China Student Visa Information
Due to its economic, political and cultural importance, more and more students are seeking opportunities to study in China
Prior to entry to the country, numerous processes must be
traversed before a person can pursue his/ her aim to study in China.
One of the vital documents a foreign student must possess is a China
The China Student Visa has two categories. The X1 Visa is
given to students who want to study, train, and practice internship in
China for more than 6 months. On the other hand, the X2 Visa is for
foreigners who intend to study in China for no more than 6
months. Once the person enters China, he/ she must obtain a
Residence permit at the local pubic security authority during his/ her
first 30 days of stay in the said country.
China Student Visa FAQ
Where can I obtain a student visa application form?
Nowadays, the most accessible resource where you can get the
application form is the Internet. You may visit the website of a
Chinese Embassy and download the form. Also, you may visit a Chinese
consulate anywhere in USA and ask for advices on where to get and how
to fill out the application form.
How long can a Residence permit be valid?
A Residence permit can be valid until the stay of the person in
China. And his/ her stay depends on the duration of his/ her training,
internship, and studying in the said country.
Should a student need to have a Letter of Admission from a university before he/ she can acquire a student visa?
Indeed, persons who would like to apply for a student visa must
include the Letter of Admission that serves as an evidence of its
intent to study or train in China. In fact this should be passed along
wit a Foreign Student Visa Application Form given by Chinese government
If a child born in U.S. with Chinese descent is now applying for a
China Student Visa, what are the requirements needed for the
The applicant must present an original and photocopy of the parents'
foreign passport or green card. He or she should also provide a
certified birth certificate. If the applicant has already acquired a
Chinese Visa in the past, he or she doesn't need the parents' green
card or birth certificate; only a photocopy of the former visa is
required. These additional documents should be sent together with the
other visa application requirements.
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