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It happens that I am a native of Shenzhen, and indeed we avoid those "illicit vehicles" (or "black cabs", hei che 黑车 in Chinese) at all costs. The perceived risk is that they might demand exorbitant fees from you when you eventually arrive, or are half-way. Only God knows what will happen if you refuse to pay them anyway. It might be keeping you inside the ...


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HKD is usually accepted in Macau but any change which you might get would be in the Macanese currency. Macanese Pataca, on the other hand, isn't accepted in Hong Kong. This is based on my personal experience and experience of the people I know. YMMV


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SHENZEN (CN) In Shenzen almost always not - especially if you get further away from the border area. you might get lucky with some random person or HK owner of some venue - but don't count on it. ( Sidenote - It is also illegal in China as far as I know to pay / accept in other currencies other then CNY except business that have special permit which is ...


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HKD in Shenzhen is basically a no go. You may find the occasional person or merchant to take HKD, but the exchange rate will be atrocious. You will be much better off getting cash from an ATM.


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In addition to xuq01's great answer, here are two reports of taxi scams in Shenzhen (thanks to Valorum for the links): https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g297415-i7681-k3059531-Warning_Scam_amongst_taxi_drivers-Shenzhen_Guangdong.html (mirror) (2009-08-29, Luohu station in Shenzhen): Scam description: Swapping customer's real money with fake money. ...


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I crossed back in 2012 using the Shenzhen metro (I believe it was to Lo Wu/Luohu), then walking across the checkpoint, then taking the MTR train to downtown Hong Kong, just as user Gagravarr mentions in comments. It was super-fast, easy and cheap, no Chinese language knowledge required. I do recommend getting a 1st-class MTR ticket though - it's slightly ...


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Yes, you do need a visa. While almost everybody can transit through HKIA visa-free, Pakistani passport holders belong to the "^" group where: All nationals (except holders of Diplomatic and Official passports) are required to hold a valid visa for the HKSAR for whatever purpose (including those who are in transit and remain on the airside). This ...


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In fact, there are some China visa policies since 2013, and one of them is the Visa Exemption for Pearl River Delta RegionVisa Free To China, saying that: Visitors travelling in a group, upon arrival in Hong Kong, can get a group Visa or 144-hour Convenient Visa to travel to Guangdong Province. This is a separate piece of paper (not attached to any passport)...


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You can do that. You have a single-entry visa from China. That visa allows you to enter China one time. Both Shenzen and Bejing are in China. Your trip, therefore, is a single entry into China, some traveling between Shenzen and Beijing within China, then exiting China to return to India. A visa on arrival for Shenzen only can be obtained for travelers ...


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You won't need a visa as long as you stay in the transit area of the airport as detailed by Timatic, the database used by airport staff: Transiting without a visa is possible for: Passengers with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 24 hours. They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have ...


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As per Timatic, the database used by Airlines: Transit without visa (TWOV) is not possible at Fuzhou (FOC), Shenzhen (SZX) and Yanji (YNJ). TWOV generally means transiting without exiting the transit area. SZX, however, does not have a dedicated transit corridor in the first place, nor does it have any short-visit TWOV arrangement whereby you're allowed ...


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The following route is cheaper, but not all that much, and it's not possible in a day. Bus from Taipei to Keelung, NT$55 (< US$2), every 10 min Ferry from Keelung to Matsu, NT$620 (~US$21) in economy, daily except Wed, overnight (dep 21:50, arr 08:30) Ferry from Matsu to Fuzhou (Mawei), NT$1300 (~US$43), daily at 2pm, ~2 hours Train from Fuzhou to ...


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It is currently not possible to get a 5-day visa when entering Shenzhen through the Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link from Hong Kong. The Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link doesn't stop at any station that delivers such visa. Instead, the Chinese immigration checkpoint is located at West Kowloon, and one must go through it before ...


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You can search Chinese train schedules in English at http://trains.china.org.cn/. However, for Guangzhou-Shenzhen, I wouldn't even bother: there are trains every 10 minutes or so, and the travel time is just over an hour. Just catch the subway (Line 3) from the airport direct to Guangzhou East station and take the next train from there. The only catch is ...


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The answer is a little bit long, so i jump to the conclusion in the beginning. Louhu/Lo Wu Point is suggested to be used due to its location advantage, and Futian/Lok Ma Chau is also advised. If you are going to HK airport, travel by ship is also a good option. Chartered car are advised if you have enough budget/ travel with disabilities. Land transport: ...


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Disclaimer: This answer is based on a layman reading of the text of Chinese law freely available on the internet. This is obviously not an legal advice. If you are staying in a hotel in China, the onus is on the hotel to get you registered and pass your information to the police. This stems from Article 39 of The Exit and Entry Administration Law of the ...


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This is not common criteria - this is part of a simple spot check exercise to find people applying from VISA that did not arrive at the border gate by proper transport. For a period of about 6 months a few years ago I had move from a permanent residency permit in China to monthly tourist visa until my company was setup and I could once again get a permanent ...


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OK, I doubt this is the cheapest, and you implied you didn't want to fly but -- depending on how flexible you are, Philippine Airlines will fly Guangzhou (CAN) to Taipei (TPE), via Manila for 780 CNY ~= 129 USD. Looks like they only fly Wed and Fri, and the cheapest fair isn't available for the next two weeks. If I recall correctly it's pretty easy to get to ...


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You've probably already visited in July and now its 6 months later but in case anyone is wondering... Guangzhou East to Shenzhen (Luohu - the border) 广州东-深圳罗湖is a little over an hour at the DongChe 动车 speed Guangzhou South, really far down there but on a subway line, connects to Shenzhen North in a little over 30 mins. 广州南-深圳北. One of these is right ...


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Andrew from Rome2Rio here. Looking at the messages and prices displayed, around the $150 mark would be a great price. If looking at the ferry, it will cost between $110-$125 alone. We've recently been expanding our content throughout China and by our estimates, the cheapest option possible would be around $155 USD and this is using an overnight ferry ...


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You can find those in several different places, one of them being here, the Macau website of the Chinese min. of foreign affairs. The issue with this regulation is that it is changing from time to time and those changes are usually NOT reflected on any website. This is impossible because the changes happen too quickly, are often imposed only temporarily (as ...


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Shenzhen airport has multiple direct cross-border buses available that will get to to Hong Kong by bus. The most obvious one will be by a company called "China Link" and costs around $100 RMB, and can get you to any major city in Hong Kong with one payment, which gets you a bus ride across the border, and then another to your destination. This company has ...


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Also wanted to mention that many places in Macau also let you spend RMB (as well as newer-HKD). Most shops charge the same price for all the currencies though, so using MOP is the best deal.


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Aside from taking a cab straight from Hong Kong airport to Lo Wu station, you can use the train as follows: Take the airport express train at Hong Kong airport (HKG) Change at Tsing Yi station to the Tung Chung Line Change at Nam Cheong to take the West Rail Line Change at Hung Hom to take the East Rail line Stop at Lo Wu station At Lo Wu: Go to the first ...


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Get a VISA up front, there are plenty of agents who can help if you do not want to do it yourself. Then take the train from the Station next to the Sheraton Towers on Kowloon side, I dont know the station name unfortunately but they have accessibility entrances. Once you reach the border you go to the VISA part and realize your visa and then pass ...


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As with any Mainland China visa you can only ever have one such visa in effect at any time, whatever visa you currently have, for example a L tourist visa would be invalidated if you then apply for and receive any other type of visa for mainland China rendering this question a moot question. I did not find any official sources on the web but the written ...


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I presume that you are currently in Hong-Kong. I would advise you to visit the Chinese Embassy and ask you question there. That is the only source you can trust for these kind of matters since they are an extension of the Chinese government that is owner of both the visas. The Embassy can also give you a writing which would explain the situation to the ...


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From what I have read and been told so far, same day re-entry is fine, but I'm getting conflicting information regarding how often one can obtain the Shenzhen 5-Day Visa on Arrival. When I asked a Chinese immigration officer while doing the Shenzhen 5-Day Visa on Arrival in December 2018, I was told "you can obtain the visa no more than 3 times per month" ...


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As Armenia is not an EU country, Armenian citizens do not automatically have the same rights as EU citizens. Bulgaria is outside the Schengen area but they say they allow visa-free travel for holders of a Schengen visa. I'd be surprised if Bulgaria considered a Polish work-permit to be equivalent to a Schengen visa. However I don't really know. I'd expect ...


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The Travel China Guide, the largest tour operator in China, offers instructions which may address your concerns. China Visa Application in China (Renewals and Extension) If you have any doubts about your situation you should enquire at a Chinese Consulate or at a Public Security Bureau Entry and Exit Administration office within mainland PRC. Any ...


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