For Indonesians, sadly, nobody can get the 5-Day-Shenzhen-Visa. Before males could get it visa. Now all Indonesian passport holders can’t. Information dated: August 29th 2018
Some updates in July 2018: I was told by a 5-Day-Shenzhen-Visa staff that the ‘must have passport with China stamp‘ rule stopped. You can get the 5-Day-Shenzhen-Visa now with a new passport. My advice: bring your old passport with China stamp anyway if you have one. Rules can change all the time. For Indonesians, sadly, … Read moreNews: No China stamp okay again + no Indonesian news
Another change at the border! You now need a passport picture when you apply for the 5-Day-Shenzhen-Visa. There is a photo booth just outside the visa office.
I am sorry to post this, but the policy for Indonesians changed again! Currently you can not get the 5-Day-Shenzhen-Visa! You must get the full China visa before you go to the border.
It’s not exactly news, but since a few month USA passport can get the 5-Day-Shenzhen-Visa! So far this is good news for US Americans! However, the cost for them us RMB 956 – that is roughly US$ 150
French passport holders can now make use the of 5-Days-Shenzhen-Visa. Cost is the regular RMB 168 Same rules apply, you need to have already a China stamp in your passport – if not no visa! If your passport is new and you have any old passport with a China stamp in it, bring it! That … Read moreThe French are fine now
According to the official Hong Kong China visa office in Wanchai they close to the public and outsource! business: http://www.fmcoprc.gov.hk From now on the official visa please ist http://www.visaforchina.org landing site, or http://bio.visaforchina.org/HKG2_EN/ for Hong Kong. Another option are travel agents, here is one that is also used by many to buy China visas: http://www.fbt-chinavisa.com.hk/services.html
Not everybody needs a visa to enter China. There are a few nationalities that do not need a visa at all: 90 days visa free entry: San Marino 60 days: Mauritius 30 days: Bahamas, Barbados, Ecuador, Fiji, Grenada, Serbia, Seychelles, Tonga, UAE (after 16th January 2018) 15 days: Brunei, Japan, Singapore
Visitors from Indonesia are currently strangely treated when they apply for the 5-Day-Shenzhen-Visa – males can get the visa – females not! Even for families that come in a group, husband and kids can get the visa – the wife not! Some people suggested that this maybe related to Muslims (wearing headscarf or other Muslin … Read moreNews for Indonesians – must read!
There is a new regulation: No more 5-Day-Shenzhen-Visa for first time China visitors! If your passport has no China visa in it from a previous visit you will not get the 5-Day-Shenzhen-Visa. If you have a new passport with no China chops, but have been China before you must bring your old passport if you … Read moreNo more 5-day visa for 1st time visitors!