Last edited by East_coast; 30-09-2023 at 08:03 PM.
Getting appointments requires a lot of advance planning but you can still do it. I have colleagues in India who have received visas already for travel to the mainland next month. They don't issue many double entry visas for some reason. Mostly single entry but double entry is also possible.
I have read an article about a guy in Germany who dealt with the so called Service Center and then
got some sort of permission to make an appointment at the embassy for finger print scan, however,
the embassy had no free slots for weeks to come, he eventually cancelled his trip to China
FYI, I previously single entry visa and got a 1 year multiple entry myself. My father had a 3 year multiple entry visa and was reissued a 3 year multiple entry visa. This was in April. But it could have completely changed since then and that's what I am hearing.
Generally, you need to have some previous travel to the mainland as they won't give you a 1 year multiple on the first visit. Are you an Indian PR in HK? Do you have some previous mainland travel? When? Are they saying they will only give single entry?
People in India are mostly getting single entries with very few getting double entries.
Thanks. Yes, PR in HK, had a couple of previous China visas, including a 6-month multiple entry one pre-COVID. Applied in September and they flatly refused to accept my application unless I agreed that my application would be amended to a single-entry, one-month application.