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Do we need a visa fir a holiday of a week?

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1. Re: Aussie...visa?


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2. Re: Aussie...visa?

I noticed that you're from melbourne. There's a chinese consulate in St Kilda rd. Check out their website and it lists all the costs. You can make an appointment to drop off and collect. Very easy to do.

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3. Re: Aussie...visa?

Yes you do.

I have just got my new visa this morning and I notice visas for tourist up to 3 months is $78.00. It takes just 3 - 4 days to process and collect.

Make sure you take with you


Passport photo

copy of air tickets

Copy of itiniery (may not be required)

There is now a new application form which you can complete att the visa centre.

It is NOT the consulate you go to in Toorak Road but as the other TAer said the Visa Centre at 570 St Kilda Road Close to Commercial Road .

If you already had the application form which you can download from the web you can then book an appointment online.

The new application form is about 4 pages .

The gentleman at the door will advise you and there is plenty fiorms there.

But I would just rock complete the form there take a ticket and about 15 - 20 minutes get served.

You do not have to book and the best time to go is after 930am and before 2pm.

You can ask for an express service but I believe you pay more for that.

You pay for the Visa when you collect the Visa.

telephone ; 9937 2308

Mon - Fri 0900 - 1500

Good luck


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Edited: 15 July 2011, 04:20
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4. Re: Aussie...visa?


All the info you need is on the Chinese Consulates Aussie Website - http://www.visaforchina.com.au/MEL_EN/

Very straightforward. I always use the postal service - costs more but it saves you having to schlepp down to the consulate & wait :-)

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5. Re: Aussie...visa?

As i have said before the new service is great.

Albon is 100% correct in his description of what occurs.

As a first timer- i guess- get the form of the net, fill it out, go to st kilda rd, wait maybe 15 mins max- and they will check it and advise what you need to bring when you pick up your passports to ensure the visa.

Annie is a very experienced traveller to china.

If you have forgotten something- then everything becomes a chaotic mess.

And parking is easy on st kilda rd around there.

If its your first time to china, somehow i get the feeling you have been to there or vn... Anyway you'll only get dual entry. If you have evidence in your current or previous passports of entry into china, depending on type and number, you can raise the entry to multiple and 1 year as a tourist.

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