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11. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Quoting lost again

Here is a question - can I get a visa to China at the Chinese Embassy in Australia if I am an American citizen?

I hope this helps we have British passports but got our Chinese Visas in Dublin - there was a price for the visa for Irish passport holders and then another price for all others - so l think the answer should be yes to your question!

12. Posted by rach_uk (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

Hi Niknat, I've just got my chinese visa and on the official website it says you can only apply in person or through a travel agent, which is annoying if you don't live in London like me. I went in the end through Trailfinders, it cost about £56 in total (£30 for visa, £22 for trailfinders fee and £4 for recorded delivery charge). You send it off to their London branch and get it back in about 5 working days.

Hope this helps, Rach

13. Posted by nicdavid (Respected Member 49 posts) 10y

Hiya Rach_uk

Wow - that's a lot cheaper than what STA wanted to charge us!!! Even if my boyfriend goes to london and can do both our visas he'd have to get it done the same day which costs an extra £20 plus tube fare so we're looking at £55 each anyway. I think I'll pop into Trailfinders in my lunch - do you have to have used them to book the flights etc or will they just sort out visas? It's save a load of hassle!

Thanks for your response

Nic

14. Posted by Thi_travel (Budding Member 27 posts) 10y

Hi,
I am Vietnamese. I applied for China visa at the Chinese embassy in Bangkok in May 2005. It took me only 3 days. I don't remember well how much I paid, approximately about 40 - 50 USD.

It's not difficult to get China visa. Go for it!

Thi

15. Posted by Shepwad (Budding Member 19 posts) 10y

Hi,

I start my RTW travel in Beijing in early Nov. Few queries.

Can anyone recommend a good hostel, and am I better off booking accomodation before I go?

I want to do a good Great Wall tour - can anyone recommend one? Don't want to be stuck in the middle of thousands of tourists though.

Also wondering what the weather will be like, approx. 10 degrees?

If anyone can advise on some good things to see/do in Beijing that would be great.

I'll be in Beijing for a week before flying down to Hong Kong, any advice appreciated.

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