Asked by Bruno from Singapore | Nov. 04, 2018 20:16
About:Fuzhou Changle International Airport

French Citizen transit in Fuzhou Changle International Airport

I will be transit in the airport from Singapore to Paris (France)
Do I need a transit visa ?


Answers (25)
Answered by Ken from Australia | Nov. 06, 2018 19:14
How many hours will you stay in Changle airport? If you can leave China within 24 hours, you don't need a visa. Or, you have to apply for the Chinese visa in advance.
Answered by bruno from Singapore | Nov. 11, 2018 23:27
What are the airport restrictions?
Though a majority of international airports in China opt in the 24-hour TWOV, passengers transiting through the following airports all need a visa no matter how long the layover is.
• Fuzhou Changle Airport
Answered by Ken | Nov. 12, 2018 16:52
Oh, you are right.
Answered by Lucie from France | Dec. 10, 2018 15:09
Hi Bruno,
I am French too, I will transit 3h in FZ on my way from Paris to Singapore.
Do you need the Visa for FZ even if you don't go out of the airport ?
Answered by Raizel from USA | Dec. 10, 2018 18:10
Yes, you need to apply for a Chinese visa in advance.
Answered by Bruno from Singapore | Dec. 10, 2018 23:11
Hi Lucie, you will need to apply for a transit visa at Charles de Gaulle during Check-in at counter.
It will be verified once you arrive Fuzhou transit area.
Thats what I was told yesterday when I was at Xiamen airlines office in Singapore
Answered by Lucie from France | Dec. 11, 2018 01:48
Thank you Bruno, when do you travel ?
It's so hard to find the right information !
Answered by Bruno from Singapore | Dec. 11, 2018 02:09
I'm flying this Saturday afternoon from Singapore arriving Sunday morning in Paris. Will update here how it went.
What about you ?
Answered by Lucie from France | Dec. 11, 2018 03:16
I will travel the 27th of December ...
Yes please keep me posted, I am really stressed of being stucked in Paris.
I've tried to call the Chinese Visa application center in Paris and Xiamen airlines. Nobody can answer me. It's a complete mess.
Answered by Bruno from Singapore | Dec. 11, 2018 18:22
From what I was told at Singapore Xiamen air office, Fuzhou is still under "military system" of airport management and not as "open" as the modern, Shanghai, Xiamen, cities.. They are slowly opening up but that's why we can only have 24h visa and not 72h as the other airports. Will let you know how it went on my way to Paris -
Also, this flight to Paris (from Xiamen Air) is new, the first one was yesterday 11th Dec.
Answered by Thibs973 from France | Dec. 12, 2018 06:06
I will travel next week and I'm just learning now about the visa. Can you keep us posted please ?
So you were told that you can connect visa free if it's under 24h then ?
Answered by Bruno from Singapore | Dec. 12, 2018 17:30
Yes it's a FREE Visa for under 24hr, but you need to fill up a transit visa form at CDG check in counter.
Answered by Lucie from France | Dec. 17, 2018 05:23
Hi Bruno, how did you go with the Visa on Saturday ?
Answered by Bruno from Singapore | Dec. 17, 2018 22:31
It was quite straightforward experience. Asked Singapore check in counter to register me as transit passenger into Fuzhou took about 20mn to get it done.
Arrived at fuzhou customs and was given a blue form to fill in by one immigration officer who was waiting for me somehow. Chop passport.
You will have to exit custom and go 2nd floor to check in again to collect your boarding pass. Your luggage will follow through to Singapore, no need to retrieve them in Fuzhou.
Overall nothing special happened. Arrived in Paris without any problems.
Answered by Lucie from France | Jan. 11, 2019 04:18
Thanks Bruno. I confirm you can have a free 24h VISA in Fuzhou.
Answered by Bruno from Singapore | Jan. 11, 2019 08:47
Return trip to Singapore went well.
Filled up the blue form in the plane given by the hostess.
Went through customs easily and onwards to Singapore.
Confirmed 24h transit visa and allowed to go to town if you have time to go out
There are buses to the city just outside the arrival hall.
Answered by Kattalin from Spain | Jan. 15, 2019 10:53
Hi Lucir could you also get the Transit visa información Fuzhou?un flying from Paris to Kuala Lumpur with a layover in Fuzhou airport. If you can help be Will be great, as you did, i read different things in so many places that a bit scared
Answered by JEAN75018 | Feb. 12, 2019 08:41
Hello Lucie, I have some questions, I must also leave Paris CDG:
- How long does it take for Customs to check, I have a transit of 1 hour 30 minutes, is it too short?
-Do you confirm that there is no requirement to have a transit visa for less than 24 hours at FZ airport?
- Did your luggage follow the next flight?
Answered by Chase from USA | Feb. 12, 2019 17:23
If it is for international to international transfer to FZ airport, 1.5 hours is enough. But the suitable transfer time is 2 hours.
Yes, you can enjoy the 224 hours visa free policy.
If your two airlines have luggage check through service, your luggage will be delivered to the destinations.
Answered by Justin from Australia | Feb. 23, 2019 02:35
Bruno and Lucie, Were you able to leave the airport with the 24h visa in fuzhou? I'm flying from CDG to Fuzhou then to Xiamen then to Sydney. My connecting flights within China will be within 24h but I'm a bit concerned.
Answered by Bruno from Singapore | Feb. 24, 2019 19:48
Yes there is no problem leaving the airport - You can leave your hand luggage at the left luggage desk on second floor (i think but maybe ground floor) - for a small fee. Buses to town are just outside the hall and there's a ticket office inside the airport.
You are also entitled to the transit lounge on 2nd floor but nothing much in there except some snacks and lounge chairs.
Answered by Tanuj Kohli from Philippines | Mar. 05, 2019 06:46
Hi Bruno,

I am travelling on Xiamen Airlines to Paris from Hong Kong, just want to make sure that i dont have to apply for VISA before hand and I can just do it at the HongKong Airport or at the Fuzhou Airport,

As i will be with my family ( my wife & my 4 year old) i just want to make sure that we wouldn't have any issues.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answered by Bruno from Singapore | Mar. 05, 2019 18:01
I am really not sure about your case. What Nationality are you ? Better check with your embassy or directly with the airlines. As most case discussed previously were about French nationals - All the best
Answered by Tanuj Kohli from India | Mar. 06, 2019 09:13
I am an Indian national, as there was no mention of a visa while booking the ticket i hope i would not need one.

Did you just inquire about your visa requirement from Xiamen Airlines?
Answered by tanuj kohli from India | Mar. 07, 2019 00:41
it says 24 hour visa is not applicable in Fuzhou for anyone .. you were still able to secure it ?
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