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Do i need a visa?

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Do i need a visa?

Hi :D

I was thinking about booking a return flight - Brisbane to LAX and on the return flight i have a 15 hr layover in Guangzhou.

Now, i have never been there before and dont want to waste a chance of seeing something new...

I'd like to know whether Australian residents and or passport holders can exit the airport for international flights within a 24hr period. Do i have to purchase some sort visa or can i do the same as any other place that we have a free trade agreement with?

I dont want to be stuck alone in an airport for 15 hrs -.-

I'm a female and will be travelling alone so any help will be very appreciated :D

(Should be there about 10th or 11th of july)

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1. Re: Do i need a visa?

Much quicker and accurate to get the info from official source.


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I'm working in shanghai do I need visa to visit Guangzhou? I have Philippine passport

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3. Re: Do i need a visa?

Mahal11, first of all please start a new thread next time instead of piggybacking on another thread.

As for your question, Shanghai is in the same country as Guangzhou. So as long as you are already in Shanghai you don't need a visa to go to Guangzhou.

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Thank you so much for your respond :)

And I'm sorry I don't mean to be rude on this thread

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5. Re: Do i need a visa?

As much as the Shanghainese think they are different fron 'regular' Chinese, it is still in China.

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I have a 14 hour stopover in Guangzhou. do I need a visa if I stay in a hotel at the airport?

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Do I get it right that if you walk through the Immigration line, you need a visa? They don't check where you go (hotel at airport) or how long (less than 1 day).

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8. Re: Do i need a visa?

I spoke to some transit passengers at CAN yesterday and they (british) said it was easy to get a transit visa at Immigration to go to the Pullman Hotel at the airport, but I suggest you check with your airline to confirm whether this applies for YOUR specific situation.

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