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Heads up on China Visas

Posted by wei1xiao4 April 24, 2008 in the Group General Discussion .

China has a new policy on getting China Visas. As a Hong Kong resident I used to be able to get 6 month multiple entry Visas into China without a problem.  Now I can only get double entry.  And it used to take one or two days and now it takes about a week.  My travel agent told me today that the China government is limiting the number of Visas on any given day and the the lines are extraordinary.  I met a woman yesterday who travels to Guangzhou weekly on business.  She is from Hong Kong but carries a British passport and she can only get double entry now.  I pass this on because many travel agents tell people that the quickest, easiest way to get a China Visa is to stop in Hong Kong.  But no more.  So make sure if you are coming this summer to the Olympics or anywhere in China that you get your Visa. And make sure your passport has at least two blank pages, one for the Visa, one for the stamps.  They are also now requiring plane ticket and hotel confirmation for Visas.  This is a first for me. This will really hurt business in Shenzhen!

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