Beijing Visa Free Useful Tips

  • ① What is the Beijing 144-Hour Visa-free Transit?

    - Travelers from 53 countries with valid travel document & connecting (flight, ship, trains) tickets to a third country/region can stay in Beijing and its nearby Tianjin, Hebei Province up to 6 days without a Chinese Visa.
  • ② Am I from the 53 countries eligible for 144-Hour Visa-free Transit?

    - Europe(39): Austria, Belgium, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, Russia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Belarus.
    - America(6): United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, the Republic of Chile.
    - Oceania(2): Australia, New Zealand.
    - Asia(6): South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar.
  • ③ What documents should I bring to apply for 144-Hour Visa-free Transit ?

    - Passport or international travel document which is valid at least for 3 months.
  • ④ Where to Apply for 144-Hour Visa-free Transit in Beijing

    - Beijing Capital International Airport and Beijing West Railway Station.
  • ⑤ Is my travel route eligible for 144-Hour Visa-free Transit?

    You have to use Beijing as your intermediate transit city, and your departure and onward destinations have to bee different. (Note: Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan are considered third regions from mainland China.)
    Valid routes samples: US > Beijing > Hong Kong / US > Beijing > Singapore / Australia > Beijing > Tianjin > Japan
  • ⑥ How to apply for 144-Hour Visa-free Transit?

    ①. Inform the air company that you will use the 144-Hour Visa-free Transit Policy when boarding.
    ②. Go to waiting area and fill in an Arrival Card (blue version).
    ③. Submit completed Arrival Card at the 144-Hour Visa-free Counter.
    ④. Obtain a Temporary Entry Permit stamped on your passport. (Don’t forget to tell the officer you don’t want to use the China Visa you already got.)
    ⑤. Claim your luggage and go through customs and immigration inspections.
    ⑥. Leave Beijing Capital International Airport or Beijing West Railway Station to start your exploration in Beijing.

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