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Residence Permit &Visa

* New students holding an X1 visa shall apply for a residence permit to the Entry & Exit Administration department of local Public Security Bureau, within 30 days from the date of entry in China. Students with an X2 visa shall secure a visa extension 7 days prior to the expiry of the duration specified in the visa, or apply for a residence permit. Those who exceed the specified time will be punished in accordance with relevant Chinese laws for illegal residence.

* If any items on the residence permit change during his/her study at the university, student shall have the relevant information changed with the Entry & Exit Administration department of local Public Security Bureau within 10 days after the change takes place.

* Current students shall, within 30 days prior to the expiry of the validity period on their residence permits or visa, file applications for extension of the duration of residence or stay with the Entry & Exit Administration department of local Public Security Bureau. Documents for duration extension application include the applicant’s passport and a certification issued by International College, Zhejiang University. Failure to secure the extension before the expiration will be deemed as illegal residence and thus leads to penalty in accordance with relevant Chinese laws. Students are advised solve their visa problem during regular semester time as it is not handled during regular semester time as it is not handled during vacations. A residence permit may be extended up to one year at a time. No extension will be possible for students who are to leave the university for graduation or completion of their course of study, but stay permits with specified duration may be applied for according to the circumstances.

* International students may enter and exit China for multiple times as long as their Residence Permits are valid.

* International students who have lost their passports should inform the International College and the Entry and Exit Administration department of

local Public Security Bureau immediately, obtain a certification for the loss, apply for a new passport to their embassy/consulate in China and a new residence permit from the Entry & Exit Administration department of local Public Security Bureau. International students who have secured new passports must inform the International College to have their personal information updated.

* Students who are to quit their ongoing studies and leave school for any reason must go to Entry and Exit Administration Department of Haining Public Security Bureau and have their Student Residence Permits or visas changed.

* The address of the Entry and Exit Administration Department of Haining Public Security Bureau is No.226, Haizhou Xi Road, Haining City, and its phone number is 0573-87233155.


Working hours: Monday to Friday (Vacation and Holidays excepted)

8:30-11:30,13:30-17:00 (January to April, November and December);

8:30-11:30,14:00-17:30 (May and June);

8:30-11:30,14:30-17:30 (July to October).

Note: The working hours of Entry and Exit Administration Department of Haining Public Security Bureau changes according to the Haining Municipal Government.


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