Visitors to China, without exception, must have a passport valid for at least six months and most nationalities need an entry visa. Accompanying person may also require a visa.
Please apply for an F (non-business) or L (tourism) visa from your nearest Embassy or Consulate of the People’s Republic of China. Early application is highly recommended.

List of Chinese Embassies or Consulates:
For visa types and apply procedure:
Press HERE for the list of Visa-Free Countries. But the duration of stay in China for citizens holding appropriate passports from these countries may not exceed 30 days.

Citizens of Singapore, Brunei and Japan holding ordinary passports may also enter China without a visa provided that their purpose of visit is for tourism, family visit, business or transit, and that their stay in China is no more than 15 days.

For more information on visa exemption requirements, click on the link below:

Citizens from countries eligible for 144-hour visa-free transit policy can transit in China via any of the following ports of entry including Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, Wutong Port or Xiamen International Cruise Center without Chinese visa by supplying valid international travel documents and onward flight/vessel tickets to a third country/region with confirmed seats and that the departure time is within 144 hours upon their arrival. After having successfully applied for 144-hour visa-free transit at one of the above-listed ports of entry, transit passengers are allowed to stay within the administration precinct of Xiamen City only.

Currently, 144-hour visa-free transit is applicable to passport holders from the following 53 countries: Albania, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States of America.

FAQ of 144-hour Visa-free Transit Policy in Xiamen

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