Tourist Visa Deadline

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Tourist Visa Deadline
« on: May 25, 2023, 06:15:52 PM »
My 60 days is up in a few weeks.  Is it sufficient to go to Hong Kong for one day and come back to restart the clock?
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Re: Tourist Visa Deadline
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2023, 03:48:34 PM »
Anything outside the mainland restarts the clock, including HK or Macau.  All they want to see is that you got checked out before the deadline.  I was in on a tourist visa in 2009 and had to do this. If my memory hasn't failed me, I vaguely recall it was a 30 day limit back in those ancient days.

If you go to Lowu/Lohu, you'll have to take the East Rail line down one stop before coming back.  Some of the other HK border crossings will let you do a u-turn just after clearing HK immigration and customs.

Or, since you went to all the effort to cross the border, spend a day or two playing tourist. agagagagag

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Re: Tourist Visa Deadline
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2023, 07:38:03 PM »
Thanks, EL.  This is also what I'm hearing from some others.  I haven't been a tourist in HK yet, so it's good opportunity. 

Will give me a chance to see this:
"The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore attempt the impossible and achieve it, generation after generation.

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