Chinese visa in advance
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Jan 25, 2013 9:28 AM Last Post By: jupear
Jan 20, 2013 2:21 AM
Chinese visa in advanceCan anyone help me out with a visa situation???
I am looking to travel to China in November with my partner, the problem is that my partner works overseas and needs his passport which is a problem as the Chinese embassy want the passport for a couple of days, i was wondering if any knows if we can apply for a visa in August (as this maybe the only time he will get off from now until we fly out to China) to start when will travel in November.
I know it maybe easier to apply whilst he is overseas but he is never in the same country for long enough.
Thank to anyone that can answer.
Jan 20, 2013 5:08 AM
Jan 20, 2013 1:01 PM
2It may be hard for him to apply for a visa in one of the overseas countries if he's not really resident in any one place, not just for timing reasons but because the Chinese missions wherever he is, may not accept his application.
If you have a few days in August to make it happen in the home country while he's there, plan to do that but get ALL the supporting documents you need ahead of time, and maybe use Rush processing if available. Alternatively, plan your November trip to route first through Hong Kong just as drumbrake says, and plan 3 work week days (non week-end, non-local holiday) there.
If his home country allows for issuance of a second passport, that might be an option. Some countries will do this for frequent business travelers that have continuous long overseas travels and have to keep a passport at all times, yet also need to simultaneously get visas.
Jan 23, 2013 8:46 PM
Jan 25, 2013 9:28 AM
4Thanks jiejie for your response, i went to China quiet a few years ago and a really dont remember the Chinese visa process taking so long.
Unfortunately time is not on our side so Hong Kong is defo out of the question.
Thanks all the same.
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