Will I need a visa?

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#1
93 Posts
Joined Jan 2007
Here's the itiniery:
Leaving from Hong Kong, then Okinawa Japan, Taipaei China, Kaoshiung China, then returning to Hong Kong.
My understanding is that none of these ports require visa. Is that correct?
Also, any info or advice on any of the ports are appreciated.
#2
Western Australia
393 Posts
Joined Jan 2007
Originally posted by wlee
Here's the itiniery:
Leaving from Hong Kong, then Okinawa Japan, Taipaei China, Kaoshiung China, then returning to Hong Kong.
My understanding is that none of these ports require visa. Is that correct?
Also, any info or advice on any of the ports are appreciated.
wlee, I take it that you base the trip on having a visa for China, I'm not sure about Japan but I do Know that you will need a re-entry visa for returning to Hong Kong after visiting Japan. I am doing a Shanghai, s Korea, Japan back to Shanghai trip next year but I haven't checked out the visa requirements. Lots of CC's have been to China ,run a search on visa requirements on the boards there is a wealth of info for you.
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#3
Arizona/Missouri
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Joined Feb 2002
Originally posted by CruiseKidz
wlee, I take it that you base the trip on having a visa for China, I'm not sure about Japan but I do Know that you will need a re-entry visa for returning to Hong Kong after visiting Japan. I am doing a Shanghai, s Korea, Japan back to Shanghai trip next year but I haven't checked out the visa requirements. Lots of CC's have been to China ,run a search on visa requirements on the boards there is a wealth of info for you.
IF the OP is a US citizen, no visa's are required for the itinerary. The trip goes to the REPUBLIC of China (Taiwan), if I read it correctly. Japan requires no visas for US citizens. HKG doesn't require a visa.

If the OP is not a US citizen with a US passport, they will have to check their country's embassy.
#4
93 Posts
Joined Jan 2007
Yes, I am a US Citizen. From what I can gather, I don't need any visas. The ports are Hong Kong, Japan and 2 ports on Taiwan. Sounds too good to be true, that I can avoid the hassles of getting a visa. After reseraching other itinieries, I think I'm going to book this one, I can avoid the whole issue of getting a visa!
#5
St. Paul, MN
257 Posts
Joined Mar 2007
Originally posted by wlee
Yes, I am a US Citizen. From what I can gather, I don't need any visas. The ports are Hong Kong, Japan and 2 ports on Taiwan. Sounds too good to be true, that I can avoid the hassles of getting a visa. After reseraching other itinieries, I think I'm going to book this one, I can avoid the whole issue of getting a visa!
If you are a U.S. citizen, for all those places that you have mentioned, you either receive a visa upon arrival, or the visa requirement is waived. You need not secure a visa in advance for your trip.
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