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VISAS FOR TRAVELLING TO CHINA.

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1. Posted by mike a (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

I will be travelling to thailand in january travelling around for a month or so then on to canbodia up into china and across to japan on the boat. As we have only got a one way flight to thailand booked and no definate dates for when we will be in china i was wondering is it still possible to get a visa? We are looking at taking around 6 months for the trip.

2. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 7y

When we got our visa for China last year we didn't have to show proof of travel etc to get it, just a rough itinerary with points of entry and exit. However I do know that the Chinese have tightened up the visa rules since the Olympics...try looking at this thread for more information. Also plan when you get your visa carefully, they are only valid for 3 months from the date of issue, so you are given an 'enter by' date on the visa.

3. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 7y

Hey, from what i hear, it is supposedly easier to get a Chinese visa in Hong Kong or Hanoi in Vietnam. Thats what i plan to do for my next trip at least, flying to HK (no visa required for most nationalities) and then getting the Chinese visa done there.

4. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting itenerant

Hey, from what i hear, it is supposedly easier to get a Chinese visa in Hong Kong or Hanoi in Vietnam. Thats what i plan to do for my next trip at least, flying to HK (no visa required for most nationalities) and then getting the Chinese visa done there.

PRE OLYMPICS era... HK and MACAU or anywhere in the world it was easy for most citizens of the 1st world.

Well things change very often and in spite of the age of technology, you don't know where to get the info. Many travellers have been rejected applications in Bangkok.

Nanning is hosting the ASEAN expo, so I think its ironic for southeast asians countries not to become gateways to China.

So big chance that things are back to normal, as promised.

5. Posted by hyperlemo1 (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y

hey, i was trying to get a chinese visa in BKK, but they want proof of flight details and accommodation resevations!!!! so i went to HK to get the visa and WOW so so easy!!! no travel details, no hotel resevations - just fill in your passport detalis basically and give them too much money :( 670hk$ for a 2 entry visa for UK citezen!!!!

6. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 7y

It's worth noting that it is often enough to book your first night or two and fill this location/hotel in as the 'destination' on the visa form. This is what we did when travelling in China, and no further questions were asked.