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Residence permit or visa for China

Every foreigner must have a valid passport and visa/residence permit to stay in China. Please ensure your passport and visa/residence permit do not expire.

Foreigners living in China should register the accommodation address at the local police station within 24 hours after moving into a new place. The foreigner should take his or her passport and rental contract to the local police station in order to get a Registration Form of Temporary Residence. If you are living in the International Students Accommodation of Central Campus, it can be processed directly at the reception of No.2 building. If you are living in another campus or off campus, you should go to the local police station.

Illegally residing in China is a serious violation of the law and can lead to a fine of 500 per day with a maximum of 10,000.

Visa Guide for Freshmen

Applicants who have been enrolled should apply for the Student Visa (X1 or X2 visa) before coming to China. X1 visa holders shall apply for a Residence Permit from the Exit & Entry Administration Bureau within 30 days upon entering China. Not doing so is a violation of the law due to illegal residency. It is recommended that students avoid early entry because it may lead to problems.

1. If you are applying for a student visa from outside China

After receiving the Admission Notice and Foreign Student Visa Application Form JW201 or JW202, you can apply for the Student Visa (X1 or X2 visa) at the Chinese embassy or consulate. The Following documents are required (the specific documents may vary per country of application):

a. Passport
b. Admission Notice
c. Foreign Student Visa Application Form JW201 or JW202

Notice: For any questions concerning visa applications, please consult the Chinese embassy or consulate in the country of your residence or nationality. For any questions concerning the Admission Notice or JW201/JW202 form, please consult our admissions office through e-mail at admission@email.sdu.edu.cn or call us on +86-(0)531-88364854.

2. First time residence permit application

After arriving at Shandong University, please register and pay the required fees as soon as possible. You can then apply for a residence permit with the following required documents:
a. Admission Notice
b. Copy of the passport’s personal information page, the visa page and the last entry seal page
c. Certificate of Verification of the Physical Examination Record for Foreigners issued by Jinan Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau

d. Please write down your telephone number and address in a blank part on the copy of your passport page. If you live off campus, please submit the copy of the temporary registration form from the local police station.

e. One passport size photo

Your school will help you to submit documents to the Department of International Affairs. After approval from the university, new students will be informed through their school and will go to the Exit & Entry Administration Bureau of Jinan Public Security Bureau together with a staff member. Consult this Application Checklist for Residence Permit (Freshmen)before going there .

Visa Guide for Non-Freshmen

1. If you are applying for residence permit extension

One month prior to the expiry of your residence permit, you should apply for a residence permit extension at your school. Please prepare and submit the following documents:

a. Copy of the passport’s personal information page, the residence permit page and the last entry seal page

b. Copy of the personal information page of the student book

c. Please write down your telephone number and address in a blank part on the copy of your passport page. If you live off campus, please submit the copy of the temporary registration form from the local police station.

d. One passport size photo

Your school will help you to submit the documents to the Department of International Affairs. After the approval from the university, you need to go to the Exit & Entry Administration Bureau of Jinan Public Security Bureau with documents mentioned on the Application Checklist for Residence Permit Extension/Stay Permit.

2. When applying for discontinuing or suspending your study

Any students applying for the discontinuation or suspension of their studies are asked to change their Residence Permit to a Stay Permit. Please prepare and submit the following required documents:

a. Copy of the passport’s personal information page, the residence permit page and the last entry seal page

b. Copy of the personal information page of the student book

c. Please write down your telephone number and address in a blank part on the copy of your passport page. If you live off campus, please submit the copy of the temporary registration form from the local police station.

d. One passport size photo

Your school will help you to submit the documents to the Department of International Affairs. After the approval from the university, you need to go to the Exit & Entry Administration Bureau of Jinan Public Security Bureau with documents according to the Application Checklist for Residence Permit Extension/Stay Permit.

Note: It takes about two weeks to process a change in visa and during that time the Exit & Entry Administration Bureau will retain your passport. Please avoid booking flight tickets until you get your passport returned.

3. If you are applying for an internship

Students holding a residence permit for their studies who intend to have an off-campus internship should apply to the Exit & Entry Administration Bureau. Please prepare and submit the following documents to your school at least 30 days before your internship:

a. Copy of the passport’s personal information page, the residence permit page and the last entry seal page

b. Copy of the personal information page of the student book

c. Internship certificate issued by school

d. Internship certificate issued by company

g. Copy of the Company Business License

h. Please write down your telephone number and address in a blank part on the copy of your passport page. If you live off campus, please submit the copy of the temporary registration form from the local police station.

i. One passport size photo

Your school will help you to submit the documents to the office of the Department of International Affairs. After the approval of the university, you need to go to the Exit & Entry Administration Bureau of Jinan Public Security Bureau with documents according to the Application Checklist for Internship Visa.

4. If your visa / residence permit has already expired

Please go to the Exit & Entry Administration Bureau located in your residence district to get the certificate called ‘’decision of penalty’’. Then prepare and submit the following documents to your school:

a. Copy of the passport’s personal information page, the residence permit page and the last entry seal page

b. Copy of the personal information page of the student book

c. Copy of the certificate called ‘’decision of penalty’’

d. Please write down your telephone number and address in a blank part on the copy of your passport page. If you live off campus, please submit the copy of the temporary registration form from the local police station.

e. One passport size photo

Your school will help you to submit documents to the office of Department of International Affairs. After the approval of the university, you need to go to the Exit & Entry Administration Bureau of Jinan Public Security Bureau with relevant documents according to the Application Checklist for Residence Permit Extension/Stay Permit.

5. When a student needs to renew the passport

(1) You need to apply for a new passport in advance. A passport application can take a long time so it should be done well in advance. You can consult your country’s embassy or consulate for more information.

(2) After collecting a new passport, students need to register at police station and apply for a change of visa/residence permit from school as soon as possible.

(3) Your school will help you to submit the documents to the office of the Department of International Affairs. After the approval of the university, you need to go to the Exit & Entry Administration Bureau of Jinan Public Security Bureau with relevant documents.

6. If you have lost your passport

(1) You need to report the loss to the local police station as soon as possible and get the certificate of reporting a lost passport.

(2) Go to the Exit & Entry Administration Bureau of Jinan Public Security Bureau with the certificate of reporting a lost passport.

(3) Apply for a new passport from your country’s embassy or consulate by using the certificate issued by the Exit & Entry Administration Bureau.

(4) After receiving a new passport, students need to register it at the police station and apply for a change of visa/residence permit from their school as soon as possible.

(5) Your school will help you to submit the documents to the office of the Department of International Affairs. After the approval of the university, you need to go to the Exit & Entry Administration Bureau of Jinan Public Security Bureau with relevant documents.

Visa Guide for Dependents

The University will assist students’ family members when they apply for a residence permit. The expiration date shall accord with the students’ residence permit in China. The following documents are required for such assistance:

a. Copy of the passport’s personal information page, the visa/residence permit page and the last seal of entry of both the student and his or her dependent

b. Copy of the personal information page of the student book

c. Marriage documents/Certificate of kinship (If issued by foreign authorities, the certificate must be authenticated by the Chinese embassy or consulate and an accompanied Chinese translation by China’s domestic translation agencies must be included.)

d. A certificate of Verification of the Physical Examination Record for Foreigners issued by Jinan Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau. For the extension of the residence permit, this certificate is not required.

e. Please write down your telephone number and address in a blank part on the copy of your passport page. If you live off campus, please submit the copy of the temporary registration form from the local police station.

f. One passport size photo

Your school will help you to submit the documents to the Department of International Affairs. After approval from the university, you need to go to the Exit & Entry Administration Bureau of Jinan Public Security Bureau with the documents stated in the Application Checklist for Dependents Residence Permit.

Exit & Entry Administration Bureau of Jinan Public Security Bureau

Address: No.777, West Shunhua Road, High-tech District, Jinan

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00-11:30, 13:00-16:40;

                      Saturday, 9:00-11:30, 13:00-16:00

Jinan Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau

Address: No.62, East Wenhua Road, Lixia District, Jinan

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30-11:00

Website: http://jn.ithc.cn




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