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China TWOV
« on: October 10, 2017, 12:29:08 PM »
I will be flying through Guangzhou in early November. I qualify for all aspects of the 24 hour transit without visa (TWOV) but now I'm reading a lot of stories online about people being denied the right to leave the airport even when they qualify.

Has anyone done this recently? Is there any way to increase your chances of getting approval? I am scheduled to land at 5:45 am and depart at 4:45 pm (11 hour layover). 

My plan was to hire someone to pick us up at the airport and drive us to a few places, but now that seems risky.

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Re: China TWOV
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 07:34:52 PM »
I will be flying through Guangzhou in early November. I qualify for all aspects of the 24 hour transit without visa (TWOV) but now I'm reading a lot of stories online about people being denied the right to leave the airport even when they qualify.

Has anyone done this recently? Is there any way to increase your chances of getting approval? I am scheduled to land at 5:45 am and depart at 4:45 pm (11 hour layover). 

My plan was to hire someone to pick us up at the airport and drive us to a few places, but now that seems risky.

Are those stories recent? Isn't the visa free transit 72 hrs?

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Re: China TWOV
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 07:49:53 PM »
Are those stories recent? Isn't the visa free transit 72 hrs?

Some are recent. There are 3 types of TWOV (24, 72 and 144) and some people have said they were turned down for the 24 hour one even though they technically qualified.

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Re: China TWOV
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 05:27:14 AM »
Strange. I was there recently but with a visa so that doesn't help you