1. How do we get the “Visa-free Permit” and where to meet our guide?

Apply for Visa-free Permit Stamp (Picture I)

Immigration (Picture II)

* Please follow below instructions if your flight landing at Beijing Airport Terminal 3(The latest update on Feb. 19, 2018)

Step 1: When you get off the airplane please follow the sign “Exit, Baggage Claim”. Please keep walking until you see “24/144-hour International Transfer (Apply for Leaving Airport)”. (The opposite of the boarding gate E11) (Please see the picture I)
Please DO NOT stop on the way, such as: “Exit & Entry Certificate Service Office” and “Transit for international Flights within 24 hours”. You might never be allowed to come out.

Step 2: Please waiting for the line at the “24/144-hour International Transfer (Apply for Leaving Airport)”you can get the “Visa-free Permit Stamp” there. You need to fill a form “Arrival Card for Temporary Entry Foreigners” while you are waiting. (You can get the form at the desk nearby)

Step 3: After you get the Visa-free stamp, please walk to the left and pass through the “China Inspection and Quarantine”, waiting for the line for “Foreigners” to pass through the immigration. (Please see the picture II)

Step 4: After you pass through the immigration, there is an escalator. Please follow the escalator downstairs. Then you will see a little train station.

Step 5: Please get on the train, and get off the train at the terminal station (T3 C).

Step 6: After you get off the train at “T3 C”, follow the sign “Exit” you will see Exit “B“. Pass through the Exit “B”, there is a Starbucks Coffee to the left. Our guide will hold your name and wait you there.

* Please follow below instructions if your flight landing at Beijing Airport Terminal 2.

Step 1: When you get off the airplane take a escalator up please follow the sign “Exit, Baggage Claim“. Please keep walking until you see “China Inspection and Quarantine“.
Please DO NOT stop on the way, such as:“Transit for international Flights within 24 hours”; “Entry Visa”; “Visa Application”. You might never be allowed to come out.

Step 2: Please walk through the “China Inspection and Quarantine” follow the yellow arrow on the ground “144-Hour Visa-free Transit“. At the “CHINA IMMIGRATION INSPECTION” there are several access for “Foreigners“, please go through those access. And then you can get the “Visa-free Permit Stamp“.

Step 3: Continue follow the sign “Exit, Baggage Claim“ take an elevator down you will see “CUSTOMS“, through the “CUSTOMS” you will see the “STARBUCKS COFFEE” right on the opposite. Our tour guide will hold your name and waiting for you in front of the “STARBUCKS COFFEE”.

According to our experience, the location of “Visa-free Permit Stamp” might change. If you can not find it, please do not hesitation to consult with the airport staff.

Meeting Point

Meeting Point at Starbucks no matter terminal 2 or terminal 3 you arrived

2. Flight delay/cancel & Refund? (Apply to private tours only)

If your flight delays and without your notice, our guide and driver will wait you till you arrives and finish the tour if possible. If there is not time to finish the tour, we will refund you the deposit after deducting the fee for the tour guide and driver.

In case that your flight cancels or delays, please let us know at least 4 hours in advance. This way, we can refund you the deposit in full.

3. How to book a layover tour?

Tell us the itinerary in the website you are interested in and also your modification ideas regarding to the itinerary, by filling an online inquiry form, by email, by phone or by fax. We are available 24 hours every day.

4. How to pay? (Apply to private tours only)

To book a layover tour, please pay 50% of tour fee as deposit in advance. We use PayPal online payment, which is more safe and convenient. Our travel advisor will give further details about it. The balance half could be paid upon arrival directly to the tour guide in cash, either USD or RMB.

5. Are these your best tour prices?

Yes, all of our tour prices are our best prices we can do. But if you can get more people join your tour, the tour price will be cheaper. You can see our Best Price Guarantee Policy at: https://www.beijinglayovertour.com/why-choose-us/.

6. How to assure a layover booking?

We will send you a Tour Confirmation via email (usually within 6 hours) after the receipt of your deposit, passport info and flight info. In this way, your booking is finally confirmed.

7. Luggage storage for the layover/Where to leave your luggage for the layover?

Leave your luggage with your airline. Passengers on layover tours arriving and departing from Beijing Capital airport will normally have their luggage sent to their final destination from their airport of origin.

Leave your luggage with us, load on our vehicle, our driver will watch for you while the tour.

If you’re looking to ditch your bags while you explore Beijing, the airport offers left Luggage counters at all the three terminals. You can leave your luggage for few hours to few days.

For example: A layover in Beijing in between flights from Amsterdam, the Netherlands to Manila, the Philippines. Luggage will be sent directly from Amsterdam to Manila. The information is only a guideline and it’s always recommend to check precise details with your airline.

8. Money exchange?

It’s advisable to exchange some money at the airport counters or ATM as you need to purchase meals or other personal expenses. Its handy to have some RMB when you arrive. There are 24 hour currency exchange counters at Beijing airport in all terminals as well as ATMs.

9. Visa-free Policy?

Please see details at: https://www.beijinglayovertour.com/visa-free-policy/.

10. What are the differences with other tour companies? What are the advantages do you have?

Please see this page about the differences between our company with others. https://www.beijinglayovertour.com/why-choose-us/.

134 comments on “How to get the Visa-free Permit

  1. Lauren Murphy says:

    Hi,
    I land in Beijing at 9:45 am and my next flight is at 3:50 pm. Is 6 hours enough time to do a tour considering customs?
    Thank you,

    • admin says:

      Hi Lauren,

      Thank you for your message.

      Since your layover time is too short. I am afraid you will not have enough time to do a layover tour. Sorry about that!

  2. Norman Bituin says:

    My wife and I, both US citizens, have a 12-hour layover flying Air China arrive Beijing International airport Nov. 3, 2016 Thursday 5:30AM, depart for Tokyo same day at 5:20PM. We want Great Wall tour, maybe Forbidden City too if possible. What is the earliest time we can start tour after getting our 72-tour visa? What time will we be back at the airport before our 5:20PM flight? Please give price. Thank you so much for your quick reply and help. — Norman and Rosanne Bituin, California, USA.

    • admin says:

      Hi Norman and Rosanne,

      Thank you for your message.

      According to your layover time, you will have enough time to visit Great Wall and Forbidden City. We will pick you up from airport at 7am and transfer you back to airport at 15:00. We just sent an email about detailed itinerary and price, please check it out. If you have any questions please let us know.

  3. Lotta Johansson says:

    Hi!
    We are a Swedish family of four adults, we’ll arrive to Beijing airport at 09.40 AM on december the 27th and we’ll leave at 01.05 AM on december the 28th. We would like to see the wall, and some other famous places, eat at a nice local restaurant, and maybe visit a market for some shopping if it’s time enough. Maybe we can arrange the shopping when we return in January, is it possible to visit a market between an arrival at 06.10 AM and a departure at 13.50 PM. What tours would you recommend for us, and how much would it cost? Best regards from Lotta J.

    • admin says:

      Hi Lotta,

      Thank you for your message.

      According to your request, we just sent an email to you. Please check it out and let us know your idea. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us!

  4. Nancy K says:

    Hello,
    We have 3 in a group and will have approximately 6 hours time from 7 am until 1 pm (flight arrives 0550 and departs 1600 from T3). We would like to see the Great Wall for sure. Will there be sufficient to stop by at Tianmmen Square and for a lunch stop? Thanks

    • admin says:

      Hi Nancy,

      Thank you for your message.

      We just sent an email about detailed itinerary and price to you, please check it out.

      If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

  5. Quoc Ho says:

    Hi I wants to see we will be in Beijing nov 3rd at 6:00 am
    And leaving Beijing at 20:00 on nov 3rd
    We have 10 hours to visited Beijing
    Can you get me a schedule, and price! There will be
    3 adults and 1 kids! We would like to have lunch too at a good
    Open air market to expericence Beijing!:))
    Thks

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