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    Turnaround Time for Chinese Visa for UK and Thai Nationals

    Howdy folks,

    How long does it take for the issuing of the two visas if making applications in person in BKK? I was hoping it'd be VoA as I was wanting the destination to be a surprise but I'm pretty sure the visa has to be issued in advance.

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    Same day if you pay extra fee...

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    We used a company called 'Boarding Pass' in Suk. Soi 11. Paid a bit extra but same day.

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    China Visa

    Standard application takes three days after day of submission. Monday is a particularly busy day so best not used. Easy to get to the embassy - take a train to Rama 9 and a short walk to Soi 3. The visa department is on the first floor of first building on your left in the Soi. One passport photo required. Two forms to be completed if you are not Thai.

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    Go to Chinese embassy website Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Royal Thai, you can fill in and print out application forms, tick box and pay fee for same day service............

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    Thanks guys! Will let you know how I get on.

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    Be aware that they have really tightened up on the issuance of Chinese visas from the Chinese embassy in Bangkok. You can still get one the same day, but you need to have proof of flights and hotel booking in China. They will not issue a visa without this information. When they found out from my visa that I was married to a Thai. I was asked to provide a copy of my wife's ID card and the marriage certificate. You must also copy the photo page and the visa page in your own passport. This was on the 10th of may this year.
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    If we get the one month's tourist visa issued how long do we have before we have to go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Window Licker View Post
    If we get the one month's tourist visa issued how long do we have before we have to go?
    I believe the visa is valid for 3 months.

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    Thanks, Rick. Any idea on approximate cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Window Licker View Post
    Thanks, Rick. Any idea on approximate cost?
    The 2 entry tourist visa cost me 1650 Baht and if you want to get it the same day it's an extra 1200 Baht.

    Remember to take with you the docs I mentioned in an earlier post.

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    Nice one, thanks again. I'll post how I got on later in the year when I finally go.

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    No worries have a good trip!

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