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by mikinoz Online Now Mar 24, 2013 at 5:24 AM

Tourist visa fees for China seem very expensive - what is the best way to apply and how much can I expect to pay?

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    by davidjo Online Now Mar 24, 2013 at 5:55 AM

    au.china-embassy.org/eng/ls/...

    Instead of going through an agency you can apply by mail to the Chinese Embassy in Australia and of course you would avoid agency fees. I hope the link is up to date!!

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    by xymmot Online Now Mar 24, 2013 at 6:19 AM

    Going to the embassy would be the best to be sure that your Visa will be approved and the fee is usually 130 usd for a single entry and 150 usd for multi entry. I have been to China many times and find it convenant for me to get my Visa in Hong Kong thru a travel agency instead thru Shoestring Travel on Nathan Road. They can get it done within a day while I tour Hong Kong and enjoy the scenery.

    cheers tommy x

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    by chinamonty Online Now Mar 25, 2013 at 2:51 AM

    You can't go to the embassy in most countries these days. the Chinese Government has set up Visaforchina offices where you apply for the Visa. There are offices in brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Even when you post your application it goes to the centre rather than the embassy or consulate. Honk Kong may be different (as it always has been different).

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    by chinamonty Online Now Mar 26, 2013 at 3:32 AM

    davidjo wrote:
    au.china-embassy.org/eng/ls/...

    Instead of going through an agency you can apply by mail to the Chinese Embassy in Australia and of course you would avoid agency fees. I hope the link is up to date!!

     That link is only for mail applications from South Australia and Northen Territory. Others have to go through "Visaforchina" in either brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne.

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    by chinamonty Online Now Mar 28, 2013 at 2:57 AM

    You can no longer get a visa from the Chinese Embassy or consulates in Australia.
    Visaforchina is an agency of the Chinese Government and you apply through them excepting if you are in the Northern Territory or South Australia who can still use post. It may still be different in some overseas countries but Visaforchina is the way in Australia.

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    by chinamonty Online Now Mar 29, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    I just realised no-one had answered re fees.
    This is the current schedule
    visaforchina.org/webrms/wwwr...

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    by mikinoz Online Now Mar 30, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    Thank you for taking time to respond to my question.
    I appreciate your help in this respect.

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    by mikinoz Online Now Mar 30, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    Thank you for taking time to respond to my question.
    I appreciate your help in this respect.

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