Yes, this is a very important item to verify before you leave on your trip. The link below reviews common mistakes. I recommend a lot of research and verify as much as possible. One tip I use is that I contact the company that issues visa like CIBT and send them an email and if a visa is required they can help you or they will tell you NO visa is required. A perfect example, my wife required a visa for Paris France because she has a green card. I contacted CIBT and they said yes she required a visa but they could not help because she had to apply in person at the consulate. We took a trip from Vegas to LA for the visa appointment. We arrived on time for the first appointment on the day and there was a newlywed couple in line and the bride was crying. They got married and were heading to their honeymoon to French Polynesian islands, but her husband had a green card. They traveled from New York to LA but could not board the airplane because he needed a visa because it is France. Wow, what an unfortunate event to have happen on a grand trip. They needed to wait until all the appointments were completed and we do not know if they made it but we hope they had. The consulate personal was very nice and not the typical burnt out government employee. Always check the visa requirements. China has a new policy for a 72 hour visa free for Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou but if you are traveling to other cities in China you will need a visa.
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