Nationality on China visa application

mainlandchina

#1

I’m working on a visa application for an upcoming trip to China, and it asks the nationality of all of my family members. For my wife, I’m considering the following options:

[ul]1: Brazenly list Taiwan and see what happens[/ul]
[ul]2: List Republic of China or ROC and hope they don’t care[/ul]
[ul]3: I’m not really willing to write China, even though I know this is what they want me to write[/ul]

Anyone had similar experience? FYI, she’s not traveling with me, but they still want to know.


#2

That’s weird, I don’t recall ever having to do that. I think you should just leave it blank if she is not going with you. They have no way of knowing if you are married.

Where are you going in China?


#3

Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and Chongqing. I think leaving it blank sounds prudent.


#4

Which jiang? Zhe jiang? Off topic, but swing by if you are Ningbo-side.

It’s a weird one. I have to get in the ‘International’ queue not the domestic to fly from China to Taiwan. I started arguing once then figured it probably wasn’t the smartest point to make, at passport control.


#5

[quote=“Ermintrude”]Which jiang? Zhe jiang? Off topic, but swing by if you are Ningbo-side.

It’s a weird one. I have to get in the ‘International’ queue not the domestic to fly from China to Taiwan. I started arguing once then figured it probably wasn’t the smartest point to make, at passport control.[/quote]

Dont they write ‘International Flights and Flights to China Taiwan, China Hong kong and China Macau’.

I dont understand why on ‘Im a Singer’ they always refer to contestants as coming frm 中國台灣 but not for instance 中國海南。 Actually I completely understand, just think its silly.


#6

Not at my airport. They probably thought it through a bit more at the big ones.


#7

I transfered at Pudong once a few years ago. I sheepishly asked the Customs lady if Taipei flights were “domestic… or…” She just casually said that’s the international terminal as if it were a totally normal thing for Taiwan not to be a part of China. Hmmm.


#8

My dealings with metropoles and friends and business partners in Shanghai and similar cities is that they have now travelled a lot, dealed with foreigners a lot and on the whole dont really care about Taiwan. Especially those who have travelled to Taiwan or deal a lot with Taiwanese. Of course in a public forum they are unlikely to voice those opinions, but China is a vastly different place than it was ten years ago.


#9

My dealings with metropoles and friends and business partners in Shanghai and similar cities is that they have now travelled a lot, dealed with foreigners a lot and on the whole dont really care about Taiwan. Especially those who have travelled to Taiwan or deal a lot with Taiwanese. Of course in a public forum they are unlikely to voice those opinions, but China is a vastly different place than it was ten years ago.[/quote]

Thats the younger generation at least.