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144-Hour Visa-Free Transit Guide at Shanghai Pudong Airport(PVG)

From Jan, 2016, the visa-free transit policy has been implemented by Shanghai, JIangshu and Zhejiang Province. The policy applies to citizens from 53 countries who hold valid international travel documents, and a passenger ticket for connecting travel to a third country (region) with confirmed seats and a departure time within 144 hours at Shanghai Pudong International Airport(PVG).

E-application system has came online on November 1, 2018 at Shanghai Pudong International Airport(PVG). The online application system saves travelers the time. It is estimated that the duration for the procedure can be reduced by 20 - 30 minutes.

Shanghai Pudong Airport 144-hour e-visa-free transit flow, E-application system for visa-free transit at PVG airport

Shanghai Pudong Airport 144-hour e-visa-free transit flow, E-application system for visa-free transit at PVG airport

The E-application system Flow for 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit at Shanghai Pudong Airport

Shanghai Pudong Airport 144-hour e-visa-free transit flow, E-application system for visa-free transit at PVG airport

Step 1. Prior to visiting Shanghai, on https://gaj.sh.gov.cn/crj/144zy.jsp, declare via the E-application system their personal information, address in China, contact information, intended arrival and departure date and flight/vehicle/vessel number, etc. Once required information is collected, a QR code will be generated for the applicant to keep.

Step 2. After reaching the 144-hour visa-exemption transit area within Pudong and Hongqiao International Airport, the applicant can operate specific self-service devices found in the area to scan the QR code and his/her travel document. An arrival card for temporary entry foreigners will then be printed complete with the information previously declared.

Step 3. By virtue of the arrival card, onward ticket, international travel document and other necessary documents, the applicant will be subjected to inquiry, interview and evaluation by immigration officers regarding their application.

Step 4. Leave Airport to visit Shanghai, JIangshu or Zhejiang Province

Step 5. Back to Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport in 144 hours. Passenger also can leave China at Nanjing Loukou Airport(NKG), Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (SHA), Shanghai Pudong Airport(PVG), Ningbo Airport(NGB)

Step 6. Claim the luggage(If needed)

Step 7. Go through the cutoms

Step 8. Check in your next flight and leave

Shanghai Pudong Airport 144-hour e-visa-free transit flow, E-application system for visa-free transit at PVG airport

Shanghai Pudong Airport 144-hour e-visa-free transit, E-application system for visa-free transit at PVG airport

The Normal Flow to Apply for 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit at Shanghai Pudong Airport

Step 1. For those applicants who have never declared their information using the E-application system while overseas, they can instead declare relevant information via above-mentioned self-service devices unpon arrival

Step 2. An arrival card for temporary entry foreigners will then be printed complete with the information previously declared.

Step 3. By of the arrival card, onward ticket, international travel document and other necessary documents, the applicant will be subjected to inquiry, interview and evaluation by immigration officers regarding their application

Step 4. Leave Airport to visit Shanghai, JIangshu or Zhejiang Province

Step 5. Back to Shanghai Pudong Airport in 144 hours

Step 6. Claim the luggage(If needed)

Step 7. Go through the cutoms

Step 8. Check in your next flight and leave

Documents Needed for Application

1. Passport valid for at least 3 months from the date of entry

2. Ticket to a third country

3. Fully completed Arrival Card

Shanghai Pudong Airport 144-hour visa-free transit documents

Serve Locations

Terminal 1, Joint Inspecation in 2F arrival hall

Terminal 2, Joint Inspecation in 2F arrival hall

Contact Phone

(86) 21 31366000

Shanghai Pudong Airport 144-hour visa-free transit, PVG airport visa-free transit

53 countries:

Europe (39 nations): Belarus, Monaco, Austria, the Kingdom of Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Albania.

The Americas (6 nations): the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Chile.

Oceania (2 nations): Australia and New Zealand.

Asia (6 nations): South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

Interpretation of the 144-Hour Visa-Exemption Transit Policy (2018)

Sanctioned by the State Council, Shanghai Municipality, Jiangsu Province and Zhejiang Province are to adopt the 144-hour visa-exemption transit policy available to nationals from 53 countries.

1. An eligible passenger can transfer via any of the following ports of entry including Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal, Shanghai Railway Station, Nanjing Lukou International Airport and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, and stay within the administrative precincts of Shanghai Municipality, Jiangsu Province and Zhejiang Province for 144 hours.

2. An eligible passenger can transfer via any of the following ports of entry including Beijing Capital International Airport, Tianjing Binhai International Airport, Tianjin International Cruise Home Port, Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport and Qinhuangdao Sea Port, and stay within the administrative precincts of Beijing Municipality, Tianjin Municipality and Hebei Province for 144 hours.

3. An eligible passenger can transfer via any of the following ports of entry including Shenyang Taoxian International Airport and Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport, and stay within the administrative precincts of Liaoning Province for 144 hours.

An applicant for 144-hour visa-exemption transit needs to possess a valid passport or other valid international travel documents and an onward air / vessel / train ticket to a third country (region) with confirmed date and seat within 144 hours upon arrival, fill out an arrival card for temporary entry foreigners, and be interviewed by the immigration inspection authority. The following types of foreign nationals will not be issued a temporary entry permit:

I. Those who are inadmissible to China in accordance with relevant laws and administrative regulations;

II. Those whose international travel documents are valid for less than 3 months at the time of application, or those who possess international travel documents containing refusal stamps affixed by Chinese visa issuing authorities;

III. Those who have records of illegal entry or exit, illegal stay or residence, or illegal employment in China in the past 5 years;

IV. Those who have seriously violated the regulation of registering their addresses for temporary residence in China with the public security bureaus in the past 2 years.

In addition, foreign crew members aboard internationally sailing vessels and their accompanying family members are not eligible for this policy.

Foreign nationals, during their visa-exemption transit, must abide by Chinese laws and regulations. They must not leave the specified area of stay or overstay the visa-exemption period. In the first 24 hours of entry, foreign nationals themselves should register their residence addresses with the local public security bureaus or foreigner service stations, or those who provide the foreign nationals with residence can complete the registration on their behalf. For foreign nationals who dwell at a hotel, the hotel has the obligation to register residence for them. In case of force majeure which necessitates a longer period of stay than 144 hours within the visa-exemption area, they need to lodge an application to the exit and entry administration department of a public security bureau for corresponding stay or residence documents.

Regarding those foreign nationals who have entered China by successfully applying for 144-hour visa-exemption transit, the following acts including traveling beyond the specified areas of stay, overstaying the visa-exemption transit period, departing from unspecified ports, or failing to register their residence information, will be punishable by law by the immigration inspection authority or local public security authority.

FAQ

1, How is the duration of the 144 hour visa-free transit policy calculated?

The duration of stay as referred to in the 144-hour visa-free transit policy will begin from 00:00 o'clock the following day, after entry in the following ports of entry including Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal, Shanghai Railway Station, Nanjing Lukou International Airport and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport,

In accordance with the 144-hour visa-free transit policy, from 00:00 o'clock the following day after entry in Beijing, he/she will be allowed to stay for six days in Beijing, Tianjin or Hebei without an entry visa.

2, If citizens from any of the 53 designated countries eligible for the 144-hour visa-free transit policy do not hold a valid connecting travel ticket to a third country; can he/she apply for 144-hour visa-free transit?

According to the regulations pertaining to the 144-hour visa-free transit policy, any applicant must hold a valid connecting passenger ticket for travel, with confirmed seats, and a departure time within 144 hours of arrival in Shanghai, or he/ she must possess relevant supporting documents. The applicant must have these documentations before applying for the144-hour visa-free transit.

3, If citizens from any of the 53 designated countries arrive in Shanghai with a valid ticket for travel to their country of origin, with a confirmed seat and with a departure time within 144 hours of entry to Shanghai, would he/she be eligible for the 144 hour visa-free transit policy?

The policy applies for 144-hour visa-free transit rather than visa-free entry. Therefore, the applicant should transit to a third country or region to be eligible for this policy. Travelers returning to their country of origin would not be eligible for this policy.

4, What kind of punishment will be imposed on those who have successfully applied for the 144-hour visa-free transit but have stayed in China for more than 144 hours when they depart from Shanghai Pudong Airport?

According to the relevant regulations of the Exit and Entry Administration Law of the People's Republic of China, individuals who do not hold a valid Chinese passport and are suspected of illegal residence in China will be warned. In case of gross violation, the offender will be fined RMB500 per day for illegal residence, not exceeding RMB10,000 in total, or he/she will be detained for 5-10 days. Anyone who violates the relevant laws and regulations for the 144 hour visa-free transit policy may not be accepted for future applications for visa-free transit.

5, Who can I contact with enquiries regarding the 144-hour visa-free transit policy?

For questions relating to the 144-hour visa-free transit policy, including handling of entry and departure procedures, please call the 24-hour hotline (+86) 21 31366000

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