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Renewal of Chinese Visa

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    Renewal of Chinese Visa

    I'm a US citizen living in Guangzhou with a 1 year multiple entry tourist visa...it expires in Oct of this year (2012) I need another year. Is there a way to renew it from Hong Kong? Or do I have to go back to the states for that? Any info would help.


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    There are bunch of travel agents (and even guesthouses) arranging China visa in HK, try to contact some of them... Last year I got my 1-year-multi visa from guesthouse in Tsim Sha Tsui for around 6000HKD (I have European passport). Just don't go with CTS agency, they charge more than others...


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    Do u hv an HKID? if you have, you can apply from HK.
    If you dont hv any HKID , you can get the visa only from your home country, US.
    I think you got the visa earlier at US and not in HK, am i right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by shafiq:
    Do u hv an HKID? if you have, you can apply from HK.
    If you dont hv any HKID , you can get the visa only from your home country, US.
    I think you got the visa earlier at US and not in HK, am i right?
    Incorrect. Non HKID card holders can get a Chinese visa in Hong Kong. Going through an agent means you can get a longer visa than normal, but for the OP, sending his or her passport back to the US and using a specialist agent is the surest way to get another one year multi entry visa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rekrap54:
    I'm a US citizen living in Guangzhou with a 1 year multiple entry tourist visa...it expires in Oct of this year (2012) I need another year. Is there a way to renew it from Hong Kong? Or do I have to go back to the states for that? Any info would help.
    Surely if you're "living" there, you shouldn't be on a tourist visa???
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    Also you could try the embassy in Thailand or whereever on your next holiday. They are more flexible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by booth:
    Also you could try the embassy in Thailand or whereever on your next holiday. They are more flexible.

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    I am pretty sure that you can't get a one year multiple in Thailand under these circumstances. Best bet is to fly back or to send your passport back to the US.