China Passport & Visa Requirements
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Entry requirements for Americans
US nationals require a passport and visa for entry to China.
Entry requirements for UK nationals
UK nationals require a passport and visa for entry to China. Passports endorsed British National (Overseas) are not recognized and holders should carry a 'Returning Resident Permit' together with their Hong Kong ID.
Entry requirements for Canada
Canadians require a passport and visa for entry to China.
Entry requirements for Australians
Australians require a passport and visa for entry to China.
Entry requirements for South Africans
South African nationals require a passport and visa for entry to China.
Entry requirements for New Zealanders
New Zealand nationals require a passport and visa for entry to China.
Entry requirements for Irish nationals
Irish nationals require a passport and visa for entry to China.
A visa is not required if coming for a stay of six days only and arriving from Hong Kong or Macao in order to take a trip to Zhujian Delta in Guangdong Province. Persons holding an APEC Business Travel Card do not require a visa, provided that it is valid for travel to China. Travel to Tibet will also require a special Tibet Entry Permit. All documents necessary for further travel and sufficient funds to cover intended period of stay are required. Period of validity is stated on visas, and care should be taken when reading dates on visas for China as they are written in year/month/day format. We always recommend that passports be valid for six months after intended period of travel.
Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.
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