Visa Application Procedure
Visas are issued according
to the purpose of visit:
- Students studying in China for less than 6 months
require an F visa
- Students studying in China for more than 6 months
require an X visa, as well as a physical
examination. Click here for more information on physical
What You Need to Do and
What You Need to Bring
Go to the Chinese embassy or consulate in your home country and
apply for a visa to enter the People's Republic of China. You must
have the following items with you:
- Visa application form (obtained from the Chinese embassy or
- "JW201" or "JW202" form issued by the Chinese
Ministry of Education ( Once full program fees are paid and enrollment
completed, PRC Study will send this form to you)
- Enrollment or Invitation letter from the receiving university
in China ( Once full program fees are paid and enrollment completed,
PRC Study will send this letter to you.)
- Valid passport or travel document in lieu of passport
- Two recent passport photo (2x2 inch full-faced headshot)
- Physical examination records (for X Visa applicants only)
- Visa application fee
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to Keep in Mind
- Regular Formalities - In addition to providing
the above-mentioned documents, an applicant is also required
to answer questions and go through the regular formalities.
- Application Form - Each item on the application
form must be completed. Your Chinese name must be stated if you
have one, otherwise the application will be invalid.
- Application Time - It is advised that you
apply for your visa as early as possible as the application process
may take more than one month, depending on where you apply.
- Payment Method - Application fee for the Chinese
embassy or consulate must be paid by cash, money order or bank
cheque. Company or personal cheques are not accepted.
- By Mail - If application is made by mail or
through delivery agencies, a pre-paid self-addressed return envelope
must be enclosed along with all the required documents and fees.
- Pick-up in Person - If you are to collect
your passport and visa in person, you must bring back and show
the pink-coloured pick up receipt.
The overseas Chinese visa authorities are Chinese embassies, consulates,
visa offices, the consular department of the Office of the Commissioner
of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in HKSAR, and other agencies
abroad authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China.
If a foreigner intends to enter into, exit from or transit through
the Chinese territory, he shall apply to the above-mentioned Chinese
visa authorities for a Chinese visa. For further information, please
consult the nearest Chinese visa authorities.
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General Hours of Business
Hours of Business for Visa Applications are generally
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm
For your convenience, addresses and phone numbers of Chinese Embassies
and Consulates around the world have been compiled. However, before
going please check the accuracy of the information. For the list
of address and phone numbers of Chinese Embassies and Consulates
worldwide, please click here
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