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Where and how to renewal Chinese visa in SH

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Where and how to renewal Chinese visa in SH

I couldn't find the address. Does anyone know the cost and what I need to bring? And plz provide simple procedure.

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1. Re: Where and how to renewal Chinese visa in SH

What kind of visa do you need to "renew"? I give my passport to our HR department once a year to renew my work permit/residence. Otherwise you can not "renew" a tourist- or biz visa.

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Renewal Chinese visa .

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3. Re: Where and how to renewal Chinese visa in SH

laowai's question is, what kind of visa. There are different kinds of Chinese visas. As stated, you cannot renew a tourist or business visa inside China.

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4. Re: Where and how to renewal Chinese visa in SH

Most shorter-term L-type visas can be "extended" for 30 days by the local PSB by going there oneself with passport, photo, Certificate of Temporary Residence (obtainable from hotel or hostel if a tourist), and cash for the fee. Best to avoid big cities esp Beijing and Shanghai due to processing time and bank account/financial proofing requirements. F-types are more difficult without good reason and participation/cooperation of the F inviter/sponsor.

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5. Re: Where and how to renewal Chinese visa in SH

Police station or use an agent. Good luck...

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6. Re: Where and how to renewal Chinese visa in SH

No rules, if it's L visa and you do it personally at Exit-Entry Administration Department (there is one by each city in PSB), some won't do it, some could lengthen it upon a little fire while some are even able to renew it. Its all about luck. But you could turn to some specialised visa agents (normally to be found by an large local tour company) who always have connections with PSB. Then it will be all about money.

Above may not be applied to sensitive place and time, like possibly Beijing this Nov.

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I am not sure about the reason. You may stay in China after your visa expires for the maximum period as stated on the visa.

Your visa needs to be unexpired to enter, but not to leave.

It might be simpler to get a new visa after you leave.

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8. Re: Where and how to renewal Chinese visa in SH

I want to clarify.

My current travel visa in china states max states 90 days per each entry. But my Chinese visa states to exit before march 31 2013.

My last entry to shanghai is oct 9, then 90 days after would be jan 9 2013. If my flight is after jan 9, do I need to apply for a new Chinese visa in SH?

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9. Re: Where and how to renewal Chinese visa in SH

First note that there are 92 days between these two dates.so you must actually leave the country before the 7th.

Second, you do not need a new visa, you visa is good to enter China until March 31 so you could stay in China as late as June. What you want is extend your stay. Are you spending all this time in Shanghai? The easiest ing to do is to cross the border (in HK for example) for a few minutes and return in China and start the timer again.

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10. Re: Where and how to renewal Chinese visa in SH

Tira, you are still not giving out the full and proper information for us to give advice, and something is in conflict. Look again and don't try to use your own words or teminology, just answer the following from what's on the visa itself:

"Category" = ____

"Entries" = _____

Does your visa say "ENTER before" or "VALID UNTIL"? Is there terminology that actually states "EXIT BEFORE" ?(I have never seen such a thing on a Chinese visa).

Next to the above, what is the Date given?

"Duration of Each Stay" = ____ Presumably this is 90.

"Issue Date" = ______

Finally, was the last entry into Shanghai the first and only entry on this visa so far?

Edited: 12:16 pm, October 21, 2012