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Exciting news for travel to China

We are excited to share the wonderful news that New Zealand citizens have been granted visa-free travel to China!
 
Starting from 1 July, New Zealand citizens are eligible for 15 consecutive days of travel in China without needing a visa. This new policy  aligns perfectly with our mission to make travel as seamless and enjoyable as possible. As New Zealand's No.1 China specialist, we are here to help you make the most of this opportunity.
 
On this page, you will find detailed information about the new policy and our range of fully inclusive tours that work hand-in-hand with the visa-free allowance.
 
This is a wonderful time to explore China. From the grandeur of Beijing's historic treasures and the magnificent landscapes of the Yangtze River to the rich cultural traditions that thrive today, we invite you to discover this magnificent destination with us.

Our team is always available to answer your questions and provide assistance. Contact us on 0800 936 3998, or via email info@wendywutours.co.nz
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do New Zealand citizens eligible for visa-free entry to China need to notify the Chinese embassies or consulates in advance?
New Zealand citizens eligible for the visa-free entry to China do not need to pre-notify the Chinese embassies or consulates.

Are there special requirements for minors who are eligible for the visa-free entry? 
There are no special requirements, the same policy applies to adults and minors.

Do Chinese immigration inspection authorities check the purpose of visit before allowing New Zealand citizens to enter China? Are there additional documents other than a valid passport required upon entry to China?
New Zealand citizens entering China for business, tourism, family visit or transit purposes, who are eligible for visa-free entry, will be  permitted to enter China following relevant checks by Chinese immigration inspection authorities. Individuals whose purposes of visit do not align with the visa-free entry policy or eligible categories of entry may be denied entry. Chinese immigration inspection authorities will make decisions according to relevant laws and regulations. It is encouraged to take necessary supporting documents with you on entering China, such as the invitation letter, flight tickets and hotel reservation letter, which will help to verify your purpose of visit. Individuals visiting China for work, study, or journalism purposes cannot apply to visa-free entry policy.

Are there certain requirements for the type and validity period for border-entry certificates?
New Zealand citizens holding ordinary passports should ensure their passport has sufficient validity for their stay in China. You will require a minimum of 6 months from the date of your return. Travel documents, temporary or emergency certificate holders do not apply to the visa-free entry policy.

How does the 15-day free period work?
New Zealand citizens applying visa-free entry, upon their arrival in China, can stay 15 consecutive natural days, until midnight of the 15th natural day, before leaving China.

Can New Zealand citizens applying for visa-free entry policy, depart from countries other than the one(s) of citizenship(s)? 
New Zealand citizens eligible for visa-free entry to China can depart from any country (region) outside China.

Does this visa-free entry policy apply to travel methods other than aviation? 
The visa-free entry policy applies to all open sea, land, and airports to foreign citizens (except where laws, regulations, or bilateral arrangements specify otherwise). If arriving in China by private transportation, relevant procedures for entry and exit of the vehicle should be processed in accordance with certain Chinese laws and regulations.

Are tourist groups eligible for the visa-free entry policy? 
New Zealand citizens eligible for the visa-free entry policy, whether in group or as individuals can apply for the visa-free entry policy.

If the stay in China exceeds 15 days, can an extension be made? 
If a New Zealand citizen intends to stay in China for more than 15 days, they should apply for a visa that meets that purpose in advance, at the Chinese embassies or consulates. If there are legitimate reasons for a longer stay than the 15 days after entering China using the visa-free entry policy, application for temporary stay permit should be submitted to the Chinese exit & entry administration of the public security departments before the 15-day stay permit expires.

Are multiple entries allowed? Are there requirements for duration of entry intervals? Are there limits on the number of visa-free entries or a limit to total days of stay? 
New Zealand citizens eligible for visa-free entry to China can enter multiple times. Currently, there are no restrictions on the number of visa-free entries or a limit of the total days you can stay. It is of vital importance to keep in mind not to be engaged in activities inconsistent with your purpose of entry.

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