From the article: Shenzhen Visa
The availability of Shenzhen Visas are very fluid and it can very frustrating trying to find accurate information. We try to keep the information above as up to date as possible. To do so, we rely on you to let us know your experiences in obtaining a Shenzhen Visa and crossing the border. Are you British and you weren't granted a visa? Or American, and you were? Were you charged HK$100 or HK$1000? Was the office closed on Sunday? Let us know. Or, if you have a question, pop it into the box. Share Your Experiences
Shenzen wheel of fortune
- Had to pay about 480 CNY for a visa on a border. I am Polish and hoped I will get it for free as somebody wrote here before. Comparing to mentioned prices I was probably ripped-off. Had no choice but to pay :(
- —Guest Varelse
- Hi. In contrary to what I red here, Polish nationals pay 475 Yuan for 5-day turist visa. Were there just today . Looks they have new price list published on the wall. No-Photo policy there and I wanted not to interfere with local police. Everyone looks very strict, place is strict and formal so no jokes there. On same flor is a turist agency where one can change money to yuans. A plus: very fast visa service, total 10..15min max.
- —Guest ultimate
Nov 4 2012
- I tried going in through Lo Wu on Monday and they show me a decree from 2007 saying no US citizens get visas at border. Had to return to the consulate in HK. Planes, trains and automobiles all over again. After a dozen changes and twice that many directions I filled out my app said I'd pay the "Express" next day service for a total bill of HK$1400! I got Vietnamese and Cambodian visas easier but read to get the Shenzhen "cheap and easy" at the border for a 5 day shopping pass. I guess I blew my discount! But it's all for the adventure anyway, right? Makes a good story. I could drag it out but I'm a slow typer! I was told by a local that the laws change almost daily depending on the supervisors. Politics...
- —Guest tjoe
Visa purchase before arriving
- Hi .... twice now, I have purchased my Shenzhen visa from the Chinese Embassy in Sydney, Australia before I left the country. So, if you are Australian, you can definately get it before you leave the country however it seems that many Australians don't have a problem getting them at the border either.
- —Guest Katrina
- Dear Cedrac I would just like to thank you for such accurate instructions on my recent journey to Shenzhen via Honkg kong. I copied and pasted your instruction and kept the paper with me all the way !, Awesome !! BTW as an update from a UK citizen the cost of the visa for UK is 303 CNY !! But very quick and efficient process Thanks again
No visa on French passport July 8, 2012
- As an airline crew on a HGK layover, went to Lo Wu as directed, turned away at the Visa office, took almost an hour to re-clear to the HKG side for the train ride back to Hung Hom. Maybe the French don't discount their Airbuses anymore. Anyway, shopping is every bit as good in PVG and PEK.
- —Guest Patrick leminous
South African Passport Holders
- Even though we are now part of the BRICS nations and vote with China on Iran and won't let the Dhali Lama into our country to appease China, they don't issue 5 day Shenzhen visas to South African passport holders. Go direct to the the Consular Dept of the Commissioner of Foreign Affairs, 26 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
- —Guest Ryan
Very Recent Visit, should have listened.
- Please list Philippine passport as one of the countries not allowed to get a Shenzhen SEZ Visa. We went there last December 23, 2011 and we were denied of a visa. The immigration official just said "This passport cannot get a visa here so you should go back to Hong Kong". It's a big hassle, since the trip to Lo Wu takes around 1 hour and then the departure from Hong Kong should be cancelled as well, so it took us around 3 hours just to get back to Hung Hom. Big waste of time. I should have listened to my fiancee and go straight to Mong Kok instead. I relied on your list, so it should be helpful if you updated it with the information I provided.
- —Guest Ishralene09
- We were just at the border at Lo Wu station in HK yesterday and to our gross disappointment, they no longer issue visas for Shenzhen to PH passport holders at the border. After almost an hour on the MTR, we only got yelled at at the visa processing office on the 2nd floor. Since they're not at all tourist-friendly, all the visa guy could say, no, scream in his broken English through the window was "No Visa!" after taking one glance at our passports. Apparently, the procedure for securing their visa for us lowly Pinoys has changed and it's not posted ANYWHERE. We ended up wasting 2 hours and HKD 70 for the train ride back and forth.
- —Guest Kim
US citizen still no shenzhen visa
- Don't even have a spec of hope that you might get it
- —Guest No entru
can't have multiple visas to China
- As a Canadian citizen, I understood that it shouldn't be much of a problem getting a visa for ShenZhen at the border at 160RMB after filling out the form. Just ask if they appear to be out of them. Although from hearing the complaining of the Americans there who were paying 10 times that, who knew what was going on. My problem was that I had a dual-entry visa that would be valid for the entirety of the country that i didn't want to burn. I was informed (in English!) that I couldn't get a ShenZhen visa because as long as you have one valid visa for China in your passport, you cannot acquire another. Bye bye one of my two-week long China-wide entries for a two-day stay in ShenZhen.
- —Guest AF
free of charge
- I got my Shenzhen Visa within 10 minutes, they only asked me where I was born. Poland gets Chinese visas for free.
- —Guest dxman
- May we please check whether we can apply Zhuhai visa on the spot at custom same as Shenzhen? if yes, how much for the cost & it will take how long? EDITOR: Rory Boland; As far as I know, no, on the spot visas are only available for individuals at the Hong Kong/Shenzhen border.
- —Guest mee
Shenzen Visa Currency
- Can anybody tell me from recent experience which currencies are accepted to pay for a 5 day Shenzen Visa...and as there seems to be no guarantee that a visa will be issued,should I wait for the visa before booking a hotel AboutHK comment: route8, you can use RMB or HKD to pay for the visa at the border. Whether you get the visa or not is basically dependent on your nationality
- I am an Australian and had no issues. 160 RMB. Went through immigration at Lo Wu, turn left and up the escalator to find the office right in front. Easy, cheap. Would happily do again.
- —Guest Steve
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