Category: China

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China Prepaid SIM Card Comparison

Headed up to China for a visit? Be sure to pick-up your SIM card in Hong Kong before leaving. It’s a huge hassle to get a SIM in mainland, not to mention they require identification, whereas in HK they don’t. Do you really want the Chinese government knowing...

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Buying a China prepaid SIM card

You will want a SIM card in China to call your friends or just look up things online. Getting a SIM card could prove troublesome for many visitors. It’s not easy for foreigners to navigate the purchase process since everything is exclusively in Chinese, and things work in a...

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China 24 Hour and 72 Hour Transit Visa TWOV

No one likes long layovers, but cheaper ticket prices often mean you do have to stop somewhere mid-way before arriving at your final destination. You are lucky if you have a layover in China, for China provides 24-hour temporary entry permits and 72-hour transit visas for visitors, which...

Getting a Visa on Arrival in Shenzhen

Updated January 14, 2017: I will try to keep this list fairly up to date based on the comments people have left on the bottom of this post with their experience. Please share your experience, whether or not you were able to get a visa at the border, thank you! (Keep...

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Getting into China without a visa

The visa regime in China can be a source of frustration especially for those who need to visit the country at short notice. The good news is that there are some things which can be done if you need to visit the country at short notice and don’t...

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Applying for a China mainland visa in USA

If you are looking to applying for the China visa in Hong Kong, refer to this post. Note you do not need a visa to visit HK or Macau if you are a US passport holder. As a US Citizen, I am now able to get a 10...