If you are under 18 years old by the time of applying for JW202, you will also need to complete the underage guardianship appointment procedure.
What is an underage guardian?
Before turning 18, you are legally required a guardian, who is an adult Shenzhen resident. The University will appoint one for you, who is usually a staff or faculty member of CUHK-Shenzhen.
Approve a guardian appointment
Relevant nomination and approval documents will be sent to you via email. You and your parent(s) need to sign the documents to agree to the guardian appointment and email them back to us.
Without the signed approval from you and your parent(s) for this appointment, your JW202 will not be issued.
If you have someone you know who is a local Shenzhen resident (holding Shenzhen Hukou/ID/Temporary Residence Permit) that can serve as your guardian instead of the university-appointed one, please contact us separately.
Notarize a guardian nomination
If you were under 18 years old when applying for JW202, but turned 18 before September 1 of the year of admission, you only need to approve the guardianship appointment and do NOT need to notarize the nomination.
If you are still under 18 years old by September 1 of the year of admission, you are required to bring the guardian nomination paper to your local Chinese embassy or consulate-general for an official notarization.
For the notarization procedure, please consult the embassy or consulate.
The original notarization is required when you apply for a Residence Permit after arriving in China.