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Q: Can I extend my China visa in Shenzhen without visiting Hong Kong?

I've heard from a number of sources that one does not have to actually leave China (i.e make the dreaded visa-trip to Hong Kong) in order to renew or change one's visa, and simply can do it in Shenzhen instead? Is this true, and if so, how?

8 years 18 weeks ago in  Visa & Legalities - Shenzhen

 
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I think the answer is quite simply no. In order to renew a visa, you need to leave mainland China. Now, some will argue Hong Kong is part of mainland China, but for visas at least, it's not considered that way.

Now, I have heard of agencies doing things in Shenzhen, however it's hard to tell which ones are shady and which ones are legit. And since the government changes visa laws every 6 months or so, I'd say your best bet is to go to Hong Kong, or, if you have a bit more time, go to South Korea.

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8 years 18 weeks ago
 
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8 years 16 weeks ago
 
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Depends on your visa type. If your wanting to renew F, X, Z from a school, business or work place you are still and will continue to work for, you can do it in China. If you want an extension on a tourist visa, it can be done twice before having to exit to Hong Kong but it's guaranteed they will ask you of your intentions. Agencies are a good way to avoid the hassle but at a price. If you want to change L to Z, the agencies will lie my friend. X to Z F to Z in Shenzhen are possible if you were employeed or being educated for only 6 months can be changed without leaving China but you will have to go to Hong kong for your Medical and to exit at least one time then come back for your resident visa. Now, on that note, the bad news. Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin require you to go back to your home Country for any Z visa if not being renewed in China. Sorry, but I hope this helps.

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8 years 15 weeks ago
 
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yes, we can do it for you , 1year china visa with multiple entries . if you want to know more , please contact us :

Tel: 13428688292
Msn: chinaservice8899@hotmail.com
Skype: chinaexpatservice
Email: zh@chinavisa-service.com
Website : http://www.china-driver-license.net
http://www.chinesedrivinglicense.com

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8 years 12 weeks ago
 
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two years work experience is one one of the conditions to acquire a work visa ,but it is not strictly followed ..
in order to change your visa from one type to another you needn't go to hongkong or your home country . i have myself inquired at the public security burea in wuhan ,they said an employer and a graduate degree are must .

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8 years 12 weeks ago
 
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Now it is difficult to do.

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7 years 26 weeks ago
 
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Hi, May I know your nationality? for most country, we can help to extend visa at Shenzhen Wan port, also we can help you get new visa in 3 hours.

 

We are professional and reliable with rich experience, you can make payment after you get new visa.

 

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If you are staying in north part of China. You can try to consider our service. http://visa.dimm2h.com. We are helping foreigner to apply their visa as long as they don't have any criminal record in china. Just visit us or call 18645146299

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5 years 32 weeks ago
 
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Or just mail your passport back to an agent in your home country. I do it and save a LOT of money

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5 years 24 weeks ago
 
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We provide the visa extend service without leaving china. Please contact us if have any questions. vince@dimm2h.com or 18645146299 . Thank you.

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5 years 24 weeks ago
 
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yes you can. you can use individual or company as sponsor to extend your visa....

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If You need help,you are always welcome to :www.linking home relocation. We can help you out with that:)

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5 years 20 weeks ago
 
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Why is it a "dreaded Hong Kong" run? If you're already in Shenzhen what difference does it make? Take a couple days off, get your visa squared away and enjoy HK

Hong Kong is arguably the best city in Asia, I'd put it ahead of Tokyo and Singapore and definitely Seoul

 

You don't "have to go to Hong Kong" you GET to go to Hong Kong. Go to Booking.com you can find TONS of perfectly decent, clean safe (though very small) hotels for 5-800 HKD a night, and that's not scumbag chungking mansion either. Normal places that a reasonable person wouldn't turn up their noses at.

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5 years 20 weeks ago
 
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you can get your visa renewed in China if you find suitable Chinese agency. 

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