I want to study in China, which visa shall I get, what should I prepare for applying the visa, and where shall I apply for the visa?
X1 Visa, for those applicants which need long-term (more than 180 days) study in China.
X2 Visa, for those applicants which need short-term (less than 180 days) study in China
2. Basic application materials
a. Passport: the original passport valid for more than 6 months with blank visa page and 1 photocopy of passport photo information page.
b. Visa application form and photo: 1 visa Application Form of the People’s Republic of China and 1 recent, front, color (light background), bareheaded and passport photo pasted on the application form.
c. Proof of legal stay or residence (applicable to those who apply for visa in a country other than the country of nationality): If you apply for visa in a country other than the country of nationality, you need to provide the valid certificate of legal stay, residence, work or study in the country or the original and copy of the valid visa.
d. Original Chinese passport or Original Chinese visa (applicable to those who once had Chinese nationality but later became a foreign nationality): If you apply for a Chinese visa for the first time, you must provide the original Chinese passport and a copy of the passport photo information page; If you have a Chinese visa and apply for a new foreign passport, you must provide the photo page of the original foreign passport and a copy of the Chinese visa you obtained (if the name in the new passport is different from the name in the original passport, you must also provide the relevant official proof of the change of name).
3. Supporting application materials
(1) The original and photocopy of the admission letter issued by the enrollment institutions in China;
(2) Original and photocopy of Visa Application Form for Foreigners to Study in China (JW201 or JW202).
The holder shall apply for a residence permit to the exit/entry administration authority of the public security organ under the local people’s government at or above the county level in the place of his/her intended residence within 30 days after entering China.
The original and photocopy of the admission letter issued by the institutions in China.
4. Where to apply the visa
Try to find the embassies and consulates of China near around you.