China Visa- independently going through Xinjiang

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bedniyi
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China Visa- independently going through Xinjiang

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Hello,
I would like to ask if it is somehow possible to get visa to china as an independent traveller? I intend to go from Kyrgyzstan through China to Mongolia. This means that Xinjiang is on my way and as I have read somewhere it is impossible to go to Xinjian as an independent traveller i.e. without any organised group. Is that true?
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You can definitely go to Xinjiang as an independent traveler. However, when you apply for a visa it's best to give them an itinerary that doesn't include anything in Xinjiang or anything near Tibet. Just say you are going to Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, etc.
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I applied for exactly that Route without any problems, just do some hotel bookings online and cancel them afterwards
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Dear Mkz,

Where did you apply for the visa?

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Thank you guys, I will let you know how it went
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I managed to get a 4 year multi entry visa from the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa while having only Urumqi and Kashgar listed in the places I'm visiting, so it's definitely possible.
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