Before entering China, students should go to the Chinese Consulate in their country (or region) and apply for appropriate study visa according to their study plan. To apply for a visa, you should bring the Admission notice paper, visa application form (JW201 or JW202) and other materials required by the consulate. The types of visa are:
1. X1 Visa
This visa is valid once for students who plan to study in China for more than 6 months. Students with X1 visa must apply for residence permit within 30 days after their arrival in China.
2. X2 Visa
This visa is applicable to students who plan to study in China for less than six months. It is valid for one time. The specific residence time is subject to the number of days specified on the visa page. Students with X2 visa must not leave Chinese mainland for Hongkong, Macao, Taiwan or return to China. Once the Chinese mainland is away, X2 visa is invalid.