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Chinese visa guide

1. X visa (30 days)

You are supposed to apply for X visa if you are going to stay in China for more than 6 months and you can apply for X visa in Chinese Consulate or Embassy in your home country before entering China, and you are supposed to go through the medical examination in China before you can apply for Residence Permit within 30 days after your entry of China. Your medical certificates done in your home country when applying for X visa still need to be verified in China.

2.Residence Permit

It is very important to hold a valid residence permit in China. You should keep your visa expiry date in mind and renew it on time.If your visa has expired when you try to renew it, you will be fined CNY¥ 500per day. Failure to adhere to these regulations will also lead to punishment by National Immigration Administration.

1. When to apply/renew?

At least, 10-20 days ahead of the expiry date.

The service timings for residence permit processing at the student affairs office is 2:00-4:00 PM every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon only. See that you have enough time to apply and finish the process ahead of time. If you miss the timings, you will be responsible for the delay or expiration of your residence permit.

2. What documents should be prepared?

1) Passport (Passport expiry date must be long enough to cover the visa/residence permit extension time you're applying for.)

2) Copies of your passport (photo page, valid residence permit page, last airport immigration stamp page)

3) Visa & Residence Permit Application Form (Filling Sample)

4) JW201/JW202 and admission letter (Original Copies for the first time)

5) Copy of CCIT's Official Code(available at student affairs office)

6) Temporary Accommodation Registration Form

7) Prepare to take a photo at the Police Station (CNY ¥20,CASH ONLY)

8) Physical Examination Report (New students only).

9) Visa/residence permit fee: CNY ¥800/YEAR.

PS:

Students should take full responsibility of your own residence permit. reserves the right to explain any statement or detail.

Notes:

(1)X visa. Students with an X Visa who plan to stay in China for more than half a year must obtain the Residence Permit within 30 days of entry in China.

(2)F visa. Students with an F visa are not required to hold a residence permit. “Intended days of stay” in the visa decides their days of stay in China.

(3)L visa. Students who come to China with an L visa must obtain an X student visa before applying for their residence permit, or else they can only stay in China only within the valid period defined in their L visa.

(4)According to China’s laws, international students, when going out of campus, must carry passports and other credentials to prove their legal status in China.


 


 

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