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How do I Get A Student Visa( Visa X) to China?

Once admitted, you will receive the university’s letter of admission and JW202 form. The applicant can apply for X visa at Chinese Embassy or Consulate General in your home country.

When applying for your visa, please remember to take along with you your valid passport, the original copy of the university’s admission notification and a Visa Application Form for Foreign Students Studying in China (also known as the JW201/JW202 form). Do make sure that your letter of admission and your JW202 form is handed back to you together with your passport after obtaining your Chinese visa. You will need these documents to apply for your Residence Permit after your arrival.

International Students who will be studying in China for more than 6 months are required to obtain a Student Visa, also termed as ‘X’ Visa.The Student Visa or 'X' Visa will only be valid for 30 days after your arrival. You must apply for a Residence Permit within these 30 days in order to obtain a legal status in China at the local public security bureau

You are not encouraged to arrive in China much ahead of the short time limit of your visa. Furthermore, you are not eligible to apply for a Residence Permit until you are a registered student of a university before the day of registration.

For information regarding the location and the contacts of the Chinese Embassy/Consulate in your country, please visit https://www.fmprc.gov.cn/website of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Before entering China, international students will have to apply for an X- Visa from a Chinese embassy or consulate in the country of their residence with their admission letter and JW form. Once in China, students must apply for a residence permit before the X Visa expires. Continuing students will need to apply for a new residence permit one month in advance before the old residence permit expires.

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