Business Visa (Extension of stay)

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Tom asked 7 months ago

Hello,
I have a similiar qqestion to the one raised by Mr. 6 days ago.
I´m currently holding a business visa M with multiple entrys, each stay 60 days and valid until end of june 2020.
My last entry was on 06.01.2020, so I would have to leave latest on 05.03.2020. Normally I would fly to Hongkong and just directly back to Mainland. Because of the current Situation I´m concerned to get into quarantaine both in Hongkong and in Shanghai.
Is there any possibility to prolong the current stay without leaving the country (I don´t need a new visa)? Any countrys near china i could go to without getting into a quarantaine?
 
Thank you for your Help!
 
Best regards

2 Answers
ShanghaiExitEntry Staff answered 7 months ago

“Is there any possibility to prolong the current stay without leaving the country (I don´t need a new visa)?”

  • It’s almost impossible to extend a business visa nowadays. However, you should visit an exit-entry bureau and ask one of the inquiry booths directly for a more accurate answer. Plead your case and say something along the lines of how so many of your business partners were/are not working therefore you couldn’t get your work done therefore would like to request an extension.
  • Or just overstay and be prepared to receive a “light penalty” or “warning” (it’s a gamble… they said they would give out light penalties if people overstayed on their visas given the current virus situations)

“Any countrys near china i could go to without getting into a quarantaine?”
You can try Korea or Cambodia…. but if you are flying back to China on the same day you arrive in another country, then I guess you don’t have to worry about the quarantine? Just say that you are flying back to China in a few hours from the same airport…
Good luck, Tom!!

ShanghaiExitEntry Staff answered 7 months ago

Hey Tom!! 
 
I received some updates: 2 month extensions are available for those who are CURRENTLY IN CHINA and are on business visa, culture visa, or work visa. They can leave up to 2 months past the expiration date displayed on their visas and immigration officers will not (and should not) give you trouble. 
Hope you get this note. Cheers!

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