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Asked by Graeme Rose from Australia | May. 28, 2012 22:53
About:China Embassy in Australia

Do we need transit visa for a stopover in China of 12 hours?

My wife and I are travelling to Paris on July and have a stopover in China for 12 hours. We both have Australian passports. Do we need a visa for this short time? If we do not need a visa, how long can we stay without one if we are in transit, but still wish to have some time downtown?

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Answered by Alvin | May. 29, 2012 02:24
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If you will leave the airport, you need to apply for a visa in advance. In China, stopover within airside without visa is 24 hours, and 48 hours if transit in Shanghai.
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