HK visitor visa

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  1. #1

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    Jul 2004
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    Question HK visitor visa

    I'm a Russian national currently working in Shenzhen, Mainland China. I know I need a visa to enter HK, even if it's just for a day or two. But my current visitor visa has expired and the Russian consulate in HK claim I should go as far as Beijing to get a new short-term visa!! Which is mad but then I found out that the same visa could be obtained in Makao. Although they didn't give me any details, such as a telephone number I could call or an email address I could use. What would be the name of the authority issuing visas to HK in Makao? I can't believe that I can't visit HK because the only place where I can get a new visa is allegedly Beijing. It's so unbelievable, especially when the process of getting a visa in Moscow was so simple and straighforward, they didn't even ask for my photo or an invitation to HK! I really can't understand why it should be so different here....
    I know that this forum is for Hong Kong, rather than Makao expats but maybe someone can give me some info on this subject as it's really important for me. I couldn't possibly travel to Beijing and back to Shenzhen every month...Thanks in advance.
    Victoria


  2. #2

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    May 2004
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    Can't you just add the cost of going to Beijing to the price you charge your clients here?


  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jul 2004
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    What a clever retort. Surely you don't think you are being original?
    I have no idea what you're talking about. Though perhaps you're right: EF English First IS the most expensive language school in China and they DO charge their clients a lot. All the same I couldn't sacrifce all of my paid holidays for Beijing every month. I've only got 10. And the teachers are not THAT well-paid.


  4. #4

    Vic78

    I have similar situation. Am crossing border from Shenzhen to HK and I need visa, going to Beijing is an added costs and that is absurd.
    Did you get visa to HK from Macau ?