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SAR Passport to China

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    SAR Passport to China

    Does HKSAR passport holder require visa to China?

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    They need a China ID card which needs to be periodically renewed.

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    i though they need a 回嚮証 (return china pass/wui heung jing)

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    So if the person is a HKSAR passport holder and does not hold a home return permit (maybe not ethnic Chinese?), do they need to get / can they get a Chinese visa?

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    In a word, no. They must apply for the return home permit.

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    Claire - that's for exit and entry via HK Immigration and is not required for holders of HKID card.

    More here - Hong Kong Re-entry Permit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaykay
    In a word, no. They must apply for the return home permit.
    HK re-entry permit are for, surprise, surprise, re-entry into Hong Kong.

    You still need a valid ID to actually get into China, 居民身份证, Jumin Shenfenzheng:


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    ??? I am a holder of HKID, "return home permit" and HKSAR passport. Everytime I go to China, I must use my HKID at the HK immigration, then use my "return home permit" to get into China at the Chinese immigration. When I come back, I use my "return home permit" at the Chinese immigration again, then my HKID for HK immigration.

    The HKSAR passport is NO USE for getting into China (or Macau, for that matter).

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    They don't call 回鄉証 anymore. Instead, they are now called 通行証 which can be obtained from China Travel Services in HKG. Before I can get 通行証, I must get the SAR passport first. I was not born in HKG. 通行証 is a plastic card which looks like the regular Chinese ID card with passport-like encoding.

    Last year when I went back to HKG, I just had enough time for the SAR passport. My next trip may go to China first then to HKG. It seems ironic that a legal Chinese citizen, having abode right in Chinese soil, holding a Chinese government issued passport, still requires visa to enter China.

    Besides, China visa is not cheap.
    Last edited by stag; 04-06-2009 at 12:32 PM.

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