|This is a Chinese (L) tourist visa that was processed in Seoul.|
So for those of you that meet the requirements, you can get your Chinese visa processed and placed in your passport in only a week. You must go through a travel agency that offers this service. I recommend using http://www.kangsantravel.com/. You can visit Kangsan travel in Seoul, Daegu, or Busan in their office. Or you can mail your passport and required documents to them and they will process the visa.
If you are American you will pay a whopping 200,000 won or around $200 visa free. This is courtesy of the Chinese government, not Kangsan Travel. If you are Canadian you luck out and only have to pay 60,000 won for the visa. Kangsan will only charge Americans a 10,000 won handling fee to process the visa, and a 30,000 won fee for Canadians. How they figure this fee who knows, but at least the Koreans are cheaper than the Chinese.
Keep in mind a standard Chinese visa only allows one entry. This means you cannot leave the country and come back for the 30 day time frame.
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