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Asked by Shee Heng from Canada | Mar. 11, 2013 00:10
About:China Embassy in Canada

Short visit to Shanghai

I plan to study Chinese Language in Taiwan for 3 months, beginning May 21 and after completing the study in Aug 21, my wife and myself plan to visit friends in Shanghai for 5 days. Do we need a visa visiting China, we hold Canadian passports, If we do, we have a problem of applying for it in Vancouver on time, as we leave for Taiwan on May 20, and it is only valid for 3 months from the date of the application.

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Answered by Mars from USA | Mar. 13, 2013 01:59
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Visa is required if you stay for 5 days in Shanghai, and you have to apply in HK through a travel agency while you are in Taiwan. I am not sure if you heard of the 72 hour free transit via Shanghai airports. It is really great, visa is not required if you can provide a flight ticket back to Canada leaving within 72 hours from Shanghai.
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