DIS/Dreams Unlimited China Adventure Oct 14th - 25th 2017 SOLD OUT!!!

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  1. christannj

    christannj Mouseketeer

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    Just started looking at the visa application....:scared1: Who still has a typewriter?:confused3

    Chris
     
  2. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    Where did you find the visa application?

    Val & I will start that process in a couple of weeks once we get back from our Alaska cruise.
     
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  4. macman752

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    The visa application form is available in a PDF directly from the Chinese Embassy website [china-embassy.org]. If you use it then a typewriter is not needed. I downloaded a copy and will use it for our applications. I looked at the website for the visa service that ABD recommended. I don’t know that the ABD rate is but it looks like the service charges almost as much as the visa itself, $249.00 per person before the discount.
     
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  5. Cousin Orville

    Cousin Orville Inventor of Air Cooling

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    You should be able to type directly in the PDF. I'll be working on it in a couple of weeks after I get back from my S Africa ABD.
     
  6. belle41379

    belle41379 Disney is my happy place.

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    Visa info sent! It's getting real, people!
     
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  7. christannj

    christannj Mouseketeer

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    Did you use the ABD recommended service?

    Chris
     
  8. kuzco-like

    kuzco-like Earning my ears

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  9. bamagoofy

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    Does anyone have any experience with any of those mentioned?
     
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  10. kuzco-like

    kuzco-like Earning my ears

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    I was wondering the same thing.
     
  11. belle41379

    belle41379 Disney is my happy place.

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    Yes, we did.
     
  12. belle41379

    belle41379 Disney is my happy place.

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    We met with our doctor to see what vaccinations, if any, he recommended for us. Not only did he do that, but also set us up with a few things for minor sicknesses we may experience traveling. So, even if you don't plan to get any of the CDC recommended vaccinations, it wouldn't hurt to talk with your doctor before the trip to see what they would recommend you take with you.

    AND, if you haven't already seen, TDR Explorer has some of the fall/Halloween merch and food that will be there when we are, posted online!! It's close enough now that we will be seeing lots of info start to come out about October! Yeah!!
     
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  13. Ian&Diane

    Ian&Diane Earning My Ears

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    We're one step closer. Visa application posted Monday - received back all approved this morning.

    Getting excited again

    :jumping1:

    Ian & Diane
     
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  14. DisneyTrekkie

    DisneyTrekkie Earning My Ears

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    Just saw this on the bottom of calendar page of Hong Kong Disneyland:


    For the preparation of an upcoming Special Event, “Disney Paint the Night” Parade will be suspended during Sep 4 – Nov 1, 2017.


    Probably Halloween decorations along parade route.

    Bummer! Wanted to see the differences between our's and their's.
     
  15. DisneyTrekkie

    DisneyTrekkie Earning My Ears

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  16. jmccormick

    jmccormick When we do fantasy, don't lose sight of reality

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    Just did the Delta Shuffle and now our Tokyo to Hong Kong flights have changed. We're now on the same flight with Ian & Diane - Vanilla Air 10:45.
     
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  17. Cousin Orville

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    Exactly. Hopefully they'd wait until after Christmas.

    Love the name Vanilla Air! Now we just need a Salted Caramel Air and we're in business.
     
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  18. Ian&Diane

    Ian&Diane Earning My Ears

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    Welcome to the "sweetest airline"
     
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  19. Sarabi's Cubs

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    Finally dealing with the visa application now that we won't be leaving the country for anything else before the trip. The photo requirements seem very specific and it says that a passport photo won't work. For those who have completed already, where did you get your photos done?

    Laurie
     
  20. Cousin Orville

    Cousin Orville Inventor of Air Cooling

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    I just got back from a trip as well. So, we just started the process yesterday. We're using the CIBT Visa service this time (although I did it on my own last time).

    I'm not aware of a photo service. We took our photos against a blank white wall. However, in the pictures the wall came out somewhat off-white with a slight shadow neither of which are acceptable according to CIBT. They kicked it back. The way I overcame that is, I took the pictures with a DSLR camera in RAW format. I then used Lightroom to overexpose the surrounding white wall (but not me) which eliminates shadows and turns the wall nice and white. If anyone is having similar issues with off-white walls and shadows and needs assistance, I'd be happy to help.
     
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  21. elcid3

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    I did normal passport photos through AAA and didn't have a problem.
     
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