13. Visa & Residence Permit Affairs

1. Visa Application

College of International Education posts the unconditional/conditional offer, Notice for Freshmen, JW201/JW202 (visa application form) to students by DHL. Students shall apply for X1 (>6 months) /X2 (<6 months) study visa from the Chinese embassy or consulate in the country by valid passport, offer, JW201/JW202 form. Usually the embassy or consulate requires a valid physical examination report at the same time. The Notice for Freshmen is required to be signed and returned to CIE on registration.

2. Residence Permit Application for Freshmen

1) Freshmen shall enter China against X1/X2 visa. Students are required to arrive in Qingdao city as soon as possible, and register in local police station within 24 hours on arrival in Qingdao city. Since X1 visa expires in 30 days inform entry to China, students shall finish the residence permit application within 30 days. Students holding X2 visa are only required to register in local police station within 24 hours on arrival in Qingdao.

2) After registration in CIE, students are required to take physical examination in Shandong International Travel Healthcare Center in Qingdao downtown. The examination costs 500 RMB, and 3 2-inch photos with white background, and passport are required. The examination report will be mailed to the visa office A103 on campus 3 days later.

3) If students pass the physical examination, they are required to prepare the following documents in visa office A0103 to apply for residence permit: valid passport, original JW202 form, original offer, tuition fee payment receipt, one 2-inch photo, original medical test result, the temporary accommodation registration page provided by the local police station. If students fail the physical examination, they are required to exit China as soon as possible.

4) The teacher in visa office will help students to apply for residence permit in Huangdao Exit and Entry Office. It takes 15 days for the office to issue residence permit, not including weekends and national holidays. Usually a photocopy of the residence permit will be kept in campus visa office.

3. Extension of Residence Permit

1) If students change their living address, they shall do temporary accommodation registration in local police station with passport and lease contract (only students living off-campus).

2) One month before the expiry date, students are required to apply for extension of residence permit in visa office A103 with passport, one 2-inch photo, transcript, and lease contract (only students living outside). The teacher in visa office shall update the passport information and make an appointment online. An application form will be printed at the same time.

3) The teacher in visa office will help students to apply for residence permit in Huangdao Exit and Entry Office. The required documents include passport and one photocopy, a photocopy of visa page, entry stamp, JW202 and one photocopy, admission notice and a photocopy, a photocopy of lease contract (only students living outside), original transcript, visa application form, and confirmation letter issued by college office.

4) It takes 15 days for the office to issue residence permit, not including weekends and national holidays. Usually a photocopy of the residence permit will be kept in campus visa office.

4. Extension of Residence Permit for transfer students

1) Transfer students shall do the temporary accommodation registration in local police station within 24 hours after registering in school. The required documents include passport, lease contract (only students living outside) and original transfer certificate.

2) Transfer students are required to renew residence permit in visa office with passport, offer, JW202, one 2-inch photo, lease contract (only students living outside) and original transfer certificate or leaving certificate, or graduation certificate issued by the former university.

3) It takes 15 days for the office to issue residence permit, not including weekends and national holidays. Usually a photocopy of the residence permit will be kept in campus visa office.