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DISCUSSION: Crossing border+Visa:(visa run?)

Travel Forums Asia DISCUSSION: Crossing border+Visa:(visa run?)

1. Posted by Cassandra goh (Budding Member 36 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

This is out to all who have done this before, regardless when:

You have a free visa(no visa required if you're staying X number of days) entry but your stay is going to expire soon. and Perhaps you have decided cross the borders to obtain an extension from the date you leave mainland china.

Crossing borders at EITHER vietnam, taiwan, Hongkong, Macau (Though it taiwan, hk and macau is officially part of china)

Note: i did cross to macau from hongong and coming back again, in which i got an extension in hongkong from the day i left macau. but i'm not sure if it works from china-mainland to hongkong.

This is probably not visa run? because no visa is involved. But i'm not sure, so do correct me if you know :)

Thanks fellow backpackers/travellers!!!!

[ Edit: Edited on 28-Mar-2013, at 06:25 by Cassandra goh ]

2. Posted by danu2004 (Budding Member 10 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

It should work, the last time I went to HK from China, it was as if I went to new country, stamps on both sides and all. I have the same passport as you so unless the chinese has changed significantly since, I think it shouldn't be a problem. Anyway, don't you think 14 days for travelling China is a little short? I would be sick of long flights or stuck along the coast line

3. Posted by Cassandra goh (Budding Member 36 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Yeah absolutely too short but now the stay is extended to 15 but its my first time going to china this sat. So, I guess its fine. Definitely gonna extend my stay the next time thru such means.