New Rumor on visas...must return to home country to get new one?

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    New Rumor on visas...must return to home country to get new one?

    My Chinese teacher John just SMSed me that his friend who is having some difficulties getting a visa in Hong Kong, told him some important and annoying news which I hope is wrong. He says the Chinese government has changed the rules for getting a Visa again. You must go to your home country to get a new one. I don't know any more details than that, but if it's true I'm pretty much screwed cause I need to get one tommorrow! I only need a tourist one so I hope it won't effect me but like I said, beyond what he told me I know nothing, Might totally be wrong. Don't know which countries this affects, maybe all maybe a few. Please post here or pm me directly if you have any news because I need to know by tomorrow morning. Thanks.

    Here is a link to the statement from a website
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    Address/Office hours/Enquiry service

    Last edited by mLink; 23-04-2008 at 11:23 PM. Reason: link

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    This is very old news that has been discussed here for days. You can see the date on that notice was 10 days ago. Please read before posting.
    http://www.geoexpat.com/forum/thread26257.html


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    I've heard that news, and know of that link. Thank you though But as far as I knew, all that is about multi entry visas and I knew nothing about having to go back to your own country to get one. I will look through now since you imply that all my answers are within that post.


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    Sorry:)

    Sorry, for this thread. Found out last second and I freaked out cause my visa was ending like today and needed some answers. Usually I read and search but I was in a panic.


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    They make it quite clear: "If you don't reside or work in Hong Kong permanently, you are required to apply Chinese visa from the Embassy or Consulate-General of Peoples' Republic of China in your resident country"

    Why did you risk living in China for 4 months on L-visas??


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    Sigh...because, my residence permit only took one month to process last time and I thought it would only take a month this time, but as each entry on my L visa ran out as I waited for the police, I had to get another visa, and i still expected it to get done really quick.