china visa for zhuhai, any suggestions, or will i have to go the standrad route

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    china visa for zhuhai, any suggestions, or will i have to go the standrad route

    hi everyone,

    does anyone know if you can get a cheaper visa for a weekend in zhu hai as i'm planning to experience to wonderful hot springs/bath in zhu hai using a British passport.

    I prefer not to use CTS (very bad experience last year), however, i've checked china embassy for a single usage HK$450 and a double usage at HK$650.

    I am aware that shenzhen has a special visa at around HK$180 within a day. however, it may not be possible to get that price with a british passport.

    It's a shame that they have change the rules for requirements ofr a applications return home pass ( ???) as it was possible to sucessfully apply for one with just a PRID 3*/ROA, however, this is not possible unless you have a hk sar passport


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    Quote Originally Posted by imparanoic
    hi everyone,

    does anyone know if you can get a cheaper visa for a weekend in zhu hai as i'm planning to experience to wonderful hot springs/bath in zhu hai using a British passport.

    I prefer not to use CTS (very bad experience last year), however, i've checked china embassy for a single usage HK$450 and a double usage at HK$650.

    I am aware that shenzhen has a special visa at around HK$180 within a day. however, it may not be possible to get that price with a british passport.

    It's a shame that they have change the rules for requirements ofr a applications return home pass ( ???) as it was possible to sucessfully apply for one with just a PRID 3*/ROA, however, this is not possible unless you have a hk sar passport
    The *** on your PRID (eligibility of an HKSAR re-entry permit) and the fact that you are not stateless indicate you are PROBABLY still are a Chinese citizen. You need to renounce your PRC nationality at HKSAR IMMD in order to be recognised as a British citizen in HK, Macao and mainland China.

    GovHK: Eligibility for HKSAR Re-entry Permit

    Nowadays the rules of applying for a home return permit has probably changed, so you need an HKSAR passport to apply for a home return permit. However, even if you use your British passport and a PRC visa to enter China (with renouncing your PRC nationality at IMMD), you may not be to access British consular protection in China (It's ironic). If you wish to enjoy UK consular protection in HK, Macau and China, you are advised to renounce your PRC nationality at IMMD and enter China using a China visa on your UK passport. The disadvantage is that a China visa can be expensive.

    However, if you want to save money (and still want to be a Chinese citizen), you can apply for an HKSAR passport (using your HKID with ***) and a Home Return Permit. HKSAR pp and HRP are valid for ten years. However, you cannot seek British consular protection in HK, Macau and mainland. It is the cheapest way but you are not protected by the UK Govt.

    I don't think you can apply for a visa in Lo Wu border to enter Shenzhen now.

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    thanks for the advice, i was refused a HK sar passport in 2007

    i have to resort to a very reasonable HK$890 for 6 months multi visa, as i know never to use CTS again for a visa application considering the problems i had encountered last year


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    Other threads say don't use China Travel for multiple entry visas so just go the foreign ministry office for China here in Wanchai (see other threads) and for HK$600 get one year multiple.

    Last edited by Football16; 26-02-2009 at 04:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Football16
    Other threads say don't use China Travel for multiple entry visas so just go the foreign ministry office for China here in Wanchai (see other threads) and for HK$600 get one year multiple.
    It won't be 600 for the british one - we paid 1900 for a uk and an aussie - I think the aussie was 600 which made the UK one approx 1300!

    But better than a single anyway and allows you much more flexibility.

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    Processing time and visa fees (Hong Kong dollars in cash only)

    The fees are here and I do see that the UK passport holders are on the list below (see number 14) that means they pay more visas including multiples.
    Last edited by Football16; 26-02-2009 at 05:00 PM.