Shanghai (PVG) 48-hour Transit Visa

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  1. Where2next?
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    Hi all -
    For anyone looking for a quick stopover in Shanghai, but without a China visa, check out the 48-hour transit visa for Pudong airport.

    For US citizens, it works if you are flying in to PVG from one country and out to another country. Note: this cannot be the same country- e.g. ORD-PVG-SFO! So take care with your routing. This is a great way to put together a quick trip/MR to Shanghai without the time/expense of a visa.
     
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    For PEK and CAN, there is a similar program but different rules. IIRC, you can spend up to seven days in Beijing on a visa-free transit but, as stressed above, it must be a genuine transit to/from a third country.
     
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    I thought PEK was 24 hours and PVG was 48 hours - is PEK really 7 days?
     
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    When it was first announced, I think PEK was indeed amazingly supposed to be seven days (are there once-per-week flights anywhere?) and PVG 48 hours, with CAN later added to be 24 hours but I'm not sure. I quickly learned that I didn't qualify and I haven't checked more recently.

    Needless to say, your best source of information for visa issues is the embassy/consulate website. Some visa services are knowledgeable about the rules too, but I've seen outdated forms posted on some of these websites.
     

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