The frequently asked - and answered - questions focus on the times before, during and after your tour with Wonders Of Yunnan Travel. We give an overview of what we think one should know but are of course aware that also other topics not listed below can be of interest. In this case, please contact us directly, we are happy helping you out!
Passport and visa issues have to be clarified prior to your China visit. Every Chinese embassy and consulate in different countries has different application rules for respective nationalities. Therefore, it is essential that the traveler first contacts the nearest Chinese embassy or consulate to get the latest up to date information. Most of the Chinese visa offices require applicants to appear in person or let the application get organized by a registered agency. Application processes usually take 3 days to several weeks. Please make yourself familiar with all requirements as soon as or even better, before you booked a tour with us. Your personal travel consultant will be happy to provide according information.
A Chinese visa and a valid passport are required documents for most foreign visitors entering China's mainland. If you arrive without these documents you will not be allowed to enter, may be fined and will be immediately sent out of the country again at your own expenses. In fact, without a proper visa for China, the airline will most likely not allow you to board. Please note that it can be more difficult to obtain a visa outside your country of residence.
In general, please note following recommendations when applying for a Chinese visa
- The best time to apply for your Chinese visa is 1-2 months before your travel date - the sooner the better
- Contact the Chinese embassy or consulate in your country of residence or where you are currently staying and ask for procedure information. Most of them will provide you with up-to-date application forms (online or at the visa offices directly).
- China provides many different kinds of visas (travel, business, study, work etc.). They vary in terms of validity and number of entries. Please check with your local Chinese embassy or consulate which one suits best for your travel purposes.
- Please keep in mind that if you leave mainland China to Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan you will need to have a multiple entry or a new visa to re-enter China mainland.