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    • Ngozi
    • By Ngozi 11th Nov 19, 2:06 PM
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    Chinese Visa 11th Nov 19 at 2:06 PM
    Anyone applied for a VISA to China having previously visited Turkey a couple of years prior?
    Applying in London.

    I know there has been reported issues of people being refused a VISA because they visited Turkey but when searching on the internet it seems very hard to pin point what nationality and which embassy/part of the world they're applying from.

    I know you need proof of flights and accommodation, which I can just book and then cancel but the cost of the VISA is still 175 if it gets refused.
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    • NoodleDoodleMan
    • By NoodleDoodleMan 14th Nov 19, 12:11 PM
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    What's the underlying issue between China and Turkey causing a visa problem ?

    Anything to do with ISIS recruits and camp followers travelling to Syria etc. via Turkey ?

    Or am I on the wrong track ?
    • koalakoala
    • By koalakoala 14th Nov 19, 2:40 PM
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    I've had a visa to China and I've been to Turkey more times than I can count, owned an apartment there.

    I won't be going back to China, merely because of the hassle of getting a visa
    • fred_jackson
    • By fred_jackson 14th Nov 19, 2:43 PM
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    Hey, I managed to get a VISA to China from the embassy in London. I went through an agency though but it was super easy. I can dig out the name if that helps?
    • fred_jackson
    • By fred_jackson 14th Nov 19, 2:45 PM
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    No, I don't think you're wrong and could have a very valid point. I have never visited Turkey but got a VISA to China no problems.
    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 14th Nov 19, 3:04 PM
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    What's the underlying issue between China and Turkey causing a visa problem ?
    Originally posted by NoodleDoodleMan

    I think it is more that the Chinese government is vigorously controlling the lives of the Turkic Muslim people in Western China, and the Turkish government objects. I never heard of this causing visa difficulties for Europeans, though.
    • mgdavid
    • By mgdavid 14th Nov 19, 4:05 PM
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    Anyone applied for a VISA to China having previously visited Turkey a couple of years prior?
    Applying in London.

    ......
    Originally posted by Ngozi

    did the visit to Turkey result in a stamp in your current passport?
    If not then simply don't declare it as a place visited in the last 10 years.
    If there is a stamp in the passport then maybe ask advice from a passport agency. I can happily recommend RealRussia.co.uk - they're currently doing my Russian and Chinese visas, uber-efficient and helpful staff.
    The questions that get the best answers are the questions that give most detail....
    • Ngozi
    • By Ngozi 14th Nov 19, 4:59 PM
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    • 14th Nov 19, 4:59 PM
    did the visit to Turkey result in a stamp in your current passport?
    If not then simply don't declare it as a place visited in the last 10 years.
    If there is a stamp in the passport then maybe ask advice from a passport agency. I can happily recommend RealRussia.co.uk - they're currently doing my Russian and Chinese visas, uber-efficient and helpful staff.
    Originally posted by mgdavid
    I got the Turkish stamps in passport, did think about just getting a new passport with no stamps but if the passport is new, they can ask for the old passport.

    I'll check the site you recommended.
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