Visa to China for a year – the total cost visa issue

While we are in Hainan (China), we are trying to try on living here for a long time. I became it is interesting to calculate how much the decision will result in money visa issue (visa + border), and how much cheaper / more expensive the same costs in Thailand. After all, there now you will not live long tourist visas, and student prices went up, plus there are restrictions are different.

By the way, at the moment I have not found for myself alternatives to Thailand, in the aggregate of the pros and cons still leading in my personal rating. However, if consider other possibilities such as a residence permit or proximity to Europe, there are options. Same Serbia, where quite cheap and Without other efforts (study, work) you can get a residence permit.

The content of the article

  • 1 Cost of a visa to China
  • 2 Flight from Sanya to Hong Kong
  • 3 Calculate costs

The cost of a visa to China

Need a multi-visa for a year, it is called a type M business visa, or, in other words, businesslike. It is given for a year with the possibility be in the country for 90 days, that is, every 3 months you need to take off for border and go back. You can do it yourself receiving an invitation from someone, and in the agency.

We now have a visa to China S2We now have a visa to China S2

We now have a visa to China S2

The first option will not be considered, it is cheap, but difficult, it seems to me. Although, in fact, everything can be done quickly. I read that you need to find an exhibition in China, write them about your want to come and get an invitation from them. Not all will be sent therefore it is necessary to do several requests at once. Also this business a visa can be given not for a year, but for a shorter period, because the exhibition is short is coming

The second option is an agency. It is worth a visa of about 15 thousand rubles (two Twice in Tai are now worth 10400 rubles for comparison) and is done for few days without any documents. You can do, as in Russia and in Hong Kong.

Flight from Sanya to Hong Kong

  • Sanya-Hong Kong round trip fare one day will be released around 1200-1500 yuan. The ticket will cost from 300-400 yuan, but in the opposite direction from Hong Kong about 1000. It’s all about that morning flights from Hong Kong are cheaper, but they are simply not have time, so you have to fly in the evening.
  • To save on a flight to Hong Kong you need to spend the night and fly back in the morning. Then the return ticket will cost about 400 yuan, but you have to spend the night, and as you know Hong Kong city dear. I looked at RoomGuru how much are hotels in Hong Kong, goes somewhere from $ 30-50 for a very simple double room hostel level.
  • The next flight option is to fly Sanya-Shenzhen (Shenzhen), tickets are cheaper, about 700 yuan round trip. But on the place will have to get to hong kong by metro to cross the border and back.
  • And finally, you can fly from Sanya to Hong Kong, and back from Shenzhen. Or, on the contrary, Sanya-Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Sanya. Accordingly, between Hong Kong and Shenzhen move to underground.

The prices for the flight I have here are not the ones that give us Aviaseels and Skyscanner (where prices from 800 yuan one way), Apparently airlines do not give them the cheapest flights. If you log in for example, to the site of Hong Kong Airlines, then there we will just see in some days 300-400 yuan. Or another option to put the Chinese air ticket search application, discounts are constantly offered there and the ticket also goes for 300-400 yuan one way.

We will not take the cheapest option and the most expensive, take average, that is, about 1,000 yuan per flight. For myself, I would choose flight to Hong Kong with an overnight stay, and that will be the case. But it may to be, as through Shenzhen it is completely not difficult to fly (it is necessary to check will be straining to move between hong kong and shenzhen).

And a few words about convenience. If you live in Sanya, to the airport You can take half an hour by taxi. The flight takes an hour and a half. That is, in general, the vizaran is quite comfortable.

Calculate costs

Take a period of one year. It was just so convenient for us to a year fly to Russia (or just one year to live). Flights in Russia to lay in the total cost will not, too much nuances. We would have flown from Thailand in the same way, though the flight would be cheaper. And if possible, take off burning charters, in general, you can save, they only fly always comfortable and not suitable for everyone. I will not stop in detail, I already wrote about cheap flights to Thailand.

So, the flight to Sanya from Moscow is not very profitable. Only if you fly first to Beijing / Guangzhou (it happens very cheap), and then by local airlines to Hainan, well, or something like that. In any case, you can also not fly to Russia if you want to save, and fly to the same Hong Kong for a new visa (or to Vladivostok, it may be cheaper to fly there).

According to the course for April 2015.

Total: 15,000 rubles for a visa + 3 flights of 1000 yuan = 42,000 rubles per person (excluding flights to Russia).

Total: 20,000 rubles for a visa + 4 flights of 1000 yuan = 56,000 rubles per person (if you fly all the time to Hong Kong without Russia).

Thus, it turns out that if we suddenly want fly to China for a year (in Hainan), then we will need to spend 42 thousand rubles per person. While the student visa is Thailand will cost about 25-35 thousand baht or 40-60 thousand rubles for person

It turns out comparable. But everything depends, of course, on specific person. Someone better to spend money on school, and someone, on the contrary, does not waste time on it. One will strain flights every 3 months, another will use them as the ability to travel.

P.S. I have already done a small comparison of Thailand and Hainan, and Now it’s all about visa matters.

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Choosing insurance is now unrealistically difficult, therefore, to help everyone travelers, I make a rating. To do this, constantly monitor forums, I study insurance contracts and use insurance by myself.

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First, choose a hotel on Booking. They have a good base offers, but the prices are NOT the best! The same hotel is often possible find 20% cheaper in other systems through the RoomGuru service.

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