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Visa guidance


  • 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. Any student holding an X visa must apply for the residence permit within 30 days after entering China.
    • X1 visa: student visa for long term study more than 180 days
    • X2 visa: student visa for short term study less than 180 days
    • Study Residence Permit: Study residence permit is a resident certificate with multiple entries for foreign students issued by Chinese Public Security Bureau. Students can receive a resident permit through following procedures.

  • 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 B206-2 & B207

    2

    Admissions documents

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

    OEC B206-2

    3

    Accommodation registration

    Dormitory: Introduction letter to dormitory reception issued by OEC, passport copies including the main page and pages with the latest visa and entry stamp

    Dormitory reception

    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. Please hand in all original reports to the quarantine bureau for verification, costing RMB 60 if you did the health check in your home countries.

    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.

    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 RE-registration

    Dormitory: Introduction letter to dormitory reception issued by OEC, passport copies including the main page and pages with the latest visa and entry stamp

    Dormitory reception

    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. B206-2, 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 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, 500RMB, 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 to Shangjian
      Notes: Health check can only be done in the morning and reports can be available on the afternoon of the next day; Physical examination reports should be handed in to 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 in Jiageng 3 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 Xicun station in front of West gate of Siming campus and change for No. 86, 96, 35, or 809 Bus to NO. 1 Hospital (Di Yi Yi Yuan).

  • 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.
(34703/2013-10-30)
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