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Q: Can I extend my business visa to 90 days?

I would like to extend my business visa to 90 days, is this possible?

1 year 12 weeks ago in  Visa & Legalities - Beijing

 
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If the business visa in your passport says 60 days then you can't do it. 

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If the business visa in your passport says 60 days then you can't do it. 

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As Hotwater said above... If you want a 90 day visa, you'll need to apply for a new visa (usually in your home country).

 

If your home country is 'friendly' towards China, then it shouldn't be an problem. If your country is not so friendly, then it will be a problem.

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you could have got sex in China on a 30 day visa

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You have to understand one thing, when you apply for a visa at the Chinese Embasssy in your home country, you are free to ask for whatever you may think you need, and the Embassy officials will grant you whatever they THINK you really need. It is take it or leave it, no recourse, no explanation of whatever is granted.

Normally nowdays, a business visa is granted for a simgle entry, sometimes for a dual entry. This is because many in the past used the business visa to enter China and work illegally. So, about three years ago the conditions under which the business visa was granted were tighten up. Maybe when you reapply once your current visa expires, submit a letter stating why you need a 90 days stay rather than 60, and hope for the best.

I had a friend with an "L" visa who has been visiting China for 15 years. Her went from 60 days stay to 90, then 120 and ended up with 180 days stay. But 3 years ago was cut back to 9o days, and now is 60 days. So, he does the Hong Kong trip and stays whatever time he needs with exit/entry every 60 days.

Good luck to you.

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somebody was telling me back home that it's much harder to get a tourist visa now. Like you gotta have a full travel itinerary have to wait a long time etc.

 

And this is at a Chinese consulate in the US applying as an american citizen.

 

Seems like it's getting harder, I got a tourist visa 6 years ago and it took 2-3 days at the most. 

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