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No, this would be illegal. Voluntarily naturalizing in another country results in automatic loss of Chinese citizenship. You need to contact your local Chinese embassy and obtain the proper visa. The question mentioned by Traveller provides an overview of how you might or might not get caught trying to sneak back into China with an invalid passport. Don't ...


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As Robert Columbia mentioned, voluntarily naturalizing in a foreign country results in automatic loss of Chinese (PRC) citizenship (but not ROC nationality; I'll assume you are talking about the PRC), assuming you are not a resident of Hong Kong or Macau. Since you are no longer a Chinese citizen, you can no longer use your Chinese passport as proof of ...


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San Marino is landlocked and does not have a commercial airport, so the only way to get there is to cross the land border from Italy, which requires one already to have entered the Schengen Area, with all the visa requirements that implies. Thus the visa-free agreement between San Marino and China is in practice irrelevant for your girlfriend. It is just ...


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Requiring an extra visa or exit permit from citizens is not very common today but historically, that's why passports were invented (and not to restrict immigration) and the reason for that is simple: a large population was seen as the bedrock of power. You need many young people (and especially men) for labor-intensive industries and for the army. In many ...


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China will not issue a visa to a child with a Chinese national parent, as the child is considered to be a Chinese national. China does not allow dual citizenship, and will not issue a full Chinese passport either. You should apply for a Chinese Travel Document, which looks similar to a passport and will allow the child to enter and exit China. It is valid ...


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In comments you provided additional information... My girlfriend is not a Brit and she will also participate in the exchange programme. The exchange period starts days later than the date we arrive in UK. We will live together in a hotel or airbnb before we head to our university. We don't live together on campus. You are in an exchange programme, ...


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Tell nothing but the truth. If you lie about anything and they suspect it, they will ask more (and more instrusive) questions and possibly send you to secondary screening in order to catch some dirt. That said, since you already hold an entry clearance (visa), the questions will usually not be many, as an ECO has already assessed and pre-cleared you for ...


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https://travelfreedom.io/compare/?compare=ch|cn Click on "Show Map" and select "Exclusive" mode, and you'll be able to see which countries you can both travel to.


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If the parents (one Chinese, one not) settle permanently outside China then the child does not acquire Chinese nationality via 'jus sanguinis', so long as they acquire country A's nationality at birth (see this page). So, in this case the child can obtain a visa in the usual way. (However, the situation may be different if the parents have not settled ...


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Here is a really interesting site that attempts to explain all the problems that Chinese citizens suffer in order to travel abroad: http://www.why-so-hard-chinese-travel-abroad.com/ Much of it seems to be down to difficulty and cost of acquiring a passport and visas. Passport acquisition: Requires multiple visits to home province irrespective of where the ...


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A visa refusal from the US will indeed have an impact on your future travel. For example, if you ever change your citizenship - or US extends VWP to include your country - you will not be allowed to enter US without visa due to your refusal. Also some countries ask if you ever been refused a visa to any country, and this is generally perceived negatively. ...


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As a Chinese national, you can stay within Helsinki airport up to 24 hours whilst in transit without a visa - however you will need to remain in the international "air-side" area. There are two hotels in the airport (GLO and Hilton), however both are outside of security so you will not be able to access them without a visa. There are also a number of other ...


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Do Chinese people have lack of homeland ties such that their applications are 'commonly' refused? First, let's have a look at the statistics as taken from Visa Statistics from Consulates 2013 and filter it for China... ...and it indicates an overall refusal rate of about 4%, or roughly 1 in 25 applicants were refused versus about 96% were successful. That'...


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There exists a transit regime to landlocked jurisdictions within Italy, just not quite for everyone. I've read the Italians will grant Chinese transit to San Marino with out a Schengen visa or transit visa. Is that true? It is, basically, the same thing, as with transit to Vatican City. Namely that in exceptional cases, Italy would grant such transit ...


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What you have is a common format residence permit. It looks very much like a Dutch national ID card (same format and general appearance, but the colours are different) and is actually a valid ID for many purposes within the Netherlands. It even says "Identiteitsbewijs" on the card itself, which is arguably a little confusing. What EU law calls a "national ...


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The first issue is whether the child has Chinese (PRC) citizenship. According to Article 5 of the PRC Nationality Law, a child born abroad to at least one Chinese-citizen parent will automatically have Chinese nationality at birth, unless at least one parent was a Chinese citizen who has "settled abroad", and the child has a foreign nationality at birth. In ...


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Airlines use the TIMATIC database. Regarding Switzerland, the information comes from the SEM, but ironically SEM letters are not listed as an exemption. All it says is Swiss Schengen visas issued after 16 March can be used. If the visa is issued before 16 March, you need to e-mail sektion-grenze@sem.admin.ch (CC: api-info@sem.admin.ch), attach the flight ...


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The short answer is 'no', there are some provisions in UK law that cover emergency cases but attending a funeral is not covered. There are no short cuts. Even if the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs asks them to facilitate an application, it still goes through the whole rigmarole. For reference purposes, your case is governed by Paragraph 41 of the ...


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Your question appears to be answered by FAQs 13 and 15: I am resident in one of the countries covered by the Programme but a national of another country. Can I avail of the Programme? Only passport holders of those countries are included in the scheme. Residents in those countries, who are not nationals of that country, are not covered. ...


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There will be occasional checks at least when entering Switzerland, or Germany from Austria/Switzerland, or France from Germany/Switzerland/Italy. However, it's less common on trains than buses. When entering Switzerland by bus, checks are very common, though not systematic. I would not recommend you to do this trip if you don't receive your residence ...


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It's unlikely that a week old bank account will be sufficient evidence to successfully get a UK visa. They require a longer financial history. There is no limit on how many accounts you can submit statements for. You should also submit statements for whatever bank account your money was in before you transferred it to the new one. That will give a much ...


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My reading of that -- and I'm obviously not a Chinese immigration bureaucrat -- is that she's probably OK without the visa, as long as you can make the trip out to be Malaysia->China->Malaysia via Hong Kong on both legs. From Malaysia to Hong Kong, as long as she claims to be going to Shenzhen or wherever, she is "in transit through Hong Kong" and "will go ...


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You'll have to apply for a visa - it can be done online if certain requirements are met. Otherwise, you may have to visit the embassy or one of the consulates of Sweden in the USA. They should also be able to answer questions authoritatively.


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Let's get something straight from the beginning... This is a horrible refusal notice. I'm actually embarrassed just looking at it. The formulae is bizarre and doesn't show up anywhere in the operations manual. This immediately raises the question of authenticity. User 'Relaxed' (to whom thanks) asks if a third-party handled the application (like a ...


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Hopefully this wont provoke any politically charged responses, but I believe it (at least to some minor extent) has to do with keeping Chinese people in China. It's very well known that the living conditions in some parts of China, and in some professions (think factory workers) are very bad compared to most of the western world. If you look at ...


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No, Chinese ordinary passport holders are not eligible for Visa On Arrival (VOA) at UAE airports,a visa is required unless passport issued by China (People’s Republic) “Passport For Public Affairs”. Answer is from Emirates visa & passport, also E-visas is also an option and can obtain before departure from this website. Visa Exemptions: ...


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There was an article about a year ago in the South China Morning Post regarding people who attempt to benefit from Chinese citizenship when they are no longer entitled. The government says they will confiscate the documents and deny entry. They've also clawed back some benefits that people have taken advantage of, including seizing a house (the house was ...


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