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Does a Chinese X-Student Visa test for Herpes?

Question by Worried Sick: Does a Chinese X-Student Visa test for Herpes?
If any body has studied in China for more than a year and has received an X-visa, could you please check the paperwork from your health testing? I’m going to China to study for a year next year, but I have herpes and I’m worried that they’re going to catch it. I’ve been cruising a lot of expat forums and it seems that a lot of people are saying that the government either a) doesn’t test for it, b) don’t take the time to differentiate it from the other symplexs that cause cold sores, or c) won’t actually flag you for it.

If anyone could give me some information about this, I’d really appreciate it. It’s literally keeping me up at night to think that I might not finish my Ph.D. because of something this stupid.

Best answer:

Answer by flingebunt
If you have a blood test then they will test for sexually transmitted diseases.

Pretty much the only reason you will refused a visa in a Chinese health check is because of an sexually transmitted disease.

What they test for will depend on where you are, large cities will be more complete and smaller cities.

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Q&A: What are the chances of getting my Schengen Visa Application denied?

Question by Nelly U: What are the chances of getting my Schengen Visa Application denied?
Hi! I’m planning to go to Europe with my family early May of next year. My travel agent tells me that I can’t file an application until 3 months before my date of my departure for Europe, however Qatar Airways is offering a great discount on their flights to Vienna on my intended travel dates.

Is it wise to purchase the tickets? I am a Philippine Passport holder, but we have an existing US Visa (multiple entry, 10-year visa and been to the States a couple of times) and a Chinese Visa. We’ve also been to several countries in Asia (ie China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand) Also, I’ll be going on a Mediterranean Cruise, but I’ll be taking a side trip in Austria before the cruise and Paris after the cruise. Not to brag but I’m fairly well-off, even in Western standards, and I have the means to support my travels. I can provide all the necessary requirements but I’m still afraid that I’d be denied with my visa and that my airfare won’t be refunded since it’s on a promo fare. Also, is it possible that not everyone in my family does personal appearance for the visa application? My son passed the Bar Examinations and is now a lawyer and I’d like to surprise him with the European tour, and if he’d have to appear before the embassy then it would really blow up the surprise. I’m just telling that we’re just visiting to the States and not Europe.

So should I purchase the tickets? What are the chances of me getting denied on my visa application? Can I apply at the Spanish Consulate and not the Embassy? Can the consulate issue visa or should I go to the Embassy? Do we really need personal appearance?

Best answer:

Answer by GerdP
Your travel agent is right; you can’t apply for a Schengen visa earlier than three months to the proposed travel date. It is much easier to get a Schengen visa then a visa for the United States. The Schengen visa is issued based on the itinerary provided and it will only authorize the stay during the time you apply for it plus for 15 days. The visa officer only must assess the risk of illegal immigration for this trip whereas a US immigration officer must make an immigration risk assessment for the next ten years. You should not have problems to get the visa if you are able to show strong economical and social ties to the Philippines which compel you to return home after your visit. In general personal appearance is required for adult visa applicants since they must sign their applications in person before a Consular officer (required for certain countries); also the Visa Information System (VIS) is applied more and more which requires the fingerprints of all applicants from an age of 12 years to be taken. Spanish Embassies do not issue visa if a Consulate General is assigned. If Spain is your main destination (i.e. you spend most of your time in Spain) you need to apply for the visa at the Spanish Consulate General in Manila.
http://www.maec.es/subwebs/Consulados/Manila/en/home/Paginas/Home.aspx ..
If your cruise itinerary reveals that most time of stay is spend in Italian ports you need to get the visa from the Consular Section of the Italian Embassy in Manila.
http://www.ambmanila.esteri.it/Ambasciata_Manila ..
If France is your main destination it will be the Consular Section of the French Embassy to address your application to.
http://www.ambafrance-ph.org/spip.php?article1261 ..
If no main destination can be determined since your stay is equally distributed between the countries it will be the first country you plan to visit where you will need to get the visa from.
http://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/embassy/manila.html ..

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Can I traveled the countries out of U.S on the sea with Visa experied?

Question by : Can I traveled the countries out of U.S on the sea with Visa experied?
I am an International Student in U.S who comes from China(who is non-us citizens). I am currently in U.S and my U.S Visa has been expeired one month ago, but my I-20 and I-94 are still valid. This spring break, I wanna take a cruise to travel Mexico or Bahhama, or Puerto Rico, Which island can I go without the risk that rejected by U.S when reenter? Can I go to Bahhama, Mexico or Maya?

Best answer:

Answer by Brother_Hesekiel
Nope.

The moment you leave the US, your I-94 is collected. In order to enter again, you will need a valid visa and a valid passport. Note that some visas transfer, meaning you get a new Chinese passport but if your visa in the old one is still valid, you just show the old passport together with the new passport at the point of entry.

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Is Croatian Visa needed for Taiwan (Republic of China) passport traveller?

Question by Juana: Is Croatian Visa needed for Taiwan (Republic of China) passport traveller?
I am holding a Taiwan (Republic of China) passport, I will join a Carnival cruise to arrive Dubrovnik 7am and leave 7pm the same day; do I need a visa to enter to Croatia? If yes, since this is only a one-day visit, do you think Carnival can work as a “guarantor ” for me to have a sort of “land permission” temporary visa? Thanks a million for the quick answer.
Tks very much for the prompt answer.I even learned that Permanent Resident like me can apply this visa ON LINE (on the website you provided). But I am a ‘will-to-be’ Carnival Cruise traveler. The ship will arrive Dubrovnik, Croatia 7am and leave at 7pm the same day. For this short visit, do I still need a visa? 0r, cruise line can be a sort of ‘Guarantor’ for me to embark on “land permission” basis (give by Croatia Customs)??
Taiwan doesn’t have diplomatic ties with Croatia and papers have to be sent to Japan for process, this is the study I made so far. Unfortunately my travel agent couldn’t answer me whether the cruise line could work as a ‘guarantor’ for me to obtain a ‘landing permission’; and I haven’t heard from Carnival Cruise either on this issue. I am putting my question on “Cruise Travel” under YAHOO ANSWERS to solicit more answers.

Best answer:

Answer by bla bla
Taiwan is not mentioned on the official site of the Croatian foreign office site where you can check if a Visa is required http://www.mfa.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=1615

According to a 3rd party site the visa is required http://croatia.visahq.com/requirements/Taiwan/

Therefore it is best if you check at the local embassy for the official confirmation but in my opinion I think you would most certainly need a visa and there would not be an alternative. Documents are carefully checked on the Croatian borders & aiports

There is no Croatian embassy in Taiwan but this means that your area will be under the cover of a embassy in a neighbouring country – here you can see all the possibilities and if you click on the country you can get the address & other contact details http://croatia.visahq.com/embassy/Taiwan/

EDIT – I can’t say for sure so it is best that you check directly either with the embassy or if you have made the booking for the cruise with a travel agents then they should be able to advise as well – this *could* be classed as a transit visa and therefore different requirements apply, but as it is still within Croatian territory again I doubt it. Either way it is best to check officially

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How do a sailman get his visa on board?

Question by Robin: How do a sailman get his visa on board?
I have a friend which from Peru. He works on a cruise ship. He want’s to come to China. He doen’t want to go back to Peru to apply his visa. He wants to disembark in Hongkong, China and goes to Beijing, China. How can he do?

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Answer by tys_navy91
He just do what he do!

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how does a man from peru apply hs visa of china if he cant go back to peru?

Question by Robin: how does a man from peru apply hs visa of china if he cant go back to peru?
He works on a cruise ship and he can’t go back to Peru. He wants to disembark at Hongkong and go to Beijing.
Thanks.

Best answer:

Answer by leeovisa
It is 30 days visa free for Peruvian to visit HK.
When he is in HongKong, he can apply for a China visa there. HongKong is almost the easiest place to apply for China visas.

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Can F1 visa for international student take a western caribbean cruise?

Question by weiyi o: Can F1 visa for international student take a western caribbean cruise?
we are international student from China, we want take cruise vacation to western caribbean, but we do not know if our F1 visa can get on board. If so what document do we need for the cruise?

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Answer by Charlie
Just need your passport to go on the cruise…call the cruise line and confirm this. Now…I just want to be sure you know the requirements for leaving the U.S. and returning to the U.S. while you are on an F-1 student visa. You MUST go to the international student office at your university and get a I-20 form. Be absolutely sure you go to that office and get the proper paperwork so you will be able to re-enter the U.S.

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do you need a visa if your on a cruise ship and visiting russia ,south korea, japan and china for the day?

Question by Isaako: do you need a visa if your on a cruise ship and visiting russia ,south korea, japan and china for the day?
we are flying into shanghai china and staying one night in hotel and boarding the cruise ship the next day do i need a visa

Best answer:

Answer by bill
/only if you want to leave the airport

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do i need a visa for a cruise to china and vietnam?

Question by DIANA: do i need a visa for a cruise to china and vietnam?

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Answer by Fizz
if you are american you do.

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Q&A: can I enter in China with my Bahamas seaman book to embark on a cruise boat as a crew or I need a visa?

Question by Adina: can I enter in China with my Bahamas seaman book to embark on a cruise boat as a crew or I need a visa?
do they give you this transit visa in the airport or you still need to go to the embassy and do all the procedures?

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Answer by Seeanna
Travel and travel security have changed so much over the years so if you have intentions to travel anywhere in the World, including the Bahamas, I suggest that you have an up to date Passport, and a Visa.

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