List of Visa Agents in Hong Kong | China L or F Visa
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Oct 10, 2010 5:40 AM
List of Visa Agents in Hong Kong | China L or F VisaHi all,
I'm planning to go to Hong Kong to get my new visa. I have found several agencies listed below.
If any of you have experience with any of them, could you please tell me how did it go?
1) Japan Travel Agency, @ Tsim Sha Tsui East
2) Sunrise international, @ Wanchai
3) Forever Bright Trading Limited (FBT), @ TST East
4) Everbest Photo Supplies Ltd, @ Central (under HKStreet.com)
5) Hotelinhongkong.net, @ TST East
I might stay for another 3 months here. If I get new L visa it can be extended 2 more times and if I get F visa, most of the time the extension is either not available or really expensive. Any suggestion?
If I have F visa invitation letter, will it give me better chances to get F visa, instead of L visa? or L visa still the best bet to apply from HK?
Another question, taking flight from Beijing to HK is expensive, taking train is time consuming. To save time and $, I'm planning to fly from here to Shenzhen, then take MTR/Bus/Ferry to HK. I believe some of you have had traveled from Beijing to HK through Shenzhen.
If any of you could give me any tips, insights, please let me know..
Is staying in Guest House / Hostel worth the price? Heard some horror stories, however some people said there are some decent GH/Hstl as well. As of now, decent hotels price is out of my range.
Thank you for any help!
Oct 10, 2010 5:51 AM
1You might find that the length of visa you can get now in Hong Kong is restricted to 30 days per entry due to the coming Asian Games. Contact the agencies for up to date details - Forever Bright gets good reviews. Visa availability also depend to some extent on your nationality.
There are direct buses from Shenzhen Airport into Kowloon which is the easiest way. Or, slightly cheaper, catch the white airport minibus to LoWu, cross the border on foot, and then catch the MTR into town.
Some guesthouses are ok- if you are in town early in the day just head to the top floor of Miardor Mansions and walk down until you find a place that meets your standards and budget.
Oct 10, 2010 8:04 AM
Oct 10, 2010 9:07 AM
3I used Forever Bright a lot while in China and last dealt with them in June this year. They are very fair, straightforward and try to do their best for you in my experience. They are of course subject to a huge amount of forever changing visa regulations...and as mentioned, the Asian Games are coming up.
Again I would suggest Mirador and you could consider taking a bus to the mainland, as far as Guangxi Nanning, Guangzhou or maybe just Shenzhen or Zhongshan. the ferry also goes to Zhongshan for a decent price and of course much faster than the bus.
Oct 10, 2010 3:50 PM
Oct 11, 2010 1:30 AM
5drumbrake, SingObserver, turkeylegs, cj66 thanks for the info!
I'll take the bus / minibus + MTR from Shenzhen, thanks for the suggestion.
I have checked out the hostels & guesthouses reviews around TST East (mostly at Mirador Mansion & Chungking Mansion). Can you give any suggestion on which one I should choose? All of them got mixed reviews, sometimes one people gave almost perfect review while the other people who stayed there couple days earlier / later gave really bad review.
And what about the safety around Mirador Mansion? Heard that it's not that safe to go out / come back at night time.
Oct 11, 2010 7:54 AM
6Cosmic Guesthouse in Mirador is ok, although some of its rooms are better than others. The area around Mirador and Chungking is not dangerous (HK is dafe 24 hours a day), although you should use common sense.
Oct 11, 2010 8:02 AM
7You don't mention your nationality, but Japan Travel does not deal with American passports.
Oct 11, 2010 8:38 AM
drumbrake, if you know these hostel/guesthouse, can you give me suggestion on which to choose? I'm looking for single room with window.
Garden Hostel (Mirador)
Man Hing Lung (Mirador)
Cosmic Guest House (Mirador)
Chungking House (Chungking)
New Peking Guest House (Chungking)
or if any of you have been to any of the hostel/guesthouse listed above, would appreciate if you could give any tips.
I'm originally from Indo, btw.
Oct 11, 2010 8:49 AM
9I think Mirdaor is slightly better than Chungking. Garden is friendly and cheap but a little run down. Cosmic is fine, and I think Man Hing is on the floor above. As I said before, unless you are arriving late in the evening, I would just go to the top floor of Mirador and find somewhere with a suitable room on the day. The trouble with booking (and paying for) somewhere in advance is that once places have your money, they often just keep the worse rooms for you, while giving the better rooms to more picky walk-ins.
Oct 11, 2010 6:47 PM
Nov 24, 2010 11:48 PM
11Quick update, I finally booked City Guesthouse Hostel at Chung King Mansion, Block -D-6F/D2, the reception is on 7F (Paris & City Guest House). The owner owns 4 Guest Houses at Chung King Mansion. Confirmed my room booking with Mr. Dhillon one day before I came. I was greeted by Mr. Dhillon himself and Mr. Sunny, the manager of the hostel. They gave me upgrade to a bigger room at Germany Hostel just 1 floor below.
I had to extended my stay for one more night and even though their hostels were fully booked (I was personally at the reception desk when few people came to check the room availability), Mr. Sunny managed to get me a room and offered me the same price as what I originally paid! What a great service.
Overall their service was great. Will definitely recommend them. Thanks again to Mr Sunny, Mr Dhillon, & Mr Ricky.
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