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Visa for China, travelling from the UK

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Visa for China, travelling from the UK

I am booked to attend a 6 day conference in Shenzhen in July. I know that I need a visa to visit China. The conference organisers suggested that one of the ways to obtain a visa is to ask a travel agent to arrange for a tourist visa. Does anyone know of a travel agent who can provide this service please?

I have contacted Thomas Cook and they don't do it.

I'm trying to avoid going through the alternative route of applying through the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre myself as, after my experience of applying for a Russian visa, this takes so much time!

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1. Re: Visa for China, travelling from the UK

I got mine back within 7 days of applying through the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre - and that was via post.

Edited: 27 March 2017, 20:00
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2. Re: Visa for China, travelling from the UK

I've always got mine back very quickly too, applying through Manchester.

If you're travelling on a British passport, are entering from Hong Kong, and only plan to visit Shenzhen, then you could get the Visa on Arrival. It's good for only six days/five nights though, so you might have to make another round trip into HK to get a second visa.

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You can use the official Visa Application Center of the embassy of China in London (direct or by post) or use and agency. There is a step by step guide available on the web page:

https://www.visaforchina.org/LON_EN/

In China, travel agencies are supporting visa applications. In UK there are visa agencies. You can google it or use the search function of the forum. The agencies support you in sending the documents in, but charge a premium for it.

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4. Re: Visa for China, travelling from the UK

Hola,

Please check the link i have got for you and if this is helpful.

chinese-embassy.org.uk/eng/…t1021833.htm

if any query ping me up

Kev

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5. Re: Visa for China, travelling from the UK

For a tourist visa, you can apply on Monday and collect on Wednesday. It's very simple.

However you're not going as a tourist, so you might want to check exactly what you need.

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6. Re: Visa for China, travelling from the UK

Hello, you can try this agent

http://www.trailfinders.com/visas/china-visa

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