Visa (G Visa) is issued to an alien who transits through China.
Visas are not required in the following circumstances:
entry for visitors: No visa is required for ordinary passport
holders from Singapore, Brunei and Japan to visit China for
up to 15 days for business, sightseeing, visiting relatives
and friends or transit. For Mongolian citizens, it is 30 days
are not required of aliens who hold air tickets to the final
destination (third country or region) and have booked seats
on international airliners flying directly through China,
and will stay in a transit city for less than 24 hours without
leaving the airport.
transit Visas exemption (carried out from Jan 1, 2013 on)
are not required of passport holders of the following countries,
who transit through Beijing Capital Airport, Shanghai Pudong
Airport or Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, provided they hold valid
passports, visas for the onward third countries, final destination
tickets and have booked seats, and stay in Beijing or Shanghai
for less than 72 hours.
countries include: Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium,
Brazil, Brunei, Britain, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cyprus,
Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland,
Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovak, Slovenia,
South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates,
Ukraine, The United States.
of the 72-hour Visa-free Transit:
This regulation does not apply to passengers who travel on
a return flight (e.g., USA - Beijing - USA), which means the
destination and place of departure can not be in the same
The 72-hour visa-free stay only applies to transit via Capital
International Airport. Passengers by train or any other vehicles
should still apply for a visa in advance.
Visitors are not allowed to leave Beijing to other cities
during the 72-hour visa-free period. They can only depart
Beijing from Capital International Airport.
If visitors are unable to depart on time due to unavoidable
reasons, such as flight cancellation or treatment of sudden
disease, they need to apply for a visa from Municipal Public
Security Bureau (PSB).
- Shenyang and Dalian, capital and port city of northeast
China's Liaoning Province, respectively, launched 72-hour
visa-free stays for foreigners starting on January 1, 2014.
Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shenyang
and Dalian have 72-hour visa-free services in place.