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Jul 28th, 2015 at 6:42am
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Can you advise whether it is still possible to get a visa for day trip at Shenzhen border for British & Philippine passport holders
  
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Reply #1 - Jul 29th, 2015 at 8:42am
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Shenzhen special visa "VOA" (visa on arrival) is issued at port entry only, hence its name. Best port is Luohu/Lowu which is open 9:00 am - 10:30 pm.

Requirements:
- Passport (at least 6 months validity)
- Visa fee (paid in RMB only)

At the port you can:
- Exchange HKD to RMB
- Fill in visa application form
- Officer will take a photo of you for the form.
- Quick questions.

Most foreign nationals pay RMB 168. UK Passport holder visa fee is RMB 304 for single entry 1 day visit. You can apply for max. 5 day visit.

1. Philippine nationals are banned from obtaining Shenzhen VOA due to human trafficking (sex workers, drug smuggling, illegal employment, etc).

2. Philippine passport holder with HKID Permanent Residency (right of abode) are exempt from the ban. Can apply for Shenzhen VOA at port. Visa fee RMB168

3. If you have Philippine passport and are working as a Foreign Domestic Helper in Hong Kong you can only travel to Shenzhen WITH your employer (Edit: or as part of a tour group)

FDH application requirements:
- HKID (photocopy of helper & employer)
- DH Contract (photocopy)
- Passport (photocopy of helper & employer)
- Visa Form L
- Proof of address (utility bills, bank statement, etc)
- Min. 7 months legal stay in Hong Kong
- Guarantee letter (from helper & employer each including assurance that no laws in China will be broken during visit)

4. Philippine tourists non-HK residents require to apply from Philippines and require invitation letter from a resident in China (Edit: or booking with a tour group)

5. Children (below 18) require photocopy of birth certificate and parent's passport.

6. Philippine passport holder (tourists, helpers, etc) can travel to Shenzhen as part of a tour group. No problem to obtain visa as the tour agency is responsible for your application.
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Reply #2 - Jul 29th, 2015 at 9:08am
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excellent response.

Thanks!
  
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Reply #3 - Nov 21st, 2015 at 7:39am
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Reply #4 - Mar 3rd, 2016 at 3:43pm
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How about Filipinos- HK residents (not DH),  can they get VOA?
  
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Reply #5 - Apr 7th, 2016 at 12:37am
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Does anyone know what actually encompasses the "Special Economic Zone" by means of area? I would like to get out of the city and see a little more of what Shenzen has to offer other than electrical goods, clothes and day-spas?

On the 5 day Tourism Visa can you visit: Dapeng Peninsula, Wutong Mountain and Happy Valley Theme Park?
  
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Reply #6 - Apr 24th, 2017 at 7:10pm
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Cambridge89 wrote on Apr 7th, 2016 at 12:37am:
Does anyone know what actually encompasses the "Special Economic Zone" by means of area? I would like to get out of the city and see a little more of what Shenzen has to offer other than electrical goods, clothes and day-spas?

On the 5 day Tourism Visa can you visit: Dapeng Peninsula, Wutong Mountain and Happy Valley Theme Park?


i got the same question!
  
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Reply #7 - Apr 28th, 2017 at 8:59am
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Reply #8 - May 2nd, 2017 at 2:13pm
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whitenblack wrote on Mar 3rd, 2016 at 3:43pm:
How about Filipinos- HK residents (not DH),  can they get VOA?


These should help.

How to apply for China Visa in HK (HK Travel Blog)
https://hktravelblog.com/china/applying-china-mainland-visa-hong-kong/

Visa fees by passport nationality
http://www.fmcoprc.gov.hk/eng/zgqz/blsjfy/t279937.htm

China Foreign Minstry (HK) visa info
http://www.fmcoprc.gov.hk/eng/zgqz/

Visa fees (Philippine Pesos)
https://www.travelchinaguide.com/embassy/philippines.htm

China Travel Service
http://www.ctshk.com/english/
  
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Reply #9 - May 31st, 2017 at 8:46am
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cindylee wrote on Apr 24th, 2017 at 7:10pm:
Cambridge89 wrote on Apr 7th, 2016 at 12:37am:
Does anyone know what actually encompasses the "Special Economic Zone" by means of area? I would like to get out of the city and see a little more of what Shenzen has to offer other than electrical goods, clothes and day-spas?

On the 5 day Tourism Visa can you visit: Dapeng Peninsula, Wutong Mountain and Happy Valley Theme Park?


i got the same question!


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