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Hello everyone.


I'm hoping somebody can help me here. I'm about to get tickets to fly through China and I'm doing a layover so I need a visa. Thing is, all the information I've been able to get is that I have to go to Bern to get one and I'm not even sure I can get the visa mailed back to me.


Is there a way to get a visa to China from Geneva ?


 


Thanks

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Hello everyone.


I'm hoping somebody can help me here. I'm about to get tickets to fly through China and I'm doing a layover so I need a visa. Thing is, all the information I've been able to get is that I have to go to Bern to get one and I'm not even sure I can get the visa mailed back to me.


Is there a way to get a visa to China from Geneva ?


 


Thanks


Alp_Jun 2, 2010 @ 14:09
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There is only one other place in Switzerland where you can get a visa, and since that's in Zurich, it's probably not going to help you much. It doesn't seem like there is one anywhere close in France either. And they don't do visa by mail.


It is however possible to have someone deliver it for you, it just requires a bit of additional paperwork. Try asking a travel agency in Geneva, they should be able to do it for you for a small fee.

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There is only one other place in Switzerland where you can get a visa, and since that's in Zurich, it's probably not going to help you much. It doesn't seem like there is one anywhere close in France either. And they don't do visa by mail.


It is however possible to have someone deliver it for you, it just requires a bit of additional paperwork. Try asking a travel agency in Geneva, they should be able to do it for you for a small fee.


Jouni, Jun 2, 2010 @ 14:45
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Thanks Jouni. I contacted some travel agencies and they do indeed offer the service. Thanks again for your help :)

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Thanks Jouni. I contacted some travel agencies and they do indeed offer the service. Thanks again for your help :)


Alp_, Jun 2, 2010 @ 16:02
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You can get your VISA in BERN in half a day (with rush option), be there at the opening hour.


You dont need an agency, unless you want to save the trip to BERN.


For touristist visa, with a Schengen passport, you dont need anything like invitation, flight ticket nor hotel booking...


 

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You can get your VISA in BERN in half a day (with rush option), be there at the opening hour.


You dont need an agency, unless you want to save the trip to BERN.


For touristist visa, with a Schengen passport, you dont need anything like invitation, flight ticket nor hotel booking...


 


fredle, Jun 2, 2010 @ 19:25
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Actually you can go to one of the Geneva based Chinese travel agencies to do it for you. Try search for Eurasia and give them a call. You simply need to drop your passport in their office with an application form, a picture and some cash (sorry can't remember how much it is), they will do it for you. There is an extra service cost but it's better than spending half a day going to Bern just for that. 


Have fun in China!

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Actually you can go to one of the Geneva based Chinese travel agencies to do it for you. Try search for Eurasia and give them a call. You simply need to drop your passport in their office with an application form, a picture and some cash (sorry can't remember how much it is), they will do it for you. There is an extra service cost but it's better than spending half a day going to Bern just for that. 


Have fun in China!


leiyao, Jun 2, 2010 @ 21:02
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Thanks I will try Eurasia :)

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Thanks I will try Eurasia :)


Alp_, Jun 3, 2010 @ 11:45
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HI, I have the same problem! Boss need to get a visa to China but he (of course) doesn't bother to go to Bern. Anyone have the number of Eurasia or any other agency?


 


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HI, I have the same problem! Boss need to get a visa to China but he (of course) doesn't bother to go to Bern. Anyone have the number of Eurasia or any other agency?


 


Thanks!


Ankai, Jun 10, 2010 @ 09:42
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- u can try this one: 022 732 1559  (tian tan).


- Alternatively, go to bern in the morning and get yr visa on the same day.  With some extra fee, u get a one-year visa which is convenient for frequent "sinophile" travellers or businessman.

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- u can try this one: 022 732 1559  (tian tan).


- Alternatively, go to bern in the morning and get yr visa on the same day.  With some extra fee, u get a one-year visa which is convenient for frequent "sinophile" travellers or businessman.


Jimmy123, Jun 10, 2010 @ 10:26
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All, this tread has been very useful. I have a further complication and maybe some of you have experienced this.


My husband has UK and Colombian nationalities, swiss permit on the UK passport but has run out of empty pages on this one. Has free pages available on his Colombian passport. Question:


- Do you know if one can get the China visa in Bern on a passport different from the one with the permit? And can we get it same day?


Bit of a long shot but throught I would ask. Thanks! Cat

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All, this tread has been very useful. I have a further complication and maybe some of you have experienced this.


My husband has UK and Colombian nationalities, swiss permit on the UK passport but has run out of empty pages on this one. Has free pages available on his Colombian passport. Question:


- Do you know if one can get the China visa in Bern on a passport different from the one with the permit? And can we get it same day?


Bit of a long shot but throught I would ask. Thanks! Cat


Catarina Silva, Nov 16, 2011 @ 22:46
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Hi Catarina.


 


As far as I know, you are obliged to use the same passport to exit and enter a country. This means that your husband would be asked a permit for Switzerland that is linked to the Colombian passport. The best would be to double-check with the Swiss immigration authoritiies, but I also think that you have to show your permit to the Chinese embassy when requesting a visa and that would need to be valid for the Colombian passport then.


In other words, sounds like it's too complicated and won't work. It would probably be easier to request an express-delivery passport from the UK, if it can be done on time.


Good luck.

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Hi Catarina.


 


As far as I know, you are obliged to use the same passport to exit and enter a country. This means that your husband would be asked a permit for Switzerland that is linked to the Colombian passport. The best would be to double-check with the Swiss immigration authoritiies, but I also think that you have to show your permit to the Chinese embassy when requesting a visa and that would need to be valid for the Colombian passport then.


In other words, sounds like it's too complicated and won't work. It would probably be easier to request an express-delivery passport from the UK, if it can be done on time.


Good luck.


Alp_, Nov 16, 2011 @ 23:06
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If anyone needs visa to China, you can contact me, I will do this service for you, even on the same day. But it is better to book asap. Tel: 0789714712 Cynthia Zhao from C and J Consulting Limited. 



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If anyone needs visa to China, you can contact me, I will do this service for you, even on the same day. But it is better to book asap. Tel: 0789714712 Cynthia Zhao from C and J Consulting Limited. 


Cynthia Z, Aug 5, 2014 @ 14:15
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We can even come to your office to pick up and drop off the passport for you. Any questions, please feel free to contact us 0789714712

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We can even come to your office to pick up and drop off the passport for you. Any questions, please feel free to contact us 0789714712


Cynthia Z, Aug 5, 2014 @ 14:20
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Please note there is no any same day visa services from Chinese embassy in Bern anymore, please plan ahead, we need at least 4working days, or normaly 1 week to get your visa. If you need more info, please feel free to contact me anytime. 0789714712


 

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Please note there is no any same day visa services from Chinese embassy in Bern anymore, please plan ahead, we need at least 4working days, or normaly 1 week to get your visa. If you need more info, please feel free to contact me anytime. 0789714712


 


Cynthia Z, Oct 10, 2014 @ 10:29
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You can get your VISA in BERN in half a day (with rush option), be there at the opening hour.

You dont need an agency, unless you want to save the trip to BERN.

For touristist visa, with a Schengen passport, you dont need anything like invitation, flight ticket nor hotel booking...

 


Jun 2, 10 19:25

Rush option dosen't exist anymore. 


1 week delay is the minimum now.

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Rush option dosen't exist anymore. 


1 week delay is the minimum now.


Philippe B, Oct 11, 2014 @ 21:53
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Due to big delay from the embassy, we now need at least 10 working days to get your visa. For urgent service, we need at least 7days to get your visa. Thanks for your understanding. 0789714712

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Due to big delay from the embassy, we now need at least 10 working days to get your visa. For urgent service, we need at least 7days to get your visa. Thanks for your understanding. 0789714712


Cynthia Z, Oct 31, 2014 @ 10:10
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U.S. citizens receive ten-year tourism and business visitor visas in China

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U.S. citizens receive ten-year tourism and business visitor visas in China


Cynthia Z, Jan 5, 2016 @ 11:39
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Update: If you wish to apply for double entry to China, now the embassy request your air tickets and hotel bookings for both entries. 


It still request around 10 working days to process a normal tourist visa, so please apply as soon as possible. 

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Update: If you wish to apply for double entry to China, now the embassy request your air tickets and hotel bookings for both entries. 


It still request around 10 working days to process a normal tourist visa, so please apply as soon as possible. 


Cynthia Z, Apr 25, 2016 @ 23:59
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Hi Cynthia,


Do you know anyone who can do this from Lausanne / Vaud area? 


Thanks. 

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Hi Cynthia,


Do you know anyone who can do this from Lausanne / Vaud area? 


Thanks. 


Francis O, Jan 20, 2017 @ 10:44
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Sorry, not really, I can meet you at Geneva Train Station. Sorry.

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Sorry, not really, I can meet you at Geneva Train Station. Sorry.


Cynthia Z, Jan 20, 2017 @ 10:58
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