Students admitted to BHI may apply for your visa at the Chinese Embassy/Consulate in your country with your Letter of Admission and JW201/202 form and some other designated documents.
Students should apply for a study visa (long-term or short-term), with the documents issued by Beijing Hospitality Institute at the Chinese Embassy/Consulate in your country to enter China.
The students who plan to study for more than one semester need to apply for long-term study visa (X1 Visa). The students who hold X1 visa need to apply for a Residence Permit within 30 days since you came to China.
The students who plan to study only one semester need to apply for short-term study visa (X2 Visa).
The international students need to process Accommodation Registration procedures within 24 hours since you came to China.
It is important to pay special attention to the expiration date of the visa. Staying with an expired visa is a violation of law. The violator should be fined (500 RMB per day), be detained for investigation, and/or be deported.
Visas and Residence Permit
X1 Visa is for people studying in China for more than 6 months. Once issued, it allows applicants 30 days to register at the international student office of their university and apply for a residence permit. Before applying for a residence permit, however, students are required to get a health report from the Beijing Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau.
X2 visa is for people engaging in short-term (less than 6 months) academic activities in China. It specifies how many days in total applicants are allowed to stay in China on the visa page. For instance, if you enter China with an X2 visa valid for 90 days on August 25, you may stay until November 23.
L visa is a tourist visa. It is for people or groups traveling to China.
d)S1 and S2 Visa
S1 visa is a long-term visa pass for dependents such as family members, parents/parents-in-law of work/study visa holders.
S1 visa is a short-term visa pass for dependents such as family members, parents/parents-in-law of work/study visa holders.
A Z visa is required if you’re coming to China to perform services in a pre-arranged professional job.
Residence permit is issued to people studying in China for more than 6 months. Once granted, it allows students unlimited entry into China for the time that the visa is valid.
Lost or Stolen Passport
If your passport has been lost or stolen, you must follow the instructions listed below:
1. Go to the International Exchange Center to get a certificate of the loss.
2. Report to the local police station about your case and ask for a report of the loss.
3. Bring the report and certificate to the Beijing Public Security Bureau and apply for a written confirmation of the loss.
4. Apply for a new passport with the written confirmation at your embassy in Beijing.
5. Go back to the International Exchange Center with your new passport and apply for a new student visa. Please note that you must go back to the police station to renew your housing registration as well.