Residence Permit & Visa
1. New students holding an X1 visa shall apply for a residence permit to the Department of Entry & Exit Administration, Hangzhou 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 resident permit. Those who exceed the specified time will be punished in accordance with relevant Chinese laws for illegal residence.
2. International students who are transferring from another city in China shall go through the move-out formalities with the Department of Entry & Exit Administration of that city and then go through the move-in formalities with the Department of Entry & Exit Administration, Hangzhou Public Security Bureau, within 10 days from their arrival at the university.
3. If any items on the residence permit change during his/her study at the university, student shall have the relevant information changed with the Department of Entry & Exit Administration of Hangzhou Public Security Bureau within 10 days after the change takes place.
4. 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 Department of Entry & Exit Administration of Hangzhou Public Security Bureau. Documents for duration extension application include the applicant's passport, residence registration certification issued by the dormitory office (or temporary residence registration certification issued by the local police station) 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 to solve their visa problem 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.
5. International students may enter and exit China for multiple times as long as their Residence Permits are valid.
6. International students who have lost their passports should inform the International College and the Department of Entry & Exit Administration, Hangzhou 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 Department of Entry & Exit Administration of Hangzhou Public Security Bureau. International students who have secured new passports must inform the International College to have their personal information updated.
7. International students who are to quit their ongoing studies and leave school for various reasons, such as withdrawal, suspension, expulsion, and retention of student status, must go to the Department of Entry & Exit Administration, Hangzhou Public Security Bureau to go through the corresponding visa or residence permit change procedures.
8. The Address of the Department of Entry & Exit Administration, Hangzhou Municipal Public Security Bureau is 169# Wujiang Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou, and its phone number is 87071973，88209209.
9. To apply for a residence permit, new students need to prepare the following documents and materials.
(1) A certification issued by the International College;
(3) The Original third slip of Visa Application for Study in China (Form JW201 or JW202);
(4) One duplicate copy of the Admission Notice;
(5) One recent 2-inch photo of the applicant (front, bareheaded, with a white background);
(6) The Certificate of Verification of Physical Examination Record for Foreigners & Overseas Chinese, which is required for students who will study for more than 6 months;
(7) Residence registration certification issued by dormitory office (for students dwelling on campus);
(8) Temporary residence registration certification issued by the local police station, which is required for students dwelling off campus;
(9) A certification of completion of study, a transcript and a certificate of class attendance issued by the student's former school in China, which is required for those with residence permits issued by the city where the student's former school is located.
10. International students are responsible for all costs shall settle their residence permit, visa, etc at their own cost.
11. The timeline for non-degree students of Chinese Language & Culture Program to apply for extension of study visa for the following semester is as follows:
(1) The deadline to apply for extension of study visa during the spring and summer semesters is June 30th of each year.
(2) The deadline to apply for extension of study visa during the autumn and winter semesters is December 31st of each year.
12. According to the relevant regulations of government departments, the longest study period for non-degree Chinese language and culture students in Hangzhou is two years. Therefore, after the two-year period expires, the International College will stop issuing visa application forms to international students of this category.
Source：International Student Handbook of Zhejiang University