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. Aleshia Samson says:

    I am a United States citizen, I have a 14-hour layover flying Hainan arrive Beijing International airport Nov. 24, 2016 Thursday 5:10AM, depart for Bangkok same day at 8:05PM. I want to see the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Summer palace if possible. What is the earliest time I can start the tour? I don’t have a Visa so would i need to apply for one to leave the airport? Please provide me with details regarding China Visa requirement for exiting during a layover for a tour. what would be the price for 1 adult for the day. I would like to return to the airport around 6:00pm.

    • admin says:

      Hi Aleshia,

      Thank you for your asking.

      We can pick you up from airport at 7am. You will have enough time to visit Great Wall, Forbidden City and Summer palace. And we will transfer you back to airport at 6pm.

      As a United States citizen, you can get temporary Visa and get out of airport. Please go through the “visa-free transit access” when you arrive at Beijing airport. And we will email you a Description Letter in Chinese after you book the tour, please show to the immigration officer. It will help you to get through easier.

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

  2. ashah says:

    We have 15 hours of lay over time. We would like to join with other group for this tour code. Can you arrange for 2 persons to any other group?
    we are coming on Air China Flight 996

    Nov 26

    Beijing PEK

    5:00 AM
    Air China Flight 889

    Nov 26-Confirmation #NE1RB4

    Beijing PEK

    7:40 PM
    Will recommended tour works for us?
    we don’t mind joining any group , to have a company and save money.

    • admin says:

      Hi Ashah,

      Thank you for your message.

      Sorry, we do not have join-in group tours from airport. All of our layover tours are private tours.

      Our travel advisor just sent you an email, please have a look.

  3. Esmeralda Morales says:

    I land in Beijing at 5:20 am on 13rd October and my next flight is at 2:05 pm. It is enough time to do Great Wall tour?
    Also I would like to check If I can share with someone on this date.
    It just me, one pax.

    Thank you,

    • admin says:

      Hi Esmeralda,

      Thank you for your message.

      Yes, you will have enough time to do the Great Wall (at least 3 hours at Great Wall). But sorry, all of our layover tours are private tours, we do not have group tours. We just sent an email about detailed itinerary and price to you, please check.

  4. Sandra Seibert says:

    We’ll arrive to Beijing airport at 05:00 AM on October the 8th and we’ll leave at 8:00 PM the same day. We would like to see the Great Wall and the Forbidden City.
    We would love to have maybe lunch at a good open air market too. What is the earliest time we can start tour after getting our 72-tour visa? How much would it cost for 2person?

    • admin says:

      Hi Sandra,

      Thank you for your message.

      We just sent an email about detailed itinerary and price to you, please check it out and let us know your idea.

    • admin says:

      Hi Joshua,

      Thank you for your message.

      According to your layover time, you will have enough time to do a Great Wall layover tour, we just sent an email to you, please check.

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