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Post time 2007-7-30 20:55:04 |Display all floors
Hi all
I am quite confused on how to get my visa extended after it will expire in september.
I hold a student visa (multiple entry) for 6 months, will expire in sept. 2007. I am now back in europe for a while, and i will fly to Hong Kong at the beginnning of september. I still don't know whether I am gonna study or work there, so how can I get an extension of the visa? I have heard of ppl doing it in Hong Kong at some travel agencies, but dunno if there is any requirements, except paying 150 US$!

Can anyone give me some tips on how to get my visa extended for another 6 months or so? Right now I am looking for a job from europe, but in case I don't find it I will look for it in Guangzhou (where I have already been for 5 months).
Thanks

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Post time 2007-7-30 23:47:21 |Display all floors
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Post time 2007-7-31 00:38:27 |Display all floors
Originally posted by zglobal at 30-7-2007 03:47 PM
Very easy, pity western governments didn't give the Chinese people the same visa courtesy


You have clearly never applied for a Chinese visa in the UK - it is much more hassle than what your describe.

The security checks for visas also seem to be almost non-existent. Whilst a quick process is commendable, it makes one wonder who might be passing in and out so easily ...

The UK does not have a "land border" crossing either.

There are good things in the West, you do not need to take cheap shots at it
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Post time 2007-7-31 04:59:24 |Display all floors
zglobal thanks a lot for your help! Yes, I need a visa for mainland China. I heard from someone that after june2006 getting a visa the way you described (on the spot at a travel agency) would become tougher, that is why I wanted some confirmation.

I guess with that kind of visa i cannot work, but if I find a job, I can change it later, right!? To me now it is important just to get an extention of the visa in case I decide not to keep on with my studies in Guangzhou, thus not having a student visa.
Thanks again! You helped a lot!

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Post time 2007-7-31 07:54:44 |Display all floors
150$ US, lol, you wish, You can't get a visa that cheap from a travel agent in Hong Kong. Maybe you could at one time, but now it will cost you atleast 400 US$ dollars to do it, sorry to be the bearer of bad news ;)

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Post time 2007-7-31 19:10:22 |Display all floors
Originally posted by zglobal at 31-7-2007 08:33 AM
tmphgt Then why would you bother getting one in the U.K?


Oh let me see ... perhaps you are flying directly into SH, GZ, BJ? Doh!

Originally posted by zglobal at 31-7-2007 08:33 AM
Not a cheap shot. I have seen first hand how Chinese people are treated when applying for foreign visa's.
Luckily I have never had that treatment in China or anywhere else.


Which countries then? Your first claim was quite general.

Ms G had no problems with the British Visa Office in GZ, especially with her second, more complicated visa.

You are aware of why the visa process is more complex for some countries, I assume?
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