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How do immigrations know that a person has been to China in the last 14 days?

How do immigrations know that a person has been to China in the last 14 days?

  1. LiamYZ

    I’m very confused by the policies recently. If I’m not taking a direct flight from China, how would they know whether I’ve been there in the last two weeks?

  2. LiamYZ

    Especially if there is no stamp on my passport when I left China, because they used electronic stamp or whatever else. Anyhow what I’m sure is that there is no physical stamp on the passport to tell when I did leave China for a third country.

  3. OCTinPHL

    [QUOTE=”LiamYZ, post: 68458, member: 6355″]Especially if there is no stamp on my passport when I left China, because they used electronic stamp or whatever else. Anyhow what I’m sure is that there is no physical stamp on the passport to tell when I did leave China for a third country.[/QUOTE]

    China most certainly does physically stamp passports. At least it does for US citizens; and I assume for citizens of other countries as well. Hong Kong does not stamp passports.

  4. OCTinPHL

    [QUOTE=”LiamYZ, post: 68457, member: 6355″]I’m very confused by the policies recently. If I’m not taking a direct flight from China, how would they know whether I’ve been there in the last two weeks?[/QUOTE]

    Not to split hairs – but it seems as if you comprehend the policy based upon your question. How will they know? I assume that travelers are being asked – the same way you are asked if you’ve been on a farm recently, etc. Lying is a federal offense. You may be able to lie once at the border; I wouldn’t make it a habit.

  5. LiamYZ

    [QUOTE=”OCTinPHL, post: 68460, member: 4556″]Not to split hairs – but it seems as if you comprehend the policy based upon your question. How will they know? I assume that travelers are being asked – the same way you are asked if you’ve been on a farm recently, etc. Lying is a federal offense. You may be able to lie once at the border; I wouldn’t make it a habit.[/QUOTE]
    I’m 100% sure that they don’t do physical stamp for Chinese citizens…

  6. LiamYZ

    [QUOTE=”OCTinPHL, post: 68459, member: 4556″]China most certainly does physically stamp passports. At least it does for US citizens; and I assume for citizens of other countries as well. Hong Kong does not stamp passports.[/QUOTE]
    I’m 100% sure that they don’t do physical stamp for Chinese citizens…

  7. LiamYZ

    Wh
    [QUOTE=”OCTinPHL, post: 68460, member: 4556″]Not to split hairs – but it seems as if you comprehend the policy based upon your question. How will they know? I assume that travelers are being asked – the same way you are asked if you’ve been on a farm recently, etc. Lying is a federal offense. You may be able to lie once at the border; I wouldn’t make it a habit.[/QUO
    [QUOTE=”OCTinPHL, post: 68460, member: 4556″]Not to split hairs – but it seems as if you comprehend the policy based upon your question. How will they know? I assume that travelers are being asked – the same way you are asked if you’ve been on a farm recently, etc. Lying is a federal offense. You may be able to lie once at the border; I wouldn’t make it a habit.[/QUOTE]
    I agree what you said. What concerns me is that they may mistreat Chinese passport holders who in fact hasn’t been to China in the last 2 weeks… that’s why I want to know how people can prove it without being discriminated[/QUOTE]

  8. LiamYZ

    [QUOTE=”OCTinPHL, post: 68460, member: 4556″]Not to split hairs – but it seems as if you comprehend the policy based upon your question. How will they know? I assume that travelers are being asked – the same way you are asked if you’ve been on a farm recently, etc. Lying is a federal offense. You may be able to lie once at the border; I wouldn’t make it a habit.[/QUOTE]
    I agree what you said. What concerns me is that they may mistreat Chinese passport holders who in fact hasn’t been to China in the last 2 weeks… that’s why I want to know how people can prove it without being discriminated…

  9. OCTinPHL

    [QUOTE=”LiamYZ, post: 68462, member: 6355″]I’m 100% sure that they don’t do physical stamp for Chinese citizens…[/QUOTE]

    Well, the U.S. doesn’t stamp passports of U.S. citizens leaving the country either.

    Regardless of whether one has a passport stamp, I am pretty certain that CBP is going to pay attention to a Chinese passport holder entering the U.S. when coming from a third country (particularly an Asian country) who says they are not coming from China.

  10. OCTinPHL

    [QUOTE=”LiamYZ, post: 68464, member: 6355″]I agree what you said. What concerns me is that they may mistreat Chinese passport holders who in fact hasn’t been to China in the last 2 weeks… that’s why I want to know how people can prove it without being discriminated…[/QUOTE]

    Have you been mistreated? Why not keep boarding passes of early flights? Hotel records? Just saying.

    Why worry about a hypothetical? Or stir the pot like this reader:
    [URL]https://asklucky.onemileatatime.com/threads/ua-newark-hong-kong.37664/[/URL]
    [I]”Nowadays, thanks pro-China Chinese media, Hongkongers become more and more dislike USA (I can say even hate USA), they prefer visit or study at Australia, Canada or United Kingdom, but not USA! As Hongkongers enjoy visa free, Commonwealth countries and no gun when they visit or study at Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, so the demand to flight USA is dropping”[/I]

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