Asked by Nick from Netherlands | Jan. 10, 2020 07:50
About:China Embassy in Netherlands

Transit Visa or Tourism Visa?

I will travel from Amsterdam - Vietnam and transit in Shanghai Pudong for 15 hours each way. I would like to utilize the time to visit the cities within my transit hours.

Should i apply for Transit Visa or Tourism Visa? and should it be Double-entry?

Answers (3)
Answered by Brian from USA | Jan. 12, 2020 18:04
Nick, actually you are eligible for the 24h visa-free transit in Shanghai on both ways, so you don't need a visa. Note that whether you will be allowed to leave the airport is at the discretion of immigration officers. If you have a hotel reservation,you chance of beling allowed to leave the airport is big.
Answered by Nick from Netherlands | Jan. 13, 2020 00:20
Hi, thanks for your reply. Sorry for not give enough clarity about the case. I am EU permanent residence, not Dutch Nationality yet, I am Vietnamese. About the upcoming trip to China in March:

Amsterdam - Vietnam ( 15 hrs transit in Shanghai Pudong)
Vietnam- Amsterdam ( 17 hrs transit in Shanghai Pudong)

The question is which visa should i apply? and should it be double-entry or multiple-entry?

Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks! Nick
Answered by Brian | Jan. 13, 2020 00:24
The 24h visa-free transit of China applies to Vietnamese also.
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