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visa on arrival

We will be travelling by coach from Macau to Zhuhai in November. We need to get a single entry visa. How reliable and easy is the visa on arrival for Australians at Zhuhai please. Are we better to get the visa in Australia or is it easy enough at Zhuhai border?

Many thanks for your advice.

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1. Re: visa on arrival

You can't take a coach from Macau to Zhuhai as they are adjacent cities - you must walk accross the border at Portas de Ceco/Gongbei if you need VoA. After you exit Macau, walk about 500m following the crowds until you enter the Chinese Customs building. Here you peel off to the right and take the stairs (quite well signposted) to the visa office. You fill in a form and pay 168 RMB. (Note that no other currency is accepted). As long as you only want to spend a max of 72 hr in Zhuhai the VoA is cheaper & easier than a full Chinese visa. However do be aware that you cannot leave Zhuhai.

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ok thanks for this information. I meant that we would be going by coach from our hotel in Macau to the Zhuhai border. I understand we would need to walk across. We intend to spend 2 nights in Zhuhai and then travel on to Guangzhou by coach and then back to HK so I am pretty sure we need to get the full single entry visa. Can you get the full visa as a visa on arrival? or is VOA only for the 72 hour Zhuahai only visa? Thanks for your help

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No, you need to apply in your own country.

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Yes, to go to GZ you need a full Chinese visa from Australia. The hotel will check your visa. Simply take a casino shuttle bus or public bus to the border. (a "coach" is where you make a booking and have a guaranteed seat!). Frim Zhuhai to GZ you can take a coach - they leave every 15 minutes from multiple coach stations in Zhuhai) or the D-train, which leaves every 20 minutes from the station right beside the Macau border crossing.

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Thank you very much - great information. Now feel confident in doing it. Will get to and get that full visa in Australia.

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Below are some useful information about VOA that |I got from the source it includes contact phone numbers for additional questions. It is in Chinese and English

72 小时过境免签政策问答

Q&A on 72-hour Transit Visa Exemption Policy

问:符合哪些条件的外国人可以申请在广州白云国际机场72 小时免签过境?

Q: What requirements foreigners have to meet to apply for the 72-hour transit visa

exemption at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport?

答:(1)属于72 小时过境免签政策范围的45 个国家公民(旅客出发和到达目的

地不限于这45 个国家);(2)持有本人有效国际旅行证件、第三国(地区)签

证和72 小时内已确定日期及座位的从广州白云国际机场出境前往第三国(地区)

联程机票;(3)免签期间活动范围限于广东省行政区域内。

A: (1) Citizens from the 45 countries under the 72-hour Transit Visa Exemption

Program (The origins and destinations of travelers are not limited to such 45 countries);

(2) Foreign nationals with valid international travel documents and air ticket for a

connecting flight with confirmed date of flight and seat for a third country (region)

leaving China at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport within 72 hours; (3) The

range of staying during the visa exemption is limited to the administrative precincts of

Guangdong Province.

问:这45 个国家包括?

Q: What 45 are the countries?

答:(1)欧洲申根签证协议国家共24 个:奥地利、比利时、捷克、丹麦、爱沙尼

亚、芬兰、法国、德国、希腊、匈牙利、冰岛、意大利、拉脱维亚、立陶宛、卢

森堡、马耳他、荷兰、波兰、葡萄牙、斯洛伐克、斯洛文尼亚、西班牙、瑞典、

瑞士。(2)欧洲其他国家共7 个:俄罗斯、英国、爱尔兰、塞浦路斯、保加利亚、

罗马尼亚、乌克兰。(3)美洲国家共6 个:美国、加拿大、巴西、墨西哥、阿根

廷、智利。(4)大洋洲国家共2 个:澳大利亚、新西兰。(5)亚洲国家共6 个:

韩国、日本、新加坡、文莱、阿联酋、卡塔尔。

A: (1) 24 Schengen countries in Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark,

Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,

Luxembourg, Malta, Netherland, Poland, Portugal, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

and Switzerland. (2) 7 other European countries: Russia, Great Britain, Ireland, Cyprus,

Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine. (3) 6 American countries: The United States, Canada,

Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile. (4) 2 Oceanian countries: Australia and New

Zealand. (5) 6 Asian countries: Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, United

Arab Emirates, and Qatar.

问:“72 小时过境免签”中的72 小时时限是从入境时间开始计算吗?

Q: Is the 72-hour limit in the “72-hour Transit Visa Exemption” calculated by starting

with the entry time?

答:不是,72 小时的时限是从旅客入境次日零时起开始计算。例如旅客2013 年8

月1 日08:00 从广州白云国际机场入境,入境免签时限是从2013 年8 月2 日00:00

开始计算,2013 年8 月4 日23:59 前出境即可。

A: No. The 72-hour limit is calculated by starting with zero hour the next day of the

traveler’s entry. For example, if a traveler enters China at Guangzhou Baiyun

International Airport on August 1, 2013, the visa exemption limit for entry is calculated

by starting with 00:00 on August 2, 2013. The traveler can leave China before 23:59 on

August 4, 2013.

问:符合72 小时过境免签条件的外国人,如何申请办理过境手续?

Q: How can a foreigner who meets the requirements for the 72-hour transit visa

exemption apply for it?

答:符合72 小时过境免签条件的外国人应当向载运其抵达广州的航空公司告知其

属于72 小时过境免签旅客,并提出办理过境免签手续需求,由航空公司向广州白

云国际机场边检机关申报,边检机关按照政策规定对申请人条件审核准许后,办

理临时入境手续。此外,对入境前未提出72 小时过境免签申请的外国人,也可在

到达广州白云国际机场后未办理边检手续前向边检机关提出申请。

A: A foreigner that meets the requirements may submit his/her request to the airline

company that carries him/her to Guangzhou, which shall make the application to the

immigration of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport that shall grant a temporary

entry of a passenger meeting the requirements for transit visa exemption upon

verification. Besides, a foreigner that does not apply for the 72-hour transit visa

exemption before entry may submit his/her application to the immigration before

completion of the immigration after arrival at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.

问:如果入境时没有买好出境的机票,计划先入境后再购买72 小时内离境前往第

三国的机票,是否可申请72 小时过境免签?

Q: Can a traveler apply for the 72-hour transit visa exemption when no exit air ticket is

bought at the time of entry but he or she plans to purchase the air ticket for a third

country leaving within 72 hours after entry?

答:根据政策规定,申请72 小时过境免签时,必须持有已确定日期及座位的从广

州白云国际机场出境前往第三国(地区)联程机票,即在其入境前必须已买好出

境时的机票。因此未订妥72 小时联程机票的规定国家外国人,不能享受此项便利

政策。

A: According to the requirements, a foreigner applying for the 72-hour transit visa

exemption must hold the air ticket for a connecting flight with confirmed date of flight

and seat for a third country (region) leaving China at Guangzhou Baiyun International

Airport, i.e., the exit air ticket is already in place before entry. Therefore, this

facilitation measure does not apply to a foreigner that does not have a confirmed air

ticket for a connecting flight leaving within 72 hours.

问:从某一国家(地区)来广州,已订妥确定日期和座位的72 小时内返回其来自

国(地区)的机票,是否可以适用此政策?

Q: Does this measure apply to a foreigner coming to Guangzhou from a certain country

(region) with a confirmed air ticket for flying back to the same country (region) where

he or she comes from within 72 hours with confirmed date of flight and seat?

答:根据政策规定,72 小时过境免签政策是针对在广州白云国际机场过境前往第三

国(地区)的规定国家外国人,因此,对于前往国即是来自国的外国人,不能享

受此项便利政策。

A: According to the requirements, the 72-hour transit visa exemption measure is for a

foreigner connecting through Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport for a third

country or region. Therefore this measure does not apply to a passenger whose

destination country is the country where he or she comes from.

问:在广州白云国际机场办理72 小时过境免签手续入境后,可否前往中国其他城

市?

Q: Can a foreigner leave Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport for another Chinese

city after getting the 72-hour transit visa exemption?

答:可以前往广东省内城市,但不能离开广东省。

A: He or she may leave for the city in Guangdong and is not allowed to leave

Guangdong.

问:可否在广州白云国际机场入境后再于72 小时内乘火车从广州东站出境?

Q: Can a passenger enter China at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and then

leave from the Guangzhou East Railway Station within 72 hours?

答:目前此 项政策仅在广州白云国际机场实施,即享受72 小时过境免签政策的旅

客仅限从广州白云国际机场出入境。

A: This measure is currently available at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport only,

which means that the travelers who enjoy the 72-hour transit visa exemption policy are

only permitted to enter and leave China at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.

问:如果办理72 小时过境免签手续入境后因特殊原因无法在72 小时内及时离境,

该怎么办?

Q: What should be done in case a foreigner who has the 72-hour transit visa exemption

cannot leave China within 72 hours due to some special reason after entry?

答:如遇不可抗力等原因需在广东省行政区域停留超过72 小时的,或者超出准予

停留范围的,应当到广东省地级市公安机关出入境管理部门办理相应的签证。

A: In case of special need to stay in the administrative precincts of Guangdong Province

longer than 72 hours due to force majeure or of exceeding the permitted scope of stay, a

passenger should apply for the relevant visa to the exit-entry administration department

of the municipal public security authorities of Guangdong.

问:如果对出入境边防检查手续还有疑问,该如何咨询?

Q: If I have more questions concerning the immigration, how can I ask for an answer?

答:可以拨打白云出入境边防检查站24 小时咨询电话+86 20 36066950,或者广州

出入境边防检查总站24 小时咨询电话+86 20 32090088。

A: You may call the 24-hour inquiry hotline of Baiyun Station of Exit and Entry

Frontier Inspection: +86 20 36066950 or 24-hour inquiry hotline of Guangzhou General

Station of Exit and Entry Frontier Inspection: +86 20 32090088.

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This information should be posted in the GZ Forum as it is not relevant to Zhuhai or to the needs of the OP.

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