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Asked by Jane from Canada | Jul. 02, 2018 03:52
About:China Consulate in Vancouver

Do I need to apply for a Chinese visa, a Chinese travel document or none of the above?

I am a Canadian, born in HongKong, holding a SAR passport, HK id card, Mainland Travel Permit for HK & Macao Residents. I am travelling in and out of Xiamen in Oct 2018 with an over 72 hours stay in Xiamen at the end. Do I need to apply for a Chinese Visa or a Chinese Travel Document or none of the above?

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Answered by Floy from UK | Jul. 02, 2018 22:45
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You don't need to provide them. You can enter mainland China by bring your passport and Mainland Travel Permit for HK & Macao Residents. Don't worry.
Answered by Jane from Canada | Jul. 03, 2018 04:14
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Thanks Floy. But my travel agent said I need to apply for a visa. I did exactly what you said before, and I was lucky to go through. I was asked for my passport when I exit China using the Mainland Travel Permit. There is a guy encountered the same and the officer told him it was not legal but let him through.

I search google and found out that even if I apply for a visa, I would not get it because I was born in Hong Kong (effective 20160202). However, I could not find this new rule anywhere in the official China Consulate site.
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