How to apply for Chinese STUDENT VISA

HOW TO APPLY FOR A Chinese STUDENT VISA

The Chinese government expects to have 500,000 international students enrolled in its higher education institutions in 2020 and has taken steps to take into account that all students will need a visa, regardless of the duration of their study programs. There are two types of visas for international students, the X1 and X2, and it depends if you are going to be in China for more or less than 180 days. We have simplified the process for you.

X1 Chinese Student Visas

All people who intend to study in China for more than 180 days must apply for an X1 visa.

This is what you will need:

  • A valid passport during your entire stay in China.
  • The visa application form with the photograph.
  • The original admission letter from your university, JW201 or JW202, and a photocopy.
  • The JW201 or JW202 letters are issued based on the types of scholarships you receive from your university. The Chinese government knows which one will assign you and the university will tell you which form you must complete.

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X2 Chinese Student Visas

All people who wish to study in China for less than 180 days must apply for an X2 visa.

This is what you will need:

  • A valid passport during your entire stay in China.
  • The visa application form with the photograph.
  • The original letter of admission from your university in China and the photocopy.

How much will your Chinese Student Visa cost?

Depending on your country of residence, anywhere they usually charge between £ 20 and £ 100 for a Chinese visa. Check with your university or the portal of the Embassy of China in your country to get more information.

Your university will help you in the visa application process. Always check with the international office if you have any questions.

After arriving in China, you will have to apply for a residence permit, which you must do in person at the police station closest to your residence. You also have to do this every time you change your hosting.

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