Asked by Quintin Bruce from New Zealand | Jun. 20, 2017 18:41
About:China Consulate in Christchurch

We are travelling to Shanghai for a business meeting on the 19th July.

We arrive at 7.30am and depart again at 10.30pm the same day. NZ passports.
Can you please confirm that we will not require a visa.
Thank you.

Answers (5)
Answered by Neil from Sweden | Jun. 21, 2017 04:35
Quintin, if your travel route is country A-Shanghai (24 hours)-country B, you can use the 24 hour direct transit. No visa will be needed then.
Answered by Quintin Bruce from NZ | Jun. 25, 2017 23:52
Thank you Neil. So we are arriving from NZ for a business meeting and returning to NZ after. Will the 24hr transit rule apply?
Do i need to do anything to adopt the 24hr transit exemption or is our confirmed travel bookings enough?
Answered by Neil | Jun. 26, 2017 22:47
No, it doesn't apply if you travel like New Zealand-Shanghai-New Zealand because it's not a transit at all. Usually, you just need to provide valid passport and air tickets if you are eligible for the 24 hour direct transit.
Answered by Quintin Bruce | Jun. 27, 2017 00:41
OK, so does that mean i do need to apply for a visa? Sorry to bother you but i am just trying to be sure i am doing the correct thing.
Answered by neil | Jun. 27, 2017 00:43
Yes, you need to apply for a visa then.
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