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Flying Taiwan To China: Do You Need a Pre-arranged Visa?

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Re: Flying Taiwan To China: Do You Need a Pre-arranged Visa?

Postby J_Z » 06 Oct 2015, 13:53

Has anyone recently traveled to China from Taiwan? My girlfriend wants to visit friends in China and has talked with people at agencies that are telling her some outrageous prices for a Visa. She only wants to visit for a week or less.
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Re: Flying Taiwan To China: Do You Need a Pre-arranged Visa?

Postby tango42 » 06 Oct 2015, 21:46

J_Z wrote:Has anyone recently traveled to China from Taiwan? My girlfriend wants to visit friends in China and has talked with people at agencies that are telling her some outrageous prices for a Visa. She only wants to visit for a week or less.


Where is girlfriend from? They don't base cost of visa on length of stay. They base it on number of visits.
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Re: Flying Taiwan To China: Do You Need a Pre-arranged Visa?

Postby Boredfast » 06 Oct 2015, 23:46

I believe a single entry visa is like $120 USD to file in the US. What are they asking?
BTW, the multiple entry visa is good for 10 years now, something like $170 or so.
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Re: Flying Taiwan To China: Do You Need a Pre-arranged Visa?

Postby OrangeOrganics » 07 Oct 2015, 00:08

If you go to Hainan, its visa free now
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Re: Flying Taiwan To China: Do You Need a Pre-arranged Visa?

Postby J_Z » 07 Oct 2015, 14:02

Thanks everyone for your replies.
She's American and only wants to visit for less than a week. Yes, she recently found out about the Chinese gov doing something similar to what the American gov is doing (10 yrs). People need options. It shouldn't be 10 yrs or nothing. Agencies she's spoke with want something around $17,000 NTW.
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Re: Flying Taiwan To China: Do You Need a Pre-arranged Visa?

Postby tango42 » 07 Oct 2015, 15:55

China Travel Service in Hong Kong for 2 entries
- 4 working day processing; HK$1260/US$162/NT$4800
- 2 working day processing; HK$1960/US$252/NT$7500; before 9am day 1, return after 3pm day

Read the last few pages of this thread.

viewtopic.php?f=177&t=58126&p=1617266&hilit=China+visa+charm#p1617266
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Re: Flying Taiwan To China: Do You Need a Pre-arranged Visa?

Postby Mr He » 07 Oct 2015, 16:27

I paid less than that last time I got a China visa, that was 7 months ago. I think it was 4,800 or 7,500, one of them was the plane ticket. That was all handled for me by a travel agent here.

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Re: Flying Taiwan To China: Do You Need a Pre-arranged Visa?

Postby J_Z » 07 Oct 2015, 16:40

FYI/update:
I mentioned STTVisa to my girlfriend and she said she's already been there and that their prices online are all wrong - http://www.sttvisa.com/chinavisa.htm
They quoted her $17,000! Their prices must have changed a lot since July 2014.

@Mr He - My girlfriend has asked more than 1 (common sense). Can you provide me with more specific info? Which travel agent/where? Thanks.
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Re: Flying Taiwan To China: Do You Need a Pre-arranged Visa?

Postby dabomb_gent » 07 Oct 2015, 21:43

dude 17.000 NTD is crazy should be more like 1.700NTD
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Re: Flying Taiwan To China: Do You Need a Pre-arranged Visa?

Postby urodacus » 07 Oct 2015, 21:47

cheaper to pay for her friends to visit Taiwan.
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