chinese girlfriend wants me to come to China with her for a month in March. We will be staying with her family so I only need a return ticket. But is there anything ...
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Same-plane, same-flight-number domestic leg of international flight eligible for 72h visa-free transit in China?

I understand the (144 and) 72 hour hour visa-free transit program in China is restricted to departing on an international flight from the same city as you arrive in. (24 hour program lets you do ...
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24 Hour TWOV in China

I am planning on traveling from Germany to Indonesia on an Indian passport. Air China seems to be dirt cheap but I have a few things to clarify though: The layover time is 10 hours while going and ...
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What does 'Confirmed Seat' mean with regards to Beijing 144-hour visa-free transit?

I have recently booked a number of flights for my trip to Asia in February. As part of the trip I will be travelling from Taipei to Beijing and 4 days later flying from Beijing to London (British ...
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What documents do I need to register my address in Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China?

I plan to visit Guangzhou and stay in a friend's rented apartment. The friend has hukou in a different province. I will need to register with the local police. I have heard that documentation for ...
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144hr Chinese Exemption - Cruising Tianjin to Shanghai?

I'm going on a cruise in January next year starting in the UK. I'll attached the part of my itinerary where we go into China, will the exemption be valid as we enter china twice. I've tried to contact ...
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Valid China visa in old passport (British) - Tajikistan to China

I am a British citizen with a valid Chinese tourist visa is an expired passport, and I have a new passport. I've heard reports that it's fine to enter China like this, despite the fact that officially ...
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Effects of China immigration authority canceling my visa [duplicate]

I went to China on a study visa. The Chinese immigration authority claimed that my documents were fake and they said I was not admissible to China. They cancelled my visa. On paper they wrote ...
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How can I go from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding?

I'm planing to leave Singapore in Friday evening and land in to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport Friday midnight. I would like to travel directly to the area of Chengdu Research Base of Giant ...
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When travelling to China, does the Hijab have to be removed?

As most of the people know, the Hijab is a headscarf which Muslim women are ordered to wear in Islam. Hearing the recent news, it appears China has banned the Hijab and other types of Islamic clothing....
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What are our options to get a (e-)visa for China as a British citizen in Netherlands while restricting the time without ID to no more than a day?

We are a Dutch-British couple living in Netherlands. We want to visit China for 2-3 weeks. We both need a visa for that. Due to my partner needing his (British) passport (to enter work), we can't just ...
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Is there border control on Mt. Everest?

The international border between Nepal and Chinese-controlled Tibet runs through Mount Everest, which is reportedly getting crowded due to the large number of climbers (who mainly ascend the Nepali ...
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Do I need a China visa when I fly from Japan to China as a U.S Citizen

I am flying back to San Francisco from Japan, with a 22-hour layover in Beijing (PEK). I plan to stay in a hotel during the layover. On this website https://www.countryreports.org/travel/Japan/entry....
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border formalities when entering China from Hong Kong by train

I am preparing for a trip from Hong Kong into Southern China. I am a European Union passport holder and will travel with a Chinese "L" (i.e. tourist) visa. If I take a "Z" express train from Hong ...
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How do you drive from Asia to Europe? [closed]

We would like to drive from Malaysia to England. Is this possible? We are three Australian 18 years olds who will be on our provisional (P Plates) licence. We would prefer to travel through Laos, ...