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SMU Visa Application

Published:2014-01-10

Visa Categories

X Visa:
issued to foreigners who come to China for studying, training or internship for more than 6 months.

F Visa: issued to foreigners who come to China for studying, training or internship for less than 6 months, or who come to China for visiting, investigation, teaching, business, cultural or science and technology exchange activities.

L Visa:
issued to foreigners, who come to China for travel, visiting relatives or for other personal purposes.

Visa Free:according to the agreements between the governments of China and other countries, citizens from particular countries can enter China and stay for the agreed number of days without Chinese visas. For example Japanese citizens can stay in China for a maximum of 15 days with landing visa, and Mongolian citizens can stay for a maximum of 30 days.

Visa Application:

International students coming to China for study should use student's visas for entry. With the Admission Notice, Visa Application for Study in China (Form JW201or JW202), the student applies for the student's visa from the Chinese embassy or consulate in his/her own country.Generally, students who plan to study in China for over 6 months will be issued an X visa, and those for less than 6 months will be issued an F visa. The Chinese embassy or consulate has full authority to make the decision if the applicant should be issued a visa or not.

The Admission Notice and Visa Application for Study in China (Form JW201or JW202) are both very important documents for the foreign students. Not only are they used for the application of the student's visa, but also for the renewal and extension of the student's visa after the student registers at the university. Therefore the student should keep the original copy of these documents and bring them to China.


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