Replies: 8 - Last Post: Aug 29, 2013 4:47 PM Last Post By: manchurianexile
Aug 29, 2013 7:06 AM
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21. US citizens don't need visas for Hong Kong. I think you get 90 days on arrival, no fees, just a stamp in your passport.
2. Within Asia, Hong Kong is the best place to get a Chinese visa. It will almost certainly be easier than in Cambodia or anywhere else in South-East Asia. Unless you're heading back to the US between now and when you plan on arriving in Hong Kong, you're probably best off waiting until you get to Hong Kong to get the visa. Do note that the Chinese very recently changed their visa policy, and so there is a lot of ambiguity at the moment about what the exact situation is right now.
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Aug 29, 2013 4:47 PM
No stamp any more. Just a small piece of paper inserted into you passport (Same, although a slightly bigger piece of paper and stapled, for Macau). But, essentially, yes. No visa needed for HK for most nationalities (I get 90 days on my NZ passport, 180 days on my UK passport).
As an aside, I went over the Luohu border at about 10:30am on monday and I've never seen the place so packed but, I assume, OP intends flying in from Cambodia. I flew from Siem Reap to GZ last thursday but, if OP is in Phnom Penh, there is a bike shop that is well known around town as being THE place to get visas sorted out (Principally Vietnamese visas, given PP's geographical proximity, and I've never used their services for anything but it's not going to hurt to ask if they can sort out a Chinese one. With the number of Chinese tourists in Cambodia these days you'd think there'd be some sort of connection).
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