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One-time Entry Visa and Transit Visa

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One-time Entry Visa and Transit Visa

Not sure if this is doable or not.

Not wanting to pay double-entry visa fee for a week in China. Country get too much money for our visas already...

So I'm planning a trip to Shanghai for 1 week with return tickets to/from Melbourne-Shanghai.

During that time I am also planning to go to HK and Macau for 1 week.

So if I enter with my visa originally in Shanghai. Leave China "technically" to HK and Macau.

But then fly back to Shanghai, plan to leave back to Melbourne within 72 hours.

Could I re-enter Shanghai with the 72 hrs transit visa as I would still have another outbound flight back to Melbourne in 2-3 days.

Thanks

Sherbrooke, Canada
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1. Re: One-time Entry Visa and Transit Visa

It is not a transit visa but a visa exemption. Your plan works and I don't think that you save money this way. Should be cheaper to buy an open jaw ticket Melbourne-shanghai then HK-Melbourne. No need for an additional plane ticket, no time wasted and no need for a double-entry visa.

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2. Re: One-time Entry Visa and Transit Visa

That would be my ideal plan. But my family are also entering/exiting at different point a of time. So for convenience its easier to leave for Melbourne from Shanghai. And booking domestic flights with less baggage during that leg.

Maybe I need to call the consulate. I find them super unhelpful.

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3. Re: One-time Entry Visa and Transit Visa

No need to call the consulate. I told you already that it works. This is already covered in the article "Can I transit visa-free?".

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