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Visa, entering and leaving different cities ?

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St-lambert
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Visa, entering and leaving different cities ?

Hello

Someone told me you can not get a Chinese visa, if you enter in a city and leave from a different one is this true ?.

I'll be entering in Beijing for 3 days, then depart from Beijing on the Trans-Mongolian.

Merci

Sylvain

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1. Re: Visa, entering and leaving different cities ?

Not true. A large number of people do it this way. I rarely leave from the same city as I enter.

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2. Re: Visa, entering and leaving different cities ?

That is true for the 72h transit "visa" (which actually is a visa exemption), but not for a normal tourist visa.

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3. Re: Visa, entering and leaving different cities ?

Also true for the 3 & 5 day SEZ visas (Zhuhai & Shenzhen) which may explain the confusion. However for a normal Chinese tourist visa there is no problem - your itinerary doesn't seem to have any problem anyway.

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4. Re: Visa, entering and leaving different cities ?

Most people traveling as tourists will arrive & leave from different cities & there wont be a problem.

They might ask to see evidence of your departure - ie: your purchased ticket on the Trans-Mongolian train.

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5. Re: Visa, entering and leaving different cities ?

I flew into Beijing and out of Chengdu (last week) with no problems at all.

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