China Study Visa

The student visa for China is granted for a period of 3 months and is a single entry visa. When you enter China you will have to visit the immigration office which will extend the visa to the duration of your studies. In order to obtain a study visa to China you will have to show proof of all your liquid assets and how you plan to pay for your education. These documents will include your income tax papers as well as your bank statements. You may also be required to provide health documents along with your student visa application. The visa process for China can take time and hence students are encouraged to apply early.

General Info

A Student Visa (X-visa) is issued to foreign citizens who visit China for the purpose of education for a period of six or more months. A foreign citizen who will study in China for less than six months should apply for a business visa (F-visa).

The X-visa is issued by the Chinese Embassy or the Chinese Consulate General and is usually a single entry visa, valid for 3 months. Holders of the student visa will apply for a residence permit at a local public security bureau within 30 days of entry into China.

How to Apply

Pay the visa application fee and complete the form online and carry the following documents to the visa application center:

  1. Current and all old passports and the original visa fee payment receipt
  2. Official acceptance letter
  3. Evidence of income and proof that funds are immediately available to cover your education in China
  4. School and college transcripts and standardized test score sheets
  5. Medical records

The Chinese Embassy or the Chinese Consulate General will make a decision using the documents you submit. If required you may be called for an interview.

Interview Tips

1.     BE HONEST and straightforward in all your answers

2.     Be sure of your answers but at the same time be polite

3.     Be confident about yourself

4.     Don't hesitate while answering

5.     Make eye contact while talking

6.     Don't give any papers unless specifically asked for

SOP-Edits Visa Services

We at SOP-Edits have had tremendous success in helping students obtain visas. We scrutinize your financial documents to make sure that you have a viable plan to pay for your education. As soon as your ‘visa file’ is ready, we conduct mock interviews and ask you all the questions likely to be asked by visa officers.