I'm Lonely Planet's destination editor for China. The previous post on this topic had gotten very long and was started several years ago. A lot has changed about the Chinese visa situation, so I thought it might be useful to provide a summary of the current situation as we and our writers understand it. For the full run-down on everything you need to know about visas and entry requirements for China, including prices and detailed processing times, check out the China page: http://ww…
As obtaining a Chinese tourist visa appears to have gotten much easier, that long sticky thread has now been released to float. OTOH there appear to be increased concerns and lots of issues related to obtaining a tourist visa extension.
It is my intention to search through and try to collect some posted information here in this thread but would appreciate others offering first hand information and questions here rather than starting multiple threads.
For starters, Leshan has consistently been…
I went to the embassy of China in Teheran today for A Visa Application and got rejected - immediately, no discussion. Totally disillusioned I went to an agency and asked for help. They said China does not issue Any visas for non-Iranians till 8. September due to G20 in China.
Does anyone have information about that? How reliable is it?
Guys - thank you from Teheran.
I have searched extensively on the boards and read the useful 'Visas for China' post and 'Entry & Exit Formalities' page of the China pages, but find myself still needing more detailed advice.
I have cycled by bicycle from England to Athens over the summer and am currently planning the next stage of my journey. I will travel through Turkey > The Caucasus > Central Asia > on my way to India > S.E. Asia > China > and Japan.
Ideally I'd like to cross from Kyrgyzstan into China at…
I am going to be travelling in hong kong for five weeks and i was wondering if 60USD a day is a reasonable daily budget. i will be staying in hostels the whole time and will try to cook a few of my own meals but i want to try a lot of street food and a couple of restaurants. i am not a big shopper and i will be going there more for the photography opportunities. i will be spending exactly 32 days in hong kong.
Is the Western Suburban Line of Beijing's metro open yet? Will it be open by mid-October? I've checked online and seen statements that it was supposed to open in 2016, but haven't seen anything saying it is open.
I'll be in Beijing for a few days in October, and if the Western Suburban Line is finished I'm thinking about checking out Fragrant Hills Park on the same day I see the Summer Palace. The park sounds like it would be nice in fall when the leaves turn colour.
I want to go to China and study at a Kung fu academy for a few months, but have no idea which one (and where in China) to choose! Does anyone have any advice? Most important is that I wouldn't want to be the only international student at the academy so I'm probably looking for somewhere a bit touristy.
Wondering if anybody can help me with a few questions I have about my visa application, it's my first time traveling to China. I'll be applying for a 10 year tourist visa for US citizens. My first question is this, I'm also a Dutch citizen and am wondering if I should fill that in, in the 'current nationalities' section but I want to apply as a US citizen. Then, it asks for local ID/Citizenship Number, is that my Social Security Number? Also, my mother is a journalist/editor, what should I…
I am seeking information about purchasing a car in China, and would be grateful for any advice, experience, ect.
I've been reading a little about purchasing a car in China, and much of what I've read is about how difficult it can be. So I'll outline my plan so far, feel free to comment.
My aim is to buy a car in China (or Mongolia if China proves too difficult), and drive north through Mongolia, Southern Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, then back into China. I thought it would be…
I'm in the midst of figuring out plans to head to China, and one thing I have come across from friends (who have travelled there on their own without gaining their Z Visa through an agency when a TEFL job has been approved) is about 'document autherisation' in relation to a police check, TEFL qualification and Bachelors Degree qualification documents. I haven't, however, read about this anywhere on Chinese/UK embassy pages?
Anyone with an insight would be very appreciated!