Headed to somewhere in Asia other than China? Here at Velocity Tours we can route your flights via mainland China and schedule a stop up to 72 hours with no need for a visa. The cost of your airfare with the added stop many times is the same or only slightly higher. Here is how it works.
Must hold US passport with at least 6 months validity from your return trip.
Must hold confirmed onward ticket (airline personnel standby tickets not valid)
Must arrive and depart same city in China
Allowed cities include:
Beijing (PEK), Chengdu (CTU), Chongqing (CKG), Dalian (DLC), Guangzhou (CAN), Hangzhou (HGH), Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA), Shanghai Pudong (PVG), Tianjin (TSN), Wuhan (WUH), Xi'an (XIY) or Xiamen (XMN)
Maximum transit time is 72 hours. Transit time starts at 00:001 hours on the day following the entry.
Look for the 72 Hour transit sign and follow the arrows.
TIP - If you happen to be at one of the Chinese airports that do not have a separate line for the 72hr visa, you will process your 72hr visa at the normal immigration lines. To avoid delay download this picture, to the left, and show it to the immigration official so that they understand you would like the 72 hour visa. Chances are they will not speak English.
Save this picture and show it to the immigration official so they know you want the 72 hour visa.
Sample Entry Stamp