Visa & Residence Permit
The JW202 form is an essential document you will need to apply for a Chinese X1 (long-term study) visa at your local consulate generals and embassy.
After paying the Advanced Tuition Fee (ATF), you will be asked to supply to IA the most updated information to initiate the application of JW202. The document is usually valid for 4 years, which covers the normal period of your undergraduate program with the University.
If you are currently living and studying in China, you are still required to acquire JW202, despite you may not need to apply for a study visa.
Currently, the original JW202 is mailed to each new student along with the original offer letter. For receiving JW202 for the 2024 Entry, please stay tuned.
You should apply for an X1 (long-term study) visa at your local Chinese Embassy or Consulate-General with the required documents. A list of Chinese Consulates worldwide is available here.
X1 visa is issued to those who intend to study for a period of more than 180 days.
The visa is only for entering the country. You need to apply for a Student Residence Permit within 30 days of arrival in China to maintain your legal stay.
- When you receive your visa, please ensure that your Offer Letter is returned together with your passport. You will need these documents in China.
- If you are currently living and studying in China, you do not need to apply for a visa.
Voluntary Health Check
We strongly recommend you take a full health check in your home country before coming to China. This is to make sure you do not suffer from serious mental disorders, contagious tuberculosis, or any other infectious diseases that are likely to cause harm or pose major hazards to public hygiene.
If you are diagnosed with the above diseases during the health check when applying for a Residence Permit after arriving in China, you will be declined for the Permit, lose your right of residence, and consequentially, be suspended by the University. You can return to China, reapply for a Residence Permit, and resume your study at the University after a full recovery.
Since an ‘X’ Visa is only valid for 30 days from the date of entry, a Residence Permit is essential for you to legally stay in China. After you arrive at CUHK-Shenzhen and before your visa expires, the International Scholar and Student Service (ISSS) team at OAL will help you apply for a Residence Permit. All international students, regardless of currently living in China or not, will be required to get a Residence Permit.
For more details, please contact ISSS: email@example.com