Asked by Bo from Korea | May. 27, 2013 21:05
About:China Visa Fees

a question about duration of stay in China.

Hello, I have a business visa with 30 day duration of stay. I entered (via Shanghai Pudong) and went through customs around 6PM on May 17. Now, I am planning to leave (via Beijing) on June 16. My flight is scheduled to leave at 7:10PM, but I plan on going through the customs around 4PM.

Am I overstaying? Does the duration-of-stay clock start when entering customs and end when exiting customs? Is 24-hr stay considered one-day stay?

Answers (1)
Answered by Leopold from Canada | May. 28, 2013 04:13
Hi, the 30 day starts from May 17 (enter any time before 24:00 of this day), and you should leave before 24:00 on June 15. You will overstay if you fly out on June 16. Sometimes, immigration officers will allow you to leave without fine, but sometimes not if you meet a 'strict' officers. So, you are suggested to change the ticket if possible.
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