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Essential Travel Info


Singapore, Brunei and Japan ordinary passport holders may enter China without a visa through the ports of entry open to foreigners providing that they come to China for a family visit, tourism, transit or business, and intend to stay in China for no more than 15 days. However they have to apply for a visa in advance if:

  • They are holders of ordinary passports, coming to China for a family visit, tourism, transit or business, and intend to stay in China for more than 15 days;
  • They are holders of ordinary passports, and come to China for employment, study, permanent residence or on a news reporting mission;
  • They are holders of Japanese diplomatic and service (official) passports (according to the bilateral agreements, the diplomatic and service passport holders of Singapore, Brunei can stay in China for no more than 30 days without a Chinese visa).

Nationals from 51 countries under the 72-hour Transit Visa Exemption Program with valid international travel documents and a transit flight ticket with confirmed date of flight and seat for a third country (region) travelling within 72 hours can apply for the 72-hour transit visa exemption at the ports of entry of the airports in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou ,Chengdu, Chongqing, Shenyang, Dalian and Xi’an:

Schengen countries in Europe:

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

13 other European countries:

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Great Britain, Ireland, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine

American countries:

Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico, United States

Oceania countries:

Australia, New Zealand

Asian countries:

Brunei, Japan, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Singapore, United Arab Emirates

Emergency Info

Click here to look for your respective consulate in Shanghai and print out taxi instructions in preparation for your trip.

Important Numbers

Police: 110

Fire: 119 

Telephone Numbers: 114

Weather: 121

Municipal First-Aid Center: 120

Tourists Complaint Hotline: 2728218/5052599

Local Tourist Administration Bureau: 5052576

Tourist Service Hotline: 4016081



Railway Inquiry: 2301217

Flight Inquiry: 5805980

Taxi Service Complain: 2812744

Boat Inquiry: 5865950


Post & Telecommunication

Wuxi Post Office: 2729229

Complain Hotline: 180

Zip Code Inquiry: 184

EMS: 185

Letter of Invitation Request

Please send an email to if you require an invitation letter for the purpose of visa application with the subject title ‘Letter of Invitation - HMA China’.