All information about Passport and Visa for your Hong Kong entry.
Passport Holders do not require Visas if the duration of the stay/visit is less than 90 days. Passports should be valid for at least six months after your planned departures date from Hong Kong. Nationals of most countries are not required to obtain visas for periods varying from seven days to 180 days, depending on nationality.
China visa requirements are pretty straight-forward too Â¨C you just have to pay the fee. Up to two 30 day extensions are also fairly easy to come by, though after that you will have to get a different visa, which can be a bit more of a hassle.
China Visa information states that work is strictly prohibited in China on a tourist or student Visa.
Student Visa is issued depending on the duration of study. Students are recommended to read through the Guidance Notes carefully before completing the forms. Students arranging post program travel to Mainland China will need to make separate arrangement for a visa.
The group visa just covers the one-time entry with the group.
Chinese embassies provide a thorough guideline to apply for visa. Visa Service in China has encoded visas for tourists on various purposes. Chinese Embassies around the world are making the visa application more difficult in lead up to the Olympics.
Please check any new requirements as they may insist you apply in your country of residence have and supply an invitation. Chinese Bureaucracy isn't a good environment for us young minds.
Chinese (L) Visa is issued to an alien who comes to China for sightseeing or visiting family members/friends. Usually the validity of a Single Entry or Double Entry (L) visa is 90 days or 180 days from the date of issue.
Chinese visa is valid immediately once issued, expires in 6 months, 12 months or 24 months respectively, depending on the visa granted. If you are qualified for 12 months multiple entry visa, you may apply any time within a year before your travel date.
Chinese authorities have recently tightened their visa issuance policy, in some cases requiring personal interviews of American citizens. Although a bilateral United States-China agreement provides for issuance of multiple entry visas with validity of up to one year for tourists and business visitors, Chinese consulates often limit visas to only one-entry.
Multiple Entry Visa:
Multiple entry visas are based on the invitation for either 6 or 12 months. Time allowed to stay in China is 30 days for most visas.
Multiple entry visas have been suspended until October. But multiple-entry visas that have not expired are still valid.
Multiple entry visas are valid for six months from when they are issued. It is not possible to apply in advance for a start date in the future. Multiple applicants can be entered using one order form.