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    PRC Visa getting harder and harder....

    I am trying to process a PRC visit visa for someone who is still waiting for the APEC card to be approved (seems to be taking ages for this one). She is an Australian passport holder who was born in HK before relocating to Australia as a child.

    Previously, before the last APEC was issued on her old passport, they were OK about processing a multiple entry visit visa. Now, PRC visa processing centre won't give her one. They are suggesting some pretty bizzare options such as applying for a visa on entry at Guangzou/Lowu and then using that to travel to Beijing.

    Has anyone been in the same boat (Australian but Hong Kong born) had this issue. Can it be resolved by applying via the Australian Embassy?

    I'm pretty sure she hasn't misbehaved and is on a no-entry list - or at least she says so!


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    HAve you tried going through this agency? A number of people on Geo swear by it.

    https://geoexpat.com/forum/24/thread...ml#post3577394


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    what was the reason for rejection?
    no previous multiple entry visa?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ermen:
    what was the reason for rejection?
    no previous multiple entry visa?
    They are just refusing to process here for a Hong Kong born person. Another option give to her is to travel to another location for a minimum of 72 hours and process at the Embassy there.

    Has had many multi-visas before and then APEC. Has lived here for 11 years with no issues before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    HAve you tried going through this agency? A number of people on Geo swear by it.

    https://geoexpat.com/forum/24/thread...ml#post3577394
    @shri thank you. Something happened a few months ago (after June I believe) which outsourced everything to one central processing centre. Even our TA has to use them.

    Can anyone confirm this agency, since the outsourcing, can still process the visas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiona in HKG:
    @shri thank you. Something happened a few months ago (after June I believe) which outsourced everything to one central processing centre. Even our TA has to use them.

    Can anyone confirm this agency, since the outsourcing, can still process the visas?

    you pay double fees now unfortunately

    1. to the outsourced centre
    2. to the TA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiona in HKG:
    They are just refusing to process here for a Hong Kong born person. Another option give to her is to travel to another location for a minimum of 72 hours and process at the Embassy there.

    Has had many multi-visas before and then APEC. Has lived here for 11 years with no issues before.

    oh you mean she has no HKID?
    it is strange that they will not process a person born in HKG. what crazy rule is that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiona in HKG:
    @shri thank you. Something happened a few months ago (after June I believe) which outsourced everything to one central processing centre. Even our TA has to use them.

    Can anyone confirm this agency, since the outsourcing, can still process the visas?
    @chuckster007 called them a couple of weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ermen:
    oh you mean she has no HKID?
    it is strange that they will not process a person born in HKG. what crazy rule is that.
    She has HKID

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    It does seem there are efforts being made to force people onto mainland entry paperwork (but she would apparently need to have an SAR passport to do this?) Yes, she is Chinese.

    With the hold-up of the APEC card application (while others have gone through), they seem to be getting to the point of pushing HK-born Chinese through their preferred travel permissions.

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