Practical Tip: Getting Chinese Visas in the Far East

It's best to arrange Chinese visas in your home country, although foreigners with verve can attempt to obtain a Chinese visa on the road. In the Far East, only the consulate in Khabarovsk provides this service.

A one-month tourist visa for most costs from R2000 for five-day processing (expedited visas sometimes possible with a higher fee). Americans pay R9000 and Canadians pay R7300 (10-day processing only). You’ll need a letter of invitation, application form and copies of your immigration card, latest hotel registration and Russian visa. All forms are in Russian, but travel agencies in Khabarovsk may be able to assist you with your application.