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1. Posted by oldun (Budding Member, 2 posts) 27 Sep '13 08:08

My wife and I will be visiting China whilst on a cruise and so we will need a visa.

Looking on the net I can seen many avenues by which we can get a visa. I do not need a site that will get one for me at an extra cost, I am happy to do everything myself - unless this if far too complicated.

i would like your advice.

Thanks.

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3533 posts) 27 Sep '13 08:50

It's easy enough to do yourself - just apply at your nearest Chinese consulate or embassy.

3. Posted by Hapaox (Budding Member, 4 posts) 27 Sep '13 11:40

I agree with Bex76.

Good luck & enjoy China - it's amazing!

4. Posted by oldun (Budding Member, 2 posts) 27 Sep '13 12:05

Thanks. It will be our first venture into Vietnam, china and japan.

As I live right out in the sticks (St Neots, Cambs) I was hoping that I could get one on line without paying extra to some expensive website. http://1.tpstc.com/img/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Sep-2013, at 12:10 by oldun ]

5. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3533 posts) 28 Sep '13 01:04

Quoting oldun

Thanks. It will be our first venture into Vietnam, china and japan.

As I live right out in the sticks (St Neots, Cambs) I was hoping that I could get one on line without paying extra to some expensive website.

You definitely don't need to go through an expensive website, but as far as I know you won't be able to submit your application online as you'll need to send your passport and passport photos. The embassy or consulate website will have all the relevant forms. You don't need to apply in person so it shouldn't matter that you live in the sticks.

[ Edit: Edited on 28-Sep-2013, at 01:08 by bex76 ]

6. Posted by Hapaox (Budding Member, 4 posts) 29 Sep '13 12:21

I think the Chinese Embassy in the UK has outsourced their Visa applications to some sort of agency, but it's all legit and you don't pay extra for it.

I applied for a Visa in July this year, and paid around £83 in total. It is cheaper if you go to the Embassy yourself (by around £20) but it'll cost you that (and more) to get to Manchester or Central London.