Hong Kong to Shenzhen to Bangkok Passport Visa Questions?
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Sep 3, 2012 11:58 PM Last Post By: 889
Sep 2, 2012 8:02 PM
Los angeles to Hong Kong - 4 Days
Hong Kong to Shenzhen - 4 Days
Shenzhen to Bangkok - 5 Days
Bangkok to Hong Kong flying back to Los angles
Sep 2, 2012 8:30 PM
1As a US citizen, you don't need a visa to go as a tourist to Thailand. Where you leave from doesn't have any bearing on the issue so, basically, you're only going to need a Chinese visa.
I'd love to know, however, what you plan to do for 4 days in Shenzhen. I hope you have business/friends there or you're up for about 95 hours of boredom.
Sep 2, 2012 9:04 PM
Sep 2, 2012 11:21 PM
3Note that if you're flying AirAsia, their fares out of HKG to BKK are often cheaper than out of Shenzhen. And if you're not flying AirAsia, then a round-trip out of HKG will almost certainly be cheaper than your two one-ways.
Sep 3, 2012 12:06 AM
4You don't need a visa to Hong kong, neither the first time or second time.
For Shenzhen, you indeed need a single-entry China visa. Here is the visa requirements for your reference: http://www.travelchinaguide.com/embassy/us/visa-application-requirements.htm
Not clear about the Thailand visa thing.
Sep 3, 2012 9:23 AM
Sep 3, 2012 6:27 PM
I often travel to china with a US passport and you do need a visa to go to china. I suggest you get a 1 year visa which cost the same as 1 entry visa. If you don't plan on going to china within the year you can get a 5 day Shenzhen Visa at the Lo Wu boarder. Make sure you do not exceed 5 days, I got penalty once.
Travel to Bankok from Kong is cheaper due to more flights but I know Guanzhou is also a big hub you can check the prices.
Sep 3, 2012 7:03 PM
8#7 Travel to Bankok from Kong is cheaper due to more flights but I know Guanzhou is also a big hub you can check the prices.
But not, of course, if you get the Shenzhen-only visa because you're not supposed to go to Guangzhou and, if you turn up at the airport with the wrong kind of visa in your passport, they MAY suspect something.
As an aside, I as under the impression that Americans weren't eligible for the Shenzhen-only visa but #7 says s/he gets one travelling on a US passport so I must be wrong there.
Sep 3, 2012 11:58 PM
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