Asked by AT from Aus | Nov. 29, 2011 03:55
About:Chinese Embassy in Japan

Overnight stopover with Air China- does it count as a 'visit'?

Australian citizens: We have a double entry visa for our 2 stops in Beijing in February but we also have a 12 hour overnight stopover at hotel provided by Air China in Beijing in January- I have been told this will be visa free entry but will customs stamp my 2-entry visa and therefore mean I can only visit once more? or will my double entry start after this visa free entry?
In the event that customs do stamp my double entry visa for this short stopover, could I then apply for another single entry in Tokyo?

Answers (1)
Answered by Ms.MILES from United Kingdom | Dec. 01, 2011 00:11
Yes, maybe the customs will stamp your 2-entry visa and therefore you will only visit once more. If the customs officer will stamp your visa, you can explain it and told it it is a visa free entry.

If the customs do stamp your double entry visa for this short stopover, you can't then apply for another single entry visa in Tokyo. Only a China visa is valid, once you apply for a new China visa in Tokyo, the left entry on your double-entry visa expires automatically.
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