Foreign students studying in China should Visa"X"(study) to
enter China and apply for, within 30 days of entry, residence
permit to the Division of Exit-Entry Administration of Beijing
Public Security Bureau. The residence permit shall be valid for no
more than 1 year within the validity period of the passport.
I. When applying for residence permit, the applicants
should present the following documents and
1 .Valid passports and visa (Diplomatic or business passports
should be changed to ordinary passports, in case of impossibility
of the change, a notice from the applicant'embassy should be
presented to declare that the applicant gives up the privileges of
diplomatic or business passport and accept the treatment as the
ordinary passport holders),
2."Foreign Students' Application Form for Visa"(JW201 or JW202),
or its photocopy and the "Admission Notice" issued by Chinese
institutes, in case that the original form cannot be submitted.
3."Health Certificate" issued by Beijing Exit-Entry Inspection
and Quarantine Bu-reau (Foreign students under 16 are exempt from
4.Two recently taken, half-length bareheaded and full-faced
photos of 2 inch size(either color or black-white).
5. Parent's letter of commitment for foreign students studying
in the primary or middle schools in Beijing. Those applicants who
study in Beijing for less than 1 year should apply for temporary
residence permit, without presenting "Health Certificate".
II. When applying for extension or alternation to
residence permit, applicants should present the following
1 .Valid passports and residence permits;
2.Should there be any alternations to the contents of the
residence permits (name, nationality, occupation or identity,
address, passport number, children), the permit holders shall
register, within 10 days, the changes at the Division of Exit-Entry
Administration of Beijing Public Security Bureau. "Admission
Notice" should be presented when applicant applying for alternation
to the host institution. Should the permit holders move into or out
of Beijing, they shall finish the transferring procedure before
they move. After they reach the destination, they should handle the
moving-in procedure within 10 days.
III. The procedure of applying for a Exit-Entry
With their passports and residence permits, applicants could
apply for a single journey return visa which is valid for 3 months
or a double and multiple return visa valid for a half year, or a
multiple Exit-Entry visa valid for a year (the term of validity of
visa should be within the validity of residence permit).Applicants
could apply for visa and residence permits at the same time.
IV. Applying for the alternation to the category of
oreign students who enter China with visa "L" (touring and
visiting relatives) visa "F"(visiting) and visa "Z" (work) or free
of visa, can change their visa to visa "X" (student)after approval.
When applying for the alternation to the category of visa,
applicants should present the following documents:
1. Valid passports and visa;
2. "Foreign Students' Application Form for Visa" (JW201 or
JW202), or its photocopy and the "Admission Offer" issued by
3. Official letter provided by his/her school to state the
reason for alteration.
V. Filling in the application form and points for
1. When handling the above mentioned procedures, applicants
should fill in the "application form for visa and residence permit,
on which a recently taken, half-length bareheaded and full-faced
photos of 2 inch size should be stuck.
2. Applicants should fill in the application form with the seal
of the host institutions.
3. The application form should be clearly and neatly filled in
with blue-black ink pen or ballpoints.