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Enrollment procedures for foreign students

Source: hubei.gov.cn 05/21/2013 15:05:32

1. Physical examination

Before registering in school, foreign students should go to international health care center in the Hubei provincial entry-exit inspection and quarantine bureau to get an approval.

The students should supply their passports, two photos and an oversea health certificate. Without these items, the student must go back for an examination again at the center.

The results are valid for six months and students must pay for the exams themselves.

2. Residence permission and visa

Students should hold their ordinary passport and the studying visa (X), the visiting visa (F) or the traveling visa (L) to enter China.

ⅰVisa X is issued to people of a foreign nationality who come to China for the purpose of studying, further education, or for practice for greater than 6 months. After visa X entry, one should apply for residence permission within 10 days.

ⅱVisa F is issued to the people of foreign nationality who come to China on invitation or for science and technology activities and short-term education. Practice should not surpass 6 months. After F visa entry, one may apply to change the type of visa and apply for residence permission.

ⅲVisa L is issued to the people of a foreign nationality who come to China for traveling or visiting relatives or the other private business. After visa L entry, one may apply to the F visa for extension or apply to visa X, then apply to handle the residence permission.

Students who live off campus should go to the local police station for a certificate within 24 hours.

To apply for residence permission in the municipal Public Security Bureau Exit-Entry Administration Department, the following files are needed:

a. Visa and Residence Permission Application for Study in China with a recent two-inch half-length bareheaded photo and the signature of the mentor;

b. Passport (including a copy of passport and visa page)

c. Accommodation Registration Form;

d. Enrollment Notification from the school;

e. Visa Application for Study in China (JW201 and JW202 table, saving page for police departments)

f. Those above the age of 18 who are applying for residence permission for the first time should apply for a health certificate issued by the international health care center from the Hubei provincial entry-exit inspection and quarantine bureau;

g. Transcript of residence permission;

h. Two recent two-inch half-length bareheaded photos;

All files should be filled in with blue or black ink. The holders must leave the country before the expiry date. If the files need to be changed, the holder must go to the municipal Public Security Bureau Exit-Entry Administration Department within 10 days.

3. Visa

Foreign students can leave China within the valid period of residence permission without applying for a reentry visa.

Foreign students who transfer to another city in China should apply for new residence permission at the local Public Security Bureau within 10 days.

The parents with invitations can apply for an L visa to accompany the students. The visa can be extended until the end of the valid period of the student’s residence permission.

The Exit-Entry Management Division of Hulunbeir Public Security Bureau normally needs one week to extend visa and residence permission.

A foreigner whose passport is lost should promptly report to the local police station and then, with the Receipt of Case Reporting obtained, go to the Entry-Exit Department of Wuhan Municipal Public Security Bureau for a Confirmation of Lost Passport, so as to exit China or to apply to his/her embassy or consulate for a new passport.

4. The extension of residence permission

To apply for an extension of residence permission in the Jiangnan substation of the Wuhan Municipal Public Security Bureau Exit-Entry Administration Department, the following files are needed:

a. Visa and Residence Permission Application for Study in China with a recent two-inch half-length bareheaded photo and the signature of the mentor;

b. Passport (including a copy of passport and visa page)

c. Accommodation Registration Form;

d. Enrollment Notification from the school;

e. Visa Application for Study in China (JW201 and JW202 table, saving page for police departments)

f. If older than 18 and are applying for residence permission for the first time, one should apply for a health certificate issued by the international health care center from the Hubei provincial entry-exit inspection and quarantine bureau;

g. Transcript of residence permission;

f. Two recent two-inch half-length bareheaded photos;

Visa X holders who do not apply for residence permission within 10 days, or L, F visa holders who do not apply for an extension before expiration and do not apply for a residence permission extension after the expiration, are in violation of Chinese law. This scenario constitutes as an illegal staying crime. For illegal aliens, the public security department will issue severe punishment. Generally, for those surpassing the expiration date by one day will be punished with a fine of 500 yuan (total fine can not be more than 5,000 yuan); or will be put in detention for 3 to 10 days. For serious circumstances, violators will have to leave country by an informed time.

1. The international health care center of Hubei province

Address:457# of Luoshi South Road, Hongshan district, Wuhan city, Hubei province

TEL: 008627—50459540;008627—87384289

2、Wuhan Municipal Public Security Bureau Exit-Entry Administration Department (first time)

Address:306# of Shengli Street, Wuhan city, Hubei province

TEL:008627—85395393

TEL: 008627—85395393

3、The Jiangnan substation of Wuhan Municipal Public Security Bureau Exit-Entry Administration Department (a second time)

Address:on the first floor of the management committee of East lake new technology development zone, 556# of Luoyu Road, Hongshan district, Wuhan city, Hubei province