Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 http://www.stressfreebrains.com/neurovarium
  2. 2 Mumbai short visit
  3. 3 Trip Report K2 Base Camp- Concordia Gondogoro La Trek, Unforgettable Experience
  4. 4 Trip Report K2 Base Camp Trek; Wondrous Experience!
  5. 5 Pakistan Forum/ Unfriendly
  6. 6 Japan Itinerary for 12 Nights and 13 Days
  7. 7 Cancelling trip to Burma; seeking advice for outskirts of Bangkok
  8. 8 Thailand Guides
  9. 9 Bangkok in 3 days - Weekdays
  10. 10 For those traveling to Bali soon
  11. 11 Feedback on Kyushu itinerary
  12. 12 Trip Report Experiance /More Than 120 Countries
  13. 13 Wild China vs Travel Guide China (or the like)
  14. 14 Phuket Beaches
  15. 15 India itinerary critique please
  16. 16 Japan Itinerary!
  17. 17 Trip Report A short trip report of Vietnam, Dec 2016
  18. 18 cross from Ketapang in Java to Gilimanuk in Bali
  19. 19 Trip Report India for Softies : A slow comfortable tour around some of Northern India
  20. 20 Trip Report Magical India
  21. 21 Best location for snorkelling/ beach/ quiet resort/ great Thai food
  22. 22 Need for promethium sprayed mosquito nets for SEAsia travel
  23. 23 Vientiane and ??
  24. 24 JFK to BKK sale on Qatar
  25. 25 Possible itinerary - 4 days in Georgia
View next 25 » Back to the top

Chinese Visa

Jump to last reply

Just went to the Houston consulate to get a Chinese visa. I expected bureaucratic bedlam and that's what I received. First, be prepared to wait behind people who thought they could just turn up and get a visa. Second, apparently you now need a photocopy of your photo page of your passport. Conveniently they have a copier. That will be 25 cents please. Too bad our website which definitely does not list that little requirement.

Sigh. Why is China so crazy about the visa? It's all for show anyway. The hotel reservations are just formalities. They could only be on paper for all they know. Just a giant waste of time.

Oh, and you can't get rush service unless it's a true emergency and you can prove it. Because if you flew here from out of town and thought you could get a visa overnight, well then whoops.

Sorry. Rant over.

15 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement