Overseas Education College of Xiamen University
    • Visa Introduction:
      • X visa: student visa, suitable for all students. Usually students can apply for X visa by submitting passport, admission notice, visa application form (JW202/201), physical examination report (required in some countries) and photos to the local Chinese embassy or consulate.
      • X1 visa: student visa for long term study (>180 days).  Since X1 is usually valid for only 30 days, students holding an X1 visa must apply for the residence permit within 30 days after entering China.
      • X2 visa: student visa for short term study (<180 days). X2 visa could be valid for 30-180 days.
      • Study Residence Permit: Study residence permit is a resident certificate with multiple entries for foreign students issued by Chinese Public Security Bureau in China. Students can receive a resident permit through following procedures.
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    • Residence Permit Application:

      STEPS

      ITEM

      PROCEDURES & DOCUMENTS

      PLACE

      1

      Tuition & Registration

      Pay the tuition fee, change it for XMU invoice and complete registration procedures.

      OEC B207

      2

      Admissions documents

      Receive admission notice and JW202/201 (yellow page). It takes about three weeks to apply for new admissions documents.

      OEC B207

      3

      Accommodation registration

      On campus: Student ID, Passport copies including the main page and pages with the latest visa and entry stamp after checking in dormitories

      OEC B207

      Off campus: Introduction letter to local police issued by OEC, passport, lease contract, ID of house owner, house ownership paper

      Local police

      4

      Physical examination

      Do the physical examination before breakfast with passport, 4 pictures, costing about RMB 500. If you did the health check in your home countries, please hand in all original reports to the quarantine bureau for verification, costing RMB 60.

      Xiamen Quarantine Bureau

      5

      Residence permit application

      Ask for Residence Permit Application Form and other documents from OSAO with passport, tuition invoice, accommodation registration form, admission notice copy, JW202/201 (yellow page), health certificate, and 3 photos.

      XMU Overseas Student Affair Office (OSAO)

      6

      Submitting documents

      Submit all documents received in step 5

      Xiamen Public Security Bureau

      7

      Receiving passport

      Receive your passport with new residence permit in 15 work days

      Xiamen Public Security Bureau

      8

      Accommodation registration again

      On campus: Student ID, Passport copies including the main page and pages with the residence permit, latest visa and entry stamp

      OEC B207

      Off campus: Introduction letter to local police issued by OEC, passport, lease contract, ID of house owner, house ownership paper

      Local police

     

    • Organization related
      • Admissions section of Overseas Education College 海外教育学院招生科(Step 1 & 2)
        Address: RM. B207, Overseas Education College, Xiang an campus, Xiamen University
        Tel: +86-592-2186211, 2182451
        Email: oec@xmu.edu.cn
      • Student affair section of Overseas Education College 海外教育学院学生事务科(Step 1)
        Address: RM. B207, Overseas Education College, Xiang an campus, Xiamen University
        Tel: +86-592-2187728, 2187707
        Email: grace@xmu.edu.cn
      • Dormitory reception of Xiang an campus, Xiamen University (Step 3)
        Tel: 2888108
      • Local police in Xindian town 新店派出所(Step 3) for those who rent apartments in Xindian town
        Address: Guihua III road, Xindian town, Xiang an district, Xiamen
        Tel: 7085110
      • Branch police office for Siming District 厦门市公安局思明分局(Step 3) for those who stay in Siming district
        Address: No. 106, Qixing Road, Siming District
        Tel: 0592-5302911
        Bus: Take No.15 bus at the Danan Gate of Siming campus and stop at Yueyang Xiaoqu station. The 0ffice is just on the opposite side across the street.
      • International Travel Healthcare Center of Entry-exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau 厦门出入境检验检疫局国际旅行卫生保健中心 (Step 4)
        Office hours:Mon.-Fri.,8:00-12:00,14:00-17:00
        Requirements: passport, 4 photos, 504RMB, no breakfast
        Address: No. 31, Jinding Road, behind the Office building of Inspection and Quarantine Bureau
        Tel:0592-5675915,5675918,5675896,5675919(Fax)
        Bus: No. 22 Bus from Xicun or Baicheng near Siming campus to Shangjian stop
        Notes: Health check can only be done in the morning and reports can be available on the afternoon of the next day; If you did the health check in your home countries, physical examination reports should be handed in to the Inspection and Quarantine Bureau and exchanged into Verification Certificate (60 RMB).
      • XMU Overseas Student Affair Office “OSAO” 厦大国际处海外学生事务科(Step 5)
        Office hours:Mon.-Fri.,8:00-11:30,14:30-17:30
        Address: Rm. C105, No. 1 bldg, Xiang'an campus; Rm. 806, No.  3 Jiageng Building, Siming campus
        Tel:0592-2183606
        Fax:2183663
        Email:osao@xmu.edu.cn
      • Entry & Exit Administration Office of Xiamen Public Security Bureau(Step 6 & 7) 厦门市公安局出入境管理处
        Office hours:Mon.-Sat,8:00-11:45,15:00-17:45(summer)/14:30-17:15 (winter)
        Address: No. 64, Zhenhai Rd. Xiamen (opposite to the No. 1 Hospital)
        Tel:0592-2262203,2022329
        Bus: No. 751 bus to the west gate of Siming campus and change for No. 86, 96, 35, or 809 Bus at Xicun station outside the west gate to NO. 1 Hospital (第一医院).

     

    • Important notes:
      • About Entering China with L visa for study
        Students, who is planning to enter China with L visa (usually allowing stay of 30 days), should closely follow under-mentioned instructions, or it might cause trouble to both the student and Overseas Education College:
        1. send the completed application form to oec@xmu.edu.cn at least 15 days before entering China. In the blank of "remarks", please indicate that the student will come with a L visa. If it is approved by the college, you can begin your process of visa application.
        2. As soon as you arrive at Xiamen University, please go to Overseas Education College for necessary registration procedures. Remember to tell us your most efficient way of contact.
        3. Follow the normal procedures of applying for a residence permit.
      • About visa on-arrival
        Visitors from Japan, Mongolia and Singapore are allowed to stay in China for 14-30 days without any Visa, which is called visa on arrival.
        However, it is impossible to convert visa-on-arrival into a residence permit here in Xiamen. Therefore, students should NOT come to Xiamen University this way, otherwise they might have to go back to their home country and apply for a new visa.




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