Sunday, 7 October 2018

A single entry 5-day visa on arrival to Shenzhen

The Shenzhen 5-day visa on arrival, also known as a Shenzhen 5-day VOA or Shenzhen Special Economic Zone Tourism Visa, foreign travelers from most countries, including USA, Australia, and Canada to stay in Shenzhen for 5 days without applying for a regular visa in their country.


 During the 5 days, foreign tourists eligible for the VOA cannot leave the Shenzhen urban area and countryside. The five-day Visa on arrival is a sticker pasted on the passport like a regular visa. Hence, there must be at least one blank page in the applicant's passport.
  Top questions about Shenzhen
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Shenzhen Visa On Arrival
Lo Wu isn't the only place where you can get The single entry 5-day visa, you can get it at Huanggang border as well. The other two crossings are even faster than Lo Wu with usually no line at all - been in and out in less than 5 minutes many times. Also, there is far more to see in Shenzhen besides the Lo Wu area which is frankly mostly filled with shopping malls with knock-offs, massage parlors, touts and barely any attractions.
Reference:

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