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Topic # 111216 27-Oct-2012 16:40
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Does anyone know how long one is required to wait for visa approval (for leisure travel) from the local Chinese Consulate (in my case the one in Greenlane, Auckland)?

Also, if I was to travel to Shenzhen and Shanghai, would I require a double entry visa?





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  Reply # 707547 27-Oct-2012 18:17
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urban: Does anyone know how long one is required to wait for visa approval (for leisure travel) from the local Chinese Consulate (in my case the one in Greenlane, Auckland)?

Also, if I was to travel to Shenzhen and Shanghai, would I require a double entry visa?






Four business days according to here

http://www.chinaembassy.org.nz/eng/lsqz/prcd/t39420.htm

And you don't need a double entry visa since Shenzhen and Shanghai are both in China. If you go back to HK and then to China you will need a multiple entry one.




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  Reply # 707564 27-Oct-2012 18:43
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  Reply # 707566 27-Oct-2012 18:53
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Mine in Auckland (at the Greenlane centre) was ridiculously quick and easy. Three days max - unlike certain other countries (cough cough USA cough cough).



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  Reply # 707568 27-Oct-2012 19:02
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Sweet, thanks guys.



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  Reply # 707581 27-Oct-2012 19:23
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Isn't HK now part of China for like 15 years???!





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  Reply # 707601 27-Oct-2012 20:34
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Kinda, but they still run them self as an independent. No Visa needed for HK.



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  Reply # 707609 27-Oct-2012 20:55
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Anyone here been to Shenzhen?

I was thinking of paying the SEG Electronic mall a visit :)

http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/04/19/global-geek-shenzhen-seg-market-mega-post/

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  Reply # 707700 28-Oct-2012 01:43
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That would be my only reason to visit ;)




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  Reply # 707784 28-Oct-2012 10:03
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richms: That would be my only reason to visit ;)


Food is good also.




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  Reply # 708068 28-Oct-2012 18:59
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lchiu7:
richms: That would be my only reason to visit ;)


Food is good also.



I am so looking forward to that too...  

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I got a China visa in Australia earlier this year, and it took about 2 business days...eventually.

It's worth mentioning that Chinese consulates worldwide now require a lot more supporting documentation than they used to for a visa - or, rather, that this requirement was always there in the rules but ignored for quite a long time now.

I had to provide airline tickets in and out, hotel bookings in places I was staying and information (though not bookings) for transport between them.

This does not seem to be just an Australia thing, it seems to be the new worldwide standard. The Lonely Planet forums have reports of this happening pretty much everywhere. So if you want your visa fast, make sure you have all the paperwork handy, or you'll need to try again later.

Regards,

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  Reply # 708993 30-Oct-2012 10:14
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dtmcgregor: I got a China visa in Australia earlier this year, and it took about 2 business days...eventually.

It's worth mentioning that Chinese consulates worldwide now require a lot more supporting documentation than they used to for a visa - or, rather, that this requirement was always there in the rules but ignored for quite a long time now.

I had to provide airline tickets in and out, hotel bookings in places I was staying and information (though not bookings) for transport between them.

This does not seem to be just an Australia thing, it seems to be the new worldwide standard. The Lonely Planet forums have reports of this happening pretty much everywhere. So if you want your visa fast, make sure you have all the paperwork handy, or you'll need to try again later.

Regards,

 - David.



Cheers. Yep I was super prepared with everything in tow :)

Now, is it unusual for them to keep your passport for processing or had the lady(who was actually in training) just forgot to return it to me?

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  Reply # 709087 30-Oct-2012 12:31
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Any country that requires a visa will keep your passport so they can apply the necessary stamps. You then collect it back when it's done.






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  Reply # 709309 30-Oct-2012 17:39
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Righto, cheers bud.




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  Reply # 709312 30-Oct-2012 17:44
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PaulBrislen: Mine in Auckland (at the Greenlane centre) was ridiculously quick and easy. Three days max - unlike certain other countries (cough cough USA cough cough).


You can't use the Visa Waiver program? What skeletons do you have in your closet Paul? :P




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