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

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Transit Visa for China for layover in Guangzhou and Wuhan

I will be traveling to SFO from Delhi in Feb 2020. I am an Indian citizen and I have B1/B2 Visa for the USA. Route: Delhi → New Baiyun, Guangzhou (4h 05m Layover) → Wohnung (2h 00m Layover) → SFO ...
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How to track buses in China?

Is there any app allowing to track buses and other types of public transportation (at least large cities of) mainland China, which has an English interface? I assume even if one gets Google Maps to ...
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Any negative precedents obtaining Chinese travel document for children born abroad?

My Chinese wife, my two children (Schengen country nationals) and myself (also Schengen country nationals) are travelling to China soon. Applying for a Chinese visa is a rather expensive: for the ...
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Do Swedish citizens need a tourist visa for China?

I wonder if Swedish citizens are required to apply for a tourist visa before visiting China or if we have visa-free entry like in many other countries, or visa on arrival?
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Are flight tickets required when applying for a Chinese single-entry tourist visa?

I have read that a Chinese single-entry tourist visa is valid for about 3 months after issued and that one should send copies of flight reservations when applying. I guess one could cancel those ...
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Transit visa mainland China, Qingdao

I'm an Indian passport holder. I'm having a flight (Shandong airlines) Osaka (KIX, 12:55) - Qingdao (TAO, 14:45) - Flight number SC8092 15 hr layover in Qingdao Qingdao (TAO, 06:00) - New Delhi (...
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Checked baggage for domestic connecting-flight in China from international flight

I am planning to travel to Xiamen, China from Berlin, Germany and some of the flights have a stopover in a Chinese city like Guangzhou or Beijing. In this case, do I need to take my luggage first from ...
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Can I use a chinese s2 visa for tourism?

A few years ago, a friend in China invited me to spend a significant amount of time with his family. I applied for a 10 year tourist visa, using his letter of invitation and one of his family's houses ...
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Harbin, China in January, What clothing is needed?

My brother is going to be travelling to Harbin, China from South Africa in January. According to google the average temperature is -24 to -13 Celsius, What clothing will he need when he arrives there? ...
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Chinese Visa: Maximum duration of longest stay with double entry

I want to apply for a tourist double entry visa for China. I intend to stay for around 15 days in China. Then leave China for around 1 month (will be in Taiwan) and then back to China for another 15 ...
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Transferring between Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao International Airport

I am arriving from London via an Air China flight in Pudong at 6:45 a.m. and have an Air China flight to Shenzhen that departs from Hongqiao at 11:30 a.m. I understand that there's a shuttle service ...
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Number of entries on Chinese tourist visa

I am an Indian national living in the United States and am flying from the States to India with a 2-hour transit in China, and then back to the States with a 3-day gap between the India-China and ...
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Can you get a Chinese tourist visa without an arrival date?

Sometimes I find some cheap flight tickets from Stockholm to Beijing and Shanghai. I know a Swede must have a visa for touristing in China but I don't know when I'd like to go as these cheap tickets ...
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Which skyscrapers in Tianjin, China have observation decks?

Apart from the TV tower, are there any skyscrapers in Tianjin where the public can access an observation deck? I'm sure there are information online for whoever speaks Chinese, but that's not me...
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Can I take the high-speed bullet train Beijing–Hong Kong under Chinese 144 h visa-free transit rules?

In a few days I should go fly to Beijing and then would like the 8 hour train from Beijing to Hong Kong using 144 TWOV. The issue is that I have read a lot of articles/discussions online about people ...
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Does TWOV apply when transiting China via multiple cities/airports including leaving the airport to see the city?

Would the visa free rule apply when transiting China via multiple Chinese cities/airports (not just a single airport)? In this case it would be UK -> Beijing Capital (PEK) -> Dalian (DLC) -> Japan. ...
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From Kolkata to Guangzhou, China. Transit ticket to Bangkok suvarnabhumi airport [duplicate]

Hello I am Bangladesh Citizen currently studying in india and I am on a tourist visa. In the month of October 2019 I am travelling to china for vacations and I booked a ticket from india to Bangkok ...
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As tourist in China do I have to fear consequences for having publicly liked South Park?

I am a German citizen planning to travel to China next year for leisure. On my various social media accounts I have previously liked South Park (including using characters from the show as avatars, ...
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Getting a SIM card at Beijing airport

There are lots of guides about this online, but they all seem rather outdated. Does anyone know if it's possible for a tourist to buy a SIM card at Beijing airport (terminal 2)? What should I keep in ...
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Chinese transit visa for Indian citizen

I am an Indian citizen living in Canada on a work permit. I am planning to take a China eastern flight for my next trip to India. The itinerary is as follows : Vancouver International Airport YVR -> ...
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Rent mobile WiFi hotspot for China

I will be traveling to Nanjing, China from Germany for 4 days and I would like to rent a mobile WiFi hotspot during my trip. Are there any recommended websites that offer it where I could pick up in ...
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Beijing customs asking me to wait until 2020 to show receipts, is this normal? [closed]

I travelled to China last week to see family and was stopped by customs and they removed several items which I had brought for gifts and told me I need to show the receipts to pay tax. I’m ok with ...
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Kazakhstan to China by train in 2019?

Is it still possible to go from Kazakhstan to China by train? If I search on the web site of the national railway company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, I don't find any connections to China.
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Traveling from Europe to Beijing, China with prescription drugs

I have to travel from an European country to China for work (10 days). I received a kidney transplant several years ago, which requires me to take some medications (7 different pills) every day. My ...
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Can you relocate to Taiwan after being deported from China? [closed]

My Ukranian girlfriend was recently deported from China for a minor offense. She wants to relocate to Taiwan to be closer to me since I'm still in China. The problem is we're worried that might not ...
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From Myanmar or India to Europe overland

I am currently in Myanmar, soon going to India, and I have been looking at my options to go to Belgium without a plane for a while now. I have three options A) new Delhi cross wagah border into ...
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Restrictions on ferry travel from China to Taiwan and back to China

I plan to travel from China to Taiwan and back to China on a ferry. Recently I have read that China is restricting individual tourism to Taiwan. Article: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-49178314 ...
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How can a former citizen get a proof of name change for a chinese visa application? [closed]

I'm a former chinese citizen who has became an US Citizen. I want to apply for a visa to go visit China again but I went through a name change during the naturalization process for my US citizenship. ...
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Visiting Taiwan, then to China [duplicate]

essentially the same question as this thread: Visiting both Taiwan and China having one passport I intend to travel on a New Zealand passport from Auckland to Taiwan first, then to China, then back ...
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Skip second leg of outbound flight and continue to original destination over land [duplicate]

I travel with Air China from Paris to Kathmandu with a stopover in Chengdu. I am considering not taking the Chengdu to Kathmandu flight and travel over land to Kathmandu from Chengdu. Will I be able ...
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Board Chinese train at a different station (on-route)

I am planning to book a ticket from Huoerguosi to Urumqi (Y952). The first stop will be in Yining. I am still figuring out the best way to reach Huoerguosi and realised it might be easier to go ...
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Chinese visa for Singapore citizen

Singapore citizens do not require a visa when visiting China for visits up to 15 days. Are there any exceptions to this rule? The person in question is planning to transit through Kashgar and Urumqi (...
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10-year Chinese Visa for Green Card Holder?

I'm wondering whether it is possible for me to apply for a 10-year Chinese Tourist Visa as a US Green Card holder? Also, does it help if my wife is a Chinese citizen living in the US as a Green Card ...
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Chinese citizen, transit through Hong Kong then Singapore to a third country

I'm a Chinese citizen (PRC) and I currently reside on the United Kingdom (LTR Residence). I'll be going to China later this year and I'd like to visit Hong Kong and Singapore before I return to the ...
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Are there any special requirements to utilize the 144 hours Chinese Transit Visa?

I will be traveling to Beijing, China in January for 3 days. I did verify here that I qualify for the 72/144 hour visa free entry into China as a US Citizen. Do I need to do anything before I leave ...
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Route/Travel planning tool like Rome2Rio with options for Bus/Train/Flight for China trip

I'm planning for I and my significant other's trip to China (25-30 days). I found this tool called Rome2Rio which is very helpful but I'd love to know if there's any other similar tool to make a ...
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Cannot enter check out date in China Visa itinerary Section 2.6

Section 2.6 Itinerary in China (in time sequence) of Visa Application Form.pdf (V. 2013) doesn't allow entering check-in and check-out dates for a single address row. I can only enter a check-in date. ...
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Do I need multiple visas when entering China for work and a vacation?

I'm going to attend an academic conference in Shenzhen later this year. Since I've never been to China, I would like to combine the visit with some days of vacation there. I need to apply for a Visa ...
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Changing flights after receiving Chinese visa (and some other questions)

I'll be applying for a (first time) Chinese tourist visa. Because of my travel itinerary, I'll need a double-entry visa. However, many sources state the consulate will only delivery single-entry ones ...
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Does a Filipino passport holder need a visa for a business trip to China (PRC)?

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, ...
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Do Indians need a separate Hong Kong visa if we already have a Chinese visa?

I have got a single-entry Chinese visa from India and now I planned to add Hong Kong to my trip plan. Do I need a separate visa for Hong Kong, or can I use my Chinese visa instead? If I need a ...
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Which validity to apply for when getting a Chinese visa?

I would like to apply for a Chinese tourist visa and in my country, the cost for single, double and multiple entry visas is the same, regardless of duration. I just have one round trip to China ...
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What are the reasons behind the Chinese consulate asking for more documentation for a tourist visa? [closed]

My partner and I are applying for tourist visas to visit China. He is US-born, US ancestry, etc. and his application was approved within a day. Meanwhile, I’m having the toughest time with my ...
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Do I declare my laptop to customs in China

I’m going to be moving to China in September for a year to work. Obviously I will have the proper work visa and get my residents permit their and so on. When I arrive at customs do I declare my ...
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Can a South African apply for a work Z visa in Hong Kong? [closed]

I am a South African going to work in Malaysia for a month. Afterwards I am going to work in Forsan, China. I could not complete the Visa process in South Africa, due to slow service. I would like to ...
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Requirements for Visa from Pakistan to Taiwan to go to China

A couple of my colleagues and I are planning to go to China(Hangzhou) in a few to months to attend a conference, the flights to China whether direct or otherwise are a out of out budget, so we only ...
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Apply for a new China visa

I am currently studying in Beijing for a summer Program of 1 month. I have been given à X2 Study visa of 60 days even if my courses only last 30 days but only have 1 entry. As my courses are going to ...
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Tourist or transit visa when visiting Kashgar and Urumqi

I am planning to travel through Kyrgyzstan and Kazachstan using Kashgar and Urumqi as transit points, spending about a day in each of them. The planned route is Kashgar - Kyrgyzstan (Osh) - Kazachstan ...
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Almaty to Urumqi by connecting train (via Altynkol and Khorgas)

Besides the direct train which runs twice a week (and, unfortunately, doesn't fit our planned schedule) what other options do we have to make the journey from Almaty to Urumqi by train/bus within a ...
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Chinese visa free with 2 passports

I'm having a layover in Guangzhou in a couple of weeks (a very long layover) and I was looking forward to visiting Hong Kong for the day as I know a few people there. However, I think this means I ...