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Selected Questions and Answers:

 Asked by Mr. Russ(China)
I'm Canadian and have been married to a Chinese lady got two years. We got married and we now both live here. What is the procedure for me to qualify for a long term (5 year) permament visa if I plan to stay longer here? I have now been living here for more than four years.

 Answered by Mr.Charles
It is very difficult to get a permanent visa. Please read the Regulations on Permanent Residence of Aliens on the website https://www.travelchinaguide.com/embassy/visa/refusal.htm, then you know the regulations are so strict and rigorous.

  Asked by Ms. Lily(USA)
Hi, I'm a US passport holder. My 1 year Chinese Visa will expire soon, but I need to stay longer for another five days. I don't think I'll have time to renew it prior to my trip.
So my question here is, can I extend or renew it while in Beijing? I thank you in advance for your prompt response.

 Answered by Mrs. Lorna(USA)
Yes, you can extend the duration of your visa at the Exit & Enter Department of Beijing Public Security Bureau before it expires.

  Asked by Ms. Marja(AUSTRALIA)
I am a German passport holder with a working visa for Australia, wishing to travel soon - is it possible for me to obtain a visa from one of the consulates in Australia (or possibly new Zealand, as I may be traveling here in the next few months)?? Thanks :)

 Answered by Mr. Mac
Yes, you can apply from one Chinese consulate in Australia which is near to you because you hold Australian work visa which permits you stay in Australia for a long time. If you apply in New Zealand, you maybe can't get it because you just a temporary visitors to New Zealand. Please bear in mind that single entry tourist L is only valid for 3 months, please don't apply for it too early.

- Last modified on Nov. 06, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Embassies and Consulates
Asked by Shahbaznoor from CHINA | Nov. 13, 2019 23:16Reply
Asking For visa About Traveling
I am Here studying In Hengyang China .. I am from Pakistan....
I love To travel So I want To Visit Hongkong , Macau Etc ...
Will I apply For Seprate Visa Of Macau or Something Please Guide me
Answers (1)
Answered by Betty from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 14, 2019 18:48

Yes, you need to apply for sperate visas for Macau and Hong Kong.
Asked by COOLCOOL | Nov. 13, 2019 23:14Reply
Single Status
I am from malaysia & my fiance is from china. If we register our marrige in malaysia & do we need to register our marriage in China as well? As a malaysia citizen what kind of document do i need to apply in order for me to stay in china after married.
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Answered by Mary from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 14, 2019 18:47

If you register your marriage in Malaysia, you don't need and you can't register it in China. After you get married, you can apply for a Q visa in order to stay in China.
Asked by Jordge from PORTUGAL | Nov. 13, 2019 17:59Reply
Travelling to Hong Kong with banned for 5 years for penalty
Hi, sorry to ask again but I need an advise... I have a penalty and I can’t enter in China for 5 years. My question is... can I go to Hong Kong or Macao? Please I need help... I’m portuguese.. I don’t need visa for this two places..
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Answered by Audrey from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 14, 2019 18:43

You can possibly go there.
Asked by Michele from ITALY | Nov. 13, 2019 03:48Reply
Converting a tourist visa into a business visa - possible?
Dear guys,

I hope you can help me in the situation I am facing. I came to China with a tourist visa, double entry 30+30 days of stay.
I am an Italian citizen and I am currently on my second entry. I have around 3 weeks left.
In case I get some part-time jobs opportunities, how should I handle the visas? And in particular:
1. Is it possible to convert a tourist visa into a business visa while staying in China? How?
2. If yes, does the duration of stays and number of entries re-start the counting?
3. If no, what is the best option you suggest to handle this situation? Perhaps going to Hong Kong and applying for the visa there? One agency told me that I could have a hard time applying for a visa in HK in my situation.

But I would like to avoid going back to Italy.

I know that a working visa is the right solution, but unfortunately it is very hard to get.

Thank you since now for your help!
Answers (1)
Answered by Lisa from USA | Nov. 13, 2019 19:07

1. It's possible to convert a tourist visa into a business visa at the Chinese Exit and Entry Administration in the city you currently stay. You may need to submit your passport, an application form, photo, a copy of your temporary residence registration form, and an invitation letter from the company.
2. If you get a business visa, the duration of stays restart.
3. You can first try to convert the visa at the EEA. If you failed, you need to go to the HK or another country to apply for an M or Z visa.
Asked by Lee from CHINA | Nov. 12, 2019 21:46Reply
Company not cancelling Residence Visa
Hi, I've been working in China and decided to change jobs. My company said they would not transfer my residence visa, only cancel it.

Its been a few days since the last day of my notice and they still have not dicussed cancelling it or my work permit. Are they legally obliged to do this? And what if they refuse?
Answers (2)
Answered by Benny from USA | Nov. 13, 2019 18:11

Lee, sorry to tell you that your company has the right to cancel your work permit because you got it through them.
Answered by Lee from CHINA | Nov. 14, 2019 01:54

Thanks Benny, in this case I want them to cancel it so I can apply for a new one with my new employer. They keep telling me to wait, and are trying to stop me getting a new job. I am hoping that they have to cancel it by law, now that I am no-longer employed by them.

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