Why does the Chinese government make it so hard to visit?
December 13, 2011 9:28 AM Subscribe
Canadian getting China travel visa abroad?
posted by grak88 to travel & transportation around China (7 answers total)
In the last year, has anyone (not a Chinese citizen) gotten a travel visa to China while outside their home country?
My problem: I'm leaving for a round the world trip. I won't be in China until July of next year. If I apply for a travel visa in Canada now, it will expire before I get there (it only has a shelf life of 3-6 months). My alternative is I apply for a multiple entry visa which costs three times more at $150 which is valid for one year.
My question: Has anyone gotten a China travel visa while on the road? I read online that they used to issue travel visas in Hong Kong, but they stopped doing this in 2008 and now you gotta go back to your home country to get the visa??? Also, has anyone been able to get a China travel visa from India? I will be in India and Hong Kong in the two months before China so getting it in either of those places would be ideal.