I didn’t know that China requires visa for one to enter the country. I only got to know about this when my friend and I started planning for our vacation late last year. Also, I discovered that depending on which country you came from, you pay a certain amount of money for visa. For example, Malaysians are only required to pay 30RM for China Visa while Filipinos pay 130RM. Not sure if I applied in the Philippines, I would pay the same amount for visa application fee.
How to apply for China Visa? I think you need to take fill up an application form, submit it together with your passport and passport size photos with the fee.
How many days to process China Visa?
It depends whether you want an expedite processing then you can collect your passport the next day. If the processing is regular, then it takes 5 days to collect back your passport.
If you’re in Malaysia and you’re a foreigner, you are required to show personal appearance. But in my case, since I’m a wife of a Malaysian citizen, I didn’t have to go there for personal appearance. We actually just asked a friend to do the visas for us.
It’s not very complicated to apply for China Visa. And when you enter China, it’s not that hard because you have a visa already.
Going to Hongkong and Macau doesn’t require a visa.