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Ten year tourist and business visa - effective 12 Nov 2014

Ten year tourist and business visa - effective 12 Nov 2014

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Old Nov 10, 14, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx View Post

Second, would the 10-year visa be for the life of the passport, or would it extend to a new passport?
I recall reading that persons having valid China visas in expired passport were able to enter showing both expired passport (with visa) and new passport.
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Old Nov 10, 14, 3:08 pm
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Has anyone seen any info on the current 30 day stay rule for tourists? It'd be nice to be able to stay longer at each entry as well.

But still great news!
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Old Nov 10, 14, 3:25 pm
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Chinese press made the point that that the 10-year is a MAXiMUM. Not given automatically. Probably available once you have a good history of travel to China.
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Old Nov 10, 14, 3:31 pm
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Chinese press made the point that that the 10-year is a MAXiMUM. Not given automatically. Probably available once you have a good history of travel to China.
I'm betting that 10 years will be more or less automatic as long as the US offers the same.
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Originally Posted by anacapamalibu View Post
Should be in effect on 11/12/14.

No more work than before. Just add ten years to issue date and enter that on
line for "enter before".

Apparently only effective on tat date for the US. Chinese said "soon". See this good analysis of it by one of the top experts: http://lawandborder.com/u-s-china-re...visa-validity/
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Old Nov 10, 14, 3:55 pm
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Originally Posted by JPDM View Post
Apparently only effective on tat date for the US. Chinese said "soon". See this good analysis of it by one of the top experts: http://lawandborder.com/u-s-china-re...visa-validity/
Yes, The US needs to implement the policy immediately, no delays!
It's all about job growth.

White House:
FACT SHEET: Supporting American Job Growth And Strengthening Ties By Extending U.S./China Visa Validity for Tourists, Business Travelers, and Students

1.8 million Chinese travelers visited the United States, contributing $21.1 billion to the U.S. economy and supporting more than 109,000 American jobs.


A competitive visa policy will help us meet projections that suggest as many as 7.3 million Chinese travelers will come to the United States by 2021, contributing nearly $85 billion a year to the economy and supporting up to 440,000 U.S. jobs.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-...g-ties-extendi
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Old Nov 10, 14, 4:04 pm
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I'm betting that 10 years will be more or less automatic as long as the US offers the same.
Agreed. This is how it has been implemented elsewhere and I doubt that the US would offer reciprocity to PRC nationals otherwise.
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Old Nov 10, 14, 6:09 pm
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Good news for me as the Chinese consulate in New York won't be seeing me every year and sucking a few bucks from my firm. The real good news is for all those Chinese students that have to renew every year which is a pain especially those who don't have families with deep pockets.
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Old Nov 10, 14, 6:49 pm
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It does mean, though, that the Period of Stay you get now becomes real important: you don't want to be stuck with a 30-day limit for 10 years. Especially if China continues its normal practice of cancelling your existing multiple-entry visa if you need to get an extension of stay.

It'll also be interesting to see whether the fine print of the agreement allows 10-year visa applications outside your home country. The US-Russia agreement on 3-year visas has such a clause, but apparently the US-India agreement on 10-year visas doesn't.

As to the new passport problem, perhaps China will follow the Indian practice, in which you can either use your old passport or pay a small fee to have the old visa transferred to your new passport. Or perhaps China will be difficult and not issue a visa longer than your passport validity, which is the Russian approach.
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Old Nov 10, 14, 7:24 pm
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It does mean, though, that the Period of Stay you get now becomes real important: you don't want to be stuck with a 30-day limit for 10 years. Especially if China continues its normal practice of cancelling your existing multiple-entry visa if you need to get an extension of stay.
I don't know. Day/stay is pretty important to me now (i.e. I make sure to never overstay). My attitude wouldn't be any different if I was on a 10-year visa than it is for the 2-year visas I've been getting. And, I will still try my best to never let my days/stay number drop below 120.
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Old Nov 10, 14, 7:36 pm
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Good idea

Get a fresh passport add the 120 day visa stay.
Move to Shenzen and disappear in China for a decade.
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I'm guessing this courtesy won't be extended to residence permits which will continue to be $160/year....
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Old Nov 11, 14, 2:21 am
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Good news for both countries.
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I'm guessing this courtesy won't be extended to residence permits which will continue to be $160/year....
What does the USA charge for a Chinese citizen to get a residence permit?
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Old Nov 11, 14, 12:16 pm
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What does the USA charge for a Chinese citizen to get a residence permit?
It depends on the type and duration of visa.
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