Shenzhen visa

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Shenzhen visa
« on: May 21, 2008, 11:17:47 AM »
Do I need to apply in advance for a visa to Shenzhen. How much does it cost? Im flying into Shenzhen not doing the border crossing with Hong Kong. Im British and just planning on visiting a friend for a few days.

Re: Shenzhen visa
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2008, 02:36:40 PM »
Not sure i understand. You are in china already? and you have a chinese visa?

There is no Shenzhen visa. There is a dirty great barbed wire fence around the place, which you will need to show your passport to pass through, but that's all.
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Re: Shenzhen visa
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2008, 02:58:37 PM »
 ahahahahah there is no fence. You'll be alright. And if you have a visa for China, it is indeed good for Shenzhen - it is a special economic zone, but it isn't like HK.

Re: Shenzhen visa
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2008, 06:02:30 PM »
Sweet! I read on the web that you had to apply in advance and pay some money. Like 450 RMB for us brits. But it seems like what I read was nonsense.

Yes Im already in China and have a valid F visa.

Re: Shenzhen visa
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2008, 06:34:11 PM »
You're probably thinking of the Special Economic Zone visa. China does offer a special visa that is only valid for travel within the special economic zones of the country--can't go anywhere else. If you have any other kind of visa, you can go anywhere you want.
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