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Visas to Shenzhen - necessary to prepare ahead of time?

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1. Posted by socigirl (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y

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Can anyone answer this question: How easy is it to obtain a single entry visa from HK border to visit Shenzhen for a day? We are only in HK for a limited time (7 days) and cannot afford to be declined and have to wait around to be approved. Has anyone just gone to the border and be granted one within a short period of time? We're coming from Canada, travelling around SE Asia before making HK our last stop before coming home. My fiance's cousin (who is also a Canadian) was able to obtain hers within 10-15 mins after arriving at the border. But is it really that easy? I just think it's best to be prepared a head of time. Any suggestions?

2. Posted by travelem (Full Member 117 posts) 12y

Recently, Americans can no longer get a visa at Shenzhen border. No reports that Canadians are denied.

3. Posted by brunohk (Budding Member 16 posts) 12y

China visa in HK, tourist visas need two photos

Different Visa needs a totally different time and cost.
For example:
Ordinary: 3 working days;
Urgent:2 working days
Premiere Urgent: the same working day


Once entry visa per person HKD150
Twice entry visa per person HKD220
Group visa per person HKD120

Individual visa: HKD 150 more for each
Group visa: HKD 80 more for each
Premiere Urgent:
Individual visa: HKD 250 more for each;
Group visa: HKD 100 more for each
Application after office time: HKD 250 more

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4. Posted by brunohk (Budding Member 16 posts) 12y


I stayed at this place, next to the Sham Shui Po MTR station.
visit the website.
a Single Room HKD 140 per nigth, clean and good reception, with AC and tv.
it's an alternative to the Chungking & Mirador Mansions or Star Guest House on Nathan Rd.

Train from airport to Kowloon : cost 100HKD

Bus from airport to Kowloon : cost 14HKD

for more infos about HK, you can find to :

Good luck.