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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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Does an Indian citizen need a transit visa for Thailand and China?

I am Indian citizen. I am travelling to Toronto, Canada. I do have Canadian PR but don't have any other country visa. Do I need Bangkok transit visa? My layover is 8h. Also, do I need transit visa ...
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Visa for China: leisure and work

I am a European citizen and I will be attending an academic conference in China. However, after the conference I would like to travel a bit (say 10 days). The conference organisers are providing an ...
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Can I legally use a GNSS device in China?

Can I legally use a GNSS device in China? According to Hvistendal (2013), Science: Since at least 2007, it has been effectively illegal for foreigners to operate a GPS device in China. ...
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Can I cross the border from China into Vietnam on a motorcycle?

I have a 100% legally registered motorcycle and drivers license in china and I want to ride into Vietnam. Is this possible with just those two, plus my American drivers license and an international ...
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Vietnam e-visa and flight boarding (US Citizen)

On August 31, I am flying out of Washington, DC to Ho Chi Minh City, with a connection in Beijing (all via Air China). My connection will occur on September 1st, and by the time I arrive in Vietnam, ...
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Getting from Macau Airport to Macau

What's the best way to get from MFM airport to Macau (for definiteness, the area near Vasco da Gama Garden) around 6:30 PM on a weekday? According to this website, there are free shuttles. But that ...
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Invitation letter for China

I am a citizen of Uzbekistan, and I want to travel to China for a week from Japan. I work in Japan as a software engineer. I checked the required documents (for visa type L, tourist), and it said ...
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Getting from Macau (Taipa) to Hong Kong (Tin Wan) [closed]

How do I get from Macau (for example, Inn Hotel Macau) to Hong Kong (specifically, Mojo Nomad Aberdeen Harbour)? I've been thinking about taking a bus through the new bridge. I assume it departs from ...
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What happens to Chinese citizens who are born with dual citizenship?

I saw in the answers to this question that Chinese citizens who gain other citizenships later in life are required to relinquish their Chinese citizenship, and that naturally provoked a degree of ...
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Can I use my Chinese passport to enter China after I acquired another citizenship?

I've recently changed my citizenship from Chinese to Canadian and I'm planning a short visit to China soon. Is it possible to enter China with my existing Chinese passport (not expired yet) and then ...
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China transit visa: Fly from DPS (Indonesia) to Shanghai with a layover (2hrs) in Beijing

I fly from DPS to Shanghai with a 2-hour layover in Beijing. Do I have to pass through immigration in Beijing or can I do it in Shanghai where I would like to stay for 5 days with a transit visa? ...
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Do Chinese L Visas Require the Roundtrip Ticket Evidence to be to One's Country of Residence?

I am going to be travelling in South Korea, and would like to visit China. However, I'm not quite sure of the dates that I will be flying to and from Seoul yet. According to the Chinese Embassy, in ...
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Concurrent Chinese visas [closed]

I already have a valid 10-year L-type Chinese visa obtained in 2018 when I traveled to China last year. Now I am planning a tourism trip for 2 weeks followed by a stay in a university where I would ...
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US citizen/HK resident travel documents need to go to mainland China

I'm a US citizen and a HK permanent resident. What travel documents would I need to fly to Mainland, China from US besides my Return Home card? Of course, I'll have my US passport for reentering the ...
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Can I use a Chinese L Tourism Visa, then a Chinese X2 Student Visa consecutively?

I am currently in a study abroad program for Suzhou University in China. The program begins August 20th. In anticipation, I was going to go to China two months earlier using my L Visa (which has a ...
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What is the best way for a UK citizen to get a Chinese business visa while in America?

What is the best way for a UK citizen to get a Chinese business visa while in America? Can this be done and where do I have to go?
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What counts as “private Affairs” for a S2 Visa in China

As stated here the S2 Visa is granted for the purpose of either visiting family members for a short period or private affairs I was wondering what counts as private affairs?
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Wife is a Chinese Citizen I am a US Citizen, should we go through Chinese passport control together or separately?

I recently got married and my wife and I are flying back to China for a wedding reception. When we enter china should we go through passport control together as we are a family unit or separately ...
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Traveling to heavily polluted city, what practical measures can I take to minimize impact?

I have an upcoming business trip to Gurugram (Gurgaon), a suburb of Delhi which holds the dubious distinction of being the most polluted city in the world. As a traveller, what measures can I take to ...
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Attending a conference in Beijing with special dietary needs

There will be a three week international physics conference (taks in English) in Beijing that I might want to attend. Unfortately I'm a picky eater, being a vegetarian with a nut, peanut and raw soy ...
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Do we need transit visa through China? [duplicate]

We are going to fly this May to Russia From Canada, Russian citizens. We have 2 stops in China, Beijing and Harbin, on the way ther spend 14 hours in China, on way back 26 hours. From Harbin to ...
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I'm from Guatemala, do I need a transit visa if my flight has two stops in China?

I'm from Guatemala and planning to go to Jakarta and most of the flights go through China. I've read about the 24 hour Transit Without Visa (TWOV) program available for most countries. Does this apply ...
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Do I need a China Visa for Taiwan China Japan flights booked on different airlines?

We are American and flying this route: USA > TPE TPE > PEK PEK > KIX (5 days in Beijing) Train to Tokyo NRT > USA 1 and 2 are on Airline A, 3 is on Airline B, 5 is on Airline C. I am assuming ...
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Is a visa in advance required for 7-day tourist stay in UAE for Chinese citizens?

First of all, I've read this question, but it seems to conflict with other information on the web. On the London UAE embassy website and the Emirates website it says that PRC passport holders can get ...
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UK citizen applying for a Chinese tourist visa from India

I am a UK citizen and wondering if I can apply for a Chinese visa from India? I exceed the 3-month threshold of Chinese visa validity if I apply now from the UK and I will be in India for a few ...
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Indian passport Holder Travelling Los Angeles - Guangzhou - New Delhi with a 1.5 hour layover. Valid for Transit Without Visa?

Apologies in advance if this question might have been asked multiple times. I have a flight from Los Angeles to Guangzhou then a 1.5 hour layover and then Guangzhou to Delhi. I do not wish to leave ...
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Do I have to register at the police station if the hotel doesn't do it for me after entering China with a Shenzhen Special Economic Zone Tourism Visa?

I entered China with a 5-day visa ("Shenzhen Special Economic Zone Tourism Visa") when entering Shenzhen by train from Hong Kong. The back of the departure card given by the Chinese immigration while ...
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After entering Mainland China with the transit-without-visa (TWOV) program, does one have to register with the local police station?

After entering Mainland China with the transit-without-visa (TWOV) program, does one have to register with the local police station? I read on https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...
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Is there any minimum stay required in the next/onward country when applying for a visa-free transit entry in China?

I plan to enter Mainland China with the transit-without-visa (TWOV) program. I fly from country X to China, then fly from China to country Y. Is there any minimum stay required in country Y when ...
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Transit visa for Indian citizen when transiting through China

I am an Indian citizen and a permanent resident of Canada. I am considering the following flight: Delhi (DEL) -> Hong Kong (HKG) -> Beijing (PEK) -> Montreal (YUL) I have a 2hr layover in Hong ...
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Hong Kong overstay and chinese visa [closed]

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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Are there tourist traps in the 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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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-...