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11. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 8y

I have booked hotel accommodation over the internet for myself and my boyfriend in Shanghai, but the booking is in my name only. Is this going to be ok for my boyfriend if we send the visa applications together, or should I try and arrange to get my boyfriend's name added to the hotel booking too?

12. Posted by xpat123 (Inactive 7 posts) 8y

Visa is a worrying case these days..donot choose hong kong or macao,get it in your country,thats easier.Persoanlity matters and i have heard couples if both applying at the same time,chances of rejection are less and americans,british who are not in mainland before are easier to get visas,if you have not f visa before.Getting visa is hard but not as hard as extending it.Invitation letter,your company back home papers and your documents proving you are in some great link with south part of china not nortehrn part will help you alot,still do not do in hk,do it in your country ,better

13. Posted by 617jetset (Budding Member 32 posts) 8y

I have just received a visa to travel to China. Everyone is saying how difficult it is but I had a much different experience. I am an American citizen so maybe that makes a difference compared to some other countries but I was given a multi-entry visa valid for 1 year with a limit of 60 days for each entry. I am going with my university to study for 2.5 weeks only but they still gave me a multi-entry tourist-class (L) visa without me even requesting a multi-entry one. I don't think you should have a problem getting a visa as long as you fill out everything properly and give them everything they request. Of course having a travel agent (especially a travel agent who specialized in travel to Asia) could help the situation. Also, having an itinerary set up will help although I can understand for the backpackers out there this may be a problem because 'going with the flow' does not always provide definate dates for things. Just try to book as much as you can ahead of time (which is probably a good idea ANYWAYS if you are going near Beijing this summer since things are likely to sell out or raise prices). Good luck and have a nice trip.

[ Edit: Edited on May 25, 2008, at 2:14 PM by 617jetset ]

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