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chinese visa

Posted by sharpie on 13/8/2010 at 13:08

hi anyone got any recent information on getting a visa for china originally we planned to get one in hanoi but now it seems thats not possible? is it better to get one in laos?
thanks

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Posted by svendj on 13/8/2010 at 14:18

I got my first one in Laos last year in Vientiane. Normal price for a 1 month visa. Got my second in Hong Kong and got another 3 month visa for the same price. Don't know anything about it in Hanoi, had overdue on my Vietnam visa so had to do a quick run to Laos and figured out I'd better go to China after that. Normally you should be able to arrange your visa in Hanoi. check http://www.travelchinaguide.com/embassy/vietnam.htm

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Posted by christay2009 on 14/8/2010 at 04:24

you can get one in thailand too no problem, well, not for British nationals

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Posted by sharpie on 14/8/2010 at 10:06

thanks for the reply i'm austrlian if it makes any difference. well i guess wwill try and get them prior to entering vietnam. we will be travelling for a for about 3-4 months before entering china can we apply for the visa in one of the other other countries and just hold on to them until we arrive in china? also any one have any idea of costs for a 2 months visa for china?

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Posted by svendj on 16/8/2010 at 21:57

normally if you get your chinese visa prior to your travels, you got about 3 months on it to enter the country, so you'll be able to travel for about 3 months(or less of course) and then use your visa. Actually this also depends where you are from.

Don't know the prices for Australians, should check the embassy in your country. I paid 40 USD for my first visa and again 40 for the next one (which was a 3 month visa). Shouldn't be that much difference I guess.

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