In most cases, the international students must hold ordinary passports with X or F visas for registration. For six-month programs in China, the students must apply for the X visa at a designated Chinese consulate in their home country. For the visa application they must have with them such documents as the“Application Form for International Students”(JW201 or JW 202), the admissions letter of the University and the “Physical Examination Record for Foreigners”
For programs lasting less than six months in China the students must apply for the F visa at a designated Chinese consulate in their home country. For the visa application they must have with them such documents as the “Application Form for International Students” and the admissions letter of the University. For short-term programs as a group, the students can apply for the F group visa with the invitation letter by a designated authority in China.
For programs lasting over six months, International students must have their “Physical Examination Record for Foreigners” confirmed at the local quarantine department within the prescribed time limit. Failing to provide the record, students must take the physical examination in a local quarantine department. If diagnosed with diseases that are not allowed entry to China the students must leave for home.
X-visa holders must apply for“Residence Permit for Aliens”at the exit/entry department of the local public security bureau within 30 days of arrival. With change(s) in the residence permit during the program the change(s) must be ratified at the exit/entry department of the local public security bureau within ten days.
If an International student wishes to transfer to another city the student must obtain transfer documents from the exit/entry department of their current Chinese residence. Upon arrival in the new city they must register for residency at the exit/entry department of the local public security bureau.
Students who will temporarily leave China during their course of study at XAIU must obtain re-entry permits before departure. To extend their stay or studies in China beyond the valid period of their visa or residence permit International students must submit their application before their current visa or residence permit expires.
Students must leave China within the stipulated date upon graduation and the completion, suspension and dropping out of their programs. The University will inform exit/entry departments of local public security bureaus about students who are asked to quit or expelled. The exit/entry department of the local public security bureau will then suspend the residence permit or shorten the duration of stay for these students.
Students are responsible for maintaining possession and proper care of their passports and other valid documents. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure that these documents remain valid while they are in China.