3 Steps to Apply for the Chinese Student Visa

We would like to congratulate all of our students who received successful admissions to their desired Chinese universities.

After your acceptance, the university prepares and sends an admission package with the visa paper and admission notice to your given mailing address. So what should you do now?

It’s time to apply for your long-awaited Student Visa!

Step 1: Select a visa category. There are 2 types of student visa:

X1- Students who intend to study in China for a period of more than 180 days.

X2- Students who intend to study in China for a period of less than 180 days.

Step 2: Submit your application to the Visa Office of the Chinese Embassy/ Consulate General based on your State or country of residence

Required Documents:

  1. Fill out the visa application form on your computer, print it out and sign it. You can download HERE(Please note that all fields are mandatory. If some sections don’t apply to you, then please type in “None” or “N/A’. Check the form once again before printing them out for any errors as changes or corrections afterward are not allowed on the printed form. Print out single-sided pages of the application form and use a paper clip to hold (don’t staple))
  1. A valid physical passport which must have at least six (6) months of remaining validity with at least one blank visa page in it
  2. 2×2 inches recent photo with white background (taken within 6 months)
  3. The original and photocopy of the Visa Form (JW201 or JW202)
  4. The original and photocopy of the admission notice from the Chinese University
  5. The proof of flight tickets and accommodation booking
  6. Bank statement (with finances enough to cover at least 6 months to 1 year of your expenses in China)
Step 3: Pay the visa application fee at the Visa Office. The regular processing time is 4 working days (but might vary from country to country).

After successfully receiving your student visa, fill in the Student Arrival Form HERE so we can help with your arrival to China and introduce you to buddies.

Please note that the documents requested above are the general documents required for the student visa application, but you are greatly encouraged to check your country-specific visa requirements from the Chinese embassy/consulate websites in your country.