China’s visa rules change often and sometimes unpredictably.
Recently a new policy has been introduced which requires visa applicants applying on passports issued from January 2015 onwards to show their old passport at the time of application for a visa. This applies regardless of whether you had any Chinese visas in your old passport.
When applying for a business visa to China you may need to show a letter of invitation from a business contact inviting you to visit. Usually this will be printed on the company letterhead and chopped (stamped) with the inviting company’s seal, as well as signed by the writer.
Getting an Indian visa used to entail long queues and large amounts of bureaucracy but the good news is that in recent years it has become a lot easier. The easiest way is through the e-visa programme.
The electronic tourist visa programme is eligible for those travelling for leisure on Hong Kong passports as well as passports from a wide range of other countries including the U.K.
For those travelling to Russia on a Hong Kong passport, you can get fourteen days of visa free access (though if staying more than seven you are required to register at the local branch of the Federal Migration Sevice). In other situations, where a visa is needed, the good news is that unlike many cities,
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 have a visa.
This story is funny so I want to share it with you. I tried applying for a China visa in Hong Kong at the “consulate” for my US passport twice in the last two months and was denied, TWICE. (It’s not really a consulate,
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