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Q: can you exit country on same day visa expires

Can you exit the country on that on the same day that your visa expires?
for instance,  if my visa expires the  25/08/2017 and my flight is on the 25/08/2017 00:30.
will there be an issue with this? Has anyone been in a similar situation?
Thank you 

4 weeks 6 days ago in  Visa & Legalities - China

 
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I think it would be ok, but if that's how you're planning it just remember that all it would take to f**k up your leaving is a missed or late flight and then you'd be an over stayer.

 

China has one of the worst rates in the world for delayed flights...

 

 

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I think it would be ok, but if that's how you're planning it just remember that all it would take to f**k up your leaving is a missed or late flight and then you'd be an over stayer.

 

China has one of the worst rates in the world for delayed flights...

 

 

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@Stiggs, I just spent thirty minutes answering your latest query and then the system went... so let's go again.

 

If he is departing on a connecting international flight from a domestic transfer, in either Beijing, Shanghai, Shenyang, Guangzhou or Chengdu, the airlines will require a minimum of six to eight hours connecting time between the flights.  Additionally, if you are connecting outbound, first domestic and then international, from Shanghai - to Beijing and vice versa, anywhere domestic to Shenyang, chances are nearly 70% that you will be obliged to pass through Exit Control upon domestic check in.  It is a good example of how the Chinese system actually works.  So, as happened to me, if your flight from Shanghai to Beijing, for an onbound connection to Buenos Aires, is scrubbed in Shanghai, you have technically left China and will be treated as an international in transit. Need be, you will be put up in the Transit Hotel in Shanghai, as happened to me, and not allowed egress to the airport.  In Beijing, you will be ushered through a special international connections lane, on to a sealed international transit subway card, processed again by airport security but not by PSB Exit Control, and then you will be escorted or pointed to your gate, all the while technically having left China.

With the new microchips in nearly all foreign passports, the airport police can follow you around on a computer scan very easily.

 

Now, for example, as happened to a colleague of mine at the Urumqui Field Office of my NGO.... he had one day left on his NGO visa in his United Nations passport (a Kiwi guy). A sandstorm shut down the local airport for three days.  He was allowed to fly on to Beijing, eventually, by the local non Exit and Entry PSB Airport but he was detained at Beijing Capital Airport, fined a goodly amount, and then had a seven day exit visa placed in his passport (which he had to pay for).  I do not know if you are aware but for the Chinese Government, a seven day exit visa is the kiss of death.  When he arrived in Auckland, he was unable to secure a return visa on the NGO passport nor on his New Zealand ordinary passport as he was deemed an illegal over stayer.  He was told that he would be banned for  minimum of five years.  We had to fly team from Shanghai to Urumqui to secure his pets for overseas shipment, to liquidate his apartment, and to arrange for closure and transfer of his bank accounts to New Zealand (that was the worst part of the process).  His wife and two daughters had to be hastily shipped to New Zealand, and that was difficult as they were not Kiwis by passport. In the end, Geneva Head Office was furious with him, for causing embarrassment to all around, for the financial loss, and for the energy required to calm down an already aggravated Chinese Government.  Once back in Auckland, he was unfortunately given the sack.

So if you are travelling outbound internationally directly, without connecting flights, please just observe the three  hour windows UNLESS the airline calls you to announce a cancellation, in which case you must scramble.  In such cases in my office, we simply exited staff on expiring visas to Hong Kong, or even more easily to Taipei or to Seoul.

If you are connecting domestically to international, please allow for a minimum TWELVE hour connection time as basic emergency planning.  In my colleague's case, the minimum twelve hours would have allowed to do a land crossing into Mongolia or into Kazakstan and then outbound via Hong Kong or Alma Aty.

Thank you for the question.  It was a bit legalistic but very, very valid.

And having been all over the world, there are only a few countries in which I fear the Exit and Entry Control at the airport ... in Russia, in China, and in North Korea.

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its bettr to leave a day earlier if psbl, just to avoid any unforseen situatns (delayd or missd flt, road accidnt, traffic jam etc). why tke a chance?

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Can you?   Yes. 

 

Is is it a good idea?   No. 

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A:I'm prepared to give the guy some slack. He asked a few shifty questions in 2012 then went dormant for 5 years and suddenly appears asking newbie questions. A bit suss but who knows, he could just be a moron. Benefit of the doubt given.

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