Asked by Dan from Azerbaijan | Mar. 05, 2015 06:02
About:China Tourist Visa

UK citizen traveling from Baku, Azerbaijan - Beijing, China and back in under 72 hours.

Hi, I'm currently working/living in Baku, Azerbaijan and have booked a direct flight for Beijing at 19:20 on the 20th of March, arriving in Beijing at 06:20am on the 21st. I've booked a hotel for two nights in Beijing and then have a return flight on the 24th at 01:00am Beijing time, arriving back in Azerbaijan at 05:00am.

I've read a lot about visa free travel to Beijing when being there under 72 hours but i'm not 100% sure i meet the criteria. The local Chinese embassy wasn't sure and neither is Azerbaijan Airlines.

Any help would be most appreciated!

Answers (1)
Answered by Grace from Finland | Mar. 08, 2015 22:37
Hello Dan, as you are flying from Azerbaijan to Beijing and then back to the country, you do not meet the criteria. To use the 72 hour free transit policy, you have to fly from Beijing to a third country. So I think you have to apply for an L type in advance at the Chinese embassy.
Related Questions:
Baku-Beijing-Hong Kong-Bangkok
Asked by Rashad Novruzov from Azerbaijan
| Mar. 13, 2017 05:19
i don't need visa for istanbul turkey - final destination. am I qualified ...
Asked by paul from Romania
| May. 15, 2015 22:09
British Passport Holder Resident in Azerbaijan
Asked by David from Azerbaijan
| Feb. 17, 2017 02:57
Is it possible to get a Chinese Visa while residing in Azerbaijan?
Asked by Sian from Azerbaijan
| Aug. 25, 2014 01:58
Through Beijing back to Uk
Asked by Graeme from UK
| Jan. 11, 2013 01:50
I'm UK passport holder
Asked by Sandra from United Kingdom
| Mar. 01, 2015 00:13
Ask a Question
Question Summary (100 characters)
Details (optional) (2,000 characters)