I just went to the China Resources Building to grab a Visa. To my dissapointment, I need to present an invitation from a mainland company in order to secure a business Visa to enter China.
This is a stark contract to what China Travel Service told me. CTS told me that all need to provide in order to qualify for a business visa is give them my business card and my HK company's address.
I decided to goto the China Resources Building in Wanchai instead of CTS because CTS is simply a reseller and it's supposedly cheaper to get a Visa in the China Resources Building.
Well while that may be true for tourist Visas, it seems that getting a business visa is more complicated to obtain from directly from them. To me it appears to be more painless to get a business visa from a reseller.
Anyway I ended up requesting a tourist visa and am going to pick it up tomorrow.Ｉam going with my finance's family to her grandmothers house in China.
Anyway the main reason I want the business visa is so I can ultimately qualify for a multiple entry visa which is a lot cheaper than getting a tourist visa each time to goto China.
I have a HK corporation and am living in HK on an Investment Visa.
Can someone give me some advice on what protocol I should follow to obtain a business visa to china, and where to obtain it?
I know that first I need to apply for a single or double entry business visa at least TWICE before I can qualify for a multiple entry visa. But right now I unsure how to move forward with applying for the single or double entry business visa in the first place.
SinceＩam a U.S. citizen, a single entry tourist visa is quite expensive and it would be really great to be placed on a 6 month multi entry visa. The savings are substansial and would more than pay for itself since it will allow me to hop over the border with ease.
Thanks in advance for any advice given, this is a great forum!